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Mechanical Engineering Courses by Research Area
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This is an unofficial spreadsheet. Information on this table is subject to change at any time without notice. See the University of Michigan ME Academic Handbooks for the most up-to-date course information.
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Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisiteBiomechanics and Biosystems EngineeringControlsDesignDynamics and VibrationsEnergyFluidsManufacturingMechanics and MaterialsMechatronics and RoboticsMicro/Nano EngineeringAutomotive and Future TransportationMulti-Scale ComputationThermal Sciences
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211Intro to Solid Mechanics4Physics 140 & 141, and (Math 116 or Math 121 or 156)X
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235Thermodynamics I3Chem 130 & 125 or Chem 210 & 211, and (Math 116 or Math 121 or Math 156)X
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240Intro to Dynamics and Vibrations4Physics 140 &141, and preceded or accompanied by (Math 216 or Math 156.)XX
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250Design and Manufacturing I4Math 116 or Math 121 or Math 156 and (ENGR 101 or EECS 183 ) and ENGR 151XX
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290RISE 2 - Research, Innovation, Service and Entrepreneurship1-3permission of instructorXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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305Intro to Finite Elements in Mechanical Engineering3MECHENG 311X
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311Strength of Materials3MECHENG 211, Math 216X
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320Fluid Mechanics I3(Math 215 or Math 255), MECHENG 235, and MECHENG 240X
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335Heat Transfer3MECHENG 320X
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336Thermodynamics II3MECHENG 235XX
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350Design and Manufacturing II4MECHENG 211, MECHENG 240, MECHENG 250XX
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360Modeling, Analysis and Control of Dynamic Systems4MECHENG 240 and P/A EECS 314XX
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382Mechanical Behavior of Materials4MECHENG 211X
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390RISE 3 - Research, Innovation, Service, Entrepreneurship2-3Permission of instructorXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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395Laboratory I4PHYS 240, and PHYS 241, and MECHENG 211, and MECHENG 235, and MECHENG 240; preceded or accompanied by MECHENG 320, and MECHENG 382
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400Mechanical Engineering Analysis3MECHENG 211, MECHENG 240, Math 216XXXXXXXXXXXXX
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401(MFG 402) Statistical Quality Control and Design3senior or graduate standingXXXX
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406Biomechanics for Engineeing Students3MECHENG 320 and MECHENG 382XX
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412Advanced Strength of Materials3MECHENG 311X
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420Fluid Mechanics II3MECHENG 320X
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424(BME 424) Engineering Acoustics3Math 216 or Physics 240XX
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432Combustion3MECHENG 336, preceded or accompanied by MECHENG 320XXXX
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433(AUTO 533) Advanced Energy Solutions3MECHENG 235XXX
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438Internal Combustion Engines4MECHENG 235, MECHENG 336 or permission of instructorXXXX
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440Intermediate Dynamics and Vibrations4MECHENG 240X
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450Design and Manufacturing III4MECHENG 350, MECHENG 360, and either MECHENG 395 or AEROSP 305. May not be taken concurrently with MECHENG 455 or MECHENG 495. Not open to graduate studentsXX
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451(MFG 453) Properties of Advanced Materials for Design Engineers3MECHENG 382XXX
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452(MFG 452) Design for Manufacturability3MECHENG 350XX
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455Analytical Product Design3-4MECHENG 350, MECHENG 360, MECHENG 395 for MECHENG majors. PI for all othersXX
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456(BIOMEDE 456) Tissue Mechanics3MECHENG 211, MECHENG 240XX
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458Automotive Engineering3MECHENG 350XXX
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461Automatic Control3MECHENG 360X
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476(BIOMEDE 476) Biofluid Mechanics4MECHENG 320X
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481Manufacturing Process3MECHENG 382XX
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482(MFG 492) Machining Processes3MECHENG 382XX
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483Manufacturing Design System3MECHENG 250XX
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487(MFG 488) Welding3MECHENG 382X
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489Sustainable Engineering and Design3MECHENG 235. Credit for only one: CEE 265 or MECHENG 489XX
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490RISE 4 - Research, Innovation, Service, Entrepreneurship3permission of instructorXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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491Independent Study1-3MECHENG 490, permission of instructor; mandatory pass/failXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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495Laboratory II4MECHENG 360, MECHENG 395, preceded or accompanied by MECHENG 335 and MECHENG 350. May not elect MECHENG 450 concurrently. Not open to graduate students
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499Special Topics in Mechanical Engineeringpermission of instructorXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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501Mathematical Methods in Mechanical Engineering3advised Math 216; Math 217 or equivalent recommendedXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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502Methods of Differential equations in Mechanics3Math 454XXXXXXXXXXXXX
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505Finite Element Methods in Mechanical Engineering3MECHENG 501 (MECHENG 311 or MECHENG 320)XXXX
