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The University Of Michigan Master Of Engineering Template And Aerospace Engineering Related Programs

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1996 Annual Conference


Washington, District of Columbia

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June 23, 1996

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June 23, 1996

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June 26, 1996



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1.483.1 - 1.483.5

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Joe G. Eisley

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The University of Michigan Master of Engineering Template and Aerospace Engineering Related Programs

Joe G. Eisley University of Michigan


The College of Engineering at the University of Michigan now offers Master of Engineering degree programs under its own authority in addition to the graduate degrees offered by the College through the University's School of Graduate Studies. All such programs must conform to a particular template which is designed to ensure an amount of breadth across departmental and college boundaries and participation in a team project. The Department of Aerospace Engineering offers a Master of Engineering degree under its jurisdiction and is a partner with other departments in the College in three other programs. The Master of Engineering template and the four degree programs are briefly described.

Master of Engineering Template

The approval of a Master of Engineering Degree had to be sought at the State level through the State Council of University Presidents. This is a voluntary agreement aimed at avoiding unnecessary duplication of programs. The proposal had to define the nature and purpose of the degree program and justify the existence of still another graduate degree. To this end a template, or a set of guidelines, was developed which distinguished this degree from others already being offered and which also spoke to the need for the program. So that maximum flexibility was still available to the College the template contained rather broad guidelines as follows:

1. Depth in an engineering discipline (6 credit hours minimum). Generally interpreted as a continuation at higher level of a disciplinary focus of the undergraduate program.

2. Breadth in engineering (6 credit hours minimum). Generally interpreted as engineering courses outside the disciplinary focus.

3 Breadth outside engineering (6 credit hours minimum). Recommended subject areas include business, law, economics, foreign languages and culture.

1996 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings

Eisley, J. G. (1996, June), The University Of Michigan Master Of Engineering Template And Aerospace Engineering Related Programs Paper presented at 1996 Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

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