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Michigan Engineering Bulletin 2006-07

Overview
Courses

Interdisciplinary Professional Programs (InterPro)



Interdisciplinary Professional Programs (InterPro)

The University of Michigan College of Engineering established InterPro-the Office of Interdisciplinary Professional Programs-to foster cooperation among disciplines within the College of Engineering and throughout the University of Michigan. InterPro serves as the conduit for incorporating the best practices of existing interdisciplinary programs into new ones and develops programs that are responsive to the needs of industry and professional engineers. Graduate programs currently offered through InterPro include:

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Financial Engineering
  • Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Integrated MicroSystems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering





Automotive Engineering

Degree Programs

M.Eng. in Automotive Engineering

Sequential Graduate/Undergraduate Degree

The Master of Engineering in Automotive Engineering is an advanced professional degree program designed specifically for today's modern engineering world. It is intended for engineers who desire to pursue and enhance careers in the automotive industry or in government laboratories with automotive research, development, or regulatory programs. The M.Eng. degree program emphasizes engineering practice and is ideally suited to working engineers who desire broader graduate experience but may not be able to take full time leave from work.

The M.Eng. degree in Automotive Engineering requires a total of 30 credit hours of course work, of which at least 27 credit hours must be graded, and at least 21 credit hours must be in courses at the 500-level and above. A minimum grade point average of 5.0/9.0 ("B" average) is also required. The credits will be distributed in categories arranged to meet the degree's objectives:

  1. Systems Engineering Core (9 credits, graded)
    One course should be selected per area from three core areas: Engineering Systems, Powertrain, Vehicle.

  2. Engineering Electives (9 credits; graded)
    The student must take at least three courses in the following engineering disciplines: Design and Manufacturing, Electronics, Energy, Materials, Noise, Vibration and Harshness, Ride and Handling.

  3. Management and Human Factors (6 credits; graded)
    Two courses must be taken in the Management and Human Factors core on business and management, ergonomics and human factors, law and professional ethics, operations research, etc.

  4. Automotive Engineering Seminar and Project (6 credits, AUTO 501, (graded); AUTO 503)
    To provide a significant and industrially relevant team-project experience, a series of seminars will expose students to the wide spectrum of automotive engineering. A capstone project will synthesize the student's knowledge and apply it to an industrially relevant problem.

Applicants are expected to have a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related science. The prerequisites for admission include at least two years of college engineering mathematics; undergraduate course work in at least three of the engineering core areas of Automotive Engineering; and the equivalent of two years of full-time industrial experience in Automotive Engineering. The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is recommended but not required.
A full-time student can complete the degree program in one calendar year.

Financial Engineering

M. S. in Financial Engineering

The Financial Engineering Program consists of 36 credit hours leading to the Master of Science in Financial Engineering degree. Graduates are uniquely qualified for a wide range of career opportunities in financial services, banking, insurance, government agencies, energy companies in areas such as financial modeling, derivatives analytics, hedging, risk management and information technology.

Prerequisites:

Entering students should have a strong mathematical background similar to that of University of Michigan undergraduates majoring in IOE, Mathematics and Statistics (with applied concentrations), EECS (with economic interests), Economics or Business (with technical interests). In particular, students should have previously completed:

  • Two years of college mathematics including multivariable calculus, differential equations and linear algebra (Math 115, 116, 215, {216 or 316}, {214 or 217 or 417 and 419})
  • Two terms of calculus-based probability and statistics (Math/Stat 425 and Stat 426 or IOE 265 and 316/366 or EECS 401 and Stat 426)
  • Basic microeconomic theory/time value of money/interest: (Econ 401 or Math 424)
  • An introductory finance course (FIN 503)
  • Accounting principles (ACC 471 or ACC 501)
  • Computer programming experience (EECS 183, C or C++ and spreadsheets)

Courses shown in parentheses indicate University of Michigan courses that typically cover the prerequisite material.

Required core:

All students must complete a required core of courses covering financial concepts in capital budgeting, financial markets, and derivative instruments and securities, analytical tools in optimization, stochastic -processes- and statistics

Electives/Concentration Areas:

In addition to the core courses students must take 3 elective courses chosen in consultation with an advisor to form a concentration area. Examples of concentrations areas are:

  • Capital Markets
  • Insurance/risk management systems, forecasting
  • Operations and information systems

Program Length:

Students with sufficient background and experience (for example, those who are already studying towards a graduate technical degree at U-M) could complete the program in three terms. Students with limited experience and less developed backgrounds would benefit from an internship and a three to four term experience.

Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering

M.Eng. in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering

The Masters of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering is a graduate professional degree in engineering 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, material science) and who already have industrial work experience. The degree offers global contents, integrates automotive design and manufacturing, provides students with depth in engineering specialty as well as breadth in engineering and business integration.

A total of 30 credit hours, including 3 credits that satisfy the "global experience" is required for graduation, and at least 24 credit hours must be in courses at the 500-level or above. Admission requirements are similar to other master's degree programs in the College of Engineering, except the additional requirement in industrial working experience.

