Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering – Program Curriculum

Curriculum and Plan of Study

The Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering requires 30 credit-hours of course work:

  • At least 24 credit-hours must be taken in letter graded (A-E) courses.
  • At least 24 credit-hours must be in courses 500-level or above.
  • At most, 6 credit-hours at the 400-level may be applied towards the degree.  Exceptions to the listed 400-level courses must be approved by your Program.
  • No more than 6 credit-hours can be transferred from another institution. (Required approval from Program Committee).  
  • Must complete the 3 credit-hour AUTO 503 or MFG 503 project toward the end of the program that will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U). [A MFG 504 project through the Tauber Institute is letter graded (A-E)].
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0/4 (B average or above) is required for graduation.
  • Complete all of the courses on the approved Plan of Study within five years from the date of first enrollment in the program.

Summary of Curriculum Distribution

  • Systems Integration (9 Credits)
    9 Credits 
    – Letter Graded (A-E)
    Required Courses:
    • AUTO 501 Integrated Vehicle Systems Design (3 Credit-Hours)
    • ISD 520 Systems Engineering (3 Credit-Hours)
    • ISD 599/MFG 599 SM –  Smart Manufacturing Systems (Replaces MFG 502 effective W21.)
  • Engineering Core (6 Credits)
    6 Credits 
    – Letter Graded (A-E) – Select a minimum of 6 credit-hours from the list of Engineering Core courses, typically two courses at 3 credits per course.
  • Business Integration (3 Credits)
    3 Credits – 
    Letter Graded (A-E) – Select a minimum of 3 credit-hours from the list of Business Integration courses, typically one 3-credit course.
  • Specialties (9 Credits)
    9 Credits 
    – Letter Graded (A-E) – Select a minimum of 6 credit-hours from a selected specialty, an additional 3 credit-hours may come from the selected specialty, or any other specialty or from the list of engineering core courses.
    • Specialty Categories:
      • Advanced Powertrains
      • Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
      • Chassis and Advanced Materials
      • Electrification
      • Intelligent Vehicle Systems and Design
      • Vehicle Performance and Controls
  • Project Requirement (3 Credits)
    3 Credits 
    – Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
    • AUTO 503 Automotive Engineering Project, or
    • MFG 503 Manufacturing Project  

Please Note the Following


Plan of Study

A course advisor will be assigned to each student upon admission. It is critical for students to develop an approved Plan of Study to ensure they meet all the core and concentration requirements necessary to obtain their degree.

GAME Plan of Study Form (Doc)

Your Program Graduate Coordinator will help you prepare your preliminary Plan of Study. Substitution of courses must be approved in advance. Once the preliminary plan of study is approved by the Program Graduate Coordinator, the student may have further questions for the director of the program. The Program Graduate Coordinator will assist students in arranging any plan of study related meetings with the director. The approved Plan of Study must be on file in the ISD Office. Any changes to the Plan of Study must be approved and also be on file.


GAME Online
Online Projected Schedule and Online Curriculum

Curriculum Requirements and Courses

Listed below are the curriculum requirements for the Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering along with courses that fit under each curriculum category.

Please note: the listed projected semester offerings are subject to change!  Please check the Registrar Time Schedule for most accurate offerings. 


Vehicle Performance and Controls

Systems Integration (9 credits)
Required Courses:

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Integrated Vehicle System Design
(online, on-campus)
AUTO 5013Fall (online, on-campus),
Spring/Summer (Even Years-online only)
Systems Engineering
(online, on-campus)
ISD 5203W21
Smart Manufacturing System (Replaces MFG 502 effective W21)
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599 (SM)
MFG 599 (SM)
3W21

Engineering Core (6 credits)
Select a minimum of 6 credit-hours from the list of Engineering Core courses.

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Modeling, Analysis and Control of Hybrid Electrified Vehicles
(online, on-campus)
AUTO 566
(MECHENG 566)
3Winter
Analytical Product Design
(on-campus)
DESCI 5013Fall
Systems Engineering Architecture and Design
(online, on-campus)

ISD 522
[ISD 599D]
3Winter
Design in Quality: Design for Six Sigma
(online, on-campus)
ISD 527
MFG 527
[MFG 599B]
3Winter
Advanced Design for Manufacturability
(online, on-campus)
 
Please Note:  
ISD 528 Advanced Design for Manufacturability,it is the same course as MECHENG 452 Design for Mfg,except it has additional readings and homework assignments to make it a 500 level course. ME 452 and ISD 528 meet the same time, same place and has the same instructor.  GAME
students should enroll in ISD 528.
ISD 528
(MECHENG 452)
3Fall
Design Optimization
(online, on-campus)
ISD 555
MFG 555
(MECHENG 555)
3Winter
Modeling Analysis of Vehicle Systems
(online, on-campus)
ISD 562
AUTO 562
[ISD 599B]
3Winter (Except No offering in W21)
Quality Engineering Principles and Analysis
(online, on-campus)
MFG 461
(IOE 461)
3Fall
Production Systems Eng.
(online, on-campus)
MFG 564
(EECS 569)
3Winter (Even Years)
Global Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
MFG 587
[MECHENG 587]
3Fall

