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.
MFS 505: Modeling of Manufacturing Processes and Machines
MFS 605: Systems for Factory Information and Control
MFS 606: Manufacturing Seminar/Project
MFS 613*: Sustainability, Ethics, & Leadership in Manufacturing Organizations
*(or MFS 611 for students enrolled in the program prior to Spring 2016)
Refer to the MFS Course Descriptions section for more details about above courses as well for all the elective courses available.