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Manufacturing Systems Engineering M.S.

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The Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering facilitates in-depth knowledge of manufacturing systems based on engineering principles. The core foundation in computer-based and automated design, manufacturing and assembly is complimented by expertise in selected areas, such as automation and CAD/CAM, materials and processes, and quality and management. The evolving curriculum, contemporary laboratory facilities, and internationally published faculty enable students and practicing professionals to pursue a versatile field of study having a wide range of career opportunities. The program places its graduates in the academic community and in every facet of industry.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering are to:

  • expand student knowledge of manufacturing systems engineering principles;
  • ensure student understanding of breadth and depth of manufacturing environments;
  • enable student expertise in at least one of the following:
  • capabilities in automation and CAD/CAM manufacturing systems; or
  • understanding the behavior and properties of materials and processes; or
  • competencies in quality and management engineering; and
  • develop student knowledge and abilities needed in the industrial community.

M.S. Program Curriculum

ClassDescriptionUnits
MSE 508/LCAD/CAM/Systems and Lab2/1
MSE 511/LRobotics with Applications and Lab2/1
MSE 603Computer Integrated Manufacturing3
MSE 614Intelligent Manufacturing3

Required Specialization Courses

Each student must choose one of the following three areas of specialization:

Automation and CAD/CAM Specialization

ClassDescriptionUnits
MSE 509CAM Systems3
MSE 516/LCAD/CAM Advanced Tools and Lab2/1
MSE 611Robotics and Programmable Automation3
MSE 609Advanced Topics in CAD/CAM3

Materials and Processes

ClassDescriptionUnits
MSE 512Fundamentals of MEMS Fabrication3
MSE 513NDE Methods and Analyses3
MSE 527/LMechanical Behaviors of Materials and Lab2/1
MSE 528/LPrinciples of Materials Engineering and Lab2/1

Quality and Management

ClassDescriptionUnits
MSE 504Engineering Management3
MSE 600Decision Tools for Engineering Managers3
MSE 604Economic Analyses of Engineering3
MSE 617Seminar in Quality Management3
MSE 618Six Sigma Quality Engineering3

Approved Electives (12 units)

Recommended electives require faculty advisor guidance and approval, and can be selected from courses offered by the department, with the limitation of a maximum of two 400-level courses. Other electives may be suitable for meeting individual student program goals.

Culminating Experience

  • MSE 697 Manufacturing Systems Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Facilities and Research

The development of the Boeing Automation Engineering Laboratory was initiated in the mid-1980s. Continuing hardware and software improvements have been facilitated by major industry contributions. Laboratory equipment include a complete CIM systems, as well as CNC lathes and milling machines, plus rapid prototyping capability. Software available in supporting computing areas include Solidworks, AutoCAD, CATIA, Master CAM, APT, and Simprocess.

Research topics pursued since the early 1990s have included:

  • Subpixel edge estimation in machine vision.
  • Flight test environment expert system applications
  • Remote control of industrial robots via the Internet
  • Integration of limited automation into existing manufacturing
  • Selective assembly using high precision robotics
  • Data integrity in CAD/CAM systems CIM-oriented CAD systems
  • Database modeling for design and manufacturing environments

Enrollment/Graduation Data

M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering 
Academic YearTotal Enrollments for M.S. in MSEM.S. Degrees Awarded in MSE
2011-20124211 
2012-20134516 
2013-20144820 
2014-20156323 
2015-20167623