About this Program

The Master of Science in Computer Aided Engineering at Eastern Michigan University is designed to prepare students with competent backgrounds in the engineering principles and utilize the computer-based tools and techniques for all engineering functions and processes. The graduates generally apply the knowledge and principles to mechanical engineering, engineering analysis, product design and automated manufacturing using computer aided engineering tools. In addition, the curriculum includes the study of computer aided design, CNC programming, computer aided manufacturing, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, plastic mold design and manufacturing.

Both day and evening classes are offered. Small classes afford you the maximum opportunity to interact with your classmates and teachers. Most Computer Aided Engineering courses involve laboratory assignments that provide hands-on experience.

  • Program Objectives

    The evolution of computers in the past few decades has made it vital for today’s engineers to work with computer-based tools and techniques. Computer Aided Engineering is one of the newly-developed engineering disciplines and is also at the forefront of modern technology innovations.

    Computer Aided Engineering program at Eastern Michigan University places a strong emphasis to prepare engineers with competent backgrounds in the engineering principles and utilize the computer-based tools and techniques for all engineering functions and processes. The curriculum is designed to train the individual to apply the knowledge in mechanical engineering, engineering analysis, product design and automated manufacturing using computer aided engineering tools. To facilitate this, students in the program will be exposed to the nature of engineering environment through well-resourced laboratories, including software in finite element analysis, engineering simulation, CAD/CAM/CAE, CNC and robotics. Courses related to engineering design and analysis principles and renewable energy engineering applications will be available as required or electives.

    The program offers graduate work leading to the Master of Sciences degree in Computer Aided Engineering (MS/CAE). The M.S. program has three tracks:Design and Analysis, Renewable Energy, and Thesis. The thesis track is intended for students who are research-oriented.  The other two non-thesis tracks do not involve research although students are encouraged to include capstone projects in their courses.

    Students can take advantage of evening classes and distance-learning opportunities to earn their degrees. The field of CAE is expanding rapidly, with many new challenges and opportunities to pursue. We invite you to join us in this exciting endeavor.

  • Employment Opportunities

    Recent graduates of the program (previously known as MS in CAD/CAM) have gone on to work in industry or to earn higher degrees. Graduates from the program are employed as design engineers, manufacturing engineers, mechanical engineers, production managers, project engineers, automation engineers, CAD/CAM/CAE application engineers, test engineers, engineering software trainers, or renewable energy engineers and developers.

At a Glance

  • Number of credits: 36
  • Time to complete: varies

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