2014-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Apr 21, 2024  
2014-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Manufacturing Engineering, M.S.

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Graduate Program

The Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering can be taken full time or part time. Students are drawn from a wide variety of manufacturing firms, large and small. This program:

  • Enables graduates to identify, evaluate and implement production improvements by applying new methods;
  • Provides experience in design and production through internships and projects;
  • Provides hands-on experience in using software for design and simulation;
  • Equips program graduates with a working knowledge of advanced methods and techniques used worldwide in manufacturing;
  • Provides graduates with sufficient knowledge and hands-on experience to contribute significantly to productivity improvement and to provide the leadership required, thereby positioning them to advance their careers.

Desirable Backgrounds for Graduate Students

Admission to this graduate program is open to those holding an accredited engineering degree (BS or BE), to graduates in physics, chemistry, materials science and the biological sciences, and to those holding an MBA. International students with equivalent backgrounds are eligible for the program.

Requirements for the Master of Science

The degree program requires 30 credits, 9 of which may be granted for up to three relevant graduate-level courses completed elsewhere with a grade of B or better. Issues relating to the transfer of courses are at the discretion of the Program Director.

Manufacturing Engineering Program

Prerequisite Courses (or equivalent knowledge)

  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of engineering economics
  • Understanding of probability and statistics

Students lacking the relevant knowledge must  complete additional courses to satisfy these prerequisites.

Other Courses: 18 Credits

Students are required to take three electives from Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering for a total of 9 credits.

The following courses can be used to fulfill the elective requirements for the Masters in Manufacturing (MN) engineering. Students can also elect to take an additional three courses/nine credits outside of the MN/IE curriculum with the approval of their academic advisor.

Total: 30 Credits

Students are encouraged to organize their electives into “concentrations.” These concentrations satisfy the needs of students’ careers and, for those who are working, the needs of the firm.

Master’s Report

MN-GY 9963 MS Report I  is normally 3 credits and may be expanded to 6 credits by using MN-GY 9973  as an elective. The master’s report is done in an industrial lab setting whenever possible. Local industries with plants accessible to campus offer internships in many types of manufacturing.

Part-time students may draw upon their work to provide pertinent master’s reports. Full-time students also may work on theoretical or experimental research projects at Polytechnic. In all cases, a faculty adviser is assigned. Written project proposals are required at the start of the work. A written summary and report are required upon completion of the project.

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