Offering a broad range of topics, the Engineering Division encourages students to explore and refine their interests. Lower level courses introduce new students to multiple facets of the engineering landscape, focusing on the diversity and practical application of new innovations. Higher level courses cover broad research interests and facilitate a deeper understanding of specific areas of study.
Basic physics is an integral part of every engineering curriculum. However, in many areas of engineering the sophistication of the field, coupled with the staggering rate of technological advance, has created a need for engineers with much stronger backgrounds in math and physics—people who can work in an engineering environment and who are capable of applying advanced physics concepts to bring innovations to the marketplace. Engineering Physics offers a thorough curriculum in basic and advanced engineering courses combined with sufficient physics and mathematics to be equivalent to a traditional degree in physics.
U-M offers unparalleled support for students looking to combine engineering expertise with real-world business skills. Collaborations with the Ross School of Business and facilities like the TechArb enable students to explore this burgeoning, important field. Pursue coursework in entrepreneurship, get involved in the MPowered community or work with the Center for Entrepreneurship to find the perfect path.
Gaining experience in a global market is imperative for today’s engineers. Engineering students are encouraged to take advantage of the College’s own International Programs in Engineering, or explore campus-wide programs through the Center for Global and Intercultural Studies. The U-M – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute gives select students from SJTU an opportunity to transfer to Michigan Engineering. Students can also participate in international programs that are not sponsored by the University.
Military Officer Education
In conjunction with the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, students can enroll in the Military Officer Education Program to receive a commission from the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps. Through this program, students obtain special training and instruction and can receive stipends to aid with the cost of their education.
The Multidisciplinary Design Program (MDP) brings students together from across the University and provides them with a chance to develop their skills by working on real-world, multidisciplinary team-based design projects. Whether through participation in student competition teams, faculty research teams, student-led initiatives or partner-sponsored projects, MDP student teams function cohesively to develop professional and technical skills while creating value through innovative design.
The Technical Communications program offers undergraduate and graduate engineering students the skills to more effectively communicate technical information.