“The Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems program fosters an ideal learning environment in which to share meaningful experiences with my colleagues and instructors.” Duane A. Shortt, PE, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, General Motors Corporation

Designed for working professionals, the Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems can help you advance in an increasingly competitive field. The convenience of evening classes and faculty with both academic credentials and industry experience combine to make the program a powerful enhancement to your career development.

Why Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems at Lawrence Tech?


Proximity to industry has been a hallmark of Lawrence Tech’s mission since its very beginning in 1932, when it was situated literally next door to where Henry Ford perfected the first moving assembly line. Lawrence Tech’s alumni, faculty, and students have long played a significant role in advancing the nation’s leadership in automated manufacturing. Today, the University is strategically located at the hub of the world’s most concentrated geographic area for automotive design and manufacturing and also is at the heart of Automation Alley, home to cutting-edge robotics companies, and diverse research and development opportunities.

“The Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems program builds better engineers with a high level of compatibility to the fast-growing technology in manufacturing today.” Dr. Waseem Jaradat, Plant Vehicle Engineering, Chrysler Corporation

All of Lawrence Tech’s graduate engineering faculty have doctoral degrees and are involved in applied research and consulting. In addition to the knowledge and experience that the faculty provides, your fellow students, because they already are working in the field, add to the richness of the program. You will participate with and learn from other professionals who represent a variety of industries, manufacturers, and suppliers.


me-manufacturing-systems.jpgThe Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems is a cross-disciplinary program that requires 30 credit hours of course work:

Core Courses 18
  EME 5253   Engineering Analysis I  
  EME 5603    Engineering Systems Simulation  
  EME 6203    Manufacturing Processes  
  EME 6403    Quality Control  
  EME 6503    Manufacturing Productivity  
  EME 6703    Manufacturing Systems  
Electives (select two)
  EME 5603   Manufacturing Systems Simulation  
  EME 6103   Engineering Materials  
  EME 6323   Expert Systems in Manufacturing  
  EME 6343   Automotive Manufacturing  
  EME 6603   Computer Integrated Manufacturing  
  EME 6663   Applied Stochastic Processes  
  EME 6673   Six Sigma Processes  
  EME 6713   Production Planning and Control  
  EME 6823   Product Innovation and Design  
  EME 7103   Design of Experiments  
  EME 7303   Design for Reliability  
  EME 7403   Design of Manufacturing  
  EME 7503   Process Control  
Total 30

Course Descriptions

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems program requires:

  1. Submission of the Application for Graduate Admission;
  2. A bachelor of science degree from an accredited engineering program (or equivalent);
  3. Official transcripts of all completed college work;
  4. Three letters of recommendation;
  5. A resume that includes work experience and all extracurricular activities;
  6. For students whose native language is other than English, proficiency in English needs to be established.

Applicants who do not meet all of the conditions for regular graduate admission may be considered for conditional admission. A conditional graduate student will be granted regular status after maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA in three consecutive graduate-level courses.

For students who wish to transfer from another university’s graduate program, a maximum of six credit hours may be transferred. Courses to be transferred should have been completed within the last five years with a grade of 3.0 or better.

Get Started

For more information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.225.5588 or admissions@ltu.edu.

For more information regarding the Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems, contact the Program Director at 248.204.2550.