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Industrial and Manufacturing
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Undergraduate Programs

B.S.E. in Manufacturing Engineering

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The manufacturing engineering curriculum prepares manufacturing engineers to plan for, design, build, improve, install, and operate competitive production systems for discrete manufacturing. Students complete a minimum of 128 curriculum hours and receive a bachelor of science in engineering (BSE) degree in manufacturing engineering. The manufacturing engineering degree program at UM-D's College of Engineering and Computer Schience is offered in late-afternoon and evening classes.


Manufacturing engineers not only direct their attention to production systems, they also work together with design engineers to assure soundness of design and the consequent manufacturability of products. Manufacturing engineers thus add their expertise in manufacturing processes, systems, and technology to their understanding of engineering design. In the same way, they evaluate the capabilities of manufacturing processes and tools (including computer-aided tools) and interact with design engineers during the development of product specifications and tolerances.


Since so much of today's manufacturing is computer-aided, the manufacturing engineering program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn includes course work in programming, hardware controls, the multilayered control architecture of the integrated factory, and computer-based technologies. Also included are advanced courses in manufacturing pro-cesses, assembly, and product engineering; manufacturing productivity and quality; and manufacturing integration methods and systems design.


In the capstone senior design course, students complete a project dealing with the design of a manufacturing system to manufacture a product. In their project, students address practical manufacturing issues related to cost, esthetics, feasibility, reliability, safety, ethics, and human factors engineering.

The RequirementsHours
Area I - Distribution Requirements24
COMP 105Composition I3
COMP 270Technical Writing for Engineers3
ECON 201Macroeconomics3
Two courses in the humanities, from specified choices6
Two courses in the behavioral/social sciences, from the specified choices6
One approved 300/400-level course in the humanities or the behavioral/social sciences, in the same academic discipline as one of the courses taken above. 3
Area II - Basic Preparation Requirements54
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering2
ENGR 126Engineering Computer Graphics2
MATH 115Calculus I4
MATH 116Calculus II4
MATH 205Calculus III for Engineers3
MATH 216Differential Equations3
MATH 217Matrix Algebra2
Chemistry and Physics
CHEM 144General Chemistry I4
CHEM 146 General Chemistry II4
PHYS 150General Physics I4
PHYS 151General Physics II4
Core Engineering Courses
IMSE 255Computer Programming for Engineers3
ENGR 250 Principles of Engineering Materials3
ME 230Thermodynamics4
ME 260 or ME 265Design Stress Analysis or Applied Mechanics4
ECE 305Introduction to Electrical Engineering4
Area III - Professional Requirements50
IMSE 317Engineering Probability and Statistics3
IMSE 382Manufacturing Processes I4
IMSE 421Engineering Economy and Decision Analysis3
IMSE 4425Human Factors and Ergonomics4
IMSE 4675Six Sigma & Statistical Process Improvement4
IMSE 4795Production, Inventory Control & Lean Manufacturing 4

IMSE 4825 OR

ME 442

 Industrial Controls OR Control Systems Analysis


IMSE 4835Computer Aided Process Design and Manufacturing 4
ENGR 400Applied Business Techniques for Engineers 3
IMSE 4951Senior Design Project I 2
IMSE 4952Senior Design Project II 2

Upper Level Manufacturing Prcoesses Course

Select one from the following



IMSE 4815 Manufacturing Processes II (4)

ME 484 Mfg Poly Comp Materials (3)

ENGR 350 Nanoscience and Nanotech (4)

IMSE 488 Metal Forming Processes (3)







Technical Electives (one course from)

IMSE 3005 Operations Research (4)

IMSE 381 Info Systems Design (4)

IMSE 4585 Simulation in Systems Design (4)

IMSE 4745 Facility Design (4)

IMSE 4815 Manufacturing Processes II (4)

ME 484 Mfg Poly Comp Materials (3)

ENGR 350 Nanoscience and Nanotech (4)

IMSE 488 Metal Forming Processes (3)










General Electives

Technical and General Electives must total at least 9 credits




Note: Curriculum requirements may change. Students should see an advisor for current requirements.