Engineering Academic Minors and Supplemental Studies

Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Minor

The primary goal of the Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (Climate & Space) Minor is to provide exposure to research opportunities in atmospheric, climate and space science and engineering for those students who wish to work in the geoscience or space industry but are not majoring in Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering. The secondary goal is to increase awareness of the Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering and the educational and research opportunities within Climate & Space within the College of Engineering as a whole. This program is for undergraduate students in the College of Engineering.

Students must have:

  • Registered no later than the last day to add courses for the semester in which they complete the last courses for the minor,
  • Submitted his or her program of study for the minor to the Climate & Space undergraduate advisor.
  • Attained a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the designated courses
  • Completed the Climate & Space Minor as part of a degree program

Requirements

  1. Prerequisite coursework:
  • Math (8 Credits)
    • MATH 115 ,and
    • MATH 116; 
  • Physics: (10 Credits)
    • PHYSICS 140, 141, and
    • PHYSICS 240, 241;
  1. Required Coursework (9 credits)
  • One course from SPACE 101 (Introduction to Rocket Science – 3 credits),
    • CLIMATE 102 (Extreme Weather – 3 credits), SPACE 103 (Introduction to Space Weather – 3 credits) or CLIMATE 105 (Our Changing Climate – 3 credits)
  • CLIMATE 320/SPACE 320 (Earth and Space System Evolution, 3 credits) 
  • CLIMATE 321/SPACE 321 (Earth and Space System Dynamics, 3 credits)
  1. Core Focus Courses (minimum 6 credits)
  • At least two courses from one of the following tracks:
    • Meteorology
    • Climate Science and Impacts Engineering
    • Space Sciences
    • Space Engineering

For additional information go to: http://aoss.engin.umich.edu
Effective 9/1/15, http://clasp.engin.umich.edu

International Minor for Engineers

The global business environment demands engineers who are able to combine technical expertise with international understanding. Today’s graduates work in multinational teams, create products for a global marketplace and solve problems that cross national borders and cultures. The International Minor for Engineers addresses a core set of skills and experiences that will prepare CoE graduates for the challenges of the global engineering profession.

  • Foreign Language Requirement (6-10 credits)
    In total, four semesters of the same college-level language are required (cannot be English or dead/extinct language).
  • International Courses (9-15 credits)
    These requirements include two-courses on non-U.S. cultures or societies plus a comparative perspectives course. At least one of these courses must be listed at the 300-level or above.
  • ENGR 260: Engineering Across Cultures (1 credit)
    This course explores the role of local culture in identifying and solving engineering problems. Lectures, guest speakers and group discussions will focus on intercultural knowledge and case studies of engineering projects in a global context. The final course project is a culture-specific needs assessment of a technical project outside the United States.
  • Required International Experience
    Students may satisfy this requirement through study, work, research, organized volunteering, or work abroad, spanning a minimum of six weeks within the same country outside the U.S. All international experiences must be approved by the International Programs Faculty Advisor. International students may not satisfy this requirement through programs in their home countries.

In total, the minor requires 16-20 credits to complete. This assumes that students will meet a two-semester (or equivalent) foreign language pre-requisite before declaring the minor. More information can be found at http://intlminor.engin.umich.edu.

Minor in Electrical Engineering (EE)

A Minor in Electrical Engineering (EE), offered through the EECS Department, is open to College of Engineering, Literature Science and the Arts, and School of Music, Theater and Dance students. LSA requirements are described in the LSA Bulletin and interested students should consult with both LSA and CoE Electrical Engineering Advisors. CoE students may declare the EE minor provided they have met the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Students must have an average of 2.0 or higher at time of declaring the EE minor
  2. Students must have completed all Math and Physics prerequisites with a grade of C or better
  3. Students pursuing a major in Electrical Engineering (EE), Computer Engineering (CE) and Computer Science (CS — including LSA/CS), or Data Science (DS — including LSA/DS) are not eligible for the EE minor

The EE minor is completed in 15 credit hours; at least one elective must be at the 400-level. All courses for the EE minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.

  • EECS 215
  • One of the following program core courses: 216, 230, 270, 320
  • Two electives from among the following courses: 216, 230, 270, 320, 311, 312, 330, 334, 351, 370, 373, 411, 413, 414, 420, 421, 423, 425, 427, 429, 430, 434, 452, 455, 460, 461, 470, 530

Suggested Program Options

  1. Systems: Communications, Control, Signal Processing
  2. Electromagnetics and Optics
  3. Circuits and Solid State

Sample Paths

Paths Option Required Core Path Preparation Core Elective 1  Elective 2 
Systems 215 216 351, 455, 460 351, 452, 455, 460, 461 (no duplicates)
Electromagnetics and Optics 215 230 330,334 411, 430, 434, 438, 530
Circuits & Solid State 215 216 311, 312, 320 411, 413, 414, 420, 421, 423, 425, 427, 429

Minor in Environmental Engineering

Administered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the minor in Environmental Engineering provides students with a basic background in the tools environmental engineers use to assess environmental impacts, model contaminant fate, and perform sustainable engineering decision-making. CoE students may declare the minor provided they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher at the time of declaration
  • Students must have completed the prerequisite coursework for the “core” minor courses with a C or better
  • Students pursuing a major in Civil or Environmental Engineering are not eligible for the minor

A minimum of 16 credit hours, three core courses and two electives, is required to complete the Environmental Engineering minor. All courses for the minor must be completed with a grade of C or better as follows:Required core courses (10-11 credits):

  • CEE 265 Sustainable Engineering Principles or ME 499: Sustainable Engineering and Design
  • CEE 325 Fluid Mechanics (or equivalent from:  MECHENG 320, CHE 341, NERS 344, NAVARCH 320, BIOMEDE 331, MATSCIE 335)
  • CEE 365 Environmental Engineering Principles

Two electives (6 credits) from the following courses:

  • CEE 482 Groundwater Hydrology
  • CEE 480 Design of Environmental Engineering Systems
  • CEE 465 Environmental Process Engineering
  • CEE 481 Aquatic Chemistry
  • CEE 482 Environmental Microbiology
  • CEE 563 Air Quality Engineering Fundamentals

For additional information, please visit the Civil and Environmental Department website at http://cee.umich.edu/minor-environmental-engineering.

To declare, please visit the advising calendar (https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu//advappts/AA_StuSelfSvc1.aspx?ctgy=CEE)

Minor in Materials Science and Engineering

The understanding and selection of materials is a common requirement in many science and engineering disciplines. To help serve this need, the Department of Materials Science & Engineering is offering to science and engineering undergraduate students whose major is outside of Materials Science & Engineering a Minor in Materials Science and Engineering.

To complete the minor, the student is required to take a minimum of five courses, entailing a minimum of 17 credits. The five courses required should be distributed as follows:

  • MATSCIE 220 “Introduction to Materials and Manufacturing” or 
  • MATSCIE 250 “Principles of Engineering Materials” (4 credits)
  • MATSCIE 350 “Structures of Materials” (4 credits)
  • Two MSE courses from the following “Selectives” list (3 credits each, and the prerequisites for each include MATSCIE 220/250 and in many cases, MATSCIE 350):
    1. MATSCIE 400. “Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Materials for Modern Device Technology” (Prerequisite: MATSCIE 242)
    2. MATSCIE 410 “Design and Applications of Biomaterials”
    3. MATSCIE 412 “Polymeric Materials” (Prerequisite: CHEM 210)
    4. MATSCIE 440 “Ceramic Materials”
    5. MATSCIE 454 “Computational Approaches in MSE” (Prerequisite: MATSCIE 330, 335, and 365)
    6. MATSCIE 465 “Structural and Chemical Characterization of Materials” (Prerequisites: MATSCIE 242 and MATSCIE 360)
    7. MATSCIE 470 “Physical Metallurgy”
    8. MATSCIE 514 “Composite Materials”
  • One more MATSCIE course, other than lab research or special studies (3 or 4 credits)

Minor in Naval Engineering

The primary goal of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Minor is to provide a coherent path to employment in the marine industry and exposure to research opportunities in the marine industry for those students who wish to work in the marine industry but are not majoring in naval architecture and marine engineering.   The secondary goal is to increase awareness of the marine industry and its needs within the College of Engineering as a whole.

The marine industry, including the shipping and offshore industries, the United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard require engineers from a wide range of disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, computer, industrial operations, civil, material science, etc., in addition to naval architects and marine engineers.  The scale and harshness of the marine environment poses particular challenges not found in the usual course of engineering practice, and graduates with knowledge of these marine challenges will be better prepared to meet these challenges.

This program is for undergraduate students in the College of Engineering and undergraduate Military Officer Education Students, including the Army, Air Force, and Navy/Marine programs who may be enrolled in other UM Colleges.  More information on the Naval Engineering Minor website.

Multidisciplinary Design Minor

The Multidisciplinary Design Minor offers multi-term, on-campus, immersive design team experiences for academic credit. This minor is not built on a list of required courses, rather it is earned with set of four experiences that can be tailored to a student’s interests. Note: this minor is also open to students from outside the College of Engineering.

The MD minor is comprised of 15 total credits across four experiences:

  1. Introductory “Design, Build, Test” Experience 
  2. Connections Course
  3. Multi-Term Design Project Work 
  4. ENGR 456: Leadership/Mentorship Course

Introductory “Design, Build, Test” Experience (at least 2 credits)

Must include a team-based, complete Design/Build/Test process. For engineering students this is most often fulfilled through ENGR 100. For non-engineering students, other design-based courses or an introductory/extra semester on the design project team may also be allowed to fulfill this requirement.

