You must complete 30 credits, 9 of which may be granted for up to 3 relevant graduate-level courses completed elsewhere with a grade of B or better, to earn an MS in Manufacturing Engineering. Issues relating to the transfer of courses are at the discretion of the Program Director.
You must also satisfy prerequisites or demonstrate equivalent knowledge in:
- Computer literacy
- Knowledge of engineering economics
- Probability and statistics
Students lacking the relevant knowledge must complete additional courses to satisfy these prerequisites.
Required Core Courses (12 Credits)
- Production Science MN-GY 7893
- This course reviews just-in-time and synchronous manufacturing methods. It analyzes the basic dynamics of factories to understand the importance of congestion and bottleneck rates on cycle time and inventories. Analytical models are developed to study variability and randomness introduced by breakdown, setups and batching. Simulation studies are used to provide data on performance of transfer lines.
- Quality Control and Improvement MN-GY 6113
- This course provides students with a solid foundation in the cost of quality, quality assurance and quality management. Emphasis is placed on the basic tools of quality control such as control charts and their use, the concept of “out of control,” acceptance sampling, variables and attributes charts, and producer’s and consumer’s risk. This course uniquely demonstrates the power of teams of people with different expertise to improve quality. A course project is required.
Prerequisite: MA-GY 6513 Applied Statistics I (Data Analysis) or equivalent. Also listed as IE-GY 6113.
- Design for Manufacturability MN-GY 7923
- This course introduces concepts and techniques for economical, functionally sound and high-quality product design for manufacture. The emphasis is on designing for easy robotic and manual assembly, and on using plastics effectively to reduce manufacturing costs. Managerial and organizational approaches and case studies of successful designs are reviewed.
Also listed as IE-GY 7923.
- Supply Chain Engineering MN-GY 7993
- Students in this course gain an understanding of how companies plan, source, make and deliver their products with a global competitive advantage. The course stresses the engineering components in developing an integrated supply chain that covers the entire manufacturing enterprise. It looks at the supply-chain infrastructure and the velocities of different models. The focus is on understanding and detecting the constraints of the infrastructure and the lowest common denominator of the information system used. Students also gain an understanding of logistical networks and the optimizing of the various traffic and location alternatives. Synchronization of supply and demand is examined in detail, looking at variability in both processes with the objective of maximizing throughput and capacity, emphasizing partnering, e-commerce and the bullwhip effect. Finally, the course establishes global performance measurements that compare companies in different industries.
Also listed as IE-GY 7993.
Electives (18 Credits)
- 3 electives from Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering for a total of 9 credits
- 3 electives from any other graduate curriculum with the approval of the Program Director (to ensure that they are compatible your professional objectives) for a total of 9 credits
You are encouraged to organize your electives into “concentrations." These concentrations satisfy the needs of your careers and, for those who are working, the needs of the firm.