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507Atomistic Computer Modeling of Materials3Introductory quantum mechanics recommended, but not requiredXXX
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511Theory of Solid Continua3MECHENG 211, Math 450XX
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512(CEE 509) Theory of Elasticity3MECHENG 311 or MECHENG 412, or MECHENG 511 or equivalentX
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513(Auto 513, MFG 513) Automotive Body Structures3MECHENG 311XX
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515Contact Mechanics3MECHENG 311 or MECHENG 350XXXX
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516(MATSCIE 516) Mechanics of Thin Films and Layered Materials3MECHENG 311 or graduate standingX
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517(MacroSE 517) Mechanics of Polymers I3MECHENG 511 or permission of instructorX
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519Theory of Plasticity I3MECHENG 511X
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520Advanced Fluid Mechanics I3MECHENG 320X
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521Advanced Fluid Mechanics II3MECHENG 520X
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523(AEROSP 523) Computational Fluid Dynamics I3AEROSP 325 or preceded or accompanied by MECHENG 520XX
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524Advanced Engineering Acoustics3MECHENG 424, (BIOMEDE 424)XX
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527Multiphase Flow3MECHENG 520XX
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530Advanced Heat Transfer3MECHENG 320 or equivalent background in fluid mechanics and heat transferXXX
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533Radiative Heat Transfer3MECHENG 335X
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535Thermodynamics III3MECHENG 336XX
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537Advanced Combustion3MECHENG 432 or equivalentXXXX
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538Advanced Internal Combustion Engines3MECHENG 438XXXX
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539(APPLIED PHYSICS 639) Heat Transfer Physics3MECHENG 235, MECHENG 335XX
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540(AEROSP 540) Intermediate Dynamics3MECHENG 240XXX
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541Mechanical Vibrations3MECHENG 440X
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542Vehicle Dynamics3MECHENG 440XX
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543Analytical and Computational Dynamics I3MECHENG 440XXX
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548Applied Nonlinear Dynamics3MECHENG 360 or graduate standingXX
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552(MFG 552) Mechatronic Systems Design4MECHENG 350, MECHENG 360, EECS 314 or equivalentxXX
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553(MFG 553) Microelectromechanical Systems3senior or graduate standingXX
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555(MFG 555) Design Optimization3Math 451 and Math 217 or equivalentX
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558(MFG 558) Discrete Design Optimization3senior or graduate standingX
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559(MFG 559) Smart Materials and Structures3EECS 314 or equivalentXX
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560(MFG 562) Modeling Dynamic Systems3MECHENG 360XXXX
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561(EECS 561) Design of Digital Control Systems3EECS 460 or MECHENG 461XX
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563(MFG 561) Time Series Modeling, Analysis, Forcasting3Advised Prerequisite: IOE 366 or MECHENG 401XX
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564(AEROSP 550) (CEE 571) (EECS 560) Linear Systems Theory4graduate standingXXXX
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565Battery Systems and Control3Advised Prerequisite: MECHENG 360 or equivalent. Advised Co-requisite: MECHENG 461 or equivalent.XXX
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566(AUTO 566) Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles3MECHENG 438 and MECHENG 461 or equivalent is recommendedXXX
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567(EECS 567) (MFG 567) Robot Kinematics and Dynamics3graduate standing or permission of instructorXXXX
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568Vehicle Control Systems3MECHENG 461 or equivalentXX
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569Control of Advanced Powertrain Systems3MECHENG 360; preceded or accompanied by MECHENG 461XX
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571(ESENG 505) Energy Generation and Storage Using Modern Materials3MECHENG 382 and MECHENG 335 or equivalentX
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572(MFG 580) Rheology and Fracture3MECHENG 382XXX
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574Nano/Micro Structure Evolution3graduate standing and seniors by PIX
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576(MFG 556) Fatigue in Mechanical Design3382 or equivalentXX
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577(MFG 557) Use of Materials and their Selection in Design3MECHENG 382 and senior, or graduate standingXXX
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582(MFG 582) (MATSCIE 523) Metal-Forming Plasticity3MECHENG 211XX
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584(MFG 584) Advanced Mechatronics for Manufacturing3ME 461 or equivalentxXX
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586(MFG 591) Laser Materials Processing3senior or graduate standingXX
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587(MFG 587) Global Manufacturing3one 400-level MFG or DES or BUS classX
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588(IOE 588) (MFG 588) Assembly Modeling for Design and Manufacturing3MECHENG 481 and MECHENG 401 or equivalentXX
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589Sustainable Design of Technology Systems3senior or graduate standingX
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590Study or Research in Selected Mechanical Engineering Topics3/6graduate standing; permission of the instructor who will guide the work; mandatory satisfactory/unsatisfactoryXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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599Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering1-6permission of instructorXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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605Advanced Finite Element Methods in Mechanics3MECHENG 505 or CEE 510, (NAVARCH 512)XX