MS in Manufacturing Engineering

The Master of Science (MS) degree programs in Manufacturing Engineering (thesis and project-based options) are designed to provide advanced technical expertise in manufacturing engineering.

Curriculum

Master of Science students are required to complete a minimum of 32 credit hours applicable to the degree according to the program planning sheet. All 32 credits must be at the 500 level or above. To graduate, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (B) must be attained.

Credit cannot be given for two or more courses having significant overlap (including overlap with courses that had been taken to fulfill the candidate’s undergraduate degree requirements).

Structured Course Requirements for MS in Manufacturing Engineering (with Thesis)

The 32 credits must be selected as follows:

  • Three courses (12 credits) must be Manufacturing Engineering Core courses (please see department webpage for a listing of these courses)
  • Two courses (8 credits) may be engineering/science electives (any 500/700-level engineering or physical science course, with no more than one course from the approved list of engineering management courses)
  • One course (4 credits) must be a math course from an approved list (please see department webpage for a listing of these courses)
  • Two courses (8 credits) must be unstructured MS thesis courses
  • A written research-based thesis must be completed

Structured Course Requirements for MS in Manufacturing Engineering (with Industry Project)

The 32 credits must be selected as follows:

  • Three courses (12 credits) must be Manufacturing Engineering Core courses (please see department webpage for a listing of these courses)
  • Two courses (8 credits) may be engineering/science electives (any 500/700-level engineering or physical science course, with no more than one course from the approved list of engineering management courses)
  • One course (4 credits) must be a math course from an approved list (please see department webpage for a listing of these courses)
  • Two courses (8 credits) must be unstructured MS project courses
  • An industry project must be completed

Alternative Master of Science Programs in Manufacturing Engineering

In addition to on-campus study, the Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the following means to attain a Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering:

  • Distance Learning Program
  • Dual Degree Program with the School of Management (MS/MBA)
  • International Master’s Degree Program in Global Manufacturing

Please see the Master’s Programs website for more information on graduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Applications for the Manufacturing Engineering Program are welcomed from scientists and engineers interested in pursuing careers in engineering for manufacturing. Students are selected for the program on the basis of demonstrated scholastic ability, potential for success in the program, maturity, and motivation. Results of the Graduate Record Examination are required as part of the application; applicants for the MS/MBA dual degree program must submit both the Graduate Record Exam and the Graduate Management Admissions Test.

Applications for admission may be obtained from the College of Engineering Graduate Programs Office, 48 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215; tel: 617-353-9760; email: enggrad@bu.edu; College of Engineering Graduate Programs website: www.bu.edu/eng/admissions/grad. An electronic application is available on the web at www.bu.edu/eng/admissions/grad/apply.