Degree Requirements and Courses

There are currently two options approved for fulfilling the requirements for the Manufacturing Systems Engineering MS degree.

Plan A: Thesis Option
This program provides for study and research leading to the degree of Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. The thesis plan requires twenty-four credit hours of course work and a thesis.
Plan B: Project Option
The research project option is reserved for students who have significant engineering research or development experience in a manufacturing environment, for which completion of a thesis would be less beneficial than the additional course work involved in Plan B. The project option requires thirty-three credit hours of course work including an individual project.

All students (Plan A and Plan B) are required to take four core courses (twelve credit hours) . The additional courses, as required, can be selected from a variety of elective courses offered.

Core Courses
MFS 505 Modeling of Manufacturing Processes and Machines
MFS 605 Systems for Factory Information and Control
MFS 606 Manufacturing Seminar/Project
MFS 611 Organizational Behavior

Refer to the MFS Course Descriptions section for more details about above courses as well for all the elective courses available.