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MICHIGAN ENGINEERING'S PARTNERSHIP WITH KLA

KLA and the University of Michigan College of Engineering have partnered since 2007 to leverage the educational resources of the College to create customized learning opportunities that support the personal learning goals of KLA employees while successfully advancing the talent development goals of the company. The partnership is designed to provide KLA engineers with technical leadership, depth in their own engineering discipline, breadth across engineering disciplines, knowledge of basic management issues, and the ability to influence and direct product development at a systems level. Through a broad array of online and on-campus courses, students will be well-prepared to tackle complex, large-scale systems challenges involving many stakeholders.

KLA employees have the following options to continue their engineering education with the top-ranked University of Michigan College of Engineering:

  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering
    Online through Nexus: Non-Candidate for Degree option only – for global KLA Employees

  • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering + Design
    Online through the Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) division – for global KLA Employees

  • Master of Engineering in Electrical Computer Engineering
    On Campus through the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) department – for Ann Arbor KLA Employees

  • Individual Engineering Courses (visit KLA-Internal Enrollment Approval Site for this list)
    Online or On Campus – ECE courses are mostly residential; others may be available online

How Do I Get Started?

Please submit the KLA Student Intent Form to briefly describe your continuing engineering education goals. This should be filled out each term. Please answer all the questions on the form. A Nexus representative will contact you within 48 hours to discuss your goals and help you get started.

  •  If you have identified a preferred degree program, Nexus will forward your request to the appropriate graduate coordinator who can provide more information about the admission requirements, curriculum, and applications and admissions processes.
  • If you are interested in enrolling in either the Professional Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering, you will apply for a Non-Candidate-For-Degree (NCFD) admissions*. Likewise, if you are only interested in taking one or two courses without any intention of pursuing a master’s degree, you will also apply for NCFD admissions.

*It is important to know, however, that if you are admitted as an NCFD student, no more than six credits earned as an NCFD student may apply towards a master’s degree. Students seeking to apply NCFD credits to the Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering + Design or the Master’s in Electrical & Computer Engineering degrees must apply for the degree before enrolling for additional credits.

KLA Partnership Programs

Professional Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering

Program Objectives

  • Broaden the perspective of engineers by teaching a top-down interdisciplinary engineering approach for the development, design, and manufacturing of complex systems, and balancing the trade-offs required to successfully build these systems.
  • Strengthen the technical competence and depth of professionals by teaching advanced skills in their engineering disciplines, and by infilling courses in engineering outside of their primary engineering areas.
  • Students must obtain 12-credits to earn the certificate.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, or a related field
  • Completion of prerequisite courses (or equivalent) prior to enrolling in a course
  • KLA students must be enrolled through U-M as Non-Candidate-For-Degree (NCFD) student in order to complete the professional certificate. NCFD status can be changed in a subsequent semester, and allows qualified students to begin their studies before completing a degree application.

NCFD Admissions Process

Non-Credit-For-Degree (NCFD) applications must be completed (including received transcripts) at least two weeks before the semester begins. Your completed applications must be submitted to the College of Engineering no later than November 29, 2022 for Winter 2023. However, applying sooner will ensure all materials are received well before the semester.

Requirements

  1. Online Application*
  2. Application fee
  3. Statement of Purpose with emphasis on program of study
  4. All Official Transcripts (these should be requested as soon as possible so they arrive in time to be processed)

Transcripts can be sent to:

College of Engineering Registrar
University of Michigan College of Engineering
Office of Student Affairs, 145A Chrysler Center
2121 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2092

*Note: NCFD professional certificate applicants do not need to include other application documents, such as letters of recommendation, etc.

Certificate Time Limit

A minimum set of courses must be completed within five years of your start date to be eligible for the professional certificate. Credits may be applied toward a graduate degree for up to five years after earning the credits.

For Admitted Students

After approval of NCFD status, students may make their course selections via the KLA registration button below.

Winter 2023 courses begin January 4, 2023.

Professional Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering - Courses of Study

*Must obtain 12 credits to earn the certificate with a grade of B or better.

Required Course
ISD 520 –  Introduction to Systems Engineering

Elective Options (Select 3)
IOE 461 – Quality Engineering Principles and Analysis (Six Sigma Black Belt Course)
ISD 521 – Development and Verification of System Design Requirements
ISD 522 – Systems Engineering Architecture and Design (available Winter 2023)
ISD 523 – Risk Analysis 1 (available Winter 2023)
ISD 527 – Designing in Quality: A Design for Six Sigma (available Winter 2023)
ISD 528 – Advanced Design for Manufacturability
MECHENG 555 – Design Optimization 
MECHENG 587 – Global Manufacturing 
MFG 515/NAVARCH 514 – Fatigue of Structures 

Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering + Design

Admissions Process

Students can apply directly to the Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering + Design and must apply through the normal degree application process.

