Program in Manufacturing

Degree Programs

  • Master of Engineering in Manufacturing
  • Dual Degree: Master of Engineering in Manufacturing / MBA
  • Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing
  • Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (SUGS)
    • B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Industrial & Operations Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
    • Master of Engineering in Manufacturing

Master of Engineering in Manufacturing

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. 

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 30-credit 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.

For more information, please visit the ISD Manufacturing.

Sequential Undergraduate / Graduate Study

  • B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Computer Science, Industrial & Operations Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Manufacturing

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

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

ISD Capstone

Students admitted to the M. Eng. in Mfg. program must conduct an industry-relevant project related to manufacturing. There are several options for part-time and full-time students to complete the project requirement. Project opportunities will be discussed and developed upon admission to the program. 

Online Learning

The Master of Engineering degree in Manufacturing program 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.

Dual Master of Engineering in Manufacturing/M.B.A.

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 from the College of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Ross School of Business. The program is arranged so that all requirements are satisfied simultaneously. The dual degree can be earned in two and one-half years by full-time students. It is also offered part-time through the Ross School of Business Evening Program.

Please visit the ISD Manufacturing Program – Dual M. Eng. in Mfg. and MBA site for more information.

Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing

The Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing is a graduate professional degree in engineering for students who already have earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in any field of engineering or MBA. Students work with a faculty advisor to develop a custom plan of study that blends engineering disciplines with management and business. Graduates of this doctoral program possess a depth of knowledge in manufacturing systems and the skills to carry out high quality engineering research and development.

To learn more, please visit the ISD Doctoral Program in Manufacturing site.