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

  • ISD 599/MFG 599 SM Smart Manufacturing Systems (Replacement for MFG 502 Manufacturing Systems Design effective W21)– 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
ISD 599/MFG 599 SM/Smart Manufacturing Systems 
and MFG 503 Project
6
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.

Please Note: Some courses have more than one course number for the same course.  When MFG, ISD course subjects are available, enroll in the MFG course subject otherwise enroll in ISD course subject.

Production Systems & Quality Engineering Concentration:

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Simulation
(on-campus)
IOE 4744Fall, Winter
Supply Chain Facilities
(on-campus)
IOE 5473Winter
Plant Flow Systems
(on-campus)
IOE 5493
Time Series Modeling, Analysis, Forecasting
(on-campus)
IOE 5653Fall
Experimental Design (on-campus)IOE 570
(STATS 570)
Designing in Quality: A Design for Six Sigma
(online, on-campus)
ISD 527
MFG 527
[MFG 599B]
3Winter
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
MFG 440
(IOE 440)
3Winter
Production and Inventory Control
(on-campus)
MFG 441
(IOE 441)
3Winter
Facility Planning
(on-campus)
MFG 447
(IOE 447)
3Fall
Material Handling Systems
(on-campus)
MFG 449
(IOE 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
MFG 461
(IOE 461)
3Fall
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
MFG 466
(IOE 466)
3Fall, Winter
Stoch Network & Ops
(on-campus)
MFG 545
(IOE 545)
3W21
Product Systems Engineering
(online, on-campus)
MFG 564
(EECS 569)
3Winter (Even Years)
Reliability and Safety Analysis
(on-campus)
MFG 579
(NAVARCH 582)
Global Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
MFG 587
(MECHENG 587)
3Fall

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 Fall B as 1.5 credits and 2nd half, of course, offered in Winter A as 1.5 credits to equal a 3 credit course.
MFG 605
(TO 605)
3See Course offering options in title section

Manufacturing Design and Sustainability Concentration:

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(S)
Clean Tech Entrepreneurship
(on-campus)
ENGR 5211.5
Greenhouse Gas Control
(online, on-campus)
ESENG 599
(CEE 564)
3Winter
Design in Quality: A Design
for Six Sigma
(online, on-campus)
ISD 527
MFG 527
[MFG 599B]
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 ISD 528 has additional reading and homework
assignments to make it a 500 level course. 
MECHENG 452 and ISD 528 meet at the same time, same place and have the same instructor.  MFG students should enroll in ISD 528.
ISD 528
(MECHENG 452)
3Fall
Design Optimization
(online, on-campus)
ISD 555
MFG 555
(MECHENG 555)
3Winter
Residual Stress and Distortion in Modern Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599
(NAVARCH 515)
3Fall (Even Years)
Sustainable Design of Technology Systems
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 5893Winter(No offering W21)
Reliability and Safety Analysis
(on-campus)
MFG 579
(NAVARCH 582)
3Fall
Global Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
MFG 587
(MECHENG 587)
3Fall
Assembly Modeling for Design
and Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
MFG 588
(MECHENG 588)
3Winter (Odd Years)

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

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Integrated Microsystems Laboratory
(on-campus)
EECS 4254Winter
VLSI Design I
(on-campus)
EECS 4274Fall, Winter
Principles of Microelectronics
Process Technology
(on-campus)
EECS 5283Winter
VLSI Design II
(on-campus)
EECS 6274Winter
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
(MECHENG 452)
3Fall
Design Optimization
(online, on-campus)
ISD 555
MFG 555
(MECHENG 555)
3Winter
Foundations in Smart Additive ManufacturingISD 599 FND
MFG 599 FND
3Winter
Metals Processing
(on-campus)
MECHENG 5993Fall
Composite Materials
(online, on-campus)
MFG 514
(MATSCIE 514)
3Winter
Microelectromechanical Systems
(on-campus)
MFG 553
(MECHENG 553)
3Winter 20201

Safety, Health and Ecology:

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Industrial Ecology
(on-campus)
EAS 5573Fall
Evaluation of Chemical Hazards
(on-campus)
EHS 6523Fall
Vehicle Crashworthiness and
Occupant Protection
(online, on-campus)
ISD 514
AUTO 514
[ISD 599F]
3Fall
Risk Analysis I
(online, on-campus)
ISD 523
(IOE 561)
3Winter
Biopharmaceutical Engineering
(on-campus)
MFG 517
(CHE 517)
3Winter
Reliability and Safety Analysis
(on-campus)
MFG 579
(NAVARCH 582)
3

Engineering Electives (6 Credits)

