Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering

Students with an interest in both areas can pursue a dual B.S.E. program in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering and thus can earn two B.S.E. degrees at the same time:

  • B.S.E. degree in Manufacturing Engineering
  • B.S.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering

The dual degree program requires specified coursework that equals a minimum of 143 total credits.  

Dearborn Discovery Core Requirement

The minimum GPA for the program is 2.0. In addition, the DDC permits any approved course to satisfy up to three credit hours within three different categories. Please see the General Education Program: The Dearborn Discovery Core section for additional information.

Foundational Studies

Written and Oral Communication (GEWO) – 6 Credits

Upper Level Writing Intensive (GEWI) – 3 Credits

Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving (GEQT) – 3 Credits

Critical and Creative Thinking (GECC) – 3 Credits

Areas of Inquiry

Natural Science (GENS) – 7 Credits

  • Lecture/Lab Science Course
  • Additional Science Course

Social and Behavioral Analysis (GESB) – 9 Credits

Humanities and the Arts (GEHA) – 6 Credits

Intersections (GEIN) – 6 Credits


Capstone (GECE) – 3 Credits

In addition to completion of the Dearborn Discovery Core, the following courses are required to earn a dual BSE degree in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering from UM-Dearborn.

Basic PREP Requirements (53)

Tech Writing for Engineers (Fulfills 3 credits of DDC Written and Oral Communication)
Prin: Macroeconomics (Fulfills 3 credits of DDC Social and Behavioral Analysis)
Prin: Microeconomics
Intro to Engineering4
ENGR 100Intro to Eng and Computers2
ENGR 126Engineering Computer Graphics2
Mathematics and Science32
MATH 115Calculus I4
MATH 116Calculus II4
MATH 215Calculus III4
MATH 228Diff Eqns with Linear Algebra4
PHYS 150General Physics I4
PHYS 151General Physics II4
CHEM 134
CHEM 136
General Chemistry IA
and General Chemistry IIA
CHEM 144
CHEM 146
Gen Chemistry IB
and General Chemistry IIB
Basic Engineering Courses17
ENGR 216Computer Meth for Engineers2
ENGR 250Principles of Eng Materials3
ME 230Thermodynamics4
ME 260Design Stress Analyses4
ECE 305Intro to Electrical Eng4

Professional Requirements (69)

ME Requirements (8 courses)33
ME 325Thermal Fluid Sciences I4
ME 345Engineering Dynamics4
ME 349Instrument & Measuremt Systems3
ME 3601Des and Analy of Mach Elem4
ME 364Prob, Stats, and Rel in Mach D3
ME 375Thermal Fluid Sciences II4
ME 379Thermal-Fluids Laboratory3
ME 381Manufacturing Processes I4
or IMSE 382 Manufacturing Processes
ME 442Control Syst Anly and Design4
MFGE Requirements (6 courses)22
IMSE 421Eng Economy and Dec Anlys3
IMSE 440Applied stat models in engin3
IMSE 4425Human Factors and Ergonomics4
IMSE 4675Six Sigma & Stat Proc Improv4
IMSE 4795Prod, Inven Control & Lean Mfg4
IMSE 4835Comp.-Aided Prcs Desgn & Mfg4
ME 4671Senior Design I4
IMSE 4953Design Project in Mfge1
Upper-Level ME Design Courses3-4
One course (3-4 credit hours) from:
ME 4191Structural Mech & Design4
ME 4201Design of Turbomachinery4
ME 4202Design Turbo. and Wind Gen.4
ME 4471Solar Energy Sys Analy&Design4
ME 460Design for Manufacturing3
ME 472Prin & Appl of Mechatronic Sys4
ME 483Dsgn Cons in Poly and Comp Mat3
ME 490Directed Design Project1-3
ENGR 493Exper Hnrs Dir Dsgn1
MFGE Elective3-4
One course (3-4 credit hours) from:
ENGR 350Nanoscience and Nanotechnology4
ME 484Manufacturing Poly Comp Matl3
IMSE 488Metal Forming Processes3
General Electives 1-3
As needed to reach 69 credits in Professional Requirements. ENGR 399, ENGR 492 may be taken to fulfill CECS Experiential Honors Program.