Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering

Degree Programs

  • Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (SUGS)
    • B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering
    • M. Eng. in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering

Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering

The Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering program (GAME) is a one-of-a-kind engineering master’s program that blends product development and manufacturing into a curriculum to address the integration challenges arising from the globalization of the automotive industry. The aim of the program is to develop technical leaders who have a holistic understanding of product creation and manufacturing, breadth across relevant engineering disciplines, depth in a key specialty area, and business skills of cross-cultural management and leadership. In collaboration with a faculty advisor, students will develop a custom plan of study composed of courses in systems integration, engineering, and business. Students select from a wide spectrum of courses for their specialization in areas such as advanced powertrains, vehicle manufacturing, advanced materials, electrification, intelligent vehicle systems and design, and vehicle performance and controls. Sponsoring companies offer project topics and work is conducted under faculty supervision. GAME graduates possess: a comprehensive knowledge in the product development and manufacturing of vehicles; a technical proficiency in automotive systems, systems integration, or manufacturing; an ability to apply sound business concepts to engineering applications; and competence in building and leading diverse teams in terms of culture, business environment, and disciplinary perspectives. The GAME degree is available for on-campus and online study.

For more information, please visit the ISD GAME website.

Sequential Undergraduate / Graduate Study

  • B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering

  • M. Eng. in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering

This Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (SUGS) program leads to a Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering. University of Michigan students who are pursuing a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and who meet all the SUGS requirements may apply to the Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering program to pursue the SUGS program, which allows them to complete their B.S.E. and M. Eng. in five years total.

For more detailed information about the program, please visit the ISD SUGS webpage.

One option for applicants planning to pursue the program full-time is to apply to the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. The Tauber Institute assists students in finding projects in industry.

Online Learning

The Master of Engineering degree in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering is offered either on-campus or online, with students from around the world taking part in the same high quality experience whether in the classroom or online. The majority of courses offered in ISD programs are hybrid, combining on-campus and online students in the same course, with the same instructors, syllabi, and rigor, which provides an engaging blended learning environment.  Earning this degree online is a valuable option for engineers who are currently working full-time.