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Manufacturing Engineering, B.S.: 4-year sequence
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Manufacturing Engineering is designed to prepare engineers as experts in the production process, from design through manufacturing. As a team member, the manufacturing engineer works with other professionals in the design of products, particularly from the point of view of the efficiency of production. They are responsible for selecting the right materials for various product applications and for determining methods used in processing raw materials into finished products. Using computers, they design and control automated systems capable of rapidly making the product. Manufacturing Engineers are part of the company’s management team and make important decisions regarding production planning, inventory, scheduling and quality.
To be admitted to the B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering program, students must have graduated in the top 40 percent of their class or, for high schools that do not rank, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or receive a composite score of 22 or greater on the ACT or equivalent score or greater on the SAT (ACT is preferred). In addition, an ACT math score of at least 22 or equivalent score on the SAT is required.
Through intensive hands-on laboratory experience, which is the heart of UW-Stout’s teaching strategy, the program emphasizes application of theory to solution of real world problems. Manufacturing Engineering students learn modern production tools, such as computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), robotics, programmable logic controllers, computer simulation of production environment and modern manufacturing management techniques. Students have opportunities to function as members of production teams as they practice concurrent product design, material selection, appropriate manufacturing method selection, and automated production systems design.
The UW-Stout Manufacturing Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. It is the only nationally accredited manufacturing engineering degree in Wisconsin. There are many opportunities for cooperative learning and internship experiences with regional companies, providing industrial experience and that extra “edge” when applying for jobs upon graduation.
Bachelor of Science Degree
|Total for graduation
Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)
Three credits must be selected from RES-A.
Global Perspective (6 credits*)
Complete a program of university-approved work or study abroad or 6 credits of global perspective approved courses.
General Education (40 credits)
Communication Skills (9 credits)
Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (13 credits)
Arts and Humanities (6 credits)
Courses must be from two or more areas including art history/music & theater appreciation, creative/performing arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, and philosophy.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
Courses must be from two or more areas including anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.
Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)
Courses must be selected from the list of approved cross-disciplinary issues courses.
Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)
Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses.
Major Studies (88 credits)
Mathematics and Basic Sciences (21 credits)
Engineering Core (14 credits)
Materials and Manufacturing Processes (18 credits)
Process, Assembly and Product Engineering (12 credits)
Manufacturing Integration Methods and System Design (15 credits)
Manufacturing Competitiveness (9 credits)