Manufacturing Engineering—MS

Wield the Building Blocks of Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing competitiveness is at the hub of smart manufacturing, modeling, simulation, sustainability, additive manufacturing, and advanced materials.

This MS curriculum is inspired by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)-developed Four Pillars of Manufacturing Knowledge, which define topics in the categories of:

  1. Materials and manufacturing processes
  2. Product, tooling, and assembly engineering
  3. Manufacturing systems and operations, and
  4. Manufacturing competitiveness.

All four pillars are tied together through professionalism, integrity, and leadership.

High Tech Industry with Engineering Skills

Engineering is a needed skill in manufacturing. New technologies are leading to high paying careers in manufacturing.

Upgrading operations to include smart technologies, such as additive manufacturing, is core to leadership in advanced manufacturing.

Career Flexibility

Manufacturing engineering is not just for those trained in mechanical or manufacturing engineering.

Students with biomedical, electrical, chemical, robotics, or materials science and engineering degrees may desire some basic knowledge and skills in print reading, CAD modeling software, and manufacturing processes. Graduates with the master’s in Manufacturing Engineering will be prepared to earn SME Certifications.

High Demand

Manufacturing Competitiveness is at the Core

The 30-credit degree has 16 required credits, with most courses in the manufacturing competitiveness category.

Additional credits in the emphasis areas align with the other categories described in the four pillars model. There is an option to conduct research in any emphasis area.


All required MFGE courses available through remote instruction, whether synchronous or asynchronous.

Application Projects

Execute projects in your workplace or in our machine shop.


  1. Traditional course-only
  2. Research with thesis
  3. Industry project report
"Industrial Production Managers plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications."Bureau of Labor Statistics
Can shapes in production.