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:


U-M-SJTU Accelerated Master’s Degree Program (AMDP)

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 U-M-SJTU Accelerated Master’s Degree Program (AMDP).


Program Details

Become an innovator in technology and process improvement

Manufacturing is a bedrock of a strong economy, supporting a solid employment base in the manufacturing industry as well as in multiple related service industries. Now, more than ever, there is a critical need for leaders and engineers who are innovators in technology and have the broad knowledge and skills how to streamline manufacturing processes and make the managerial decisions.

Students in this program acquire the advanced engineering and management skills to become a dynamic leader in manufacturing. Students learn how to improve the quality and efficiency of manufacturing systems through advanced technologies and skills in their engineering discipline, acquiring breadth across disciplines, leading project teams, and understanding the complete product development and manufacturing process, including its management.

Four concentrations are offered:

  • Production Systems & Quality Engineering
  • Manufacturing Design & Sustainability
  • Advanced Materials Design & Manufacturing (Nano/Digital/Additive)
  • Safety, Health, & Ecology

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Manufacturing is a graduate professional degree that includes selecting from over 80 courses offered through various departments in the College of Engineering and 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. 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.

The Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng) degree program prepares students to be leaders in manufacturing with greater depth in their engineering disciplines with a manufacturing systems perspective. To graduate a student must complete an industrially relevant, engineering practice oriented dissertation that enhances their skills to carry out high quality applied engineering research and development.

Graduates work in a wide variety of fields such as Technology, Materials and Construction, Manufacturing, Government, Energy and Utilities, Electronics, Aerospace and Defense, and Mobility (Automotive and Transportation).