BSE in Manufacturing Engineering

The University of Michigan Dearborn is on a semester system. The students pursuing the BSE degree in Manufacturing Engineering follow the curriculum that was approved by the faculty in 2013 and took into effect starting Fall 2014. 

The 128 credit hours required to finish the degree include at least 21 credit hours of distribution requirements that includes courses in English Composition, Economics, Humanities, Behavioral Sciences, and Social Sciences. It also includes 54 credit hours of basic preparation courses that include courses in Basic Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. The remaining 50 credit hours are in professional Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, 45 of which are in required courses and the other 9 credit hours are electives, of which at least 3 credit hours must be from technical electives. 

Please note that beginning in Fall 2015, all freshmen must follow the Dearborn Discovery Core (DDC) requirements. 

Curriculum Requirements

Please note that beginning in Fall 2015, all freshmen must follow the Dearborn Discovery Core (DDC) requirements. 

Curriculum requirement sheets and sample course sequences are available through the Office of Advising and Academic Success:

  • Area I: Distribution Requirements (24 Credits)

    COMP 105, Composition I (3)

    COMP 270, Technical Writing for Engineers  I (3)

    ECON 201 Macroeconomics (3)

    Two courses in the humanities, from specified choices (6)

    Two courses in the behavioral/social sciences, from the specified choices (6)

    Two of the courses above, in the Humanities Area OR the Behavioral/ Social Sciences Area OR ECON must be in the same academic discipline and al least one of them 300 -or 400- level.

    One course, 100 to 400 level from the Humanities or Behavioral Sciences Area OR one IMSE 300/400-level course. (3)

  • Area II: Basic Preparation Requirements (54 Credits)


    MATH 115, Calculus I (4)

    MATH 116, Calculus II (4)

    MATH 205, Calculus III for Engineers (3)

    MATH 216, Differential Equations (3)

    MATH 217, Matrix Algebra (2) 

    Chemistry, (Anatomy/Physiology), and Physics

    CHEM 144, Chemistry I (4)

    CHEM 146, Chemistry II (4)

    PHYS 150, Physics I (4)

    PHYS 151, Physics II (4)

    Core Engineering Courses

    ENGR 100, Introduction to Engineering and Computers (2)

    ENGR 126, Engineering Computer Graphics (2)

    ENGR 250, Principles of Engineering Materials (3)

    ME 230, Thermodynamics (4)

    ME 265, Applied Mechanics or ME 260, Design Stress Analysis (4)

    ECE 305, Introduction to Electrical-Engineering (4)

  • Area III: Professional Requirements (40-41 Credits)

    IMSE 317, Engineering Probability and Statistics (3)

    IMSE 382, Manufacturing Processes I (4) 

    IMSE 421, Engineering Economy and Decision Analysis (3) 

    IMSE 4425, Human Factors and Ergonomics (4) 

    IMSE 4675, Six Sigma & Statistical Process Improvement (4)

    IMSE 4795, Production, Inventory Control, Lean Manufacturing (4) 

    IMSE 4825, Industrial Controls or ME 442 Control Systems Analysis and Design (4)

    IMSE 4835, Computer Aided Process Design & Manufacturing (4)

    ENGR 400 Applied Business Techniques for Engineers (3) 

    IMSE 4951, Design Project I (2) 

    IMSE 4952, Design Project II (2)

    One course from the following

    IMSE 4815, Manufacturing Processes II (4)

    ENGR 350, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (4)

    ME 484, Manuf. Poly Comp. Materials (4)

    IMSE 488, Metal Forming Processes (3)

  • Area IV: Technical, Professional and Freel Electives (9-10 Credits)

    The students are also required to take a minimum of additional 9 credit hours. A minimum of three of these credits have to be selected from the following courses:

    IMSE 3005, Introduction to Operations Research (4)

    IMSE 381, Industrial Robots (4)

    IMSE 4545, Information System Design (4)

    IMSE 4585, Simulation in Systems Design (4) 

    IMSE 4745, Facilities Design (4) ​

    IMSE 4815, Manufacturing Processes II (4)

    ENGR 350, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (4)

    ME 484, Manuf. Poly Comp. Materials (4)

    IMSE 488, Metal Forming Processes (3)

    IMSE 486, Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (3)

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex (HPEC)
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