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Undergraduate Engineering Degrees

The College of Engineering offers 17 undergraduate programs of study, all of which lead to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) degree. Thirteen of these programs have specialized accreditation by ABET.

The available undergraduate degree programs and the major department responsible for each are:

Degree ProgramMajor DepartmentABET Accreditation
B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (AERO) EAC
B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (BME) EAC
B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (ChE) EAC
B.S.E. in Civil Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) EAC
B.S.E. in Climate and Meteorology Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering No
B.S.E. in Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) EAC
B.S.E. in Computer Science Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) CAC
B.S.E. in Data Science Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) No
B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) EAC
B.S.E. in Engineering Physics Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) No
B.S.E. in Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) EAC
B.S.E. in Industrial and Operations Engineering Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) EAC
B.S.E. in Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) EAC
B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (ME) EAC
B.S.E. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) EAC
B.S.E. in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) EAC
B.S.E. in Space Science and Engineering  Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering No

EAC: These programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

CAC: This program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Each of the undergraduate degree programs has core requirements that are common to all Programs. These common requirements include 16 credits of math (calculus, differential equations and linear algebra), 15 credits of science (physics and chemistry), 16 credits of Intellectual Breadth and 8 credits of first year engineering courses. In addition, each program has between 9 and 15 credits of general electives. The remaining credit hours are specific to the B.S.E. degree program that the student elects to pursue.

Many of the courses required for one program may be used to meet the requirements of another. This opportunity to obtain additional undergraduate engineering degrees must be discussed with the pertinent program advisor. See "Requirements for an Additional Bachelor's Degree."

Declaring One of the Degree Programs

To give students the opportunity to explore the numerous engineering degrees offered by the College, first year undergraduate engineering students not transferring from another institution of higher education enter the College without declaring a specific engineering major. None of the majors require any 100-level courses to be taken by a student other than those in the common engineering, math and science core. Students are urged to declare a specific engineering major by the start of their 3rd term of enrollment. Undeclared students cannot register for a 4th term in the College unless they have met with their advisor and developed a plan to select and declare a major within a reasonable time.  This plan can be developed in coordination among the EAC advisors and departmental program advisors.

Criteria to declare a degree program are described in the Rules section of the bulletin: http://.engin.umich.edu/college/academics/bulletin/rules/registration

Dual Baccalaureate Degree Opportunities

Students with interest in more than one program offered by the College may work for an additional bachelor's degree concurrently if they plan their course elections carefully. Students will find that it is possible to satisfy the subject requirements of both programs in a minimum amount of time by conferring early with the respective program advisors. Approval by involved departments is required. See the Rules section of the Bulletin: http://engin.umich.edu/college/academics/bulletin/rules/graduation. The College generally recommends that students consider pursuing some of the many co- and extra-curricular activities offered as an alternative to a second CoE degree.

Opportunities to obtain an additional bachelor's degree in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the School of Business Administration, the School of Music and other academic units are also available under Multiple Dependent Degree Program options and are described below. These programs may take 11 to 12 terms to complete because of the differences in degree requirements between the degrees offered in different colleges.

Combined Degree Programs

Simultaneous Bachelor's Degrees from the College of Engineering and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Students enrolled for a bachelor's degree in the College of Engineering or the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LS&A) may obtain the degrees in both colleges simultaneously by enrolling in the Combined Degree Program that has been established by the two colleges, and by fulfilling the requirements as outlined below. This program has been developed to make it convenient for students to obtain a broader education than would normally be possible by enrolling in only one college.

It is particularly advantageous for students who wish to develop some depth of understanding in both the technically oriented studies offered in the College of Engineering and the physical, natural, or social sciences and humanities available in LS&A. Such a combination can provide a truly liberal education for the 21st century and should be excellent preparation for meeting the challenges of modern society, which involve, to an ever-increasing extent, both technical and sociological issues.

