Master of Engineering in Manufacturing

Curriculum and Plan of Study

The Master of Engineering in Manufacturing requires 30 credit-hours of course work:

  • At least 24 credit-hours must be taken in letter graded (A-E) courses.
  • At least 24 credit-hours must be in courses 500-level or above.
  • At most, 6 credit-hours at the 400-level may be applied towards the degree.  Exceptions to the listed 400-level courses must be approved by your Program.
  • No more than 6 credit-hours can be transferred from another institution. (Required approval from Program Committee).  
  • Must complete the 3 credit-hour MFG 503 project toward the end of the program that will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U). [A MFG 504 project through the Tauber Institute is letter graded (A-E)].

  • A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0/4 (B average or above) is required for graduation.

  • Complete all of the courses on the approved Plan of Study within five years from the date of first enrollment in the program.
 


Summary of Curriculum Distribution


Manufacturing Engineering Core - 9 Credits

Letter Graded (A-E) – Minimum of 9 credit-hours from selected concentration –typically three courses at 3 credits per course

Concentration Areas:
  • Production Systems and Quality Engineering
  • Manufacturing Design and Sustainability
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
    Nano/Digital/Additive
  • Industry Safety, Health and Ecology
 
Engineering Elective - 6 Credits

Letter Graded (A-E) – Minimum of 6 credit-hours may come from the list of Engineering Electives and/or from Engineering Concentrations – typically 2 courses at 3 credits per course.

 
Business Operations and Management - 9 Credits

Letter Graded (A-E) – Minimum of 9 credit-hours (3 courses at 3 credits per course) from the Business Operations and Management course selection.  Select courses from three of the following Business Operations and Management categories:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Data Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing and Strategy
  • Systems and Engineering Management (formerly Organizational Behavior)
 
  • MFG 502 Manufacturing Systems Design - 3 credits - Letter Graded (A-E)
  • MFG 503 Project - 3 credits - Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U)

or

For Full-time Tauber Institute for Global Operations Students Only
  • MFG 501 Topics in Global Operations - 1.5 credits - Letter Graded (A-E) (Students must make sure to meet overall 30 credit requirements)
  • MFG 504 Tauber Institute Project - 3 credits -  Letter Graded (A-E)

Required Course
  • MFG 599 Seminars in Smart Manufacturing - 1.5 credits - Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U)
The required course, MFG 599 Seminars in Smart Manufacturing (1.5 Credits), may be used toward the Engineering Elective requirements or toward the Business Operations and Mgt  Requirements.  Please note: This required 1.5 credit seminar course may not evenly fit in your overall 30 credit planned program course distribution.  It may mean that you will take over 30 credits to meet the degree requirements.  




 

Please Note the Following

 


Plan of Study


It is critical for students to develop an approved Plan of Study to ensure they meet all the core and concentration requirements necessary to obtain their degree.

Download your Plan of Study form here:

Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Plan of Study Form (DOCX)

Your Program Graduate Coordinator will help you prepare your preliminary Plan of Study. Substitution of courses must be approved in advance. Once the preliminary plan of study is approved by the Program Graduate Coordinator, the student may have further questions for the director of the program. The Program Graduate Coordinator will assist students in arranging any plan of study related meetings with the director. The approved Plan of Study must be on file in the ISD Office. Any changes to the Plan of Study must be approved and also be on file.
 


Curriculum Requirements and Courses


Please note: Projected Terms listed in the Terms column are subject to change.

Listed below are the curriculum requirements for the Master of Engineering in Manufacturing along with courses that fit under each curriculum category.
 


Manufacturing Engineering Core Requirements

Curriculum  Credit Hours
Manufacturing Engineering Core 9
Engineering Electives 6
Business Operations and Management 9
MFG 502 MFG Sys Des and MFG 503 Project 6
Program Total:   
 30
MFG 599 Seminars in Smart Manufacturing
(Required course beginning with F18 Incoming Students) 

This required course, MFG 599 Seminars in Smart Manufacturing, may be used toward the Engineering Elective requirements or toward the Business Operations and Mgt  Requirements.  Please note: This required 1.5 credit seminar course may not evenly fit in your overall 30 credit planned program course distribution.  It may mean that you will take over 30 credits to meet the degree requirements.  
1.5


 
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Manufacturing Engineering Core (9 credits)

Select a minimum of 9 credit-hours from one of the following concentrations: Courses must come from selected concentration.

Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Production Systems & Quality Engineering Concentration:

Product Systems Engineering
(online, on-campus)
EECS 569 MFG 564 3 Winter
(Even Years)
Operations Analysis and Management
(on-campus)

Since the following courses are similar,
a student may only take one:

  • MFG 605/TO 605
    MFG 440/IOE 440
IOE 440 MFG 440 3  Fall
Production and Inventory Control
(on-campus)
IOE 441 MFG 441 3 Winter 
Facility Planning
(on-campus)
IOE 447 MFG 447 3 Fall 
Material Handling Systems
(on-campus)
IOE 449 MFG 449   Winter 
Quality Engineering Principles and Analysis
(online, on-campus)

Since the following courses are similar,
a student may only take one:

  • MFG 461/IOE 461
    MFG 466/IOE 466
IOE 461 MFG 461 3 Fall
Statistical Quality Control
(on-campus)

Since the following courses are similar,
a student may only take one:

  • MFG 461/IOE 461
    MFG 466/IOE 466
IOE 466 MFG 466 3 Fall, Winter 
Simulation
(on-campus)
IOE 474   4 Fall, Winter 
Queue Networks
(on-campus)
IOE 545 MFG 545 3  
Plant Flow Systems
(on-campus)
IOE 549 MFG 549 3 Winter (Odd Years) 
Time Series Modeling, Analysis, Forecasting
(on-campus)

Since the following courses are similar,
a student may only count one toward
the Manufacturing Eng. degree:

  • MECHENG 563 or
    IOE 565 (MFG 561)
IOE 565 MFG 561 3  
Experimental Design
(on-campus)
IOE 570/STATS 570      
Time Series Modeling, Analysis, Forecasting
(on-campus)

Since the following courses are similar,
a student may only count one toward
the Mfg degree:

  • MECHENG 563 or
    IOE 565 (MFG 561)
MECHENG 563   3  
Global Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 587 MFG 587 3 Fall
Reliability and Safety Analysis
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 582 MFG 579   Winter
Designing in Quality:
A Design for Six Sigma 
(online, on-campus)
  MFG 599B 3 Winter
Manufacturing and Supply Operations
(on-campus)

TO 605/MFG 605 has two offerings:
  • #1: Offered in Fall as a
    full 3 credit course
  • or
  • #2: 1st half of course offered
    in FallB as 1.5 credits
    and 2nd half of course
    offered in WinterA as
    1.5 credits to equal
    a 3 credit course
 TO 605 MFG 605 3 See Course offering options in title section 
 
 
 
 
 
Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Manufacturing Design and Sustainability Concentration:

Greenhouse Gas Control
(online, on-campus)
CEE 564 ESENG 501 3  Fall
Clean Tech Entrepreneurship ENGR 521   3 Winter
Advanced Design for Manufacturability
(online, on-campus)

Please Note:   
ISD 528 Advanced Design for Manufacturability, 
it is the same course as MECHENG 452 Design for Mfg, 
except it has additional readings and homework 
assignments to make it a 500 level course.  
ME 452 and ISD 528 meet the same time,
same place and has  the same instructor.  MFG
students should enroll in ISD 528. 

ISD 528   3 Fall
Design Optimization
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 555 MFG 555 3 Winter 
Global Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 587 MFG 587 3  Fall
Assembly Modeling for Design
and Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 588 MFG 588 3 Fall (Even Years)
Sustainable Design of Technology Systems
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 589   3 Winter
Design in Quality: A Design
for Six Sigma
(online, on-campus)
  MFG 599B 3 Winter
Reliability and Safety Analysis
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 582 MFG 579 3 Fall
 
 
 
 
 
Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Advanced Materials Design and Manufacturing Concentration:
Nano/Digital/Additive

