Manufacturing – Program Curriculum

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 courseConcentration Areas:

  • Production Systems and Quality Engineering
  • Manufacturing Design and Sustainability
  • Advanced Materials and ManufacturingNano/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)


Required Courses – 6 Credits

  • 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)

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 Core9
Engineering Electives6
Business Operations and Management9
MFG 502 MFG Sys Des and MFG 503 Project6
Program Total:    30

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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 NameHome Department 
Course Number
Manufact Course NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)

Production Systems & Quality Engineering Concentration:
Product Systems Engineering
(online, on-campus)
EECS 569MFG 5643Winter (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 440MFG 4403 Fall
Production and Inventory Control
(on-campus)
IOE 441MFG 4413Winter 
Facility Planning
(on-campus)
IOE 447MFG 4473Fall 
Material Handling Systems
(on-campus)
IOE 449MFG 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 461MFG 4613Fall
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 466MFG 4663Fall, Winter 
Simulation
(on-campus)
IOE 474 4Fall, Winter 
Queue Networks
(on-campus)
IOE 545MFG 5453 
Supply Chain Facilities
(on-campus)
IOE 547MFG 5473Winter
Plant Flow Systems
(on-campus)
IOE 549MFG 5493 
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 565MFG 5613Fall
Experimental Design
(on-campus)
IOE 570/STATS 570  Fall 2019
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 587MFG 5873Fall
Reliability and Safety Analysis
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 582MFG 579  
Designing in Quality:
A Design for Six Sigma 
(online, on-campus)
 MFG 599B3Winter
Manufacturing and Supply Operations
(on-campus)

TO 605/MFG 605 has two offerings:
#1: Offered in Fall as a
full 3 credit courseor#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 605MFG 6053See Course offering options in title section 
Course NameHome Department 
Course Number
Manufact Course NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)

Manufacturing Design and Sustainability Concentration:
Greenhouse Gas Control
(online, on-campus)
CEE 564ESENG 5013 Fall (except no offering F19)
Clean Tech EntrepreneurshipENGR 521 3Winter
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 3Fall
Design Optimization
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 555MFG 5553Winter 
Global Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 587MFG 5873 Fall
Assembly Modeling for Design
and Manufacturing 
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 588MFG 5883Fall (Even Years)
Sustainable Design of Technology Systems
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 589 3Winter
Design in Quality: A Design
for Six Sigma
(online, on-campus)
 MFG 599B3Winter
Reliability and Safety Analysis
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 582MFG 5793 
Course NameHome Department 
Course Number
Manufact Course NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)

Advanced Materials Design and Manufacturing Concentration:
Nano/Digital/Additive
Integrated Microsystems Laboratory
(on-campus)
EECS 425 4Winter
VLSI Design I
(on-campus)
EECS 427 4Fall, Winter
Principles of Microelectronics
Process Technology
(on-campus)
EECS 528 3Winter
VLSI Design II
(on-campus)
EECS 627 4Winter
Composite Materials
(on-campus)
MATSCIE 514MFG 5143Winter
 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 3Fall
Microelectromechanical Systems
(on-campus)
MECHENG 553MFG 5533Fall
Design Optimization
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 555MFG 5553Winter
Metals Processing
(on-campus)
MECHENG 599 3Fall
Course NameHome Department 
Course Number
Manufact Course NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)

Safety, Health and Ecology:
Biopharmaceutical Engineering
(on-campus)
CHE 517MFG 5173Winter
Industrial Chemical Process Safety
(on-campus)
CHE 696 2 
Evaluation of Chemical Hazards
(on-campus)
EHS 652 3Fall
Risk Analysis I
(on-campus, online)

ISD 523 
 3Winter
Vehicle Crashworthiness and 
Occupant Protection (New Course)
(on-campus, online)
ISD 599F 3Fall
Reliability and Safety Analysis
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 582MFG 5793 
Industrial Ecology
(on-campus)
NRE 557 3 

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 NameHome Department 
Course Number
Manufact Course NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)

Space System Design
(on-campus)
AEROSP 483 4Winter
Finite Elements in Mechanical and
Structural Analysis I
(on-campus)
AEROSP 510 3Winter 
Mechanics of Fibrous Composites
(on-campus)
AEROSP 516 3Fall
Critical Path Methods
(on-campus)
CEE 536 MFG 5363Fall
Introduction to Micro Electro
Mechanics Systems
(on-campus, online)
EECS 414 4Fall
Solid-State Device Laboratory
(on-campus)
EECS 423 4Fall
Principles of Photonics
(online, on-campus)
EECS 434 4Fall
User Interface Development
(on-campus)
EECS 493 4Fall, Winter
Major Design Project
(on-campus)
EECS 497 4Fall, Winter
Advanced Micro Electro Systems
Devices and Technologies
(on-campus)
EECS 514 4 
Digital Integrated Circuit Technology
(on-campus)
EECS 523 4Fall
Robot Kinematics
(on-campus)
EECS 567/MECHENG 567

