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The Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering degree program is interdisciplinary with emphasis on hands-on learning. The core curriculum includes materials and manufacturing processes, process, assembly and product engineering, manufacturing competitiveness and manufacturing systems design. This program requires 30 credit hours and includes a 3-hour practice-oriented project. It is designed so that a student can possibly complete the program in one year. The course requirement includes 12 credit hours from the manufacturing core curriculum (3 credit-hour core course from each area); 6 credit hours of 6000 level courses in manufacturing; 3 credit hours of any suggested manufacturing courses or approved mathematics/computer science; and 6 credit hours of graduate courses in manufacturing.  At most 6 credit hours of 4000 level classes can be taken.

Each student must take at least one core course from each of the core areas in manufacturing engineering, during their first two semesters of graduate work. The core requirement may be deemed to be satisfied if a student has already taken a core course as a technical elective in the undergraduate program. This allows for more freedom in the selection of other courses.

Manufacturing Core Curriculum:

Area 1: Materials and Manufacturing Processes:

  • MECH ENG 3653 Manufacturing 
  • MECH ENG 5236 Fracture Mechanics 
  • MECH ENG 5282 Introduction to Composite Materials & Structures 
  • MET ENG 5810 Principles of Engineering Material 
  • MS&E 5517 Materials Selection in Mechanical Design 

Area 2: Process, Assembly and Product Engineering:

  • MECH ENG 5757 Integrated Product and Process Design 
  • ENG MGT 5516 Integrated Product Development 
  • MECH ENG 5708 Rapid Product Design and Optimization 
  • MECH ENG 5763 Principles and Practice of Computer Aided Design 
  • MECH ENG 6663 Advanced Digital Design and Manufacturing 

Area 3: Manufacturing Competitiveness:

  • MECH ENG 5760 Probabilistic Engineering Design 
  • ENG MGT 5710 Introduction to the Six Sigma Way 
  • ENG MGT 5613 Value Analysis 
  • ENG MGT 5714 Statistical Process Control 
  • ERP 5110 ERP System Design and Implementation 

Area 4: Manufacturing Systems Design:

  • MECH ENG 5449 Robotic Manipulators and Mechanisms 
  • MECH ENG 5653 Computer Numerical Control of Manufacturing Processes 
  • MECH ENG 5655 Automation in Manufacturing 
  • MECH ENG 5656 Design for Manufacture 
  • MECH ENG 5478 Mechatronics 
  • MECH ENG 6659 Advance Topics in Design and Manufacturing 

DELIVERY FORMAT: Missouri S&T's unique approach to delivering distance education is designed for working professionals. Live class participation through streaming video maintains the student-to-faculty interaction and enhances the learner experience through the use of the latest technology. Classes are recorded and archived online for review and easy access. Canvas is the learning management system for the campus.

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Bachelor’s degree with GPA ≥ 3.0/4.0 for the last 60 hours of coursework to be admitted as a regular graduate student.
  2. GRE Scores: V+Q ≥ 302 and AW ≥ 3.5.
  3. International Requirement: TOEFL Score of ≥ 88 (iBT), or satisfactorily complete an approved English Language Program.
  4. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admit decision. Missouri S&T will require official transcripts from all schools attended before a student may register for a second semester at S&T. In order for a transcript to be counted as official it must be sent directly from the school to S&T.
  5. This program requires a statement of purpose (2-3 paragraphs explaining why you are applying to this program) and 3 letters of recommendation. You will be asked to upload or provide this information during the online application process.
NOTE: Individuals residing in MA are not able to enroll in this program.

To apply to this program:

Before you apply online, make sure you have all your application materials gathered.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
August 1
Spring Semester
January 1
Summer Session
May 20


  • ENG MGT 5516Integrated Product Development (Area 2: Process, Assembly and Product Engineering)3.0 Credits

    Students in design teams will simulate the industrial concurrent engineering development process. Areas covered will be design, manufacturing, assembly, process quality, cost, supply chain management, and product support. Students will produce a final engineering product at the end of the project. Prerequisite: Eng Mgt 5515 or Mech Eng 5757 or Mech Eng 3653 or Mech Eng 5708. (Co-listed with Mech Eng 5758).

