Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering


$656 Per Credit

UW-Stout’s Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering offers a high-quality, affordable option to advance in your profession. Courses are 100% online with assignments and projects that apply to real-life industry problems.

You’ll develop your expertise in:

  • Continuous Process Improvement
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Project Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering Processes

Program Description

The graduate program in manufacturing engineering has been designed in response to regional needs to provide educational incentives for recruitment and retention of engineers. The program will accommodate the work requirements of these full-time professionals with courses offered evenings and weekends or by distance delivery means. Workshops offered through UW-Stout’s Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC) are incorporated into the degree program.

Graduates of the M.S. Manufacturing Engineering program can:

  • Apply mathematical models to the analysis of practical engineering problems.
  • Integrate the design and operation of manufacturing processes and systems with the principles of lean manufacturing methods.
  • Evaluate and create technical reports relating to practical industry projects.
  • Design statistically sound experiments resulting in data based decisions for industry.
  • Synthesize the knowledge gained to create solutions for practical manufacturing problems.
  • Apply and practice quality tools like principles of Six Sigma.
  • Apply project management skills.

Career Opportunities

The M.S. Manufacturing Engineering Program develops manufacturing engineers who work in a professional setting to:

  • Develop leadership skills and sound engineering judgment skills.
  • Select, design and conduct research, using proper methods and methodology, making sound recommendations and drawing logical conclusions.
  • Plan a project, develop documentation schedule and monitor project progress against the schedule.
  • Engage in continuous product and process quality improvement practices.
  • Evaluate manufacturing competitiveness through project based learning.


All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate School. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:

To be admitted with full status to the M.S. Manufacturing Engineering program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology, engineering, or a closely related discipline such as physics or chemistry.
  • Have earned a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have, or obtain in advance, the appropriate mathematical and statistical background.

Program Application

To successfully apply to the program, please attach your resume to your Universities of Wisconsin Application or email it to

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