Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering (MSMfE)

The manufacturing engineering master’s degree is a 30 credit-hour program that expands your understanding of engineering design, materials, manufacturing processes, production systems and automation. Your training will give you the skills to optimize manufacturing processes, utilize state-of-the-art materials, and produce superior quality products at minimal cost.

Preparing You for Success

As a student in the manufacturing engineering master’s degree, you have the opportunity to take courses in advanced manufacturing processes, composite materials, design for manufacturability, six sigma, and lean manufacturing and will develop hands-on experience and analytical problem solving skills. You will have the chance for conducting an individual research project mentored by experienced faculty members. Many projects are sponsored by industrial partners like CNH, Caterpillar, John Deere, and federal agencies, providing you with the skills for independently solving real-world problems. This excellent project management ability is highly valued by employers.

Making Your Mark

Bradley’s graduate manufacturing degree is valuable in engineering innovation and business operations. In recent years, all manufacturing engineering Masters Graduates secured industry employment. They found employment in positions such as design engineers, manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, production supervisors and systems analysts. They’re working at companies such as John Deere, Boeing, Ford, Fiat Chrysler Automotive, and Caterpillar.

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.