Introduction and General Information


Michigan Engineering is a place for a special kind of engineer. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds, who will flourish within an environment of wide-ranging possibilities. Our breadth of outstanding opportunities is unmatched.

Beyond excellent engineering research and teaching, a global footprint and significant resources, the University of Michigan College of Engineering provides the most well-rounded intellectual experience of any engineering institution. We aim to produce graduates who combine technical depth with lateral thinking and an ability to make an impact. And, we want our graduates to be globally competent engineers through meaningful international experiences, broad exposure to diversity and development of communication and teamwork skills. We can create this unique environment because of a very special set of assets, including:

  • Highly ranked engineering departments and units, and growing faculty headcount and student enrollment
  • Extensive collaboration with our highly rated medical and business schools, and interactions with our top-notch art and design, architecture and music programs
  • The country’s first engineering/arts living-learning community
  • Hundreds of student organizations and competitive teams, and the opportunity to work with renowned professors of practice
  • Major partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and other academic institutions on six continents
  • One of the nation’s most successful centers of entrepreneurship
  • Numerous research opportunities for students within the College and across the University

Engineering is a people-first field. Our approach is to improve both the culture and the solutions through an equity-centered engineering lens. As the nation’s number-one public research institution, we are working hard to lead change. Just because we build robots does not mean we are robots.

Michigan Engineers are expected to become more than just great engineers. As well-balanced thinkers, they are challenged to lead teams, identify opportunities and solve complex problems requiring multidisciplinary approaches. Faculty with innovative ideas are welcome in this dynamic and diverse enterprise, where tradition and experience are respected, but talent and results are rewarded.

Michigan Engineering Mission

Michigan Engineering provides scientific and technological leadership to the people of the world. We seek to improve the quality of life by developing intellectually curious and socially conscious minds, creating collaborative solutions to societal problems, and promoting an inclusive and innovative community of service for the common good.

Read more about Michigan Engineering’s vision, mission and values.

Michigan Engineering Goals

  1. We will ensure that every Michigan Engineering student benefits from an educational experience that is among the finest in the world. 
    1. To provide an improving educational and research environment in which faculty, administrators, students and staff work together to educate our students to lead, to have impact and to make significant contributions to their professions, industry, government, academia and society
    2. To attract diverse, outstanding students and to motivate and educate them to reach their full potential as leaders in engineering professions
    3. To introduce academic innovations: 
      1. New pedagogical methods and advanced tools for the delivery of preeminent engineering education
      2. Creative ways to empower our students with the critical skills and beyond-the-degree experiences required of the engineers who will invent our future 
      3. New educational models for professional and continuing engineering education with global impact

Degree Programs

The College of Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the doctoral level. The undergraduate program consists typically of a four-year schedule leading to a bachelor’s degree. There are 18 courses of study that lead to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree (B.S.E.). By careful planning, an additional bachelor’s degree (B.S. or A.B.) can be earned within the College of Engineering or in combination with another college within the University of Michigan in about one year beyond the time required for a single degree. Completion of both an engineering baccalaureate and a master’s degree in approximately five years is also possible. Meanwhile, our graduate students have access to nearly 60 Master’s and doctoral degree programs.

Areas of undergraduate study at the College of Engineering include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Space Sciences and Engineering
    • Climate and Meteorology
    • Computer Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Data Science
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering Physics
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Industrial and Operations Engineering
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
    • Robotics *Pending Michigan Association of State Universities approval – expected Summer 2022

Degrees awarded at the graduate-level of study include:

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.)
  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng)

To view the available graduate degrees by discipline, visit the linked page.


  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Industrial and Operations Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
  • Robotics

Programs & Units:

  • Integrative Systems and Design:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Design Science
    • Energy Systems Engineering
    • Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Manufacturing Engineering
    • Systems Engineering + Design
  • Applied Physics
  • Engineering Sustainable Systems Dual Degree Program
  • Macromolecular Science and Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Engineering Education Research


The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Engineering, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial and Operations, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

A Community Where Everyone Can be Heard

The College of Engineering is committed to not only making certain that students enjoy a high quality educational experience, but that personal interactions, classroom experiences and research activities are free from harassing and discriminatory behaviors. We are striving to create a community where everyone can be heard, can get involved and can achieve their full potential. Our goal is a welcoming environment of respect and courtesy for all members of our campus community. Further, we are determined to investigate and address any allegations of misconduct that might occur. This effort can be accomplished through increased awareness of issues, access to information and prompt action.  We ask each member of the College of Engineering to commit to understanding, preventing, responding to and reporting harassment and discrimination. We are certain that through awareness, knowledge and diligence, our College can become a safer community for all of us. For more information and to learn how to report an incident, please visit the Office of Student Affairs at 143 Chrysler Center or at the following links to Report a Concern or report Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct.

The University of Michigan Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Senior Director for Institutional Equity, and Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Office for Institutional Equity, 2072 Administrative Services Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1432, 734-763-0235, TTY 734-647-1388, For other University of Michigan information call 734-764-1817.

Important Residency Information for Tuition Assessment Purposes

The University of Michigan’s tuition structure is two-tiered, reflecting resident and nonresident rates. To be eligible to pay resident classification rates, a student must demonstrate compliance with the University’s Residency Classification Guidelines, which can be found at The University’s Guidelines differ from those of other schools and are independent of guidelines used by state authorities to determine residency for purposes such as tax liability, driving, voting, etc. Therefore, all students who believe they are eligible to pay resident rates must review “Circumstances Under Which You Must File A Residency Application” in the Guidelines to determine if they are required to file a separate Application for Residency Classification. An Application for Resident Classification can be downloaded from the web site.