• Fall 2017 Online Graduate Courses

Below is a list of online ISD course offerings for the fall 2017 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 opens Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

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


 

Important Dates:

Registration opens Wednesday, May 31
Classes begins Tuesday, September 5
Last day to withdraw with assessment of registration and disenrollment fees only Monday, September 25
Last day to withdraw from term with fifty percent tuition reduction Monday, October 16
No reduction in tuition and fee assessment for students who withdraw Tuesday, October 17
Last day of classes Tuesday, December 12
Note: Deadline ends when the office closes for business at 5:00 pm
For more information, see the Office of the Registrar calendars.
 

AUTO 501 - Integrated Vehicle Systems Design  down arrow
Professor: Harvey Bell

Course Number: AUTO 501
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits: 3
Description: The objective of this course is to examine the major systems and concepts related to the development of a vehicle in a global marketplace. The course focuses on the layout of the major space-defining vehicle subsystems in the context of interactions between the subsystems and overall vehicle demands. The process followed will be based on systems engineering and will frame the design process in the context of the vehicle needs. Performance prediction, engineering metrics and design requirements will be presented and discussed for selected subsystems.

 
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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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AUTO 533 - Advanced Energy Solutions  down arrow
Professor: Margaret Woolridge

Course Number: AUTO 533
Cross Listing: MECHENG 433
Credits: 3
Description: This course provides an introduction to the challenges of power generation for a global society. The course starts with an overview of the current and future demands for energy, the various methods of power generation including fossil fuel, solar, thermal, wind, and nuclear and the detrimental byproducts associated with these methods.

 
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CEE 501 - Greenhouse Gas Control  down arrow
Professor: Christian Lastoskie

Course Number: CEE 501
Cross Listing: ESENG 599
Credits: 3
Description: This course presents a review of strategies for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in power generation, transportation, and the built environment. Sources, discharges, and physical properties of greenhouse gases are surveyed, and technologies for greenhouse gas elimination or sequestration are discussed. Policy options for greenhouse gas control and carbon footprint reduction are also considered.

 
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EECS 434 - Principles of Photonics  down arrow
Professor: Stephen Rand

Course Number: EECS 434
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits: 3
Description: EECS 434 provides an introduction to photonics, optoelectronics, lasers and fiber-optics. The course begins by analyzing optical propagation, reflection/refraction at interfaces and optics in anisotropic media. Polarization is discussed, with application to liquid crystal displays and waveplates. Anti-reflection coatings, dielectric mirrors, and interferometers are studied. Dielectric waveguides and fiber optics are discussed, together with methods of modulating radiation for communications and metrology. Optical spectral analysis, filtering, resonators, lasers and coherence are covered. The course concludes with semiconductor optics: laser diodes, LEDs, photo-detectors and communication systems.

 
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ESENG 501 - Seminars on Energy Systems, Technology, and Policy  down arrow
Professor: Suljo Linic

Course Number: ESENG 501
Cross Listing: CEE 565
Credits: 3
Description: The aim of the seminar series is to provide a view at multiple scales of challenges in developing and implementing new energy technologies. Industrial, governmental, and research perspectives will be given on promising technologies and policies that will shape our energy portfolio and its environmental consequences, in the decades to come.

 
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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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ESENG 505 - Energy Generation and Storage  down arrow
Professor: Suljo Linic

Course Number: ESENG 505
Cross Listing: CHE 696, MECHENG 571
Credits: 3
Description: Energy and power densities previously unattainable in environmentally-friendly energy technologies have been achieved through use of novel materials. ESENG 505 describes design strategies for power systems in the context of growing global demand for power and energy.

 
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ESENG 599 - Sustainable Energy Systems  down arrow
Professor: Greg Keoleian

Course Number: ESENG 599
Cross Listing: NRE 574 / PUBPOL 519
Credits: 3
Description: This course examines the production and consumption of energy from a systems perspective by focusing on sustainability. Main topics include the physics of energy, energy accounting methods, the current energy system and responses to current energy challenges.

 
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IOE 461 - Quality Engineering Principles and Analysis  down arrow
Professor: Pat Hammett

Course Number: IOE 461
Cross Listing: MFG 461
Credits: 3
Description: This course provides students with the analytical and management tools necessary to solve manufacturing quality problems and implement effective quality systems.

 
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ISD 503 - ISD Practicum down arrow
Professor: Pat Hammett

Course Number: AUTO 503
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits: 6-9
Description: This project course is intended to provide students with an industrially-relevant team project experience.

 
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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 599C - Development and Verification of System Design Requirements  down arrow
Professor: Robert Bordley

Course Number: ISD 599C
Cross Listing: n/a
Description: Data collection and analysis techniques for developing and verifying system design requirements are studied: identifying, quantifying and prioritizing stakeholder objectives, minimizing test procedures cost, validation vs. verification, and limited vs. mass production strategies. Course work includes a term project. Knowledge of introductory statistics is required.

 
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MECHENG 438 - Internal Combustion Engines  down arrow
Professor:  Andre Boehman

Course Number: MECHENG 438
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits: 3
Description: This course presents an analytical approach to the engineering problems and performance analysis of internal combustion engines, while also highlighting the design and operating characteristics of different types of engines. Students will examine thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer, friction and other factors affecting engine power, efficiency, and emissions. They will then use what they have learned to assess engine behavior and understand design tradeoffs.

 
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MECHENG 489 - Sustainable Engineering and Design  down arrow
Professor:  Steven Skerlos

Course Number: MECHENG 489
Cross Listing: n/a
Credits: 3
Description: This course offers students the ability to understand the economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainability as they pertain to engineering design, as well as the ability to speak professionally about environmental and sustainability issues. Students also leave the class with the ability to perform streamlined life cycle assessments, EcoAudits, carbon/water/energy footprints, economic assessments, and mass and energy balances.

 
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MECHENG 569 - Control of Advanced Powertrain Systems  down arrow
Professor:  Anna Stefanopoulou

Course Number: MECHENG 569
Cross Listing: AUTO 569
Credits: 3
Description: Will cover essential aspects of electronic engine control for spark ignition (gasoline) and compression ignition (diesel) engines followed by recent control developments for direct injection, camless actuation, active boosting technologies, hybrid-electric, and fuel cell power generation. Will review system identification, averaging, feedforward, feedback, multivariable (multiple SISO and MIMO), estimation, dynamic programming, and optimal control techniques.

 
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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:  Don Malen,  Hesham Ezzat

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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NAVARCH 514 - Fatigue of Structures  down arrow
Professor:  Pingsha Dong

Course Number: NAVARCH 514
Cross Listing: MFG 515
Credits: 3
Description: Fundamental concepts associated with fatigue damage and failure in engineering structures and contemporary design and analysis procedures with an emphasis on fatigue of welded structures, including most recent developments in finite element based fatigue design and analysis procedures, e.g., mesh-insensitive structural stress method and master S-N curve approach.

 
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