Global Manufacturing

The global economy, which is increasingly becoming borderless and dominated by multi-national companies, requires tomorrow’s engineers to be able to work efficiently in multicultural teams.  The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an applied research MS program focused on Global Manufacturing in collaboration with the Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) and its associated Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Technology (WZL), Fraunhofer USA Center for Manufacturing Innovation (FhCMI), and Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT), Aachen, Germany.

This master’s program is aimed at creating a new type of “global engineer” both answering the industry demand and giving an upcoming engineer a competitive advantage in today’s market place.  The degree requires 24 months of full-time coursework and research at Boston University and RWTH in Aachen, Germany.  Graduates will be uniquely qualified to participate in and contribute to today’s global economy.

The master’s program in Global Manufacturing is based on the Manufacturing Engineering masters program requirements and requires 36 semester credit hours (ordinarily nine courses) of which no fewer than 28 must be earned at Boston University.  A thesis must be included in these 36 credits.  A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 or B is required for all post-baccalaureate courses taken at Boston University.  At least 20 credits offered for the degree must be from technically oriented engineering courses.  Courses are distributed among five curricular supplements: background studies, master’s core, concentration area, electives, and capstone.  A maximum of one course below 500 level will be allowed for the degree.

A list of courses may be found in the College of Engineering Graduate Bulletin.

Admission Information

Grad Admissions information, including the online application, can be found on the College of Engineering Graduate Programs website. Please click here for instructions and general information.