  • ENG MGT 5613Value Analysis (Area 3: Manufacturing Competitiveness)3.0 Credits

    An organized effort at analyzing the function of goods or services for the purpose of achieving the basic functions at the lowest overall cost, consistent with achieving the essential characteristics. Covers the basic philosophy, function analysis, FAST diagramming, creativity techniques, evaluation of alternatives, criteria analysis, and value stream mapping. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing.

  • ENG MGT 5710Six Sigma (Area 3: Manufacturing Competitiveness)3.0 Credits

    This course is an introduction to the principles of implementing the Six Sigma philosophy and methodology. Topics include tools and methods including process flow diagrams, cause and effect diagrams, failure mode and effects analysis, gage R&R, capability studies, design of experiments and strategy for organizing six sigma techniques in industry. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

  • ENG MGT 5714Statistical Process Control (Area 3: Manufacturing Competitiveness)3.0 Credits

    The theoretical basis of statistical process control procedures is studied. Quantitative aspects of SPC implementation are introduced in context along with a review of Deming's principles of quality improvement and a brief introduction to sampling inspection. Prerequisite: Stat 3115, or Stat 3117.

  • ERP 5110 ERP System Design and Implementation (Area 3: Manufacturing Competitiveness)3.0 Credits

    This course provides a technical overview of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and their impact on organizations. SAP is introduced to illustrate the concepts, fundamentals, framework, general information technology context, technological infrastructure, and integration of business enterprise-wide applications.

  • MECH ENG 3653Manufacturing (Area 1: Materials and Manufacturing Processes)3.0 Credits

    Advanced analytical study of metal forming and machining processes such as forging, rolling, extrusion, wire drawing and deep drawing; mechanics of metal cutting - orthogonal, turning, milling, cutting temperature, cutting tool materials, tool wear and tool life, and abrasive processes. Prerequisites: Mech Eng 2653, Civ Eng 2211, and a grade of "C" or better in Civ Eng 2210.

  • MECH ENG 5236Fracture Mechanics (Area 1: Materials and Manufacturing Processes)3.0 Credits

    Linear elastic and plastic mathematical models for stresses around cracks; concepts of stress intensity; strain energy release rates; correlation of models with experiment; determination of plane stress and plane strain parameters; application to design. Prerequisite: Civ Eng 2210. (Co-listed with Aero Eng 5236).

  • MECH ENG 5282Introduction to Composite Materials & Structures (Area 1: Materials and Manufacturing Processes)3.0 Credits

    Introduction to fiber-reinforced composite materials and structures with emphasis on analysis and design. Composite micromechanics, lamination theory and failure criteria. Design procedures for structures made of composite materials. An overview of fabrication and experimental characterization. Prerequisite: Civ Eng 2210. (Co-listed with Aero Eng 5282).

  • MECH ENG 5449Robotic Manipulators and Mechanisms (Area 4: Manufacturing Systems Design)3.0 Credits

    Overview of industrial applications, manipulator systems and geometry. Manipulator kinematics; hand location, velocity and acceleration. Basic formulation of manipulator dynamics and control. Introduction to machine vision. Projects include robot programming, vision-aided inspection and guidance, and system integration. Prerequisites: Mech Eng 3313; Comp Sci 1970 or Comp Sci 1971 or Comp Sci 1972 or Comp Sci 1570. (Co-listed with Aero Eng 5449).

  • MECH ENG 5478Mechatronics (Area 4: Manufacturing Systems Design)3.0 Credits

    This course will introduce students to the basics of mechatronics (i.e., the integration of mechanical, electrical, computer, and control systems). Students will learn the fundamentals of sensors and actuators for mechanical systems, computer interfacing, microcontrollers, real-time software, and control. Prerequisite: Mech Eng 4479 or equivalent. (Co-listed with Aero Eng 5478, Elec Eng 5870 and Comp Eng 5820).

  • MECH ENG 5653Computer Numerical Control of Manufacturing Processes (Area 4: Manufacturing Systems Design)3.0 Credits

    Fundamental theory and application of computer numerical controlled machine tools from the viewpoint of design principles, machine structural elements, control systems, and programming. Projects include manual and computer assisted part programming and machining. Prerequisites: Preceded or accompanied by Mech Eng 3653.