Program Requirements

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) in the College of Engineering combined with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in LS&A must:

  • satisfy the requirements of one of the degree programs in the College of Engineering;
  • take a minimum of 90 credit hours of work in LS&A, satisfy the distribution requirements of LS&A, and fulfill the concentration requirements for one of the LS&A programs; and
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) in the College of Engineering, combined with a Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) in LS&A must:

  • satisfy the requirements of one of the degree programs in the College of Engineering;
  • take a minimum of 90 credit hours of work in LS&A of which 40 credit hours must be for courses numbered 300 or higher and are passed with a grade of "C" or higher, with no more than 15 of these 40 credit hours to consist of courses in any one department; and
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.

Students transferring to the University of Michigan with advanced standing and entering a Combined Degree Program must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of work in LS&A in residence.

All students should consult the program advisors in their field of specialization in every college each term to develop an optimum set of courses for the particular combination of fields of specialization of interest to them.

In general, advisors working with students in this Combined Degree Program will, whenever possible, attempt to minimize the total number of courses required by recommending those that will contribute toward fulfilling requirements in both colleges. Thus, many of the courses needed to fulfill the requirements in mathematics, chemistry and physics in the College of Engineering will contribute toward fulfilling natural science distribution requirements and prerequisites for concentration in fields such as astronomy, chemistry, geology-mineralogy, mathematics and physics in LS&A.

Likewise, requirements in humanities and liberal arts courses for the College of Engineering can be selected from courses taken to fulfill distribution requirements in LS&A. In this way, it is usually possible for students carrying average loads of 16 credit hours per term to complete the requirements of this Combined Degree Program in 10 or 11 terms.

In order to ensure that the courses selected apply effectively and efficiently to both degrees, students must assume responsibility for maintaining contact between their two advisors. They should become thoroughly familiar with the general regulations and procedures of both colleges and with the academic requirements and course offerings in both fields of specialization as set forth in the Bulletin of each college. If unusual difficulties or special problems arise, students should consult the Combined Degree Program advisors who will work with the students and their faculty advisors in attempting to find a solution.

Regulations

The following regulations for enrollment will apply:

  1. Students initially enrolled in either the College of Engineering or LS&A may enter this Combined Degree Program.
  2. To be qualified for admission, students normally should have completed 30 credit hours of the appropriate course work. LS&A students must have an overall grade point average equal to, or higher than, the current minimum grade point average for cross-campus transfer for the particular engineering degree sought. Engineering students must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.7.
  3. Students considering this program must obtain the signature of the College of Engineering Registrar to apply for admission and to establish advising procedures as soon as their interests are firmly established, preferably by the end of the first year. Upon applying for admission, students must choose a field of specialization in each college. Application for admission must then be approved by the Associate Dean's Office of each college and by the academic advisor in each of these fields of specialization.
  4. After being admitted to this program, students will continue to register in the college in which they first enrolled, and that college will be responsible for maintenance of their primary academic records.
  5. Students participating in this program should consult with the program advisor for their field of specialization in each college prior to registration each term, to obtain approval of course elections. To be permitted to continue in this Combined Degree Program, students must satisfy the requirements of both colleges with regard to good scholastic standing.
  6. Students in good scholastic standing who wish to withdraw from this Combined Degree Program may continue to enroll for a single degree in their original college. If they wish to transfer, they may do so provided their record is acceptable to the other college. For instructions regarding transfers, students should consult the appropriate officials of the college in which they are registered. Students not in good scholastic standing will normally remain in the college in which they initially enrolled and be subject to the rules of that college.
  7. Upon satisfying the program requirements of both colleges, students will receive both degrees on the same date. At the beginning of the term in which they expect to graduate, they must apply for graduation through Student Business in Wolverine Access in each college.

Simultaneous Bachelor's Degrees from the College of Engineering and the Ross School of Business

Students originally enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the College of Engineering who are admitted to the Ross School of Business may obtain degrees in both simultaneously by enrolling in the Multiple Dependent Degree Program (MDDP) that has been established between the two. This program is designed to allow students to develop a course of study that offers broader academic opportunities than would normally be possible by enrolling in only one college. These combined degrees are open to students initially enrolled in Engineering who are accepted into the Ross School of Business BBA program.

