This is a named option within the M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering.
This program addresses problems in the design, development, implementation, operation, evaluation, and management of modern manufacturing systems. This program is ideal for students with a special interest in management issues pertaining to manufacturing.
To be admitted to the M.S. program, applicants must satisfy the Graduate School's minimum admission requirements as well as the following program requirements: undergraduate engineering degree from an ABET-accredited program or its equivalent (students with a physical sciences degree other than engineering and considerable industry experience are also eligible); an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (exceptions may be made by the admissions committee in favor of applicants with industry experience); and at least two years of work experience in manufacturing.
The application deadline for entry in the fall semester is January 1. (Fall admissions only)
Admission to the master’s program in manufacturing systems engineering (MSE) steps:
- Please visit the UW–Madison Graduate School Admissions to review requirements for admission. Frequently Asked Questions.
- Apply at the UW–Madison Graduate School.
- Please submit the required application materials to the MSE program uploaded to the online application system including a statement of purpose, 3 letters of recommendation, current vitae/resume' and transcript information for all post high school education. (Students applying from non-U.S. universities must supply GRE and either TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS scores).
After you have submitted all the application materials to the MSE program as well as the graduate school, we will review your qualifications and check if everything is complete. The MSE program will then recommend qualified candidates for admission to the graduate school.
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Minimum Graduate School Requirements
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Named Option Requirements
MODE OF INSTRUCTION
|Face to Face||Evening/Weekend||Online||Hybrid||Accelerated|
Mode of Instruction Definitions
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|Minimum Credit Requirement||30 credits|
|Minimum Residence Credit Requirement||16 credits|
|Minimum Graduate Coursework Requirement||Half of degree coursework (15 credits out of 30 total credits) must be completed in graduate-level coursework in the College of Engineering, the School of Business, the Department of Statistics, the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, or the Department of Computer Sciences; courses with the Graduate Level Coursework attribute are identified and searchable in the university's Course Guide (https://registrar.wisc.edu/course-guide/).|
|Overall Graduate GPA Requirement||3.00 GPA required.|
|Other Grade Requirements||The Graduate School requires an average grade of B or better in all coursework (300 or above, not including research credits) taken as a graduate student unless conditions for probationary status require higher grades. Grades of Incomplete are considered to be unsatisfactory if they are not removed during the next enrolled semester.|
|Assessments and Examinations||Requirements determined by the program.|
|Language Requirements||No language requirements.|
|Four courses selected from the Core Course Areas 1||12|
|One of the four courses must be:|
|Managing Technological and Organizational Change|
|I SY E/M E 641||Design and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems (Offered in spring semester)||3|
|Industry Thesis (Optional for course only option)||3|
|Elective Courses 2||12|
|Students must take 9 elective credits from the two areas listed below, with no more than 7 credits from any one area. At least six of the credits must be from the School of Business.|
|Accounting, Finance, and Management|
|Introduction to Finance|
|Operations and Technology Management|
|Contemporary Topics (Topic: Technology Entrepreneurship)|
|Sustainable Approaches to System Improvement|
|Sustainable Design of Innovative Products, Services and Systems|
|Strategic Systems and Sustainability|
|Seminar in Operations and Technology Management|
|Engineering Management of Continuous Process Improvement|
|Organization and Job Design|
At least one course must be selected from each of the three core areas.
Up to one credit of Independent Study for an internship may count as elective credit toward the degree. A written report must be approved by the advisor. This credit cannot be used toward fulfillment of the Industry Thesis or Thesis Research requirements.
Core Course Areas
|Fundamentals of Process and Technology|
|CBE 450||Process Design||3|
|CBE 470||Process Dynamics and Control||3|
|CBE 540||Polymer Science and Technology||3|
|CBE 541||Plastics and High Polymer Laboratory||1-3|
|CBE 770||Advanced Process Dynamics and Control 1||3|
|E C E 412||Power Electronic Circuits||3|
|E C E 453||Embedded Microprocessor System Design||4|
|E C E/B M E 462||Medical Instrumentation||3|
|E C E/N E 528||Plasma Processing and Technology||3|
|E C E 549||Integrated Circuit Fabrication Laboratory||3|
|I SY E 415||Introduction to Manufacturing Systems, Design and Analysis||3|
|I SY E 605||Computer Integrated Manufacturing||3|
|M E 417||Transport Phenomena in Polymer Processing||3|
|M E 418||Engineering Design with Polymers||3|
|M E 419||Fundamentals of Injection Molding||3|
|M E 429||Metal Cutting||3|
|M E 437||Advanced Materials Selection||3|
|M E/E C E 439||Introduction to Robotics||3|
|M E 446||Automatic Controls||3|
|M E 447||Computer Control of Machines and Processes||3|
|M E 469||Internal Combustion Engines||3|
|M E/N E 565||Power Plant Technology||3|
|M E 514||Additive Manufacturing||3|
|M E/E C E 577||Automatic Controls Laboratory||4|
|M E 601||Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (Fundamentals of Microfabrication) 2||1-3|
|M E 601||Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (Design and Prototype Fabrication) 2||1-3|
|M E 601||Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (Material Selection) 2||1-3|
|M E 717||Advanced Polymer Processing 1||3|
|M E/E C E 739||Advanced Robotics 1||3|
|M E 747||Advanced Computer Control of Machines and Processes 1||3|
|M E/CBE 567||Solar Energy Technology||3|
|M S & E 434||Introduction to Thin-Film Deposition Processes||3|
|M S & E 461||Advanced Metal Casting||3|
|N E 405||Nuclear Reactor Theory||3|
|M S & E 465||Fundamentals of Heat Treatment||3|
|N E 405||Nuclear Reactor Theory||3|
|Fundamentals of Systems Engineering and Design|