Business Integration (3 credits)

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Principles of Financial Accounting
(on-campus)
ACC 5013Fall
Managerial Accounting
(on-campus)
ACC 5513Winter
Applied Microeconomics
(on-campus)
BE 5013
Entrepreneurial Business Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers
(on-campus)
ENGR 5203Winter
Clean Tech Entrepreneurship
(on-campus)
ENGR 5213Winter
Financial Management and Policy
(on-campus)
FIN 5513Fall
Development and Verification of Systems Design Requirements
(online, on-campus)
ISD 521
[ISD 599C]
3Fall
Systems Engineering Architecture and Design
(online, on-campus)
ISD 522
[ISD 599D]
3Winter
Operations Analysis & Management
(on-campus)
 
Since the following courses are similar, a student may only count one of the courses to the GAME program:
MFG 605/TO 605
MFG 440/IOE 440
MFG 440
(IOE 440)
3Fall
Corporate Finance
(on-campus)
MFG 455
(IOE 452)
3Fall
Human Factors in Engineering Systems I
(on-campus)
MFG 535
(IOE 533)
3Fall
Scheduling
(on-campus)
MFG 543
(IOE 543)
3
Manufacturing and Supply Operations
 (on-campus)
MFG 605 has two offerings: #1: Offered in Fall as a full 3 credit course #2: 1st half of course offered in FallB as 1.5 credits and 2nd half of course offered in WinterA as 1.5 credits to equal a 3 credit course Since the following courses are similar, a student may only count one of the courses to the GAME program: MFG 605/TO 605 or  MFG 440/IOE 440
MFG 605
(TO 605)
3
Marketing Management
(on-campus)
MKT 5013
Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development and Enterprise
(on-campus)
STRAT 5663Winter
Applied Business Statistics
(on-campus)
TO 5013Winter
Introduction to Operations
(on-campus)
TO 5513

Specialties (9 credits)
A minimum of 6 credit hours must come from a selected specialty, an additional 3 credit-hours may come from the selected specialty, any other specialty, or from the engineering core courses.

Advanced Powertrains

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Advanced Energy Solutions
(online, on-campus in Fall)
(on-campus in Winter)
AUTO 533
(MECHENG 433)
3Fall, Winter
Dynamics and Control of Automatic Transmissions
(online, on-campus)
AUTO 5633Winter (Odd Years)
Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
(online, on-campus)
Prior to taking ME 566, students should be proficient in Matlab.
AUTO 566
(MECHENG 566)
3Winter
Energy Generation and Storage Using Modern Materials
(online, on-campus)
ESENG 505
(MECHENG 571)
3Fall (Odd Years), SS (Even Years)
Energy Infrastructure Systems
(online, on-campus)
ESENG 567
(CEE 567)
3Fall
Electric Machinery and Drive
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599 sec 889 (online only)
(EECS 419)
4Winter
Fuel Cells and Fuel Processors
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599I
(CHE 696)
3Fall (Even Years), SS (Odd Years)
Internal Combustion Engines
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599L
(MECHENG 438)
4Fall
Advanced Internal Combustion Engines
(on-campus)
MECHENG 5383
Winter

Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Residual Stress and Distortion in Modern Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599
(NAVARCH 515)
3Fall (Even years)
Sustainable Design of Technological Systems
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 5893Winter
Metals Processing
(on-campus)
MECHENG 5993Fall
Welding
(on-campus)
MFG 488
(MECHENG 487)
3
Fatigue of Structures
(online, on-campus)
MFG 515
(NAVARCH 514)
3Fall (Odd Years)
Supply Chain Facility
(on-campus)
MFG 547
(IOE 547)
3Winter
Production Systems Engineering
(online, on-campus)
MFG 564
(EECS 569)
3Winter (Even Years)
Advanced Mechatronics for Manufacturing
(on-campus)
MFG 584
(MECHENG 584)
3
Global Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
MFG 587
(MECHENG 587)
3Fall
Assembly for Design and Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
MFG 588
(MECHENG 588)
3Winter (Odd Years)
Laser Materials Processing
(on-campus)
MFG 591
(MECHENG 586)
3Fall