Multi-Term Design Project Work (at least 7 upper-level design credits over at least 2 semesters)

The Multidisciplinary Design Program offers various team-based, multidisciplinary engineering design project options, including:

  1. MDP-organized* externally-sponsored: industry/government/non-profit
    2. MDP-organized* faculty-based research teams
    3. Significant work on student organization project teams (Solar Car, Steel Bridge, BlueLab, etc) with permission from the team’s faculty advisor and MDP
    4. Students may also propose their own, unique multi-term design project. To propose a project, please contact the MDP Office.

The Multi-term Design Project can be curricularized utilizing the ENGR x55 course sequence, departmental design courses and/or independent study courses. The project must span a minimum of two consecutive semesters of in-depth work: the credits cannot all be earned in the same semester.

*Recruitment for MDP-organized projects occurs annually in October

Connections Course (at least 3 credits)

A connections course is required to support the Multi-Term Design Project: providing additional breadth or depth in specific skills relevant to the project, but outside of the student’s major coursework. This requirement can be met with any course outside of a student’s required classes for their major. This course is taken prior to or during the final semester of project work. 

ENGR 456: Leadership/Mentorship Course (2 credits)

Students study models of leadership and mentorship while participating in reflective and integrative learning exercises based on previous design team experience. Simultaneously, students take on mentorship/leadership roles within a design team to offer technical, professional, and interpersonal guidance. Students must have significant previous multidisciplinary design project experience to enroll.

Completing the minimum credit hours for the above list adds up to 14 credit hours; therefore the student needs at least one extra credit hour in any one of the first three components to meet the minimum of 15 required credits. The following rules apply to the Multidisciplinary Design Minor:

  1. Transfer credit may not be used to fulfill requirements of this minor.
    2. Only the 2-credit mentorship and leadership requirement (ENGR 456) can be taken Pass/Fail.
    3. The Academic Advisor of the Multidisciplinary Design Minor Program is responsible for approving any variance in course requirements for the minor.

For more information, please visit http://mdp.engin.umich.edu.

Program in Sustainable Engineering (PISE)

Administered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Program in Sustainable Engineering (PISE) provides students an opportunity to develop their understanding of the challenges associated with sustainable design of technology systems, exploring economic, environmental and social challenges of sustainable development across disciplines. Upon completing the program, students should be able to:

  • Quantify the environmental and economic impacts of design decisions
  • Understand the difference between life cycle design and environmentally sustainable design
  • List key sustainability considerations in the design of an engineering system
  • Identify trade-offs among social, economic and environmental drivers in engineering decision making
  • Identify more sustainable choices among engineering options

The program consists of the following requirements:

  • 3-credit foundation course Sustainable Engineering Principles (CEE 265) or Sustainable Engineering and Design (ME 499)
  • 3-credits of coursework from a selection of courses identified within the College of Engineering that feature significant content in sustainable engineering.
  • 3-credits of coursework from a selection of courses identified outside the College of Engineering that feature significant content in sustainability, specifically considering non-engineering issues at the intersection of technology and society.

If planned well in advance of the senior year, the program should not add to the 128 credits required for a B.S.E. For complete information, visit the Program in Sustainable Engineering website at: http://pise.engin.umich.edu.

Program in Socially Engaged Design (PSED)

The Program in Socially Engaged Design is an academic program that allows undergraduate engineering students to focus on techniques of socially engaged design.

There are four requirements to ensure program completion and earn the following notation on their transcript: “Program in Socially Engaged Design” :

  1. Foundations Course (3 credits)

ME499/599 – Front End Design with Prof. Shanna Daly. All students must complete this course; no substitutions will be accepted.

  1. Supporting Design Course (3 credits)

Students must complete one course from the list of approved courses to deepen their education of socially engaged design practices.

  1. Breadth Course (3 credits)

Students must complete one course from the list of approved courses to broaden a student’s education outside of the College of Engineering. Students are encouraged to choose a course in the thematic area of a design project they are engaging in at the curricular or co-curricular level.

  1. SEDA Learning Blocks (For completion – not credit bearing)

Students must complete two Socially Engaged Design Academy (SEDA) learning blocks from the list of approved learning blocks.  SEDA blocks will serve to round out a student’s SED knowledge and skills, by providing instruction and assessment on topics that are currently not covered or are covered in a limited manner at a curricular level within the CoE.

The program can be completed without exceeding the 128 credits required for a BS/BSE and provides students the opportunity to organize their elective courses around the theme of socially engaged design. Students from all disciplines are invited to complete the program.  

