Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Industrial and Systems Engineering

MS in Manufacturing Engineering

Program Description

The MS degree program in Manufacturing Engineering is built on a core designed to provide a firm foundation in the various elements of manufacturing and systems engineering. Building on this preparation, the student constructs a specialization in one of the following four areas:

  • General Option
  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems
  • Integrated Product Engineering
  • Quality Engineering
  • Thesis Option

Program Objectives

Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand and integrate the design, test and build product life cycle
  • Model, analyze and control design and production activities
  • Understand the impact of quality, cost and timeliness metrics on manufacturing performance
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of manufacturing processes and technologies
  • Perform data analysis and optimization for decision making
  • Develop business cases for justifying process, organizational and technological projects
  • Support for systems engineering and project management
  • Communicate effectively (written, verbal and presentation) across all levels in the enterprise
  • Develop an ability to grow through life long acquisition of knowledge

Plan of Work

The Plan of Work is intended to assist the student in structuring the course work for the MS degree. Students are urged to discuss their program with the appropriate program coordinator (identified along with the program description). The plan of work should be filed by all students in the program before completing 12 credits. Students will be notified by the graduate program office regarding the acceptance of the plan. The plan of work is a contract that describes all requirements to be met for the degree. The plan of work should be treated as a living document. If there are any changes to your program, you must file a new Plan of Work and receive approval. Failure to keep your plan of work updated can delay graduation. Please choose the appropriate Plan of Work from the list below.

Course Information

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. These are the additional requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in engineering from an institution accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Honor point average of 2.8 in the upper division of their undergraduate program
  • The GRE is NOT required for applicants. However, high GRE scores will be considered as an incentive for the evaluation process.

In addition, students who have an undergraduate degree in mathematics, physics, computer science, or other discipline with a strong analytical base may be considered for admission. Applicants whose undergraduate education is deficient in prerequisites for graduate classes may be required to take background courses that will NOT count toward the 32-credit degree requirement.

Prospective students should contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Kyoung-Yun Kim, for further information.