The manufacturing engineering undergraduate degree program at Oregon State includes two components: the pre-engineering program and MfgE professional school. Effective summer 2018, the MfgE program was divided into two distinct options. These options are the Manufacturing Systems Option and the Product Development Option.
The pre-engineering program comprises your first two years of program coursework and lays the foundation for being a successful engineer and for doing well in the MfgE professional program. Along with an introductory industrial and manufacturing engineering course, you'll take courses in basic engineering science, math and statistics, chemistry and physics, and oral and written communication. This portion of the MfgE program is open to any undergraduate admitted to OSU.
MfgE Professional School
The pro school component of your OSU MfgE education encompasses your junior and senior years and focuses on strengthening and extending your discipline-specific knowledge and experience. Core coursework in MfgE pro school includes manufacturing materials and processes, production engineering, production planning and control, computer aided design and manufacturing, design of mechanical devises and work systems, lean manufacturing systems engineering, thermal–fluid sciences, design on experiments, simulation, and statistical quality control.
In contrast to the pre-engineering program, entrance into MfgE pro school is selective: You must apply and be accepted after successfully completing your pre-engineering coursework.
MfgE - Manufacturing Systems Option
The MfgE - Manufacturing Systems Option is closely aligned with our Industrial Engineering (IE) program. This option provides a foundation in manufacturing principles with a focus on systematic manufacturing processes. Topics in this option include facility layout design, work systems engineering and statistical quality control. Students in this option can opt to take more courses to earn a dual major in MfgE and IE.
MfgE - Product Development Option
The MfgE - Product Development Option is closely aligned with our Mechanical Engineering (ME) program. This option provides a foundation in manufacturing principles with a focus on the development of new products and equipment. Topics in this option include thermodynamics, mechanical component design and mechanics of materials. Students in this option can opt to take more courses to earn a dual major in MfgE and ME.
For MfgE program-specific information and tools, consult these links:
To access the undergraduate advising pages and other tools and information for MIME undergraduates, check the "Program-Related Links" sidebar and My MIME page.
To schedule a meeting with your advisor, go to the "Meet with an Academic Advisor" website.