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Explore materials and manufacturing processes, assembly and product engineering, and research how to design manufacturing systems that are competitive and efficient.
This is an interdisciplinary program with an emphasis on hands-on learning. It is offered both as a master of science and master of engineering degree option. Both degree programs consist of a total of 30 hours of coursework, including 12 hours of core courses.
The master of science is a research-oriented, thesis degree program and requires:
The master of engineering is a practice-oriented, non-thesis degree program and requires:
The practice-oriented project is defined by the student and advisor. At the end of the project, the student should demonstrate the proficiency of operating certain manufacturing processes, and the capability to improve the process.
Your Pathway to a Graduate Degree
Start earning college credit toward a graduate degree. The GRE is not required to enter a certificate program, and credit earned may be applied toward your master’s degree.*
*restrictions may apply
Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. Check with the academic department for program specific details and requirements. Learn more about the certificate to master's program.