Manufacturing Program

Degree Options

Students have the opportunity to choose from multiple degree options in this program:

Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering On-Campus and Online

Students learn how to improve the quality and efficiency of manufacturing systems through advanced skills in their engineering discipline, acquire breadth across disciplines, lead project teams, and understand the complete product development and manufacturing process, including its management. 


Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing On-Campus

By emphasizing industrially-relevant research and a manufacturing systems perspective, the Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing (D. Eng. in Mfg.) prepares students to be leaders in manufacturing with depth in their own engineering disciplines, breadth across engineering disciplines, basic management and business skills, the ability to lead project teams, and the skills to carry out high quality engineering research and development.


Dual Master of Engineering in Manufacturing and Master of Business Administration

In this dual-degree program, qualified students can pursue concurrent work in manufacturing engineering and business administration that leads to both a Master of Engineering in Manufacturing (MEM) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). 


Sequential Undergraduate / Graduate Study

Undergraduate students at the College of Engineering in Ann Arbor have the opportunity to speed their progress towards an ISD Master of Engineering degree through the Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (SUGS) program:


Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (JI-SUGS) Program.

Students who receive an undergraduate BSE degree from the U-M – Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Joint Institute (U-M SJTU) can also pursue an Integrative Systems + Design Engineering Master’s degree at U-M through the Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (JI-SUGS) Program:

Program Details

Become an innovator in technology and process improvement

It is the bedrock of a strong economy, supporting a solid employment base in direct manufacturing and broader employment in multiple related services. Now, more than ever, the need for leaders who are innovators in technology and know how to streamline manufacturing processes is critical.

Manufacturing engineering at the University of Michigan prepares students to improve the quality and efficiency of manufacturing systems. It helps them to develop advanced skills in their engineering disciplines and an understanding of the complete product development and manufacturing process, including significant management skills.

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Manufacturing is a graduate professional degree that includes courses from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business (70% engineering and 30% business). It can be earned in one calendar year, including a four-month team project in industry. This program is available on campus and online. Many students complete the entire degree online.

Students can choose from more than 80 courses in manufacturing offered through various departments in the College of Engineering and the Ross School of Business. A Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (SUGS) option is available to U-M students.

The program is for students who have already earned a B.S.E. degree in any field of engineering (e.g., aerospace, mechanical, electrical, civil, industrial, naval, chemical, materials science), and who have relevant industrial experience.

A total of 30 credit hours is required and at least 24 credit hours must be in courses at the 500 level and above. Entrance requirements are similar to other Master’s degree programs in the College of Engineering except that entering applicants should have relevant industry-related working/internship experience by the beginning of the first semester of enrollment.