|CBE 430||Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design||3|
|CIV ENGR 498||Construction Project Management||3|
|CIV ENGR 370||Transportation Engineering||3|
|CIV ENGR 498||Construction Project Management 2||3|
|COMP SCI/E C E 755||VLSI Systems Design||3|
|COMP SCI/E C E 756||Computer-Aided Design for VLSI 1||3|
|E C E 427||Electric Power Systems||3|
|M E 418||Engineering Design with Polymers||3|
|M E 444||Design Problems in Elasticity||3|
|M E 535||Computer-Aided Geometric Design||3|
|M E 549||Product Design||3|
|M E 601||Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics in Control and Product Realization) 2||1-3|
|M E 601||Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (Design of Computer Control Systems) 2||1-3|
|M E 601||Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (Computer Aided Design and Analysis of Mechanical Systems) 2||1-3|
|M E 748||Optimum Design of Mechanical Elements and Systems 1||3|
|MARKETNG 427||Enterprise Systems and Supply Chain Management||3|
|MARKETNG 440||Emerging Issues in New Product Development||3|
|MARKETNG 740||Emerging Issues in New Product Development||3|
|OTM 860||Sustainable Design of Innovative Products, Services and Systems||3|
|I SY E/M E 510||Facilities Planning||3|
|I SY E/M E 512||Inspection, Quality Control and Reliability||3|
|I SY E 515||Engineering Management of Continuous Process Improvement||3|
|I SY E 520||Quality Assurance Systems||3|
|I SY E/B M E 564||Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics||3|
|I SY E 575||Introduction to Quality Engineering||3|
|I SY E 612||Information Sensing and Analysis for Manufacturing Processes||3|
|I SY E 620||Simulation Modeling and Analysis||3|
|I SY E/M E 643||Performance Analysis of Manufacturing Systems||3|
|OTM 654||Production Planning and Control||3|
|OTM 770||Sustainable Approaches to System Improvement 1,3||4|
|OTM 875||Seminar in Operations and Technology Management||3|
|STAT/M E 424||Statistical Experimental Design||3|
|Fundamentals of Buisness and Management|
|ACCT I S 300||Accounting Principles||3|
|ACCT I S 301||Financial Reporting I||3|
|ACCT I S 710||Managerial Accounting||3|
|GEN BUS 765||Contemporary Topics||1-4|
|FINANCE/ECON 300||Introduction to Finance||3|
|FINANCE 757||Entrepreneurial Finance 1||3|
|I SY E/PSYCH 653||Organization and Job Design||3|
|M H R 700||Organizational Behavior||3|
|M H R 715||Strategic Management of Innovation 1||3|
|M H R 722||Entrepreneurial Management 1||3|
|M H R 765||Contemporary Topics 1||1-4|
|MARKETNG/OTM 421||Fudamentals of Supply Chain Management||3|
|MARKETNG/OTM 422||Logistics Management||3|
|MARKETNG 724||Strategic Global Sourcing||3|
& OTM 765
| Contemporary Topics|
and Contemporary Topics
|OTM 758||Managing Technological and Organizational Change 1||3|
|OTM 861||Strategic Systems and Sustainability||3|
Most 700-level courses are only taught every three or four semesters. Please check with instructor about the next offering before completing study plan.
This course number is used for multiple seminar classes. Please check the Course Guide for correct listing.
Offered online through Sustainable Systems Engineering.
Graduate School Policies
The Graduate School’s Academic Policies and Procedures provide essential information regarding general university policies. Program authority to set degree policies beyond the minimum required by the Graduate School lies with the degree program faculty. Policies set by the academic degree program can be found below.
Named Option-Specific Policies
Graduate Program Handbook
A Graduate Program Handbook containing all of the program's policies and requirements is forthcoming from the program.
Graduate Work from Other Institutions
With program approval, students are allowed to count no more than 12 credits of graduate coursework from other institutions toward the minimum graduate degree requirement and toward the minimum graduate coursework (50%) requirement. No credits from other institutions can be counted toward the minimum graduate residence credit requirement. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission is not allowed to satisfy requirements.
With program approval, up to 7 credits from the UW–Madison Undergraduate career numbered 400 or above may be counted toward the minimum graduate degree credit requirement. No prior coursework from the UW–Madison undergraduate career may be counted toward the minimum graduate coursework (50%) requirement or the minimum graduate residence credit requirement. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission is not allowed to satisfy requirements.
UW–Madison University Special
With program approval, students are allowed to count up to 15 credits of coursework numbered 400 or above taken as a UW–Madison Special student toward the minimum graduate residence credit requirement and the minimum graduate degree credit requirement; coursework numbered 700 or above may satisfy the minimum graduate coursework (50%) requirement. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission is not allowed to satisfy requirements.
The Graduate School regularly reviews the record of any student who earned grades of BC, C, D, F, or Incomplete in a graduate course (300 or above), or grade of U in research credits. This review could result in academic probation with a hold on future enrollment or in being suspended from the Graduate School.
ADVISOR / COMMITTEE
Every graduate student is required to have an advisor. To ensure that students are making satisfactory progress toward a degree, the Graduate School expects them to meet with their advisor on a regular basis.
The director of the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program is assigned as the advisor to incoming students. Students can be suspended from the Graduate School if they do not have an advisor. An advisor is a faculty member, or sometimes a committee, from the major department responsible for providing advice regarding graduate studies.
CREDITS PER TERM ALLOWED
Master's degree students who have been absent for five or more consecutive years lose all credits that they have earned before their absence.
Students enrolled in these programs are not permitted to accept teaching assistantships, project assistantships, research assistantships or other appointments that would result in a tuition waiver. Students in these programs cannot enroll in other graduate programs nor take courses outside the prescribed curriculum.
The Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program Guide, with academic information for students, can be found here.
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