Integrated Microsystems Laboratory
(on-campus)
EECS 425   4 Winter
VLSI Design I
(on-campus)
EECS 427   4 Fall, Winter
Principles of Microelectronics
Process Technology
(on-campus)
EECS 528   3 Winter
VLSI Design II
(on-campus)
EECS 627   4 Winter
Composite Materials
(on-campus)
MATSCIE 514 MFG 514 3 Winter
Failure Analysis of Materials
(on-campus)
MATSCIE 577 MFG 577 3  
 Advanced Design for Manufacturing

Please Note:   
ISD 528 Advanced Design for Manufacturability, 
it is the same course as MECHENG 452 Design for Mfg, 
except it has additional readings and homework 
assignments to make it a 500 level course.  
ME 452 and ISD 528 meet the same time, 
same place and has  the same instructor.  MFG 
students should enroll in ISD 528. 

 ISD 528   3 Fall
Microelectromechanical Systems
(on-campus)
MECHENG 553 MFG 553 3 Fall
Design Optimization
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 555 MFG 555 3 Winter
Metals Processing
(on-campus)
MECHENG 599   3 Fall
 
 
 
 
 
Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Safety, Health and Ecology:

Biopharmaceutical Engineering
(on-campus)
CHE 517 MFG 517 3  
Industrial Chemical Process Safety
(on-campus)
CHE 696   2 F16
Evaluation of Chemical Hazards
(on-campus)
EHS 652   3 Fall
Risk Analysis I
(on-campus, online)
IOE 591 (on-campus)
ISD 599E (online)
  3 Winter
Vehicle Crashworthiness and 
Occupant Protection (New Course)
(on-campus, online)
ISD 599F   3 Fall
(only on-campus in 
F18)
Reliability and Safety Analysis
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 582 MFG 579 3 Winter
Industrial Ecology
(on-campus)
NRE 557   3 Winter
 
 
 
 
 



Engineering Electives (6 Credits)

Select a minimum of 2 courses. Engineering Electives may be chosen from list of Engineering Electives and/or from Engineering Concentrations.

Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Space System Design
(on-campus)
AEROSP 483   4 Winter
Finite Elements in Mechanical and
Structural Analysis I
(on-campus)
AEROSP 510   3 Recent offering: W18 
Mechanics of Fibrous Composites
(on-campus)
AEROSP 516   3 Fall
Critical Path Methods
(on-campus)
CEE 536  MFG 536 3 Fall
Introduction to Micro Electro
Mechanics Systems
(on-campus, online)
EECS 414   4 Fall
Solid-State Device Laboratory
(on-campus)
EECS 423   4 Fall
Principles of Photonics
(online, on-campus)
EECS 434   4 Fall
User Interface Development
(on-campus)
EECS 493   4  
Major Design Project
(on-campus)
EECS 497   4  
Advanced Micro Electro Systems
Devices and Technologies
(on-campus)
EECS 514   4  
Digital Integrated Circuit Technology
(on-campus)
EECS 523   4 Fall
Robot Kinematics
(on-campus)
EECS 567/MECHENG 567

MFG 567 3  
Business Basics for Graduate Engineers
(on-campus)
ES 512   3  
Safety Engineering Methods
(on-campus)
IOE 539 MFG 539 3 Fall
Supply Chain Facilities
(on-campus)
IOE 547 MFG 547 3 Winter (Even Years)
Modeling Analysis of Vehicle Systems
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599B   3 Winter
Software Systems and Engineering
Prerequisites: Student should have 
some basic background in the 
development of software or software/
hardware systems.  Development
of mid-sized software system using
object-oriented programming language
is beneficial.
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599A   3 Winter
Connected and Automated Vehicles MECHENG 599 ISD 599 1.5 2nd half of Winter
Materials and Engineering Design
(on-campus)
MATSCIE 480   3 Winter
Materials Processing Design
(on-campus)
MATSCIE 489 MFG 489 3 Fall
Properties of Advanced Material
for Design Engineers
(on-campus)
MECHENG 451 MFG 453 3 Fall
Machining Processes
(online - Winter Odd Years
on-campus - Winter)
MECHENG 482 MFG 492 3 (Every Winter - 
on-campus offering)

