WPI’s Manufacturing Engineering (MFE) MS program is flexible enough to fit the needs of students who are full-time engineers, or teaching and research assistants, with some courses available in the evening. Core areas for this program are: manufacturing systems, manufacturing processes, control systems, design, materials, financial processes, statistics and quality assurance, and health systems engineering.
The MS degree in MFE requires 30 credit hours of graduate studies—a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work, plus 18 credit hours for which students may choose a combination of course work, independent study, and directed research or thesis. Thesis credits must be at least 6 and no more than 12 credits; directed research may account for no more than 9 credits; and total credits from Management department courses cannot exceed 14. The course work minimum of 12 credit hours must include a minimum of 2 credits each in at least four of the eight core areas, and should be selected in consultation with an advisor from the MFE faculty. All full-time students are required to participate in the noncredit seminar course MFE 500.
The WPI Graduate Catalog features general information, requirements, and course descriptions for this degree work.