Recently, manufacturing engineering has focused on improving the productivity, profitability, and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers. Addressing these problems requires creative thinkers focused on the design and adoption of modern methods. But such methods are only effective when they’ve been accepted for use.
With this in mind, the MS in Manufacturing Engineering program supplements robust design concepts and production techniques with courses on managing the human side of technological change. By specifically addressing how to overcome cultural barriers, we train our students to identify the most effective means to help high-performance teams succeed.
You will learn how to evaluate and implement production improvements by applying new methods and by using software for design and simulation. By program's end, you will have not only a working knowledge of advanced methods and techniques used worldwide in manufacturing, but also the hands-on experience required to advance your career in a leadership position. In addition to hands-on projects in your courses, we often make arrangements for our students to obtain internships in local industries.
Because of its interdisciplinary nature, our program provides a broad base of knowledge while also remaining flexible. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a working professional, our curriculum can be tailored to fit your needs. Fulltime students can complete the program, including the internship, in only 1 year. You can also choose to complete the program on a part-time basis.
Goals and Objectives
Our MS program in Manufacturing Engineering is designed to help you:
- Develop expertise in methods used in a wide variety of industries to increase profitability and competitiveness by improving quality, cycle time, design and production in factories and supply chains;
- Develop expertise in computer-based programs used throughout industry to analyze problems and improve performance, including simulation, linear programming, project management, facility planning, and production planning and control;
- Cultivate a broad knowledge base by selecting a concentration of courses in manufacturing engineering and related fields that suit career needs; and
- Obtain hands-on experience through internships in local industry.
This program is open to those holding an accredited engineering degree (BS or BE); to graduates in physics, chemistry, materials science and the biological sciences; and to those holding an MBA. International students with equivalent backgrounds are also eligible for the program.