(Winter odd years
online offering)
Welding
(on-campus)
MECHENG 487 MFG 488 3  
Automotive Body Structures 
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 513 MFG 513 3 F16, SS17, F18, SS19
Mechatronics Systems Design
(on-campus)
MECHENG 552 MFG 552 3  Fall
Discrete Design Optimization
(on-campus)
MECHENG 558 MFG 558 3 Fall (Odd Years)
Modeling Dynamic Systems
(on-campus)
MECHENG 560 MFG 562 3 Fall
Robot Kinemat Dynam
(on-campus)
MECHENG 567 MFG 567 3  Fall
Rheology and Fracture
(on-campus)
MECHENG 572 MFG 580 3 Fall (Odd Years)
Fatigue in Mechanical Design
(on-campus)
MECHENG 576 MFG 556 3  Winter
Adv Mechatronic Mfg
(on-campus)
MECHENG 584 MFG 584 3  Winter
Laser Materials Processing
(on-campus)
MECHENG 586 MFG 591 3 Fall
Marine Structures II
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 410 MFG 410 4 Fall
Foundations of Ship Design
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 470 MFG 470 4 Fall
Marine Structures Construction
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 461  MFG 462 3 Winter (Even Years)
Fatigue of Structures
(online, on-campus)
NAVARCH 514  MFG 515 3 Fall (Odd Years)
Optimization and Management
of Marine Systems
NAVARCH 580  MFG 578 3 Winter
 
 
 
 
 


Business Operations and Management (9 Credits)

Please Note: Registration for Ross School of Business Courses is by permission only. Contact the instructor to request permission. (ACC 501, ACC 551, BE 501, MKT 501, TO 551, STRATEGY 566, STRATEGY 601) 
Select a minimum of 9 credit-hours from the Business Operations and Management course selection.  Select courses from three of the following Business Operations and Management categories:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Data Analytics
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marketing and Strategy
  • Systems and Engineering Management (formerly Organizational Behavior)


Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Accounting and Finance

Principles of Financial Accounting
(on-campus)
ACC 501   3 Fall
Entrepreneurship Business Fundamentals
for Engineers and Scientists
(on-campus)
ENGR 520   3 Winter
Financial Management and Policy -
(on-campus)
FIN 551   3 Fall
Corporate Finance
(on-campus)
IOE 452 MFG 455 3 Fall
Derivative Instruments
(on-campus)
IOE 453 MFG 456 3 Winter
 
 
 
 
 
Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Business and Data Analytics

Applied Business Analytics and Decisions
(on-campus)

TO 618   3  
Big Data Management Tools & Techniques
(on-campus)

 

TO 640    2.25  
 
 
 
 
 
Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Entrepreneur

Compensation, Funding, and Ownership
(on-campus)
ENTR 510   3 Winter
Innovation and Intellectual Property Strategy
(on-campus)
ENTR 530   3 Winter
Interpersonal Skills: Leveling Up to Leadership
(on-campus)
ENTR 550   3 Fall, Winter
Project Management and Consulting
(on-campus)
ENTR 599 section 020   3 Fall, Winter
Creativity and Design Innovation
(on-campus)
ENTR 599 section 021   3 Fall, Winter
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in
Entrepreneurship and Engineering
(on-campus)
ENTR 599 Section 050   3  Fall, Winter
 
 
 
 
 
Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Marketing and Strategy

Principles of Managerial Accounting
(on-campus)

Prerequisites: ACC 501 and
no credit in ACC 552

ACC 551   3  Winter
Applied Microeconomics
(on-campus)

No Credit in BE 502, 503

BE 501    3

 

Patent Fundamentals for Engineering
(on-campus)
EECS 410/ENGR 410   4  
Clean Tech Entrepreneurship
(on-campus)

Students must take ENGR 520
before taking ENGR 521

ENGR 521   3 Winter
Manufacturing Strategies
(on-campus)

If a student selects this 2 credit
course, he/she must make sure
the overall plan of study has 30
credits. Ask M. Eng. office for
options to meet the 30 credit
requirement.

