The University of St. Thomas

School of Engineering

MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MMSE) Program

Program Overview:

A MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering which prepares our graduates for engineering leadership positions.

Program Educational Objectives:

Graduates of the MMSE program are expected to achieve one or more of the following:

  1. Use knowledge of people and manufacturing principles to create, develop, and implement systems for the manufacture of products that meet articulated and unarticulated needs of society and improve the quality of all of their lives in a sustainable way.
  2. Increase personal knowledge and skill through graduate or professional study, appropriate certifications, and work assignments.
  3. Contribute time, knowledge, and skills to the profession, community, and the world.
  4. Serve as a team member or team leader, demonstrating ethical behavior, social sensitivity, and professional responsibility.

Program Learning Outcomes

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.
C An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs
within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political,
ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
D An ability to function in multidisciplinary teams.
E An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
F An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
An ability to communicate effectively.
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering
solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
 A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
A knowledge of contemporary  issues.
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and engineering tools
skills, and engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Demonstrate graduates have proficiency in materials and manufacturing 
 processes: understanding the behavior and properties of materials as they 
are altered and influenced by processing in manufacturing.
Demonstrate graduates have proficiency in process, assembly and 
product engineering: understanding the design of products and the 
equipment, tooling, and environment necessary for their manufacture.
Demonstrate graduates have proficiency in  manufacturing competitiveness:
 understanding  the creation of competitive advantage through
manufacturing planning, strategy and control.
Demonstrate graduates have proficiency in manufacturing systems design:  
understanding the analysis,  synthesis, and control of manufacturing
operations using statistical and calculus based  methods, simulations and
information technology.
Graduates must demonstrate proficiency in laboratory experience:
Graduates must be able to measure manufacturing manufacturing process
variables in a manufacturing laboratory and make technical inferences
about the process.
Q Graduates must demonstrate they have an ability to apply masters  level
knowledge in a specialized area of engineering related to the program area.

(Revised August 13, 2002, February 2, 2005, and April 9, 2008
per Graduate Curriculum Committee, Engineering Faculty)