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

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Space System Design
(on-campus)
AEROSP 4834Winter
Finite Elements in Mechanical and
Structural Analysis I
(on-campus)
AEROSP 5103Winter
Mechanics of Fibrous Composites
(on-campus)
AEROSP 5163Fall
Automotive Body Structures
(online, on-campus)
AUTO 513
MFG 513
(MECHENG 513)
3Fall
(Even Years),
SS (Odd years)
Solid-State Device Laboratory
(on-campus)
EECS 4234Fall
User Interface Development
(on-campus)
EECS 4934Fall, Winter
Major Design Project
(on-campus)
EECS 4974Fall, Winter
Advanced Micro Electro Systems
Devices and Technologies
(on-campus)
EECS 5144Winter (Odd Years)
Digital Integrated Circuit Technology
(on-campus)
EECS 5234Fall
Modeling Analysis of Vehicle Systems
(online, on-campus)
ISD 562
AUTO 562
[ISD 599B]
3Winter
(No offering in W21)
Dynamics and Control of Connected
Vehicles
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599G
(MECHENG 599)
3Winter
Introduction to Micro Electro
Mechanics Systems
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599J
(EECS 414)
4Fall
Principles of Photonics
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599K
(EECS 434)
4Fall
Materials and Engineering Design
(on-campus)
MATSCIE 4803Winter
Marine Structures II
(on-campus)
MFG 410
(NAVARCH 410)
4Fall
Properties of Advanced Material
for Design Engineers
(on-campus)
MFG 453
(MECHENG 451)
3W21
Marine Structures Construction
(on-campus)
MFG 462
(NAVARCH 461)
3Winter
Foundations of Ship Design
(on-campus)
MFG 470
(NAVARCH 470)
4Fall
Welding
(on-campus)
MFG 488
(MECHENG 487)
3
Materials Processing Design
(on-campus)
MFG 489
(MATSCIE 489)
3Fall
Fatigue of Structures
(online, on-campus)
MFG 515
(NAVARCH 514)
3Fall (Odd Years)
Critical Path Methods
(on-campus)
MFG 536
(CEE 536)
3Fall
Safety Engineering Methods
(on-campus)
MFG 539
(IOE 539)
3Winter
Supply Chain Facilities
(on-campus)
MFG 547
(IOE 547)
3Winter
Mechatronics Systems Design
(See strict prerequisites for this course)
(on-campus)
MFG 552
(MECHENG 552)
4Winter, Fall
Fatigue in Mechanical Design
(on-campus)
MFG 556
(MECHENG 576)
3Fall
Discrete Design Optimization
(on-campus)
MFG 558
(MECHENG 558)
3Fall (Odd Years)
Modeling Dynamic Systems
(on-campus)
MFG 562
(MECHENG 560)
3Fall
Robot Kinematics
(on-campus)
MFG 567
(EECS 567)
3W21
Optimization and Management of Marine Systems
(on-campus)
MFG 578
(NAVARCH 580)
3
Adv Mechatronic Mfg
(on-campus)
MFG 584
(MECHENG 584)
3
Laser Materials Processing
(on-campus)
MFG 591
(MECHENG 586)
3Fall

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)

Accounting and Finance

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Principles of Financial Accounting
(on-campus)
ACC 5013Fall
Entrepreneurship Business Fundamentals for Engineers and Scientists
(on-campus)
ENGR 5203Winter
Financial Management and Policy –
(on-campus)
FIN 5513Fall
Corporate Finance
(on-campus)
MFG 455
(IOE 452)
3Fall
Derivative Instruments
(on-campus)
MFG 456
(IOE 453)
3Winter

Business and Data Analytics

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Applied Business Analytics and Decisions
(on-campus)
TO 6183
Big Data Management Tools & Techniques
(on-campus)
TO 6402.25

Entrepreneur

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Compensation, Funding, and Ownership
(on-campus)
ENTR 5103Winter
Innovation and Intellectual Property Strategy
(on-campus)
ENTR 5303Fall
Interpersonal Skills: Leveling Up to Leadership
(on-campus)
ENTR 5503Fall, Winter
Project Management and Consulting
(on-campus)
ENTR 5603Fall, Winter
Creativity and Design Innovation
(on-campus)
ENTR 599
section 021
3Fall

Marketing and Strategy

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Principles of Managerial Accounting
(on-campus)
Prerequisites: ACC 501 and no credit in ACC 552
ACC 5513Winter
Applied Microeconomics
(on-campus)
No Credit in BE 502, 503
BE 5013
Patent Fundamentals for Engineering
(on-campus)
EECS 4104
Clean Tech Entrepreneurship
(on-campus)
ENGR 5211.5Winter
Introduction to Systems
Engineering – Objectives, Principles
and Practices
(online, on-campus )
ISD 5203Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall
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.
MFG 426
(IOE 425)
2Half Semester
Fall, Winter
Marine Systems Prod. Business Strategy and Operations Management
(on-campus)
MFG 563
(NAVARCH 562)
3Fall
Manufacturing and Supply
Operations Advisory
(on-campus)
 
Since the following courses are 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.
MFG 605
(TO 605)
3See offerings in Course title column
Marketing Management
(on-campus)
MKT 5013
Introduction to Operations
(on-campus)
TO 5513Summer

Systems and Engineering Management (formerly Organizational Behavior):

Course NameCourse NumberCredit HoursTerm(s)
Development and Verification of
System Design Requirements
(online, on-campus)
ISD 521
[ISD 599C]
3Fall
Operations Analysis and Management
(on-campus)
If taking MFG 605, cannot take IOE 440
MFG 440
(IOE 440)
3Fall
Measurement and Design of Work
(on-campus)
MFG 463
(IOE 463)
3Winter, Fall
Occupational Biomechanics
(on-campus)
MFG 534
(IOE 534)
3Winter
Human Motor Veh Eng Sy
(on-campus)
MFG 535
(IOE 533)
3Fall
Scheduling
(on-campus)
MFG 543
(IOE 543)
3
Advanced Marine Design
(on-campus)
MFG 572
(NAVARCH 570)
4Winter
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
MFG 605
(TO 605)
See course offering
options in
Course title column
Systems Thinking for Sustainable
Development and Enterprise
(on-campus)
Cross-listed with NRE 550
STRATEGY 5663
Corporate Strategy
(on-campus)
Prerequisite: ACC 501 and no
credit in Strategy 502
STRATEGY 6013
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 6212.25

Required Courses (6 credits)

Must select MFG 502 until F19 or New course replacement for MFG 502 – ISD 599/MFG 599 SM effective W21 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 NameCourse NumberCredit 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 5011.5Fall
Smart Manufacturing Systems
(online, on-campus)
(Course replacement for MFG 502 effective W21)
ISD 599 SM
MFG 599 SM
3W21
Manufacturing Engineering Project
(online, on-campus)
MFG 5033Fall, 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 5043Spring/Summer
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