As of Fall 2017, this page is currently outdated and is being overhauled as part of a website redesign. Click here for a listing of energy-related courses offered, but please check with your adviser to ensure that a class meets degree requirements before registering.
The University of Michigan offers coursework related to energy across the College of Engineering, Ford School of Public Policy, School of Environment and Natural Resources, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and the Ross School of Business. Many of these courses are cross-listed between UM’s various schools.
For the most up-to-date information regarding class times and locations, please check the Office of the Registrar’s Class Schedule.
College of Engineering
AERO 533 – Combustion Processes
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
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.
Chem 538 – Statistical and Irreversible Thermodynamics
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.
ME 438 – Internal Combustion Engines I
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
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.
EECS 411 – Microwave Circuits
Transmission-line theory, microstrip and coplanar lines, S-parameters, signal-flow graphs, matching networks, directional couplers, low-pass and band-pass filters, 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)
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
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
Design techniques for rapid implementations of very large-scale integrated (VLSI) circuits, MOS technology and logic. Structured design. Design rules, 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
Optical processes in semiconductors, spontaneous emission, absorption gain, 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.