In order to ensure that the courses selected apply efficiently to both degrees, students must maintain coordination between their College of Engineering and Business School advisors. The students must consult the program advisors in their degree disciplines for specific requirements for the appropriate degrees.

Degree requirements must be met for both colleges simultaneously to be eligible to receive the appropriate undergraduate degrees. Upon satisfying the program requirements of both colleges, students will receive both degrees on the same date. At the beginning of the term in which they expect to graduate, students must apply for graduation through Student Business in Wolverine Access in each college/school and must ask their program advisor in each unit to submit an appropriate notification of their eligibility for graduation to the appropriate office in the College or School.

Students who are admitted to the BBA program and wish to pursue the MDDP must make this clear to both colleges.  Unless this is done, admission to the BBA program can result in the student being disenrolled from the College of Engineering. Like most other dual degree programs, this program will generally require 11 to 12 terms to complete both degrees.

Combined Degree in Music and Engineering

This program is designed to allow students to develop a course of study that offers broader academic opportunities than those offered by the College of Engineering or the School of Music, Theatre and Dance individually. The program is intended for students who seek the technical studies associated with the College of Engineering in combination with the professional training in applied or academic studies associated with the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. These dual degrees are open to students enrolled in the College of Engineering or the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. They lead to concurrent bachelor's degrees from both units, and are intended for students who were admitted as first-year students to both units.

Each student should consult faculty advisors in both engineering and music to develop the best plan of study. Primary responsibility for planning the academic program and continued contact with academic advisors in the two fields rests with the student, who is also responsible for becoming familiar with the academic policies and procedures of both units and the academic requirements in both fields as described in the Bulletins of both the College of Engineering and of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. The student is responsible for maintaining contact with the appropriate engineering department (or, if undeclared, the Engineering Advising Center) in order to receive proper advising for course selection, etc.

Candidates for the combined Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) in the College of Engineering and appropriate degree (B. Mus., B.M.A., or B.F.A.) in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance must:

  • complete one of the degree programs in the College of Engineering;
  • complete one of the degree programs in the School of Music, Theater and Dance (usually 90 credits); and
  • maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and good scholastic standing in both the College of Engineering and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

It is usually possible for students electing 16-17 credits per term to meet all requirements in 11 or 12 terms.

Students interested in this program will be admitted as first-year students into both the College of Engineering and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Students who are dually enrolled and decide not to pursue a degree from the School of Music, Theatre and Dance do not have to reapply for admission to the College of Engineering.

Combined Degree in Art & Design and Engineering

Students enrolled in an undergraduate degree in the College of Engineering (CoE) or School of Art & Design (A&D) may obtain degrees from both simultaneously by enrolling in the Multiple Dependent Degree Program (MDDP) that has been established between the two. This program is designed to allow students to develop a course of study that offers broader academic opportunities than would normally be possible by enrolling in only one unit or the other.

Students are required to meet regularly with advisors in both A&D and CoE to review specific course requirements and to develop a plan of study.  It is the student's responsibility to develop a strategy for completing the degree requirements for both undergraduate degrees, as well as learn the academic policies for both units as described in the A&D Undergraduate Student Handbook and the CoE Bulletin.  In order to remain in good academic standing in both A&D and CoE, MDDP students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0, and must follow additional academic policies of both academic units.

Degree requirements must be met for both programs simultaneously to be eligible to receive the appropriate undergraduate degrees.  Candidates must complete a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) in the College of Engineering, and a Bachelor of Fine Art (B.F.A.) in the School of Art & Design.  Upon completion of the requirements of both academic units, MDDP students are granted concurrent degrees. If a requirement for either degree is lacking, neither degree will be conferred.  The student must submit a separate Diploma Application through Wolverine Access to each unit along with any additional required documents.