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Master's Degrees | Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Entrance Exam: GRE
College of Engineering

The Master of Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MIMSE) provides multidisciplinary graduate-level education and practical training opportunities in the theory and practice of integrated manufacturing systems engineering at the master’s level. The program focuses on providing a manufacturing presence in the College of Engineering where faculty, graduate students and industry can engage cooperatively in multidisciplinary graduate education, basic and applied research and technology transfer in areas of common interest related to modern manufacturing systems technology. The objective of the MIMSE program is to offer students with traditional discipline backgrounds in engineering and the physical sciences an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the multidisciplinary area of manufacturing systems. Students choose a concentration from the following four core areas of concentration: manufacturing systems, logistics, mechatronics and advanced manufacturing.

The MIMSE online education program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering or the physical sciences. It is a 33-credit-hour degree program that does not require a thesis or on-campus residency. A final oral examination is required.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering or physical sciences discipline with an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required for admission. Original transcripts of all college or university work must be sent to the Graduate School.

GRE scores are required but may be waived for online students.

Three letters of recommendation from persons able to comment on the applicant's qualifications for graduate study are required.

Plan of Study

  • Completion of 27 credit hours of graduate courses at the 500 or 700 level with an overall GPA of 3.0 in addition to a research project for 6 hours of credit.
  • The general plan of study of the MIMSE degree consists of three components: common core courses (5), concentration electives (4), and a research project.
  • All degree requirements must be completed within six years and, except for summer sessions, a student must remain continuously enrolled for a minimum of one course per fall and spring semesters until graduation. A leave of absence can be granted for two semesters with reasonable justification.
  • Each candidate must pass a final oral examination at which time one defends the results of his/her research project and submits the technical report that describes the project. This examination can be done in person or by video conference.

Career Prospects

The MIMSE provides the cross-functional knowledge required to support product development, efficient production and timely delivery for professionals working in systems or industrial engineering. Our graduates find success in design, development and management positions within the field of manufacturing systems engineering.

Additional Resources

For detailed information regarding engineering online programs and how to apply and enroll, please visit the Engineering Online website.