• Winter 2018 Online Graduate Courses

Below is a list of online ISD course offerings for the winter 2018 semester. Please note this registration page is for online students only. These courses also have an on-campus section; on-campus ISD students register for classes through Wolverine Access. To learn more about the online course registration process, please see the Register for Courses page

Online course registration is open.

Please see our FAQs or contact isd-answers@umich.edu for more information.


 

Important Dates:

Classes begins Wednesday, January 3
Last day of classes Tuesday, April 17
Note: Deadline ends when the office closes for business at 5:00 pm EST
For more information, see the Office of the Registrar calendars.
 

AUTO 503 - Automotive Engineering Project down arrow
Professor: Pat Hammett

Course Number: AUTO 503
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits: 3
Description: As an essential component of the Master of Engineering in the Automotive Engineering degree program, students are required to participate in a sponsored project in automotive engineering. The intent of this project course is to provide students with a capstone project experience where they can apply the knowledge and skills acquired through the Automotive Engineering degree program to relevant automotive engineering problems. Each project must have a clearly defined problem or need; must show a solution methodology; and must be value-added to the sponsor.

 
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CEE 567 - Energy Infrastructure Systems  down arrow
Professor: Christian Lastoskie

Course Number: CEE 567
Cross Listing: ESENG 567
Credits:
3
Description: Energy is the preeminent issue of our time. During the transition from coal to sustainable energy sources, society faces a multitude of challenges. The engineers role will be to evaluate various energy resources with regard to factors such as their environmental effect, production cost and associated technical challenges.

The course addresses the technologies and economics of electric power generation, transmission and distribution. Centralized versus distributed generation, and fossil fuels versus renewable resources, are considered in regard to engineering, market and regulatory principles. Students develop an understanding of the energy challenges confronting society and investigate technologies that seek to address future needs. 


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EECS 569 - Production Systems Engineering  down arrow
Professor: Semyon Meerkov

Course Number: EECS 569
Cross Listing: MFG 564
Credits:
3
Description: Production Systems Engineering (PSE) is an emerging branch of engineering science that investigates fundamental properties that govern production systems and utilizes them for analysis, design and continuous improvement. Using actual case studies of real-world problems and successful, implemented solutions, this course teaches students to design novel, efficient production systems, understand reasons for lost productivity and design continuous improvement projects, and use Measurement-Based Management techniques for operating production systems in Just Right regimes.

 
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ESENG 503 - Energy Systems Engineering Project  down arrow
Professor: Pat Hammett

Course Number: ESENG 503
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits: 3
Description: One of the highlights of the Master of Energy Systems Engineering degree is the required project course ESENG 503. In this course, students will carry out a project in interdisciplinary teams, and, where possible, in conjunction with an internship held during the summer with an industrial or governmental sponsor. A faculty member will follow the progress and serve as an advisor to the project teams.

 
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IOE 591 - Risk Analysis I  down arrow
Professor: Seth Guikema

Course Number: IOE 591
Cross Listing: ISD 599-885
Credits:
3
Description: This course provides a graduate-level introduction to the interdisciplinary field and methods of risk analysis. The course covers the foundations of the field – the meaning of risk and uncertainty; risk perception, communication and governance; semi-quantitative risk analysis methods; fault trees and event trees; Bayesian belief networks; extreme value statistics. It also covers more domain-specific analysis methods from human reliability analysis, project risk management; terrorism risk analysis, and environmental health and safety risk assessment. The focus is on providing a strong foundation for both further study and practice in the field of risk analysis.

 
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ISD 520 - Introduction to Systems Engineering  down arrow
Professor: Robert Bordley

Course Number: ISD 520
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits: 3
Description: Introduction to the systems engineering process used to create multidisciplinary solutions to complex problems with multiple, often conflicting objectives; application to large developmental programs from such diverse areas as civil engineering and transportation, space and missiles, ships and land vehicle systems. Coursework includes homework assignments and projects.

 
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ISD 599B - Modeling Analysis of Vehicle Systems  down arrow
Professor: Amey Karnik

Course Number: ISD 599B
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits:
3
Description: The course is an introduction to the design of road vehicles through modeling and system analysis . The course is designed to provide basic introduction to various vehicle subsystems and their functional performance characteristics. Domain specific modeling and analysis methods will be discussed and applied. The scope of this course will be limited to modeling and analysis of the basic phenomena related to longitudinal motion, propulsion systems and lateral motion.

