Introduction and General Information

Introduction

Michigan Engineering is a place for a special kind of engineer. We welcome students from a diversity of 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:

  • thirteen highly ranked engineering departments and divisions, and growing faculty headcount and student enrollment;
  • extensive collaboration with our highly rated medical and business schools, and expanding 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 learn under the tutelage of 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.

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 unconventional ideas are welcome in this innovative, dynamic and diverse enterprise, where tradition and experience are respected, but talent and results are rewarded.

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. 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 can be accomplished through increased awareness of issues, access of information and prompt action. To insure that our students understand the consequences of strategies for the prevention of harassment and discrimination, we ask each member of the College of Engineering to commit to understanding, preventing, responding 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.

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.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

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

Michigan Engineering Goals

  1. To provide a continuously 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.

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 14 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.

Areas of undergraduate study at the College of Engineering include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Climate and Meteorology (pending final approval June 2015)
    • 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
    • Space Sciences and Engineering (pending final approval June 2015)

Areas of graduate 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)

Departments:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Climate and Space Sciences Engineering (formerly known as Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences) (name change effective September 2015)
  • 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

Programs:

  • Integrative Systems and Design:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Design Science
    • Energy Systems Engineering
    • Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Manufacturing Engineering
    • Pharmaceutical Engineering (Please note: The Master of Engineering in Pharmaceutical
    • Engineering degree is currently under review and revision by the College of Engineering. It is currently closed for the Fall 2015 and beyond.)
    • Systems Engineering + Design
  • Applied Physics
  • Concentrations in Environmental Sustainability (ConsEnSus)
  • Engineering Sustainable Systems Dual Degree Program
  • Macromolecular Science and Engineering
  • Robotics

Accreditation

The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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, http://www.abet.org.

 

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 http://ro.umich.edu/resreg.php. 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.