Admitted students in M. Eng. In Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering program must take a global component as part of the curriculum.

Integrated MicroSystems

M.Eng. in Integrated MicroSystems

The Master of Engineering in Integrated MicroSystems is a 30 credit hour interdisciplinary program. The credit hours are distributed among the following areas: MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), MEMS Technology and Materials, Wireless Communications, Business and Management, and Interdisciplinary Teamwork. This program is designed to strengthen students' core engineering skills in a given discipline while being flexible enough to provide the opportunity to explore complementary areas. Moreover, our students will gain valuable business skills for product and process development. The interdisciplinary design team project focuses on current problems in MEMS industry.

The program also incorporates courses in business and management and provides students with the opportunity to work on a team project creating an interdisciplinary microsystem with potential commercialization.

The credit hours are distributed among the following areas:

WIMS/MEMS, including design and analysis, microfabrication technology

  • Product Development and Manufacturing
  • Business and Management
  • Design Team Project

This program is designed to strengthen a student's core engineering skills in a given discipline while being flexible enough to provide the opportunity to explore complementary areas. Moreover, our students will gain valuable business skills for product and process development. The interdisciplinary design team project focuses on current problem in MEMS/WIMS industry.

Professionals with a BS in engineering, chemistry, physics, biology or mathematics, who are employed in WIMS and related activities in the microelectronics industry, or recent graduates, may be admitted into the program, if they meet the prerequisites.

Pharmaceutical Engineering

Degree Programs

M.Eng. in Pharmaceutical Engineering

Sequential Graduate/Undergraduate Degree

The Master of Engineering in Pharmaceutical Engineering is an interdisciplinary program of the College of Engineering and the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan. This new program is in response to changes in the laboratory and marketplace and reflects the most up-to-date advances in the pharmaceutical industry. Selected topics include process engineering in drug discovery; computational biology, chemistry, and engineering; receptor biology and chemical signaling; automated, high-throughput characterization and analyses; solid-state science and engineering; scale translation in pharmaceutical development; biomanufacturing and cGMP issues; and novel gene and drug delivery systems.
Practical training is a key component of the enrolled students' experience. Summer internships at various pharmaceutical and life science-related companies are available for qualified students.

Professionals with a BS in chemical engineering or a related field who are employed in a pharmaceutical or life science-related company may be admitted into the program, if they meet all the prerequisites. U-M Chemical Engineering undergraduates and Pharmacy undergraduates with a GPA of 3.5 and above are also encouraged to apply. Chemical Engineering students should apply beginning the second semester of their junior year and Pharmacy students during the first semester of their first year at the College of Pharmacy.

Program in Manufacturing

Degree Programs

  • M.Eng. in Manufacturing (PIM)
  • M.Eng. in Manufacturing (TMI)
  • Joint M.Eng. in Manufacturing/MBA Degree
  • D.Eng. in Manufacturing
  • Sequential Graduate/Undergraduate Degree

M.Eng. in Manufacturing

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Manufacturing is a graduate professional degree in engineering 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 students are expected to have the equivalent of two years of full-time relevant industrial experience. Students with outstanding qualifications who do not have two years of industrial experience may be considered for admission if they have relevant summer internship or co-op experience.

Prerequisites for admission include:

  1. at least two years of college engineering mathematics (including probability and statistics)
  2. a course in manufacturing processes.

Admitted students in the M.Eng. in Manufacturing program must take the course sequence Topics in Manufacturing (Mfg 501); and Manufacturing Project (Mfg 503). Lists of acceptable courses in each distribution area are available; substitutions require the approval of the program advisor.

Joint M.Eng./M.B.A. in Manufacturing

The School of Business Administration and the Program in Manufacturing within the College of Engineering Graduate Studies offer a joint degree program that enables qualified people to pursue concurrent work in business administration and manufacturing studies leading to the M.B.A. and M.Eng. in Manufacturing degrees. The program is arranged so that all requirements are satisfied simultaneously.

This joint degree program is not open to students who have earned either the M.B.A. or M.Eng. in Manufacturing degrees. Students registered in the first year of either program may apply.

Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) in Manufacturing

The Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing (D. Eng. in Mfg.) is a graduate professional degree in engineering for students who have already earned a B.S.E. degree and an M.S.E. 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 degree can also be pursued in part at the University of Michigan Dearborn Campus. A total of 50 credit hours is required, of which 24 letter-graded credit hours (i.e., not pass/fail) and at least 18 credit hours must be taken at the Ann Arbor Campus. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 6.0/9.0 (B+). The entrance requirements are a B.S.E. and M.S.E. or M.B.A., and at least two years of full-time relevant industrial experience. The general portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. Applications are accepted for both fall and winter terms.

Qualifying examinations must be taken in four areas of manufacturing from a variety of examination areas offered by various departments. Following the completion of required course work and qualifying examinations, a student is required to take a preliminary examination to test his/her knowledge of the primary and supporting field. Each student must complete an industrially relevant, engineering-practice-oriented dissertation, supervised by a dissertation committee, as a requirement of the degree.