Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Graduate Programs

Description

MS MET Thesis Plan - 32 credits
MS MET Alternate Plan Paper - 34 credits
PSM Engineering Management – 32 credits

The Masters of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is a program intended for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering technology or engineering who have a desire to obtain a specialized education in modern manufacturing. Students with other undergraduate majors may also enter the program but may have a considerable number of deficiencies which must be made up at the undergraduate level. The emphasis of the program is the technology and organization of manufacturing in a competitive global world. This program prepare graduates for positions involving research engineering and design in industries such as automation, quality, and manufacturing processes.

The Professional Science Masters in Engineering Management program is designed to prepare students with the scientific and technical training necessary to advance and excel in industry, while simultaneously developing highly valued business skills. The program is characterized by the "manufacturing-plus" curricula, combining rigorous graduate study in manufacturing with coursework in management, communication, and other professional skills that are in high demand. The program focuses on written and verbal communication skills, leadership, and team-building required in professional settings. Instead of a thesis, a collaborative research project is required. The program is recognized by the Commission on Affiliation of Professional Science Master's Programs (PSM Commission).

Majors

Program Locations Major / Total Credits
Engineering Management PSM PSM - Professional Science Master's
  • Mankato
  • Edina
32 / 32
Manufacturing Engineering Technology MS MS - Master of Science
  • Mankato
34 / 34

Certificates

Program Locations Major / Total Credits
Project Management GC
  • Mankato
12 / 12
Quality Management Systems GC
  • Mankato
15 / 15

Policies & Faculty

Policies

Admission

Students seeking admission to the Manufacturing program must be admitted to the College of Graduate Studies and Research and in addition must have completed undergraduate coursework which includes: Calculus I, Calculus II, a Computer Science programming language, Electronic Circuit Analysis, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Materials Processing and Metallurgy I, Materials Processing II, Statics, and Manufacturing Automation.

Applicants who do not have the prerequisites completed will be conditionally admitted to the program with the undergraduate courses listed as deficiencies.

Contact Information

205 Trafton Science Center E
Department of Automotive & Manufacturing Engineering Technology
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Phone (507) 389-6383
Fax (507) 389-5002
https://cset.mnsu.edu/departments/automotive-and-manufacturing-engineering-technology/ms-manufacturing-engineering-technology/
https://cset.mnsu.edu/departments/automotive-and-manufacturing-engineering-technology/psm-engineering-management/

Faculty

500 Level

Credits: 3

Planning and control of plant resources in globally competitive manufacturing environments. Approaches to manufacturing problems related to design integration, production scheduling, staffing, plant layout, material flow, and inventory issues are examined.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Investigation of work place design and environmental stress from heat, noise, vibration, repetitive motion, and illumination in personal machine systems and human-machine interaction.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

Techniques of developing safety practices in an industrial and construction environment. Topics include OSHA, current legislation, cost analysis, minimization, depreciation and economic worth, personal protection, employee selection, psychological aspects, product safety, hazard materials, and catastrophe control.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

A study of the optimal relationship between value and function of products and the cost and availability of resources. Topics include valuation, appraisal and capital budgeting, cost minimization, depreciation and economics worth, rates and rate bases, original and reproduction costs, and engineering economics.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Fundamentals of logistics: control of materials, material handling, WIP, finished goods, costs of logistics. Theory and step-by-step procedures are used to analyze logistic systems, packaging and transportation, including global logistics.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course is focused on quality assurance systems, management philosophies, methodology, function and impact of quality systems in manufacturing operations. Development and application of statistical process control tools.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Basics of Lean Manufacturing in industry, with emphasis on application of concepts. Students will learn the principles of Lean Manufacturing and how they can benefit a business.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course covers the following topics: Manufacturing system integration techniques, Computer-Aided Design/ Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), Computer-Aided Process Planning (CAPP), Direct Numerical Control (DNC), Flexible Machining Systems (FMS), Automated storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS), Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and Robotics.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-3

Selected manufacturing topics. May be repeated for credit with different topics, with advisor's approval.

Prerequisites: none

600 Level

Credits: 2

Research topics and methods related to manufacturing. The course will look at the current state of manufacturing and explore the research methods and experimental design procedures that are used in the area of manufacturing. Students will evaluate past research and will also design a research project in manufacturing.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Advanced Project Management presents in-depth topics in the management process of prioritizing, planning, staffing, managing, and directing projects. Both people skills and advanced management tools will be addressed, along with advanced project evaluation techniques.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Basics of Six Sigma from an industrial perspective. Emphasis is on practical application of concepts. Upon completion of course, the student will be familiar on a working level with Six Sigma tools leading to Green Belt certification level.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This seminar covers many of the advanced quality tools used in manufacturing and automotive industries. The emphasis is evenly divided between practical applications and theory. Upon completion, students will have an understanding of how these tools are used and why.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-3

An advanced graphics course which emphasizes the study of AutoCad software, related software, and their applications. Emphasis is on CAD systems, software customizing, and a review of current trends in CAD as used in contemporary industry.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course emphasizes the following topics: Factorial designs, robust parameter design, Taguchi methods in Technology and product development, and other design and analysis topics.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-4

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

A study of modern manufacturing processes. The recent developments in manufacturing affect everyone in the factory, from the designers and manufacturing engines to the machine operators. New technologies, automation, the use of the computers in design, process control, and inspection create complex industrial or plant environment.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course includes the following topics: Advanced CNC programming, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), flexible automations, robotics, and programmable logic controllers. Extra lab time is required.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-3

Selected manufacturing topics. May be repeated for credit with different topics, with advisor's approval.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-2

A total of two credits is required to complete the APP option.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-5

Manufacturing work experience in an area pertinent to the student's objective. Registration required prior to beginning employment.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

An integral part of every Professional Science Masters degree, regardless of field, is the Capstone, develop a workforce project, produce a written report, and present it as an oral report.The capstone project is developed and supervised collaboratively by faculty and employers, and evaluated or graded by faculty with input from the employer. For a student who is not already employed, a semester-long internship with a private firm or public agency is established. The intent of the Capstone is to integrate the practical application of scientific and professional knowledge, behavior, and skills.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-3

A total of three credits is required to complete the thesis option.

Prerequisites: none