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 a global 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 global 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 at: isd.engin.umich.edu/game

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.

Online Learning

The Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering can be earned entirely online by qualified students from around the world. ISD has built upon the University of Michigan’s experience in offering “distance learning” courses over several decades. Courses in ISD’s programs are reengineered as Online-By-Design (OBD) where instructors and support staff deliver learning materials that purposefully take advantage of online tools to enrich the learning experience of students independent of their on-campus or remote location.

The online degree is a great option for engineers who are currently working full-time.  It is just as rigorous and current as the on-campus version; all online classes have a corresponding on-campus section, so students get the same content, same lectures, and equivalent projects.  The degree is identical in that the diploma is the same whether a student earned the degree online or on campus.

To learn more about online learning with ISD, please visit ISD’s Online Graduate Programs page.