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, Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Electrical, Computer Science, Industrial Operations, Materials Science, Mechanical, or Naval and Marine Engineering
    • M. Eng. in Manufacturing

Master of Engineering in Manufacturing

The Master of Engineering in Manufacturing is a graduate professional program designed for engineers who have already earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in any engineering discipline. The objective of the degree is to prepare these engineers for leadership roles in manufacturing. Students can choose from more than 80 courses offered through departments in the College of Engineering and the Ross School of Business. The degree can be earned in one calendar year, including a four-month team project in industry.

For more information, please visit the ISD Manufacturing website at: isd.engin.umich.edu/mfgeng.

Team Project

Students admitted to the Manufacturing 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. 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. 

Sequential Undergraduate / Graduate Study

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

This Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (SUGS) program leads to a Master of Engineering in Manufacturing. University of Michigan 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 five years total.

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

Online Learning

The Master of Engineering in Manufacturing  program 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.

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 website for more information at: isd.engin.umich.edu/mem-mba.

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 and a master’s degree in any field of engineering or, a Master of Business Administration (MBA).  Students work with a faculty advisor to develop a custom plan of study that blends engineering disciplines with management and business. An important element of the program is an industry-relevant engineering-practice-oriented dissertation that is supervised by a dissertation committee. 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 at: isd.engin.umich.edu/mfgeng-doctorate