Online application

For more information on the NCFD admissions process and admission into a formal degree-seeking program, please go here.

Note: No more than six credits earned as an NCFD student may apply towards a master’s degree. Students seeking to apply NCFD credits to the Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering + Design degree must apply for the degree before enrolling for additional credits.

Requires 30 Total Credits of Coursework with:

  • At least 24 credits in letter graded (A-E) courses.
  • At most 6 credits may be in letter graded (A-E) approved courses at the 400 level.
  • At least 6 credits toward a practicum (graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory).
  • All courses are offered online.

To see the full curriculum and courses of study, visit the degree page or contact the graduate coordinator at rondalh@umich.edu.

After being admitted into the graduate degree program please register through the button below. Make sure to only register for approved KLA courses. The courses in the SE+D graduate degree have been approved by KLA. If you have any questions please follow-up with your KLA representative. 

Master's in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)

Admissions Process

Students can apply directly to the Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) program and must apply through the normal degree application process. Visit the ECE MEng program page to learn more about the application process.

ECE Graduate Admissions

Note: No more than six credits earned as an NCFD student may apply towards a master’s degree. Students seeking to apply NCFD credits to the Master’s in Electrical & Computer Engineering degree must apply for the degree before enrolling for additional credits.

Available Courses

Winter 2023

EECS 411 – Microwave Circuits I -Fall courses

EECS 421 – Properties of Transistors -Fall courses

EECS 423 – Solid-State Device Laboratory -Fall courses

EECS 434 – Principles of Photonics -Fall courses

EECS 438 – Advanced Lasers and Optics Laboratory -Winter/Fall courses

EECS 442 – Computer Vision -Winter/Fall courses

EECS 460 – Control Systems Analysis and Design -Winter/Fall courses

EECS 461 – Embedded Control Systems -Winter/Fall courses

EECS 498 – Special Topics -Winter/Fall courses
*Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

EECS 501 – Probability and Random Processes -Winter/Fall courses

EECS 516 – Medical Imaging Systems -Fall courses

EECS 517 – Physical Processes in Plasmas -Fall courses

EECS 520 – Solid State Physics -Fall courses

EECS 523 – Digital Integrated Technology -Fall courses

EECS 524 – Organic Electronics -Winter courses

EECS 529 – Semiconductor Lasers and LEDs -Fall courses

EECS 530 – Electromagnetic Theory I -Fall courses

EECS 537 – Classical Optics -Fall courses

EECS 538 – Optical Waves in Crystals -Fall courses

*Prerequisite equivalency approvals for non-UM courses will be granted based on the transcripts submitted in your application. 

After being admitted into the graduate degree program please register through the button below. Make sure to only register for approved KLA courses. The courses listed above have been approved by KLA. If you have any questions please follow-up with your KLA representative. 

Continuing Education Course Offerings

Available Courses

Winter 2023

EECS 301– Probabilistic Methods in Engineering (On Campus) -Winter courses

EECS 334 – Principles of Optics (On Campus) -Winter courses
*Prerequisite: PHYSICS 240

EECS 434 – Principles of Photonics (On Campus or Online) -Fall courses

EECS 442 – Computer Vision (On Campus) -Winter courses

EECS 460 – Control Systems Analysis and Design (On Campus)
*Prerequisite: EECS 216 or graduate standing -Winter courses

EECS 501 – Probability and Random Processes (On Campus) -Winter courses
*Prerequisite: EECS 301 or graduate standing

EECS 550 – Information Theory (On Campus) -Fall courses

EECS 551 – Matrix Methods for Signal  Processing Data Analysis and Machine Learning (On Campus) -Fall courses

KEY DATES

Winter 2023

  • Backpack opens: November 7, 2022
  • Registration starts: November 14, 2022
  • Classes start: January 4, 2023
  • Drop/add deadline for first-seven-week session classes: January 17, 2023
  • Drop/add deadline for full term classes: January 24, 2023

Spring/Summer 2023

  • Backpack opens: March 15, 2023
  • Registration starts: March 22, 2023
  • Classes start: May 2, 2023
  • Drop/add deadline for spring half term classes: May 15, 2023
  • Drop/add deadline for spring/summer term classes: May 22, 2023
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