Manufacturing engineering is a cross-cutting field that covers a broad range of engineering disciplines. The concentration in Manufacturing is designed for engineering undergraduates to obtain both a foundational degree in engineering and acquire fundamental knowledge of the manufacturing discipline. The multi-disciplinary concentration 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. The required courses will provide an introduction to manufacturing, with a focus on the design, scheduling, budgeting, and building of a specific project.
The four course, 16-credit concentration is available to all engineering students. The concentration is noted on students’ official transcripts and will prepare students for careers including green manufacturing, materials and systems, MEMS and computer-aided design.
It is recommended that students interested in pursuing a Concentration in Manufacturing Engineering declare their concentration as early as possible in their degree program in order to facilitate course planning, but in no case later than May 1 of a student’s junior year. Course requirements are found below, in addition to details regarding the required experience component.