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Manufacturing Engineering

Master of Science (MS)

Program Details

Credits Required: 30
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Industry Highlights

  • Overall engineering employment is expected to grow by 11% from 2010 to 2020.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

A special master's degree in your speciality

The Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering is a flexible master's degree designed to provide advanced competencies in the areas of computer-aided manufacturing, computer-aided design and analysis, and integrated processing of polymers, metals, and composite materials. This program is designed for decision-makers in manufacturing engineering, engineering graphics and design, process engineering, quality assurance, and tooling design.

Why Engineering Management at Western Michigan University

While the Engineering Management program at WMU is rigorous, there is also a great deal of flexibility. Half of the 30 hours in the program can be dedicated to electives so you can customize your program to suit your professional wants and needs. Additionally, evening courses are offered and the program allows sufficient time for part-time students to complete the degree.

Who should apply

Applicants should possess a baccalaureate degree with a major in a technical field such as engineering or technology. Applicants must:

  1. Show evidence of competency in computer programming, mathematics through the calculus level, statistics, two semesters of physics, and one semester of chemistry with laboratories.
  2. Possess a GPA of 3.0 or better in the final two years of undergraduate study.
  3. Submit GRE scores for the General Test.
  4. Have completed undergraduate courses or have equivalent work experience in CAD, CAM, properties of materials, metrology, quality control, manufacturing processes, statics, and strength of materials. If a candidate's background is deficient, foundation courses will be required.

Career opportunities

The number of career opportunities for those with both technical competence and managerial skills are rapidly growing. Graduates of this program are qualified to work in mid-high level areas of supervision and management in the manufacturing and service environment.

"Best bang for the buck"

Washington Monthly placed WMU on a list of national universities that offer "the best bang for the buck." WMU came in at No. 46 based on the economic value students receive per dollar.