MFG 5673Fall
Safety Engineering Methods
(on-campus)
IOE 539MFG 5393 
Supply Chain Facilities
(on-campus)
IOE 547MFG 5473Winter
Dynamics and Control of Connected 
Vehicles
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599G 3Winter
Modeling Analysis of Vehicle Systems
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599B 3Winter
Materials and Engineering Design
(on-campus)
MATSCIE 480 3Winter
Materials Processing Design
(on-campus)
MATSCIE 489MFG 4893Fall
Properties of Advanced Material
for Design Engineers
(on-campus)
MECHENG 451MFG 4533Fall
Machining Processes
(online – Winter Odd Years
on-campus – Winter)
MECHENG 482MFG 4923(Every Winter – 
on-campus offering)

(Winter odd years
online offering)
Welding
(on-campus)
MECHENG 487MFG 4883 
Automotive Body Structures 
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 513MFG 5133SS19, F20, SS21, F22
Mechatronics Systems Design
(See strict prerequisites for this course)
(on-campus)
MECHENG 552MFG 5524 Fall
Discrete Design Optimization
(on-campus)
MECHENG 558MFG 5583Fall (Odd Years)
Modeling Dynamic Systems
(on-campus)
MECHENG 560MFG 5623Fall
Robot Kinemat Dynam
(on-campus)
MECHENG 567MFG 5673 Fall
Fatigue in Mechanical Design
(on-campus)
MECHENG 576MFG 5563 Winter
Adv Mechatronic Mfg
(on-campus)
MECHENG 584MFG 5843 Winter
Laser Materials Processing
(on-campus)
MECHENG 586MFG 5913Fall
Marine Structures II
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 410MFG 4104Fall
Foundations of Ship Design
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 470MFG 4704Fall
Marine Structures Construction
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 461 MFG 4623Winter
Fatigue of Structures
(online, on-campus)
NAVARCH 514 MFG 5153Fall (Odd Years)
Optimization and Management 
of Marine Systems
NAVARCH 580 MFG 5783 


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.  Student must 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 NameHome Department 
Course Number
Manufact Course NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)

Accounting and Finance
Principles of Financial Accounting
(on-campus)
ACC 501 3Fall
Entrepreneurship Business Fundamentals
for Engineers and Scientists
(on-campus)
ENGR 520 3Winter
Financial Management and Policy –
(on-campus)
FIN 551 3Fall
Corporate Finance
(on-campus)
IOE 452MFG 4553Fall
Derivative Instruments
(on-campus)
IOE 453MFG 4563Winter
Course NameHome Department 
Course Number
Manufact Course NumberCredit HoursTerm(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 NameHome Department 
Course Number
Manufact Course NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)

Entrepreneur
Compensation, Funding, and Ownership
(on-campus)
ENTR 510 3Winter
Innovation and Intellectual Property Strategy
(on-campus)
ENTR 530 3 
Interpersonal Skills: Leveling Up to Leadership
(on-campus)
ENTR 550 3Fall, Winter
Project Management and Consulting
(on-campus)
ENTR 560 3Fall, Winter
Creativity and Design Innovation
(on-campus)
ENTR 599 section 021 3Fall, Winter
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 
Entrepreneurship and Engineering
(on-campus)
ENTR 599 Section 050 3 Fall, Winter
Course NameHome Department
Course Number
Manufact Course NumberCredit HoursTerm(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 3Winter
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 425MFG 4262Half Semester
Fall, Winter
Introduction to Systems
Engineering – Objectives, Principles
and Practices
(on-campus)
ISD 520 3Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall
Marketing Management –
(on-campus)
MKT 501 3 
Marine Systems Prod. Business
Strategy and Operations
Management
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 562MFG 5633Fall
Manufacturing and Supply
Operations Advisory
(on-campus)

Since the following coursesare similar,a student may
only take one:
MFG 605MFG 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 605MFG 6053See offerings in Course title column
Introduction to Operations –
(on-campus)
TO 551 3Summer
Course NameHome Department 
Course Number
Manufact Course NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)

Systems and Engineering Management (formerly Organizational Behavior):
Operations Analysis and Management
(on-campus)
If taking MFG 605, cannot
take IOE 440
IOE 440MFG 4403Fall
Measurement and Design of Work
(on-campus)
IOE 463MFG 4633Winter, Fall
Human Motor Veh Eng Sy
(on-campus)
IOE 533MFG 5353Fall
Occupational Biomechanics
(on-campus)
IOE 534MFG 5343Winter
Scheduling
(on-campus)
IOE 543MFG 5433F19
Development and Verification of
System Design Requirements
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599C 3Fall
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 605MFG 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 605MFG 605 See course offering 
options in 
Course title column
Human Behavior and Organization
(on-campus)
Ross School Business CourseIf taking MO 501, cannot
take MO 503 or MO
MO 501 3Fall
Advanced Marine Design
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 570MFG 5724Winter
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 NameHome Department 
Course Number
MFG
Course Number
Credit HoursTerm(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 1.5Fall
Manufacturing Systems Design
(online, on-campus)
Must be taken before students takeMFG 503 project
MFG 502 3F19, W21, W22
Manufacturing Engineering Project
(online, on-campus)
MFG 503 3Fall, 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 3Spring/Summer