M.S. Manufacturing Engineering

Do you want to improve your ability to respond to the needs of modern manufacturing?
Degree Type Master of Science
Careers & Salaries Graduate Degree Outcomes
Delivery Online

UW-Stout's Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering offers a high-quality, affordable option to advance in your profession. From three different course paths, you can choose to complete a thesis, field project, or coursework only. Take advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities at your disposal on campus.

Assignments and projects apply to real-life industry problems and will develop your expertise in:

  • Project management
  • Automation and control
  • System design and integration
  • Advanced manufacturing engineering
  • Critical thinking

Professors in the program all have substantial industry experience and are well-prepared, responsive to students needs and interests, and truly care about your success. You will be fully supported throughout your time with the program.

Our fully-online program has been designed in response to regional needs for a graduate program to provide educational incentives for recruitment and retention of engineers. / UW-Stout

Flexible Scheduling

The hybrid format of this program is a perfect fit for the demands of your schedule as a working professional. Courses are offered on campus during the weekends and evenings, or take them online at your own convenience. In fact, you can earn your entire M.S. Manufacturing Engineering degree online! We'll work with you to find the best schedule and timeline to meet your needs.


Students enrolled in M.S. Manufacturing Engineering program may be qualified to receive a Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate.

Top 25 Online Master’s Degrees

Best College Reviews lists UW-Stout in top 25 online master’s in industrial/manufacturing engineering degree programs.

Tuition & Fees

Customized Instruction at UW Stout can be described as programs that are designed with the adult learner in mind. If you're comparing UW-Stout's customized instruction tuition to our competitors, keep in mind:

  • $596 per graduate creditcustomized instruction tuition rate includes the textbook rental fee.
  • There are no additional university-based semester or technology fees.
  • Students in customized instruction programs pay the same rate of tuition regardless if Wisconsin residents, out-of-state or international participants.

Value for Your Money

There’s more to value than just tuition. UW Stout also provides:

  • Program Director – faculty with discipline expertise.
  • Student Services adviser – one point of contact, providing support to students for each program.
  • Course sequences and matrices – know what courses are offered when so you can plan ahead.
  • Courses and programs may be stackable for use in another program.
  • Courses are flexible and convenient for working professionals.

Other universities will present costs and value differently - make sure you're comparing apples to apples.

Admission Requirements

General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

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:

Program-Specific Admission Requirements


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.
  • If English is your second language, a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (composite iBT) is required.

Program Application

To successfully apply to the program, please email your resume to the Program Director.

Computer Requirements

This program is presented through courses and lectures delivered by streaming video or prerecording, along with face-to-face lecture and laboratory opportunities. A few classes are synchronous with all students online simultaneously via software such as Tegrity. Access to a dedicated computer by each student is necessary. In addition, a high-speed Internet connection is required for the streaming video. A few classes use specialized software such as Minitab, Arena, Solidworks or others. Software is not provided; students are required to obtain or have access to educational versions of the software used in the class.

Graduate students studying on campus are encouraged to supply their own laptop computer.

Program Objectives
  1. To apply mathematical models to the analysis of practical engineering problems.
  2. To apply appropriate production operations management principles to the design and operation of manufacturing processes and systems.
  3. To develop expertise in the areas of project management, automation and control, system design and integration, or other advanced manufacturing engineering topics.
  4. To synthesize the knowledge gained in the first three objectives in solution of practical engineering projects.
MS MFGE Advisory Board

2018 MS MFGE Advisory Board

Shawn Xu Program Director CSTEMM, Engineering & Technology Dept.
Christopher Arneson Professional in the Field Thermo King
Rajiv Asthana Professor CSTEMM, Engineering & Technology Dept.
Chris Bendel Professor, CSTEMM Associate Dean UW-Stout
Devin Berg Assistant Professor CSTEMM, Engineering & Technology Dept.
Chuck Bomar Professor, CSTEMM Dean UW-Stout
Eric Boud Professional in the Field Rover Manufacturing
Xuedong Ding Assistant Professor COM, Operations & Management Dept.
John Dzissah Associate Professor COM, Operations & Management Dept.
Christian Gausman Director of Engineering OEM Fabricators
Shannen Jochim Program Manager Stout Online, UW-Stout
James Keyes Professor, Chair COM, Operations & Management Dept.
Thomas Lacksonen Professor, Engr & Tech Dept Chair COM, Operations & Management Dept.
Gindy Neidermyer Professor, CSTEMM Associate Dean UW-Stout
Amanda Normand Lean Manager Darley Pump, Itasca, IL.
Scott Springer Professor CSTEMM, Engineering & Technology Dept.
Kevin Thiel Senior Management Engineer UW-Stout, Discovery Center
Scott Wessel Program Student UW-Stout
Wei Zheng Assistant Professor CSTEMM, Engineering & Technology Dept.
Earn While You Learn

Graduate Assistantships

Gain valuable professional experience while enjoying paid employment as a graduate student at UW-Stout.

Request Information

Hidden Fields