IOE 425 MFG 426 2 Half Semester
Fall, Winter
Introduction to Systems
Engineering - Objectives, Principles
and Practices
(on-campus)
ISD 520   3 Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall
Marketing Management -
(on-campus)
MKT 501   3  
Marine Systems Prod. Business
Strategy and Operations
Management
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 562 MFG 563 3 Fall
Manufacturing and Supply
Operations Advisory
(on-campus)

Since the following courses

are similar,a student may
only take one:

  • MFG 605
  • MFG 440 / IOE 440
    TO 605/MFG 605 course has two
    offerings:
    • #1: Offered in Fall as a
      full 3 credit course
    • #2: 1st half of course offered
      in FallB as 1.5 credits
      and 2nd half of course
      offered in WinterA as
      1.5 credits to equal
      a 3 credit course
 TO 605 MFG 605 3 See offerings in Course title column
Introduction to Operations -
(on-campus)
TO 551   3 Summer
 
 
 
 
 
Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Systems and Engineering Management (formerly Organizational Behavior):

Operations Analysis and Management
(on-campus)

If taking MFG 605, cannot
take IOE 440

IOE 440 MFG 440 3 Fall
Measurement and Design of Work
(on-campus)
IOE 463 MFG 463 3 Winter, Fall
Human Motor Veh Eng Sy
(on-campus)
IOE 533 MFG 535 3 Fall
Occupational Biomechanics
(on-campus)
IOE 534 MFG 534 3 Winter
Scheduling
(on-campus)
IOE 543 MFG 543 3 Winter
Development and Verification of
System Design Requirements
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599C   3 Fall
Manufacturing and Supply Operations
(on-campus)
Advisory Prerequisites: OMS 551 and 552.

Since the following courses
are similar,a student may
only take one:

  • MFG 605
  • MFG 440 / IOE 440
    TO 605/MFG 605 has two offerings:
    • #1: Offered in Fall as a
      full 3 credit course
    • #2: 1st half of course offered
      in FallB as 1.5 credits
      and 2nd half of course
      offered in WinterA as
      1.5 credits to equal
      a 3 credit course
 TO 605 MFG 605   See course offering
options in
Course title column
Human Behavior and Organization
(on-campus)

Ross School Business Course

If taking MO 501, cannot
take MO 503 or MO

MO 501   3  
Advanced Marine Design
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 570 MFG 572 4 Winter
Systems Thinking for Sustainable
Development and Enterprise
(on-campus)

Cross-listed with NRE 550

STRATEGY 566   3  
Corporate Strategy
(on-campus)

Prerequisite: ACC 501 and no
credit in Strategy 502

STRATEGY 601   3  
Logistics
(on-campus)

Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic
inventory formulas (continuous
review, periodic review, economic
order quantity:  when to use them,
and how to do the corresponding 
calculations, Business school classes
that cover this information include
TO 551/552/and TO 605.  Other
students should contact the 
instructor to verify that they have 
the prerequisites.

TO 621   2.25  
 
 
 
 
 


Required Courses (6 credits)

Must select MFG 502 and MFG 503 or if you are in the Tauber program, must select MFG 501 and MFG 504
Manufacturing Project Students complete a capstone project toward the end of the program. Must be taken after MFG 502.



Course Name Home Department
Course Number
MFG
Course Number
Credit Hours Term(s)

Topics in Global Operations
(on-campus)

(For Tauber Institute Students Only)
Must be taken before Tauber Institute
students take MFG 504 project (Since
MFG 501 is a 1.5 credit course, a
student will make up the remaining
1.5 credits from courses from another
MFG Curriculum category.  The overall
program requirement remains at 30
credits.)

MFG 501   1.5 Fall
Manufacturing Systems Design
(online, on-campus)
Must be taken before students take

MFG 503 project

MFG 502   3 F18, F19, W21, W22
Manufacturing Engineering Project
(online, on-campus)
MFG 503   3 Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer
Tauber Institute Project
(on-campus)

(For Tauber Institute students only)
Students complete a capstone project
toward the end of the program in
Spring/Summer. Must be taken after
MFG 501.

MFG 504   3 Spring/Summer