M.S. with Manufacturing Option

The idea of an overall systems approach to manufacturing problems is a reality. The design engineer can create and store drawings that can be analyzed by the process engineer to determine the material and tool requirements, along with any other specifications. Work can be monitored, resources scheduled, manpower planned, and finished goods inventoried. 

Therefore, the concept of manufacturing engineering must include all phases of engineering design—from industrial production through marketing, field service, and repair. All manufacturing engineers must be trained to consider the impact of their decisions on other engineers, and engineering management must be qualified to relate to a broader spectrum of manufacturing challenges.

M.S. Non-thesis Track

In order to obtain the M.S. in industrial engineering with the Manufacturing Engineering Option in the non-thesis track, a student must complete at least 32 semester credits beyond the bachelor’s degree. These 32 semester credits must satisfy the following requirements:

Core requirements - 6 credits

Please note: There are prerequisites to these courses that are identified in LionPATH. If you have any additional concerns about whether you have the appropriate background to succeed in these courses, please contact the Graduate Program Office.

Required courses for the option - 9 credits

Electives - 12 or more credits

  • Three or more approved 400- or 500-level credits of IE (one or more courses)
  • Three or more 500-level IE or non-IE credits (one or more courses)

Colloquium - 2 credits

Research (paper) - 3 credits

M.S. Thesis Track

In order to obtain the M.S. in Industrial Engineering with the Manufacturing Engineering Option in the thesis track, a student must complete at least 32 semester credits beyond the bachelor's degree. These 32 credits must satisfy the following requirements:

Core requirements - 6 credits

Please note: There are prerequisites to these courses that are identified in LionPATH. If you have any additional concerns about whether you have the appropriate background to succeed in these courses, please contact the Graduate Program Office.

Required courses for the option - 9 credits

Electives - 9 or more credits

  • Approved 400- or 500-level credits of IE or non-IE (three or more courses)

Colloquium - 2 credits

Research (thesis) - 6 credits

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Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

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