Engineering Graduate Programs


Administered through: Michigan College of Engineering/Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies (applications for MS and PhD degrees are submitted to the Rackham Graduate School via an Online Application)
Duration of Program: Variable (30 credit hours)
Degree Received: Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) or Master of Engineering (MEng) or Doctorate in Engineering (DEng) or Ph.D. in Engineering

The Tauber Institute program is open to students pursuing any advanced engineering degree who also have an interest in operations. Students participating in the Tauber Institute program gain exposure to business concepts while completing their engineering requirements.

Note: The Tauber Institute requires MEng, DEng and Ph.D. applicants to have a minimum of one year of full-time work experience.

Key Benefits

  • Expanded career opportunities from a well-rounded education
  • Paid internship at a leading corporation working on a substantive consulting-like project with high-level exposure and faculty support
  • No additional cost to participate in the Tauber Institute for Global Operations

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION BY AREA OF STUDY

M.Eng. (Master of Engineering in Manufacturing) A total of 30 credit hours is required. Entrance requirements are similar to other master's degree programs in the College of Engineering except that entering applicants should have relevant industry-related working/internship experience by the beginning of the first semester of enrollment.

Within the College of Engineering, MEng degrees are administered by the Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) department, the newest division in the College of Engineering. When applying to the MEng in Manufacturing (MEM) program, you can indicate a desire to be considered for the Tauber Institute program and your application will be reviewed. Students who did not indicate an interest in the Tauber Institute on their application but who would still like to be considered should submit a Tauber Institute application and essays no later than August 1. Applications submitted after this date will be considered at the discretion of the Tauber Institute Managing Director.

MSE (Master of Science in Engineering) in any Engineering Discipline

An MSE degree requires a student to choose a discipline offered by the College of Engineering and submit an application to the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. The Tauber Institute requires at least one year of relevant work experience for graduate engineering students - one of which may be cumulative summer, co-op and/or intern industry work. Students interested in applying to the Tauber Institute should submit a Tauber Institute application and essays concurrently with the engineering application process, or after securing admission, however no later than August 1. Applications submitted after this date will be considered at the discretion of the Tauber Managing Director.

Dual Degree - MBA and either a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) or Master of Engineering (MEng)

Administered through: Michigan Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering/Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies
Duration of Program: 2 years

Dual Degree programs offer a balance between management and engineering, with students earning advanced degrees in both areas. Dual Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degrees may be obtained in addition to the MBA in one of the following disciplines: Industrial & Operations Engineering, Civil Engineering or Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering.  A Dual MBA and Master of Engineering degree in Manufacturing (MEM) may also be pursued. Graduates have unusually broad career options, being equally well prepared for leadership positions in both technical and non-technical areas of a firm.

To apply for a Dual MBA/MSE program, you must submit a full-time day MBA program application to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and an application to the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Applicants should indicate on both applications that they are applying for the dual MBA/MSE degree program. 

Applicants considering a Dual MBA/MEM degree must apply to both the MBA and the MEM programs separately. Applicants should indicate on both applications that they are applying for the dual MBA/MEM degree program. 

On the Business School MBA application, make sure you check the "Tauber Institute and Dual Degree Program Applicants" box on Form 1 of the application and utilize your essay responses to indicate your reasons for the Tauber Institute. Note: The College of Engineering will accept GMAT scores in lieu of GRE scores. Students interested in applying to the Tauber Institute after being admitted by the Business School and College of Engineering should submit their Tauber application and essay no later than August 1. Applications submitted after this date will be considered at the discretion of the Tauber Managing Director.

Doctorate of Engineering (DEng)

Applicants interested in pursuing a DEng degree should contact the appropriate department of study within the College of Engineering and/or follow these instructions. DEng students are admitted through the College of Engineering. The Tauber Institute requires at least one year of relevant work experience for students applying from this program. Students interested in applying to the Tauber Institute should submit a Tauber Institute application and essays concurrently with the engineering application process, or after securing admission, however no later than August 1. Applications submitted after this date will be considered at the discretion of the Tauber Managing Director.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Applicants interested in pursuing a PhD should contact the appropriate department of study within the College of Engineering. PhD students are admitted through the the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. The Tauber Institute requires at least one year of relevant work experience for students applying from this program. Students interested in applying to the Tauber Institute should submit a Tauber Institute application and essays concurrently with the engineering application process, or after securing admission, however no later than August 1. Applications submitted after this date will be considered at the discretion of the Tauber Managing Director.

Tauber Application

EGP Requirements