The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Manufacturing) is a cooperative program offered by Western Michigan University (WMU), Muskegon Community College (MCC), Lake Michigan College, Lansing Community College, and Kellogg Community College (KCC). The program is designed to serve the needs of regional manufacturers in the Muskegon, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor and Lansing areas.
Engineers who have the ability to take a product or concept and design the manufacturing process are in great demand as industries compete in the global market. The B.S.E. (Manufacturing) will provide students with skills that are in demand by manufacturers in automotive, metal working, plastics, paper, aerospace, furniture, appliances, and other industries. This degree program is one of only a few manufacturing engineering degrees offered nationwide. The curriculum is designed to provide opportunities to develop:
The program consists of 128 credit hours and is designed to be completed in four years. Students will take approximately half of the credit hours through Muskegon Community College, Lake Michigan College, Lansing Community College, or Kellogg Community College and the remaining credit hours required through Western Michigan University in Muskegon, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, and Lansing. WMU courses are currently scheduled during late afternoons and evenings. The program is divided into three components: general university requirements, pre-engineering curriculum, and manufacturing engineering curriculum.