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MTEC Degree: Specialization in Manufacturing Systems

Manufacturing Systems

The Manufacturing Systems option allows students to take advanced courses in manufacturing, project management, quality improvement, and reliability. The program prepares students to be successful and to advance within various engineering- and technology-related careers in business, government, and industry.

The Manufacturing Systems program provides a combination of courses that provide knowledge, skills, and practical experience associated with manufacturing techniques and processes; materials; sustainable systems;  quality concepts; procedures, practices, and tools used in engineering and technology; and product development in a manufacturing environment.  

This option is especially valuable for individuals currently working in business and industry  positions who are looking to further their education and enhance their careers

Degree Requirements

Master of Technology students specializing in Manufacturing Systems are required to complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of course work as indicated below:

Core Courses

Twelve credit hours of Technology core courses are required.

Manufacturing Systems Technology Courses

A minimum of 15 credit hours of course work should be taken from the following list:

  • TECH    50000 - Quality Standards
  • TECH    52200 - Radiation Processing of Materials
  • TECH    53550 - Computer-Aided Manufacturing
  • TECH    53700 - Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • TECH    53800 - Applied Engineering Technology Seminar
  • TECH    55551 - Introduction to Nanotechnology
  • TECH    60003 - Six-Sigma: Tools and Applications for Technology Management
  • TECH    63050 - TRIZ-Theory of Inventive Problem Solving
  • TECH    63870 - Facility Design and Material Handling
  • TECH    65400 - Evaluating Quality Systems Through Process Control
  • TECH    65700 - Applied Reliability Engineering
  • TECH    65800 - Burn-In/Stress Testing for Reliability
Additional Requirements/Limitations
  • A cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation.
  • A minimum of 21 credit hours of coursework must be taken in TECH or AERN courses.
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours in 60000-level or above coursework is required.
  • A maximum of four credit hours of Workshop coursework may be used to satisfy the degree requirements.
  • A maximum of nine credit hours in Technology Individual Investigation coursework may be used to satisfy the degree requirements.
  • Six credits total for thesis (TECH 61199: Thesis I) will be counted if the thesis option is chosen.
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