Manufacturing Program – Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing

Taking a Closer Look at Manufacturing D. Eng. Program

The Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing (D. Eng. in Mfg.) is a graduate professional degree in engineering for students who have already earned a BSE degree and an MSE degree in any field of engineering (e.g., Aerospace, Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Industrial and Operations, Materials Science, Mechanical, Naval Architecture and Marine) or a Master of Business Administration.

The Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing (D. Eng. in Mfg.) is motivated by the need for technical leaders in the manufacturing arena who have depth in their own engineering disciplines, breadth across engineering disciplines, breadth beyond engineering, the ability to lead project teams, and the skills to carry out high quality engineering research and development.  

Following the completion of the 18 letter-graded (A-E) coursework (including the 12 credits of Qualifying Coursework) requirement, a student is required to complete a preliminary examination to test his/her knowledge of the primary and supporting field. After advancing to candidacy, each student must complete an original practice-oriented dissertation that is supervised by a dissertation committee as a requirement of the degree.

Continuous Enrollment is required in the Fall and Winter semesters from matriculation to degree completion.  18 letter-graded (A-E) credit hours (not pass/fail) are required beyond the student’s master degree. At least 12 credit hours of the 18 credit hours must be taken at the Ann Arbor Campus. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3/4 (B+) and must obtain at least a 3.5/4 GPA average toward the Qualifying Coursework requirement.