Chassis and Advanced Materials

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Automotive Body Structures
(online, on-campus)
AUTO 513
MFG 513
(MECHENG 513)
3Fall (Even Years), SS (Odd Years)
Vehicle Dynamics
(online, on-campus)
AUTO 542
(MECHENG 542)
3Winter
Energy Generation and Storage Using Modern Materials
(online, on-campus)
ESENG 505
(MECHENG 571)
3Fall (Odd Years), SS (Even Years)
Design Optimization
(online, on-campus)
ISD 555
MFG 555
(MECHENG 555)
3Winter
Residual Stress and Distortion in Modern Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599
(NAVARCH 515)
3Fall (Even years)
Finite Element Methods in Mechanical Engineering
(on-campus)
MECHENG 5053Fall
Mechanics Polymers
(on-campus)
MECHENG 5173Winter
Composite Materials
(online, on-campus)
MFG 514
(MATSCIE 514)
3Winter

Electrification

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Advanced Energy Solutions
(online, on-campus in Fall)
(on-campus in Winter)
AUTO 533
(MECHENG 433)
3Fall, Winter
Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
(online, on-campus)
Prior to taking ME 566, students should be proficient in Matlab.
AUTO 566
(MECHENG 566)
3Winter
Advanced MEMS
(on-campus)
EECS 5144Winter
Integrated Microsystem
(on-campus)
EECS 5154Winter (Even Years)
Energy Generation and Storage Using Modern Materials
(online, on-campus)
ESENG 505
(MECHENG 571)
3Fall (Odd Years), SS (Even Years)
Battery Systems and Control
(online, on-campus)
ISD 565
(MECHENG 565)
3Winter
Electric Machinery and Drives
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599 -section 889 – online only
(EECS 419)
4Winter
Fuel Cells and Fuel Processors
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599I
(CHE 696)
3Fall (Even Years), SS (Odd Years)
Introduction to MEMS
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599J
(EECS 414)
4Fall
Principles of Photonics
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599K
(EECS 434)
4Fall
Mechatronic Systems Design
(on-campus)
MFG 552
(MECHENG 552)
3Fall
Microelectromechanical Systems
(on-campus)
MFG 553
(MECHENG 553)
3W21

Intelligent Vehicle Systems and Design

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Digital Communication Signals and Systems
(on-campus)
EECS 4554Fall
Advanced MEMS
(on-campus)
EECS 5144Winter
Integrated Microsystems
(on-campus)
EECS 5154
Vehicle Crashworthiness and Occupant Protection (New Course)
(online, on-campus)
ISD 514
AUTO 514
[ISD 599F]
3Fall
Introduction to MEMS
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599J
(EECS 414)
4Fall
Sustainable Engineering in Design
(online or on-campus)
If also taking MECHENG 589, take MECHENG 489 first.
ISD 599M
(MECHENG 489)
3Fall
Self-Driving Cars: Perception & Control
(on-campus)
MECHENG 5993Fall (No offering F20)
Mechatronic Systems Design
(see strict prerequisites for course)
(on-campus)
MFG 552
(MECHENG 552)
4Fall
Microelectromechanical Systems
(on-campus)
MFG 553
(MECHENG 553)
3Fall

Vehicle Performance and Controls

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Automotive Body Structures
(online, on-campus)
AUTO 513
MFG 513
(MECHENG 513)
3Fall (Even Years, SS (Odd Years)
Vehicle Dynamics
(online, on-campus)
AUTO 542
(MECHENG 542)
3Winter
Dynamics and Control of Automatic Transmissions
(online, on-campus)
AUTO 5633Winter (Odd Years)
Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
(online, on-campus)
Prior to taking ME 566, students should be proficient in Matlab.
AUTO 566
(MECHENG 566)
3Winter
Control Systems Analysis and Design
(on-campus)
EECS 4604Fall, Winter
Vehicle Crashworthiness and Occupant Protection
(online, on-campus)
ISD 514
AUTO 514
[ISD 599F]
3Fall
Dynamics and Control of Connected Vehicles
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599G
(MECHENG 599)
3Winter
Control of Advanced Powertrain Systems
(online, offered in Fall odd years)
(on-campus – offered every fall)
ISD 599N
(MECHENG 569)
3Fall
Intermediate Dynamics and Vibrations
(on-campus)
MECHENG 4404Winter
OR
Intermediate Dynamics
(on-campus)
MECHENG 5403Fall
Automatic Control
(on-campus)
MECHENG 4613Fall
Mechanical Vibration
(on-campus)
MECHENG 5413Fall
Modeling Dynamic Systems
(on-campus)
MFG 562
(MECHENG 560)
3Fall
Linear Systems Theory
(on-campus)
MECHENG 5644Fall, Winter
Self-Driving Cars: Perception & Control
(on-campus)
MECHENG 5993Fall (No offering F20)

May select to take as third course in any of the above listed Specialties:

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Greenhouse Gas Control
(online, on-campus)
ESENG 599
(CEE 564)
3Winter

Project (3 credits) Specialty defines project identification:

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Automotive Engineering Project
(online, on-campus)
AUTO 5033Fall/Winter/SS
OR
Manufacturing Project
(online, on-campus)
MFG 5033Fall/Winter/SS
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