Materials and Manufacturing

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an undergraduate certificate program in the area of Materials and Manufacturing. The program is based on the elective courses of the bachelor of science in engineering degree in mechanical engineering (BSE-ME) program regularly offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The earned credit hours can be applied simultaneously to the certificate program and an undergraduate degree program at the University of Michigan - Dearborn.

The program can be completely entirely on campus, with some courses occasionally offered in the asynchronous online mode.

Engineering materials and manufacturing are important components of mechanical engineering. The certificate program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of this field and receive official recognition.

Only courses completed with grade B or better will be counted toward the certificate. A minimum certificate grade point average of 3.0 is required to obtain the certificate.  

Certificate Requirements

The certificate program requires a minimum of 9 credit hours.

Select a minimum of 9 credit hours from the following:
ME 460Design for Manufacturing3
ME 481Manufacturing Processes II3
ME 483Dsgn Cons in Poly and Comp Mat3
ENGR 350Nanoscience and Nanotechnology4
BENG 375Biomaterial Tissue Engrg4
ME 4950Digital Manufacturing and Product Innovation3
ME 4910Degradation of Materials3


  1. Up to 4 credit hours can be transferred from a degree-granting program at another institution.
  2. Pass/fail courses are not allowed.
  3. All applicable credits earned in the certificate program can be applied toward one University of Michigan – Dearborn degree program.
  4. Credits earned in the certificate program cannot be applied toward another certificate program.