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Engineering | The Polytechnic School

B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering


Application Deadlines

December 1 Spring semester (January)

March 1 Summer session 1 (June) and Summer session 2 (July)

May 1 Fall semester (August)

These are the priority application deadlines for admission and merit-based scholarship consideration. Late applicants will be considered for university admission and financial aid, but programs with higher admission standards will give priority consideration to applications submitted by these dates. Please view important dates on the academic calendar.

WUE-eligible program

Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate. 
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Our undergraduate manufacturing engineering program uses hands-on projects provide students with a venue to design cost-effective and environmentally friendly products and processes with the required functionality and quality standards.

Why Manufacturing Engineering?

The project-based, hands-on curriculum and the outstanding fabrication facilities equip graduates to excel as manufacturing engineers as the manufacturing industry makes a dramatic transformation into a future globalized supply network. The team-based learning environment teaches students to find innovative ways to integrate products and services in this ever-changing, fast-paced and complex field. Students will become key team members who will enable the design of new processes for making such varied products as airplanes, surgical instrument, toys and foodstuffs that meet customer needs, and doing so at the best price and in the most sustainable way while adhering to quality and functionality standards.

Program educational objectives

  • Graduates will successfully transition into a broad range of career options, including industry, government and graduate engineering and professional education.
  • Graduates will be agile engineers: lifelong learners with a comprehensive set of skills appropriate to the needs of the dynamic global economy.
  • Graduates will be capable of leadership in engineering and non-engineering settings.
  • Graduates will have the skills and knowledge necessary to attain their desired levels of financial security, entrepreneurial success, and post-baccalaureate education while being well-rounded human beings that participate in a rich spectrum of human activities.

Engineering student outcomes

  • Technical Competence An ability to apply knowledge of math, science and engineering as well as collect, analyze and interpret data (a, b).
  • Design An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints (c).
  • Teamwork An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams (d).
  • Problem Solving An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems (e).
  • Professionalism An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, a commitment to ongoing professional competence and possession of basic professional and organizational success skills (f, i).
  • Communication An ability to communicate effectively (g).
  • Perspective An understanding of the role and impact of engineering in contemporary business, global, economic, environmental and societal contexts (h, j).
  • Engineering Practices An ability to use knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools necessary for engineering practice (k).
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making An ability to think critically, clearly identifying and using evidence, criteria and values in decision making process.

Proficiency in:

  • materials and manufacturing processes: ability to design manufacturing processes that result in products that meet specific material and other requirements;
  • process, assembly and product engineering: ability to design products and the equipment, tooling and environment necessary for their manufacture;
  • manufacturing competitiveness: ability to create competitive advantage through manufacturing planning, strategy, quality and control;
  • manufacturing systems design: ability to analyze, synthesize and control manufacturing operations using statistical methods; and
  • manufacturing laboratory or facility experience: ability to measure manufacturing process variables and develop technical inferences about the process.

Additional Program Fee: Yes

Career Outlook
Graduates typically work as manufacturing engineers in a variety of companies, large and small. They are often members of design and development teams, cooperating with other people in and outside of their company. Career employment opportunities include direct manufacturing support, manufacturing management and quality control and assurance in large and midsized, established manufacturing companies. Due to a strong, broad and practical engineering skill set, graduates are also highly valuable in small companies or new start-up companies. Our graduates are well placed and command top salaries in their engineering careers. Learn more about career outlook and example careers.

Accelerated 4+1 option

4+1 Accelerated ProgramFinish two degrees faster by combining advanced undergraduate and graduate coursework during your senior year as part of the accelerated 4+1 bachelor’s plus master’s program.


The Manufacturing Engineering, B.S. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Student enrollment and graduation data are available at