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)
    • MFG 502 Manufacturing Systems Design (3 Credit-Hours)
  • 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

NumberTitleOfferingCredits
Systems Integration (9 credits)
Required Courses:
AUTO 501Integrated Vehicle System Design
(online, on-campus)
Fall (online, on-campus),
Spring/Summer (Even Years-online only)
3
ISD 520Systems Engineering
(online, on-campus)
 Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer3
MFG 502Manufacturing Systems Design
(online, on-campus)
F19, W21, W223
Engineering Core (6 credits)
Select a minimum of 6 credit-hours from the list of Engineering Core courses.
DESCI 501Analytical Product Design
(on-campus)
Fall3
EECS 569/MFG 564Production Systems Eng.
(online, on-campus)
Winter (Even Years)3
IOE 461/MFG 461Quality Engineering Principles and Analysis
(online, on-campus)
Fall3
ISD 599BModeling Analysis of Vehicle Systems
(online, on-campus)
Winter3
ISD 599DSystem Architecting, Concept Development and Embodiment Design
(online, on-campus)
Winter3
ISD 528Advanced 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. 
Fall3
MECHENG 555/
MFG 555
Design Optimization
(online, on-campus)
Winter3
MECHENG 566/
AUTO 566
Modeling, Analysis and Control of Electrified Veh
(online, on-campus)
Winter3
MECHENG 587/MFG 587Global Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
Fall3
MFG 599BDesign in Quality: Design for Six Sigma
(online, on-campus)
Winter3
Business Integration (3 credits)
ACC 501Principles of Financial Accounting
(on-campus)
Fall3
ACC 551Managerial Accounting
(on-campus)
Winter3
BE 501Applied Microeconomics
(on-campus)
 3
ENGR 520Entrepreneurial Business Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers
(on-campus)
Winter3
ENGR 521Clean Tech Entrepreneurship
(on-campus)
Winter 
FIN 551Financial Management and Policy
(on-campus)
Fall3
IOE 440/MFG 440Operations 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
Fall3
IOE 452/MFG 455Corporate Finance
(on-campus)
Fall3
IOE 533/MFG 535Human Factors in Engineering Systems I
(on-campus)
Fall3
IOE 543/MFG 543Scheduling
(on-campus)
Fall 193
ISD 599CDevelopment and Verification of System Design
(online, on-campus)
Fall3
ISD 599DSystem Architecting, Concept Development and Embodiment Design
(online, on-campus)
Winter3
MKT 501Marketing Management
(on-campus)
 3
MO 501Human Behavior and Organization
(on-campus)
Fall3
STRAT 566Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development and Enterprise – Organizational Behavior
(on-campus)
 Winter3
TO 501Applied Business Statistics
(on-campus)
Winter3
TO 551Introduction to Operations
(on-campus)
 3
TO 605/MFG 605Manufacturing and Supply Operations

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
MFG 440/IOE 440
  3
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
AUTO 533Advanced Energy Solutions
(online, on-campus in Fall)
(on-campus in Winter)
Fall, Winter3
AUTO 563Dynamics and Control of Automatic Transmissions
(online, on-campus)
Winter (Odd Years)3
CEE 567Energy Infrastructure Systems
(online, on-campus)
Winter3
CHE 696Fuel Cells and Fuel Processors

