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Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing engineering is a cross-cutting field that covers a broad range of engineering disciplines. The concentration in Manufacturing is designed for mechanical engineering undergraduates to obtain both a foundational degree in mechanical engineering, and acquire fundamental knowledge of the manufacturing discipline.

The four course, 16-credit concentration is available to mechanical engineering students. The concentration is noted on students’ official transcripts. With an emphasis on product design and practical focus, topics include green manufacturing, materials and systems, MEMS and computer-aided design.

The required courses will provide an introduction to manufacturing, with a focus on the design, scheduling, budgeting, and building of a specific project.

The multi-disciplinary courses cover the main aspects of computer-based design, the conversion of research ideas into product development, cost control and optimization, company startups, cost proposal preparation, operating plan development and supply chain management.

For more information:

Contact the Undergraduate Programs Office at engineering@bu.edu or (617) 353-6447.

For Mechanical Engineering majors only.

Concentration Coordinator: Prof. Gerald Fine (gjfine@bu.edu)

Students with a declared major in Mechanical Engineering must declare their intent to concentrate in Manufacturing Engineering. This should be done as early as possible to facilitate course planning, and in no case later than March 1 of the junior year. Specific courses are required for all Advanced Elective requirements within the Mechanical Engineering degree. In addition, students must complete an experiential component related to Manufacturing Engineering.

Concentration Requirements
Declaration of Concentration form
Experiential Component Approval form and Instructions