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Manufacturing Engineering

Graduate Program Coordinator

MSMfE Chen

Manufacturing Engineering 

The Manufacturing Management concentration in the Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering program prepares students to become future leaders, researchers, and facilitators in lean and six sigma fields to improve processes, product design, and business acumen in sectors such as manufacturing, health care, and service. 

Graduates of the Production Engineering concentration in the Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering program will develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing materials and processes using their design skills and familiarity with fabrication processes, tool and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality assurance. Based on their elective courses, the graduates can also apply lean manufacturing principles to develop efficient assembly equipment and operations.

The courses listed in the following curriculum must be completed to meet the degree requirements for the Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering with a Manufacturing Management or Production Engineering concentration.

Degree Requirements

The program offers students three options: thesis, research project, and courses only. Each of these three options require a total of 30 credit hours. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 is required for degree completion.

Credit hours must be fulfilled as follows:

Core Courses - 3 hrs.
Choose one course from the following:

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

Thesis or Research work (not required for all-course option)
3 credits for the research option or 6 credits for the thesis option

Thesis option

  • IME 699 Thesis - 6 hrs.

Research option

  • IME 691 Research - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses 
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. 

Concentration courses
15 credits for the thesis or research options or 18 credits for the all-course option

All concentration credits will be taken from one of the concentrations listed below, with advice from the project advisor.

Manufacturing Management Concentration

  • 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.

Production Engineering Concentration

  • IME 531 Polymer and Ceramic Materials and Manufacturing or 
         IME 533 Composite Materials and Manufacturing - 3 hrs.
  • IME 541 Advanced Forming Processes - 3 hrs.
  • IME 543 Advanced Materials Removal Processes or 
         IME 547 Advanced Joining and Fabrication - 3 hrs.
  • IME 553 Advanced CAM - 3 hrs.
  • IME 555 Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems - 3 hrs.
  • IME 590 Geometric Modeling or 
          IME 592 Tribology - 3 hrs.
  • IME 595 Design for Manufacturability- 3 hrs.

This is the official catalog for the 2019-2020 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.