 
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ISD 599D - System Architecting, Concept Development and Embodiment Design  down arrow
Professors: Art Hyde and Robert Bordley

Course Number: ISD 599D
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits:
3
Description: This course focuses on lean systems engineering from systems architecting through systems embodiment. The class will be formed into product development teams of between 4-7 students to design a human powered enclosed vehicle.

 
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MATSCI 514/MFG 514 - Composite Materials  down arrow
Professor: Richard Robertson

Course Number: MATSCI 514
Cross Listing: MACROMOL 514 / MFG 514
Credits:
3
Description: The objective of this course is to examine the behavior, processing, and design of composite materials, especially fiber composites. The emphasis is on the chemical and physical processes currently employed and expected to guide the future development of the technology.

 
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MECHENG 555/MFG 555 - Design Optimization  down arrow
Professor: Jesse Austin-Breneman

Course Number: MECHENG555/MFG555
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits:
3
Description: Mathematical modeling of engineering design problems for optimization. Boundedness and monotonicity analysis of models. Differential optimization theory and selected numerical algorithms for continuous nonlinear models. Emphasis on the interaction between proper modeling and computation. Students propose design term projects from various disciplines and apply course methodology to optimize designs.

 
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MECHENG 565 - Battery Systems and Control  down arrow
Professor: Jason Siegel

Course Number: MECHENG 565
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits:
3
Description: This course covers battery modeling, control and diagnostic methodologies associated to battery electric and battery hybrid electric vehicles. Emphasis is placed upon system-level modeling, model order reduction from micro-scale to macro-scale and surrogate models for load control, estimation, on-board identification and diagnostics for Lithium Ion batteries.

 
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MECHENG 566 - Modeling Analysis and Control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles  down arrow
Professors: Timothy Grewe and Jinming Liu 

Course Number: MECHENG 566
Cross Listing: AUTO 566
Credits:
 3
Description: Hybrid and electric vehicles are currently the dominant technologies in the new generation of automobiles. This course examines the newest major sub-systems of hybrid and electrified vehicles—including the engine—as well as the integration of these sub-systems into the vehicle as a whole. Students will complete a final project of their choice on a topic related to hybrid and electric vehicles.

 
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MECHENG 587 - Global Manufacturing  down arrow
Professor: Kira Barton

Course Number: MECHENG 568
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits: 3
Description: This course describes how manufacturing enterprises should deploy globalization strategies that include issues such as fitting the product to the region in which it intends to be sold, selecting the best manufacturing configuration to enhance productivity, and optimizing the location of factories.

 
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MECHENG 589 - Sustainable Design of Technological Systems down arrow
Professor: Steven Skerlos

Course Number: MECHENG 589
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits:
3
Description: The purpose of MECHENG 589 is to teach students how to evaluate and communicate sustainable designs, specifically by providing them with an introduction to tools and models that quantitatively link economic decisions with environmental impact.

 
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MFG 502 - Manufacturing System Design  down arrow
Professor:  Elijah Kannatey-Asibu, Jr.

Course Number: MFG 502
Cross Listing: MECHENG 483
Credits: 
3
Description: An introduction to the procedures and methodologies for designing manufacturing systems. Topics covered include: paradigms of manufacturing; building blocks of manufacturing systems; numerical control and robotics; task allocation and line balancing; system configurations; performance of manufacturing systems including quality, productivity and responsiveness; economic models and optimization of manufacturing systems; launch and reconfiguration of manufacturing systems; Lean manufacturing.

 
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MFG 503 - Manufacturing Engineering Project  down arrow
Professor:  Pat Hammett

Course Number: MFG 503
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits: 3
Description: This project course is intended to provide students with an industrially-relevant team project experience in manufacturing.

 
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MFG 599 - Advanced Design for Manufacturability  down arrow
Professor:  Kazuhiro Saitou

Course Number: MFG 599
Cross Listing: MECHENG 452
Credits: 3
Description: This course teaches the methods and analytical tools that prevent concerns regarding quality and warranty. The main focus is IDDOV, the Design for Six Sigma Quality methodology. Students gain the ability and correct techniques to identify customer requirements, evaluate design concepts, and optimize processes to meet quality objectives.

 
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MFG 599B - Designing in Quality: A Design for Six Sigma Course  down arrow
Professor: Pat Hammett

Course Number: MFG 599B
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits: 3
Description: As organizations improve their operational quality, they recognize the need to apply more systematic analytical techniques to design quality into their products and services. The Design for Six Sigma Movement has been driven by the evolution of Six Sigma methods that have influenced the design process, the development of design tools, and the need for continuous improvement in new product development. This is a project course that provides students with an industrially-relevant team project experience in manufacturing.

 
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