  • MECH ENG 5655Automation in Manufacturing (Area 4: Manufacturing Systems Design)3.0 Credits

    Manufacturing automation at the equipment level. Topics include sensors, actuators, and computer interfacing for manufacturing equipment, dynamic modeling and control of manufacturing equipment, interpolation, coordinated motion control, kinematic and geometric error modeling, and runout. Prerequisites: Preceded or accompanied by Mech Eng 4479 or equivalent.

  • MECH ENG 5656Design for Manufacture (Area 4: Manufacturing Systems Design)3.0 Credits

    Course covers the approach of concurrent product and process design. Topics includes: principle of DFM, New product design process, process capabilities and limitations, Taguchi method, tolerancing and system design, design for assembly and AI techniques for DFM. Prerequisites: Mech Eng 3708, Mech Eng 3653.

  • MECH ENG 5708Rapid Product Design and Optimization (Area 2: Process, Assembly and Product Engineering)3.0 Credits

    Product Life cycle design; Finding design solutions using optimization technique; Rapid product realization using rapid prototyping and virtual prototyping techniques. Prerequisite: Mech Eng 3708.

  • MECH ENG 5757Integrated Product and Process Design (Area 2: Process, Assembly and Product Engineering)3.0 Credits

    Emphasize design policies of concurrent engineering and teamwork, and documenting of design process knowledge. Integration of product realization activities covering important aspects of a product life cycle such as "customer" needs analysis, concept generation, concept selection, product modeling, process development, and end of product life options. Prerequisites: Junior or above standing. (Co-listed with ENG MGT 5515).

  • MECH ENG 5760Probabilistic Engineering Design (Area 3: Manufacturing Competitiveness)3.0 Credits

    The course deals with uncertainties in engineering analysis and design at three levels - uncertainty modeling, uncertainty analysis, and design under uncertainty. It covers physics-based reliability analysis and reliability-based design, robustness assessment and robust design, their integration with design simulations, and their engineering applications. Prerequisite: Mech Eng 3708 or Aero Eng 3361. (Co-listed with Aero Eng 5760).

  • MECH ENG 5763Principles and Practice of Computer Aided Design (Area 2: Process, Assembly and Product Engineering)3.0 Credits

    Lectures cover the fundamentals of computer-aided design with emphasis on geometric modeling of curves, surfaces and solids, CAD/CAM data exchange, and computer graphics. In the lab session, students practice with commercial CAD/CAM systems including NX and SolidWorks to gain practical experience. Prerequisites: Comp Sci 1570 or Comp Sci 1970 or Comp Sci 1971, Mech Eng 2761, Math 2222, at least Junior standing.

  • MECH ENG 6659Advance Topics in Design and Manufacturing (Area 4: Manufacturing Systems Design)3.0 Credits

    Various topics in the area of design and manufacturing will be covered in this course: development of flexible manufacturing systems, CAD/CAM integration, rapid prototyping, etc. Prerequisites: Mech Eng 5655 or Mech Eng 5708 or equivalent.

  • MECH ENG 6663Advanced Digital Design and Manufacturing (Area 2: Process, Assembly and Product Engineering)3.0 Credits

    This course covers freeform modeling, reverse engineering, numerical control path generation for material removal and addition, and virtual reality based digital design and manufacturing. Students learn theoretical and fundamental aspects of these topics from lectures and project exercises. Prerequisites: Mech Eng 5708 or Mech Eng 5757 or Mech Eng 5763 or equivalent.

  • MET ENG 5810Principles of Engineering Material (Area 1: Materials and Manufacturing Processes)3.0 Credits

    Examination of engineering materials with emphasis on selection and application of materials in industry. Particular attention is given to properties and applications of materials in extreme temperature and chemical environments. A discipline specific design project is required. (Not a technical elective for undergraduate metallurgy or ceramic majors) (Co-listed with Aero Eng 3877, Chem Eng 5300, Physics 4523, Cer Eng 5810).

  • MS&E 5517Materials Selection in Mechanical Design (Area 1: Materials and Manufacturing Processes)3.0 Credits

    This course will introduce the basics of materials selection in mechanical design. It will also introduce the benefits of computational materials and process selection. The students will also learn to use a commercially available materials selection software. This course will be offered as Distance Ed. Prerequisite: Met Eng 2110.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1200.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3600.00
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1200.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3600.00
Active Duty Military Fee Rates
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  • Tuition: $734.94
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2204.82
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