WPI’s master’s in Manufacturing Engineering gives you the skills and the knowledge to turn product ideas into functioning products that can be brought to the global market with improved cost, effectiveness, and sustainability.
In our flexible part-time or full-time program, you’ll advance your research studies and sharpen your professional understanding of how materials properties change during manufacturing processes while working with our expert faculty across engineering disciplines. You’ll choose to focus on one area or on a more comprehensive scope that could include additive manufacturing, robotics, machining, axiomatic design, materials processing, health care, or design.
Whether you move into industry or into research, you’ll become part of the next wave of engineers who find answers to the complex problems of continuing the rapid pace of industrial evolution with products that are environmentally safe, economically sustainable, practical, and useful.
The master’s in Manufacturing Engineering includes courses in several engineering disciplines and a degree plan that includes either an independent study project, directed research, or a thesis. You’ll get a solid foundation in modern manufacturing techniques and business practices and an understanding of the science behind the processing/structure/property/performance relationships.
The program lets you choose a particular core area of interest from the following areas:
- Control systems
- Financial processes
- Health systems engineering
- Manufacturing and materials processes
- Manufacturing systems
- Materials engineering
- Statistics and quality assurance
Graduate Studies Series
Learn from our enrollment team members and other guests by attending quick and convenient 30-minute webinars we designed to highlight popular topics when starting grad school. Take a deep dive into specific areas of interest such as how to secure funding, how to ace your application, an overview of student services, and more!
Earn Your Master’s 100% Online Instead
Looking for a more flexible and customizable option to pursue you master’s in manufacturing engineering? Consider earning your degree in as short as two years with our master’s in manufacturing engineering online degree. You’ll have the ability to work closely with faculty advisors who have a breadth of experience in fields ranging from robotics to materials processing, machining, and more. Are you particularly intrigued by materials sustainability? Explore our master’s in materials science online which combines manufacturing engineering with management and industrial engineering principles so you can gain an understanding of the structure, properties, and application of materials processing. If you prefer to study in person, we also offer an on campus master’s in material science and engineering full-time or part-time. You’ll have access to our state-of-the-art labs as you conduct breakthrough research in materials research.
Not Quite Ready for a MS? Earn a Bachelor’s.
Are you thinking about gaining an edge in the manufacturing industry, but first need to earn your bachelor’s? Check out our bachelor’s in industrial engineering which bridges engineering and management together so students can gain knowledge about manufacturing procedures, staffing models, and more. Maybe you’re more interested in a management role? Our bachelor’s in management engineering is perfect for students looking to gain managerial experience while also diving into tech to provide solutions to industries like manufacturing, product development, and service delivery.