(online, on-campus)
SS19, F20, SS21, F223
EECS 419 Electric Machinery and Drive
(online, on-campus)
Winter4
ESENG 505Energy Generation and Storage Using Modern Materials
(online, on-campus)
F19, SS20, F21, SS223
MECHENG 438Internal Combustion Engines
(online, on-campus)
Fall4
MECHENG 538Advanced Internal Combustion Engines
(on-campus)
Winter3
MECHENG 566Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
(online, on-campus)
Prior to taking ME 566, students should be proficient in Matlab.
Winter3
Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
EECS 569/MFG 564Production Systems Engineering
(online, on-campus)
Winter (Even Years)3
IOE 547/MFG 547Supply Chain Facility
(on-campus)
Winter3
MECHENG 482/MFG 492Machining Processes
(online odd winters, on-campus)
Winter 3
MECHENG 487/MFG 488Welding
(on-campus)
 3
MECHENG 584/MFG 584Advanced Mechatronics for Manufacturing
(on-campus)
 3
MECHENG 586/MFG 591Laser Materials Processing
(on-campus)
Fall3
MECHENG 587/MFG 587Global Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
Fall3
MECHENG 588/MFG 588Assembly for Design and Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
Fall (Even Years)3
MECHENG 589Sustainable Design of Technogical Systems 
(online, on-campus)
Winter3
MECHENG 599Metals Processing –  (New Course as of F17)
(on-campus)
Fall3
NAVARCH 514 (MFG 515)Fatigue of Structures
(online, on-campus)
Fall (Odd Years)3
Chassis and Advanced Materials
ESENG 505Energy Generation and Storage Using Modern Materials
(online, on-campus)
F19, SS20, F21, SS223
MATSCI 514/MFG 514Composite Materials
(online, on-campus)
Winter3
MECHENG 513/AUTO 513Automotive Body Structures
(online, on-campus)
SS19, F20, SS21, F223
MECHENG 505Finite Element Methods in Mechanical Engineering
(on-campus)
Fall3
MECHENG 542Vehicle Dynamics
(online, on-campus)
Winter3
MECHENG 555Design Optimization
(online, on-campus) 
Winter3
NAVARCH 514 (MFG 515)Fatigue of Structures
(online, on-campus)
Fall (Odd Years)3
MECHENG 517Mechanics Polymers
(on-campus)
 Winter3
Electrification
AUTO 533Advanced Energy Solutions
(online, on-campus in Fall)
(on-campus in Winter)
Fall, Winter3
CHE 696Fuel Cells and Fuel Processors
(online, on-campus)
SS19, F20, SS21, F223
EECS 414Introduction to MEMS
(online, on-campus)
Fall4
EECS 434Principles of Photonics
(online, on-campus)
Fall4
EECS 419Electric Machinery and DrivesWinter4
EECS 514Advanced MEMS
(on-campus)
Winter4
EECS 515Integrated Microsystem
(on-campus)
 4
ESENG 505Energy Generation and Storage Using Modern Materials
(online, on-campus)
 F19, SS20, F21, SS223
MECHENG 552 (MFG 552)Mechatronic Systems Design
(on-campus)
 Fall3
MECHENG 553 (MFG 553)Microelectromechanical Systems
(on-campus)
Fall3
MECHENG 565Battery Systems and Control
(online, on-campus)
Winter3
MECHENG 566/AUTO 566Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
(online, on-campus)
Prior to taking ME 566, students should be proficient in Matlab.
Winter3
Intelligent Vehicle Systems and Design
EECS 414Introduction to MEMS
(online, on-campus)
Fall4
EECS 455Digital Communication Signals and Systems
(on-campus)
Fall4
EECS 514Advanced MEMS
(on-campus)
Winter4
EECS 515Integrated Microsystems
(on-campus)
 4
ISD 599FVehicle Crashworthiness and Occupant Protection (New Course)
(online, on-campus)
Fall 3
MECHENG 489Sustainable Engineering in Design
(online or on-campus)
If also taking MECHENG 589, take MECHENG 489 first.
Fall3
MECHENG 552 (MFG 552)Mechatronic Systems Design
(see strict prerequisites for course)
(on-campus)
 Fall4
MECHENG 553 (MFG 553)Microelectromechanical Systems
(on-campus)
Fall3
MECHENG 599/ROB 599/NA 599Self-Driving Cars: Perception & ControlFall3
AUTO 563Dynamics and Control of Automatic Transmissions
(online, on-campus)
Winter (Odd Years)3
EECS 460Control Systems Analysis and Design
(on-campus)
 Fall, Winter4
ISD 599F  Vehicle Crashworthiness and Occupant Protection
(online, on-campus)
Fall3
ISD 599GDynamics and Control of Connected Vehicles
(online, on-campus)
Winter3
MECHENG 440Intermediate Dynamics and Vibrations
(on-campus)
Winter4
 OR  
MECHENG 540Intermediate Dynamics
(on-campus)
Fall3
MECHENG 461Automatic Control
(on-campus)
Fall3
MECHENG 513/AUTO 513Automotive Body Structures
(online, on-campus)
SS19, F20, SS21, F223
MECHENG 541Mechanical Vibration
(on-campus)
Fall3
MECHENG 542Vehicle Dynamics
(online, on-campus)
Winter 3
MECHENG 560 (MFG 562)Modeling Dynamic Systems
(on-campus)
Fall3
MECHENG 564Linear Systems Theory
(on-campus)
Fall, Winter4
MECHENG 566Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
(online, on-campus)
Prior to taking ME 566, students should be proficient in Matlab.
Winter3
MECHENG 569Control of Advanced Powertrain Systems
(online, offered in Fall odd years)
(on-campus – offered every fall)
Fall 3
MECHENG 599/ROB 599/NA 599 Self-Driving Cars: Perception & Control
(on-campus)
Fall3
May select to take as third course in any of the above listed Specialties:
CEE 564Greenhouse Gas Control
(online, on-campus)
Fall (Except no offering Fall 2019)3
Project (3 credits) Specialty defines project identification:
AUTO 503Automotive Engineering Project
(online, on-campus)
Fall/Winter/SS3
 OR  
MFG 503Manufacturing Project
(online, on-campus)
Fall/Winter/SS3