May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Manufacturing Engineering, M.S.Mfg.E.


This degree is focused and specialized in opportunities beyond the BS in Manufacturing Engineering degree with students selecting coursework in advanced manufacturing areas of robotics, additive manufacturing, automation, materials processing, nanomanufacturing, materials characterization, lean manufacturing, production control, quality, safety, and ergonomics among others. The MSMfgE with specialization in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering degree prepares manufacturing engineers to accept greater project responsibility with more in-depth knowledge, while advancing more quickly in their careers.

Degree Requirements: 30 Credit Hours


Regular Admission

  1. Completed requirements for the Bachelor’s degree at a college or university accredited by the proper regional accrediting association.
  2. An undergraduate degree or the equivalent in the proposed or closely related field of study.
  3. A 2.75 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on courses in undergraduate work, or equivalent.
  4. International students must meet College of Graduate Studies English Proficiency requirements.

Additional Requirement for Advanced Manufacturing Engineering concentration

The Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering program with Advanced Manufacturing Engineering concentration also requires: a) a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering or a closely related engineering discipline, and b) permission of the Graduate Program Director.

Provisional Admission

A student may be granted provisional admission based upon the recommendation of the Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Coordinator or department chair.

Non-Degree Admission

Non-degree students are accepted on an individual basis as space is available.

Areas of Concentration


A minimum of 50% of courses for the Master of Science in Applied Engineering degree must be taken at or above the 6000 level.

Concentration in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering


This concentration offers both thesis and non-thesis track options.

Thesis Track Requirements: 6 Credit Hours


Students selecting this track will take 6 thesis hours to complete their degree.

Non-Thesis Track Requirements: 6 Credit Hours


Students pursuing the non-thesis option will take an additional 3 credit hours of elective courses at or above the 5000G level as contracted with the faculty advisor and degree coordinator. See list above for options.  

Total Credit Hours: 30


Concentration in Engineering Management


Thesis Track Requirements: 6 Credit Hours


Students selecting this track will take 6 thesis hours to complete their degree.

Non-Thesis Track Requirements: 6 Credit Hours


Students pursuing the non-thesis option will take an additional 6 credit hours of elective courses at or above the 5000G level as contracted with the faculty advisor and degree coordinator. See list above for options.  

Total Credit Hours: 30


Other Program Requirements


Thesis Requirements

Each candidate for the Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Thesis Track degree must complete a thesis on a subject approved by the graduate thesis committee. The major professor supervises the research, directs the writing of the thesis, and approves the thesis in its final form. Prior to the final approval, the thesis is read by the thesis committee. One member, termed the second reader, has responsibility for an intensive and rigorous criticism of the thesis and a third member of the thesis committee has the responsibility of an “editorial reader.” Both second and third readers must report all comments to the major professor. The thesis must be defended in an oral examination before the graduate committee prior to final approval and sign-off.

The style and format for the completed thesis shall follow that prescribed by the Director for the Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering degree. Procedural steps in the preparation of the thesis are as follows:

  • The prospectus for the thesis shall be submitted to the major professor and thesis committee for approval.
  • The student must prepare the thesis for electronic submission following the latest version of the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD): Student Guide to Preparation and Processing manual.
  • The thesis must be electronically submitted to the ETD site for format check by the final thesis submission deadline as stated in the University Calendar.
  • The final corrected thesis must be electronically submitted to the ETD site by the ETD format check submission deadline as stated in the University Calendar. The final document must be electronically approved by the Thesis Committee.

See the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD): Student Guide to Preparation and Processing (latest version at the COGS Electronic Theses and Dissertation website).

 

Advisement

Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit Graduate Academic Advisement  

Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.
Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)
Email: gradschool@georgiasouthern.edu