Program description

Manufacturing engineering, MS

Manufacturing engineers are leading the future of modern manufacturing.

ASU’s master’s degree in manufacturing engineering prepares graduates to consider all aspects of integrated systems, leading to the output of high-quality, economically competitive products and processes. Special attention is focused on smart manufacturing techniques that are optimized for sustainability, efficiency, cost and performance.

You will be able to focus your program by developing a deeper expertise in either the process of altering materials for manufacturing, or manufacturing and systems management.

You will learn how to conceptualize, design and build complex manufacturing systems, applying knowledge gained in these areas:

  • automation
  • additive and subtractive manufacturing processes (including CNC machining)
  • modeling and simulation
  • electronics manufacturing
  • manufacturing management

Career outlook

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.

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.

The GRE is not required.

Application deadlines

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

These are priority application deadlines.

Manufacturing engineering, PhD

The PhD program in manufacturing engineering provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully meet the most difficult challenges of modern manufacturing industries on a global scale. The program involves faculty and industry members together with a hands-on philosophy to education and research, that provides students with various career development opportunities.

Career outlook

With the doctoral degree, graduates typically seek research-oriented academic appointments or industrial research and development positions.

Professionals with a doctorate in manufacturing engineering have substantial opportunities at all levels in manufacturing engineering in research and development at companies, research institutes and national laboratories (e.g., DOD, DOE, NASA). Relevant careers and related titles include the following:

  • industrial engineers
  • manufacturing engineers
  • materials engineers
  • materials scientists
  • mechanical engineers
  • mechatronics engineers

Application deadlines

August 15 Spring semester (January)
January 15 Fall semester (August)

Contact Us

School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks (MSN)
Graduate advising office
[email protected]
Phone: 480-727-2097