Undergraduate Programs

Meeting the Future with Solutions

In Manufacturing Engineering (MFE), the original engineering discipline taught at WPI, students find course work that helps them excel at defining and solving problems, and implementing solutions. Working closely with leading faculty on cutting-edge and ever-expanding technologies, students become the integrators of a range of disciplines and the problem solvers for today’s global manufacturing economy.

Levels of Opportunity

Within the Mechanical Engineering (ME) department at WPI, MFE may be selected as a concentration or a minor.

CONCENTRATION

Courses are available to support student interest in computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, robotics, vision systems, and a variety of manufacturing processes. Typical Major Qualifying Projects (MQPs)  by Manufacturing Engineering students may involve robotics, composite materials, factory automation, materials processing, computer-controlled machining, surface metrology, fixturing, machine dynamics, grinding, precision engineering, and prototype manufacturing.

MINOR

The objective of the minor in Manufacturing Engineering is to give students a solid understanding of the principles of production, processing, manufacturability, and quality that can be applied to a wide variety of products, including nontraditional commodities such as software, service, and information. Most engineers are involved directly or indirectly with manufacturing or its principles, since manufacturing expertise is essential to all industrialized, developing, and even post-industrialized societies. Students from a variety of majors find here the opportunity to strengthen their academic background and their attractiveness to industry, while better preparing themselves to solve problems that may challenge them in their careers.

 
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