Maintain graduate program grade point average equal to or higher than 3.00/4.00
A maximum of 10 credit hours with a grade of C
A Master of Science (MS) degree program will consist of an approved minimum of 30 graduate credit hours satisfying these minimum requirements:
A Master of Engineering (MEng) degree program will consist of an approved minimum of 30 graduate credit hours satisfying these minimum requirements:
Each student must take at least one course from each of the core areas in manufacturing engineering during his or her first two semesters of graduate work. The core requirements may be deemed satisfied if a student has already taken a core course as a technical elective in his or her undergraduate program, so this allows more freedom in the selection of other courses. The related courses in Manufacturing Core Areas are selected and offered from various departments. Manufacturing Core Areas include the following:
Area 1: Materials and Manufacturing Processes:
ME 3653 Manufacturing
ME 5236 Fracture Mechanics
ME 5238 Fatigue Analysis
ME 5282 Introduction to Composite Materials & Structures
ME 5220 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Area 2: Process, Assembly and Product Engineering:
EMgt 5515/ME 5757 Integrated Product and Process Design
EMgt 5516 Integrated Product Development
ME 5708 Rapid Product Design and Optimization
ME 5763 Principles and Practice of Computer Aided Design
ME 6663 Advanced Digital Design and Manufacturing
Area 3: Manufacturing Competitiveness:
EMgt 5710 Introduction to the Six Sigma Way
EMgt 5613 Value Analysis
EMgt 5615 Production Planning and Scheduling
EMgt 5714 Statistical Process Control
EMgt 6611 Lean Systems
ERP 5110 ERP System Design and Implementation
Area 4: Manufacturing Systems Design:
ME 5449 Robotic Manipulators and Mechanisms
ME 5478 Mechatronics
ME 5653 Computer Numerical Control of Manufacturing Processes
ME 5655 Automation in Manufacturing
ME 5656 Design for Manufacture
ME 6659 Advanced Topics in Design and Manufacturing
Master of Engineering - Practice-oriented Project
The student and the academic advisor define the practice-oriented project. At the end of the project experience, the student should demonstrate not only proficiency of operating certain manufacturing processes, but also the capability to improve the process. At the end of the MEng program, a presentation and a report documenting the practice-oriented project are required. The student should register the practice-oriented project (Report Format) as XX 5000 Special Problems in which XX refers to the department (e.g., ME 5000) with which the student's major advisor is affiliated.
A maximum of six hours of coursework for M.S. degrees may be transferred from universities outside of the University of Missouri System. Credits considered for transfer must have been registered as graduate courses when they were taken. A minimum grade of B must have been obtained before a transfer course can be used in the graduate program.
We process applications throughout the year, but we suggest to submit your application by the following dates:
Students on appointment must register for at least 9 credit hours per semester unless they have completed their coursework. Preregistration is strongly encouraged.
The Graduate Coordinator for the Manufacturing Engineering Education Program will assist you during the first semester or until you select a Graduate Advisor. The Graduate Advisor should be a member of the Manufacturing Education Committee (MEC). It is your responsibility during the first semester to examine the research interest of the faculty (by reading the faculty research interests or from personal contact) and select a Graduate Advisor. Turn the Graduate Advisor Form into the Graduate Coordinator. Your Graduate Advisor will be the one approving your course work schedule and research program, and will assist you and guide you through the remaining period up to graduation.
A graduate student is strongly discouraged from changing thesis advisors. When an unavoidable circumstance arises and warrants consideration for a change, the faculty members and the student involved must meet with the Graduate Coordinator to resolve the issue before a formal change of advisor is allowed to take place.
The graduate committee for each master of science student in the interdisciplinary degree program will consist of three faculty of which at least two must be from the Manufacturing Education Committee (MEC). MEC is formed by over 40 faculty members from various departments, including Basic Engineering; Ceramic Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Engineering Management; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Metallurgical Engineering; and Mining Engineering.
No graduate committee is needed for the Master of Engineering program.
All graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend department and graduate seminars.
STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURE FOR MANUFACTURING PROGRAM CANDIDATES
All master’s degree students must have fulfilled all admissions requirements, including English proficiency test scores, if necessary. Students admitted to a master of science degree program and who are writing a thesis must adhere to the following procedures: