M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering

Application Deadlines

September 15 Spring semester (January)
April 1 Fall semester (August)

These are priority deadlines. Applications received after this date may still be considered but are not guaranteed to be evaluated for the semester of application.

Program Contacts

Graduate Advising:
or 480-727-4723

Graduate Program Chair: Dr. Sugar

M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing engineering draws upon two distinct bodies of knowledge, manufacturing processes (e.g., how materials are altered in either shape or properties) and the processes of manufacturing (e.g., manufacturing systems and management). This combination of topics is embedded in the MS in Manufacturing Engineering program and students can follow their interests by developing deeper expertise in either manufacturing processes or the processes of manufacturing. The degree provides advanced technical content to help students prepare for career transitions and improve company competitiveness. The program consists of a core set of courses designed to provide all students with advanced knowledge of manufacturing fundamentals and an introduction to systems engineering. The expertise developed in the core curriculum supports student focus areas building on existing unit faculty strengths, including automation, additive and subtractive manufacturing processes (including CNC machining), modeling and simulation, electronics manufacturing, and manufacturing management.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Science program in Manufacturing Engineering will find opportunities in both large and small corporations and government agencies as well as within startup enterprises where they play a critical role. Typical job responsibilities include manufacturing process design, manufacturing process management, and quality control and assurance, and graduates with advanced degrees have opportunities to participate in and lead research teams that are developing the next generation of advanced manufacturing technologies. Our graduates are well placed and command top salaries in their engineering careers. Learn more about career outlook and example careers.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Minimum of an earned U.S. bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an international institution that is officially recognized by that country in engineering, physical sciences, mathematics or a similar field.
  • Minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.0=A) in the last 60 hours of a student’s first bachelor’s degree program.
  • Minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.0 = A) in the applicable master’s degree.
  • If the applicant does not meet the minimum GPA requirements, the application may still be considered. In certain cases, demonstrated aptitude through professional experience or additional post baccalaureate education will be considered.
  • An online graduate application.
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  • As of Fall 2021, the GRE is no longer required for this program.
  • Submit a professional resume and personal statement as part of the online admissions application.
  • International applicants must also meet the English proficiency requirements, as defined by Graduate Admissions. Please be sure to review the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score requirements, as your application will not be processed without valid proof of English proficiency.
Degree requirements

Degree requirements

The MS in Manufacturing Engineering requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. These credit hours must reflect one of the following options:

  • 30 credit hours and a portfolio, or
  • 30 credit hours including the required Applied Project course (EGR 593), or
  • 30 credit hours including the required Thesis course (EGR 599) and a thesis

Please review the MS Manufacturing Engineering degree requirements and coursework in the program handbook (left sidebar) for additional information.

4+1 Accelerated ProgramStudents currently enrolled in the BS Manufacturing Engineering degree program can select the Accelerated 4+1 option.