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Manufacturing Systems Engineering: Manufacturing Engineering MS

Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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Learn advanced techniques to drive productivity, quality, and supply chain effectiveness for your full manufacturing system with the online manufacturing systems engineering master’s program from UW–Madison.


Is this program right for you?

Are you looking to advance your career, gain technical and business skills, and immediately impact your organization? The UW–Madison manufacturing systems engineering master’s, offered completely online, is the answer. As one of our graduates, you will be in high demand—and ready to move into a higher-level position.

The manufacturing systems engineering master’s is targeted to engineers and managers with manufacturing, operations or design experience who are interested in the entire manufacturing process, from supply to production to customer satisfaction. This interdisciplinary degree helps you drive product and process improvement, learn the latest in advanced manufacturing techniques, build a foundation in supply chain management, enhance your innovation implementation and improve your management and leadership skills.

Courses were created specifically for the online environment and are project-based. Bring your company’s problems into the class and apply tools and concepts to your particular engineering challenges, so you can help your employer while building your own expertise. Learn from industry experts and high-caliber faculty, including those from the College of Engineering, College of Engineering: Interdisciplinary Professional Programs and the Wisconsin School of Business.

You also benefit from UW–Madison’s unique assets, including access to the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing, the Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, and the Grainger Institute for Engineering. Combine that with intensive interaction with our prestigious faculty and your peers in the master’s program, and you are well situated to reach your goals.

Is this program right for you?

Are you looking to advance your career, gain technical and business skills, and immediately impact your organization? The UW–Madison manufacturing systems engineering master’s, offered completely online, is the answer. As one of our graduates, you will be in high demand—and ready to move into a higher-level position.

The manufacturing systems engineering master’s is targeted to engineers and managers with manufacturing, operations or design experience who are interested in the entire manufacturing process, from supply to production to customer satisfaction. This interdisciplinary degree helps you drive product and process improvement, learn the latest in advanced manufacturing techniques, build a foundation in supply chain management, enhance your innovation implementation and improve your management and leadership skills.

Courses were created specifically for the online environment and are project-based. Bring your company’s problems into the class and apply tools and concepts to your particular engineering challenges, so you can help your employer while building your own expertise. Learn from industry experts and high-caliber faculty, including those from the College of Engineering, College of Engineering: Interdisciplinary Professional Programs and the Wisconsin School of Business.

You also benefit from UW–Madison’s unique assets, including access to the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing, the Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, and the Grainger Institute for Engineering. Combine that with intensive interaction with our prestigious faculty and your peers in the master’s program, and you are well situated to reach your goals.

Admissions requirements

All applicants must:

  • Have a Bachelor of Science in engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 credits of degree or a master’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Submit evidence of English language proficiency, if applicable. The required proficiency scores are: TOEFL IBT 92, PBT 580; or IELTS 7.0.
  • GRE is not required. Applicants who have taken the test are encouraged to submit their scores.

To apply:

  • Online application
  • Resume/CV
  • Essay
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Phone interview

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Program highlights

  • The manufacturing systems engineering master’s program is completely online, so you can earn your degree from anywhere in the world.
  • Our courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s employers, so you won’t fall into the manufacturing skills gap.

How you'll learn

  • Interactive online experience. Live web sessions weekly with remainder of the work being done on your schedule.
  • Transfer up to 6 credits of prior graduate work.
  • Weekly recorded lectures, readings, live chats and asynchronous discussion forums with faculty and peers.

Sample curriculum

Required Courses

  • Quality Engineering and Quality Management
  • Production System Control
  • Technical Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Industrial Data Analytics
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Engineering Economic Analysis and Management
  • Design and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems

Electives

  • Leading Teams
  • Professional Presentations
  • Sustainable Approaches to Complex Systems
  • International Engineering Strategies and Operations
  • Marketing for Professionals
  • Engineering Applications of Statistics
  • Automatic Controls
  • Computer Control of Machines and Processes
  • Inspection, Quality Control and Reliability
  • Polymer Additive Manufacturing

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  • Learn how to make this program work with your life/schedule
  • Get help with your application
  • Determine if financial aid is available

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