For more information, visit http://insitu.engin.umich.edu/program-in-socially-engaged-design.

Program in Global Health Design (PGHD)

The Specialized Study Program in Global Health Design (PGHD) is an academic program that allows undergraduate students to focus their elective courses and upper-level design coursework on the topic of global health.

To complete the program and earn the “Specialized Study in Global Health Design” notation on their transcript, students must complete the following three requirements:

  1. Project-based Design Foundations Course with Global Health Themed Project 

Students must complete a design course at the 300 or higher level in which they work on a project that falls within the theme of global health. The course should expose students to problem definition, concept generation, analysis, prototyping, and/or evaluation.

  1. Global Health Foundations Course

Students must complete one course from the list of approved global health courses. The global health foundations course is meant to broaden the student’s knowledge of global health outside of a design context. This requirement must be fulfilled by completing a course outside of the College of Engineering.

  1. Depth Course

The depth course is meant to deepen the student’s understanding of the thematic area of their Design Foundations Course project and/or to strengthen their global health design skillset. This requirement can be fulfilled with courses both within and outside of the College of Engineering.

The specialized study program can be completed without exceeding the 128 credits required for a BS/BSE/BA. Students from all disciplines are invited to complete the program.

For more information, visit http://insitu.engin.umich.edu/program-in-global-health-design/.

Minor or Certificate in Entrepreneurship 

Interested in a 15 credit Minor or 9 credit Certificate in Entrepreneurship? Visit Innovate Blue’s website for more information on the campus-wide offering. https://innovateblue.umich.edu/academics/

For additional information on the CFE and what curricular and co-curricular options we offer to students campus-wide, visit the CFE website (cfe.umich.edu).  Search for all ENTR courses in U-M Wolverine Access through U-M Catalog link.

Fundamentals of Public Health Supplemental Studies

The Fundamentals of Public Health Supplemental Studies (FPHSS) program is a 10-credit course sequence that provides students a formal academic structure to gain an understanding of public health, including the mission and evolution of the field as well as an appreciation of its key methods and applications. FPHSS courses will focus on the basic knowledge and skills used to address complex public health issues related to the prevention and management of chronic and infectious diseases; and will introduce students to concepts specific to the social and environmental determinants of health, promotion of healthy behaviors, and public policies influencing population health status.

 Student must have:

  • Obtained sophomore status (+25 credits)
  • Attained a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Completed PUBHLTH 200 with 3.0 (B) or better

 Requirements:

  • PUBHLTH 200: Health and Society: Introduction to Public Health [4 credits]
    • Public Health Sciences elective [minimum of 3 credits]
  • Community and Global Public Health elective [minimum of 3 credits]

Students will be able to petition to the Director of Undergraduate Education for consideration in counting courses not on the approved lists for inclusion in B and C above if they believe that these courses offer an opportunity to pair their disciplinary mindset with the learning outcomes of the program. Courses must be 300-level or above for consideration.

APPROVED COURSE LIST

Public Health Sciences 

Number

Name

Credits

Term

ANTHRBIO 363

Genes, Disease, Culture

4

Fall

BIOSTAT 449

Topics in Biostatistics

3

Winter

ENVIRON 310

Environmental Chemicals and Disease

3

Winter

EPID 460

Introduction to Bacterial Pathogenesis

3

Winter

EPID 503

Strategies and Uses of Epidemiology

3

Winter

HISTORY 285/ RCSCI 275

Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

4

Winter

MOVESCI 441

Environmental Exercise Physiology

3

Fall

PUBHLTH 305

The Environment and Human Health

3

Winter

PUBHLTH 310 / NUTR 510

Nutrition in the Life Cycle

3

Winter

PUBHLTH 311

Introduction to Public Health Genetics

3

Fall

PUBHLTH 370

Public Health Biology and Pathophysiology

3

Fall

PUBHLTH 401

Exploring the Public Health Spectrum of Cancer: From Prevention to Survivorship

3

Fall

PUBHLTH 403

Obesity: From Cells to Society

3

Fall

Community and Global Public Health 

Number

Name

Credits

Term

ANTHRCUL 344

Medical Anthropology

4

Winter

PSYCH 211

Project Outreach – section specific

3

Winter

PUBHLTH 300/ HBHE 500

Behavioral and Social Science Foundations for the Health Professions

4

Winter

PUBHLTH 350

Global Public Health: Challenges and Transformations

4

Fall

PUBHLTH 360

Community, Culture, and Social Justice in Public Health

3

Fall

PUBPOL 475.005

Improving Public Health

3

Fall

SOC 475

Introduction to Medical Sociology

3

Fall & Winter

WOMENSTD 365

Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction

3

Fall & Winter