Manufacturing Engineering

What do you want to make tomorrow?

We live in a rapidly changing world. Who knows what new products will be in demand four or five years from now? From wireless Internet devices to automobiles that don’t use fossil fuel … we know that our future holds many new products. But who will manufacture them? You can — with a degree in manufacturing engineering from Bradley University.

Is Manufacturing for You?

Are you a tinkerer? Do you have intense curiosity? Do you like to take things apart and see how they are built? If so, a career in manufacturing may be right for you.

What do manufacturing engineers do?

Manufacturing engineers use complex systems, high-tech equipment, robots, and machines to convert a few pennies worth of raw materials into finished products hundreds of times more valuable. Be ready for the exciting world of manufacturing.

What skills are needed?

Manufacturing engineers draw upon a wide array of skills – math, science, and interpersonal. They also need good manual skills and an appreciation for things well made. Most of all, they need vision, creativity, and ambition.

Where can I work after graduation?

Bradley manufacturing graduates currently hold leadership positions at companies such as The Boeing Company, Caterpillar Inc., Deere & Co., Ford Motor Company, Motorola, and Hewlett Packard. Bradley's graduates from the manufacturing engineering program have an average starting salary exceeding $62,000 per year.


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Pre-requisite Flow Chart

MFE program pre-requisite flow chart

Course Descriptions

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Course Syllabi

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Enrollment Information

The Number of Students in Fall 2013 : 36
The Number of Graduates in Academic Year, 2012-2013 : 10

Program Educational Objectives

    Within five years into their careers, the graduates from the Manufacturing Engineering Program at Bradley University will have successful careers based on

    • Demonstrated ability to recognize manufacturing business problems and implement effective solutions.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead cross-functional teams in the design, implementation and improvement of processes and systems.
    • Demonstrated professional development through continuous learning opportunities such as varied work assignments, graduate education, or professional associations.
    • Demonstrated involvement in service activities that benefit the profession or the community.

    Student Outcomes

    Manufacturing Engineering graduates will have:

    1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to manufacturing processes, materials, and design of manufacturing systems.
    2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data related to manufacturing processes, materials evaluation, and manufacturing systems.
    3. an ability to design, select, implement, and control a manufacturing system and its components or processes to meet desired needs.
    4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams and the ability to apply a concurrent approach and project management to process and product development.
    5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve manufacturing engineering problems through a hands-on approach that considers constraints, costs, benefits, and comparative processes and materials.
    6. an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities of a manufacturing engineer.
    7. an ability to effectively communicate technical concepts through appropriate methods.
    8. an understanding of the impact of manufacturing engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
    9. recognition of the need to engage in lifelong learning.
    10. knowledge of contemporary issues facing manufacturing engineers.
    11. an ability to use the proper techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for manufacturing engineering practice utilizing supporting technologies.