Battery Manufacturing Short Course

Battery fabrication and storage experts from the U-M Battery Lab and affiliated faculty periodically offer a four-day, in-depth short course on battery manufacturing. Enrollment is coordinated through Nexus; check the Battery Manufacturing course page for further details and announcements of when the course will be next offered.

Foundations of Mobility

Technology and urbanization are changing the way society moves. Over the next decade, cities worldwide are projected to grow rapidly. Passenger traffic and goods movement will rise in pace while transportation systems become increasingly connected and automated. These changes will create unprecedented economic, environmental and planning challenges, with no one-size-fits-all solution. The Foundations of Mobility course provides the systems-level knowledge and skills required to address these complex issues.

Offered through Nexus at the College of Engineering, this online course features faculty experts from six different colleges across the University of Michigan. Students will gain real-world skills, practical applications and earn a distinguished credential from global leaders in mobility research and education. Find out more and enroll at Foundations of Mobility.

Energy-Related Course Offerings

The University of Michigan offers a wide varies of courses related to energy across the College of EngineeringFord School of Public PolicySchool of Environment and Natural ResourcesCollege of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and the Ross School of Business. Many of these courses are cross-listed between U-M’s various schools.

Given below is a sample of relevant courses recently offered through engineering departments. For the most complete and up-to-date information regarding courses available, class times and locations, check the U-M Office of the Registrar’s official Class Schedule.


AERO 533 – Combustion Processes

3.00 Credits:

This course covers the fundamentals of combustion systems, and fire and explosion phenomena. Topics covered include thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, laminar flame propagation, detonations and explosions, flammability and ignition, spray combustion, and the use of computer techniques in combustion problems.

AERO 535 – Rocket Propulsion

3.00 Credits:

Analysis of liquid and solid propellant rocket powerplants; propellant thermochemistry, heat transfer, system considerations. Low-thrust rockets, multi-stage rockets, trajectories in powered flight, electric propulsion.

Chemical Engineering
Chem 538 – Statistical and Irreversible Thermodynamics

3.00 Credits:

The laws of probability and statistics are applied to microscopic matter to yield properties of macroscopic systems. Relations between classical and statistical thermodynamics are developed. Coupling of irreversible processes is treated through the entropy balance and microscopic reversibility.

Mechanical Engineering
ME 438 – Internal Combustion Engines I

4.00 Credits:

Analytical approach to the engineering problem and performance analysis of internal combustion engines. Study of thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer, friction, and other factors affecting engine power, efficiency, and emissions. Design and operating characteristics of different types of engines. Computer assignments. Engine laboratories.

ME 452 – Design for Manufacturability

3.00 Credits:

Conceptual design. Design for economical production, Taguchi methods, design for assembly; case studies. Product design using advanced polymeric materials and composites; part consolidation, snap fit assemblies; novel applications.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
EECS 411 – Microwave Circuits

4.00 Credits:

Transmission-line theory, microstrip and coplanar lines, S-parameters, signal-flow graphs, matching networks, directional couplers, low-pass and band-pass filters, and diode detectors. Design, fabrication, and measurements (1-10GHz) of microwave-integrated circuits using CAD tools and network analyzers.

EECS 414 – Introduction to Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

4.00 Credits:

Micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), devices, and technologies. Micromachining and microfabrication techniques, including planar thin-film processing, silicon etching, wafer bonding, photolithography, deposition, and etching. Transduction mechanisms and modeling in different energy domains. Analysis of micromachined capacitive, piezoresistive, and thermal sensors/actuators and applications. Computer-aided design for MEMS layout, fabrication, and analysis.

EECS 423 – Sold-State Device Laboratory

4.00 Credits:

Semiconductor material and device fabrication and evaluation: diodes, bipolar and field-effect transistors, passive components. Semiconductor processing techniques: oxidation, diffusion, deposition, etching, photolithography. Lecture and laboratory. Projects to design and simulate device fabrication sequence.

EECS 427 – VLSI Design 1

4.00 Credits:

Design techniques for rapid implementations of very large-scale integrated (VLSI) circuits, MOS technology and logic. Structured design. Design rules, and layout procedures. Design aids: layout, design rule checking, logic, and circuit simulation. Timing. Testability. Architectures for VLSI. Projects to develop and lay out circuits.

EECS 529 – Semiconductor Lasers and LEDs

3.00 Credits:

Optical processes in semiconductors, spontaneous emission, absorption gain, and stimulated emission. Principles of light-emitting diodes, including transient effects, spectral and spatial radiation fields. Principles of semiconducting lasers; gain-current relationships, radiation fields, optical confinement, and transient effects.