Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering (MSMfE)

The master’s degree in manufacturing engineering is a 30 credit-hour program that expands your capacity for engineering design, manufacturing processes and production systems and operation.

Taking Your Future Forward

The manufacturing landscape of tomorrow takes training. At Bradley, you’ll apply your abilities to advanced manufacturing processes, composite materials, design for manufacturability and more, all with analytical problem solving in mind. Plus, your individual research project could be sponsored by industrial partners like CNH, Caterpillar, John Deere and federal agencies.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Learn more about graduate admission standards and application requirements on our Requirements page.

Graduate Program Requirements

Core Courses (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • IME 511: Engineering Statistical Methods - 3 hrs.
  • IME 512: Design and Analysis of Experiments - 3 hrs.

Concentration Courses

Choose 15 credit hours for the thesis or research options or 18 credit hours for the all-course option.

  • IME 501: Engineering Economy and Costs - 3 hrs.
  • IME 522: Manufacturing Quality Control - 3 hrs.
  • IME 524: Six Sigma Theory and Methodologies - 3 hrs.
  • IME 555: Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems - 3 hrs.
  • IME 566: Advanced Facility Planning - 3 hrs.
  • IME 581: Cellular Lean Manufacturing Systems - 3 hrs.
  • IME 586: Advanced Logistical Supply Chain Systems - 3 hrs.
  • BMA 602: Organizational Behavior - 3 hrs.

Thesis or Research Option (choose one)

  • IME 699: Thesis - 6 hrs.
  • IME 691: Research - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses

Choose 9 credit hours for the research or all-course options or 6 credit hours for the thesis option, taken from the following:

  • 500 or 600-level courses listed in any of the MSIE or MSMfE concentrations or IME 511 or IME 512.
  • Approved courses as advised by the Program-of-Study committee members.