Manufacturing Engineering—MS

Looking to advance in your career? Prepare yourself and your organization for Industry 4.0. Learn how to lead and communicate with people at a much higher level and use statistical methods to solve problems and streamline processes. Take a holistic approach to industrial safety and have mastery of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Are you ready?

Our Accelerated Master's Program is available for current Michigan Tech students.

Program Overview

With our master's program in manufacturing engineering, build the curriculum around your needs so it can take you where you want to go. Take six core courses absolutely necessary for next-level manufacturing engineering then select courses in four distinct areas of manufacturing emphasis: Additive Manufacturing, Manufacturing Systems and Operations, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes, and Quality Engineering.

  • Delivery Options

    • Accelerated: MS
    • On-Campus: MS

Manufacturing Engineering Program Details

Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the manufacturing engineering program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Manufacturing Engineering is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Additional Program Information

Want to learn more about manufacturing engineering at Michigan Tech? Visit the department for more information:


Graduate Director

David Wanless

Graduate Assistant

Pammi Washuleski


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your manufacturing engineering MS. Sample areas include:

  • Industry 4.0
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Quality Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

Who You'll Work With

Our faculty is what makes this real. All of our faculty have at least ten years working as professionals in industry. Each of our faculty bring a unique perspective to the program—from organizational management and leadership, holistic safety, lean manufacturing, product design and development to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and machine design.

Where You'll Work

Our campus has state-of-the-art facilities for manufacturing engineering. We have a machine shop with a full array of traditional machine tools as well as several CNC lathes and mills. We also have all of the necessary fabrication equipment: MIG, TIG, and Arc welders, CNC plasma table, tubing benders, and sheet metal brakes and presses. On the additive side, we have an industrial grade extrusion based 3D printer, a vat polymer 3D printer, a MJT 3D printer, and a 3D Systems DMP 350 metal powder bed fusion printer capable of 3D printing a variety of metals ranging from aluminum to stainless steel.

Manufacturing Engineering vs. Industrial Engineering

US manufacturing is making a comeback and manufacturing and industrial engineers are in demand. Engineering offers many career options including aerospace, environmental, civil, and electrical—and both manufacturing and industrial engineers play vital roles.

Faculty Spotlight

David Labyak

David Labyak
Assistant Professor, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology

"I'm committed to sharing the tools I've learned in industry."

With over 25 years of experience in the automotive, mining, aerospace, and engineering consulting industries, Labyak research interests include biomechanics and solid mechanics, with specialties in finite element and shock analysis methods and vibration analysis.

Program Faculty