Manufacturing and Design

Degree: Master of Science in Engineering – Manufacturing & Design

Area Director:  Prof. N. Ghoniem,

Description: An advanced program of study that covers a broad spectrum of fundamental and advanced topics in modern manufacturing and design including mechanical systems, digital control systems, micro- and nano-devices, wireless systems, failure of materials, and composites. The program prepares students with the higher educational background that is necessary for today’s rapidly changing technology needs.

Degree Requirements:

At least nine courses are required (36 Units), of which at least Five must be graduate courses at the 200 level (excluding ENGR 299 Capstone Project course), and meet Comprehensive Exam Requirement.

Select a minimum of six courses from the following:

MECH&AE 166C, MECH&AE M168, MECH&AE 171B, MECH&AE 262, MECH&AE CM280A, MECH&AE C296A/C156B, MECH&AE 296B, MECH&AE C297A, M297C

Comprehensive Exam Requirement

Students can meet the Comprehensive Exam Requirement in two ways: Choose (1 option below)

Option 1:

Take and Pass ENGR 299 Capstone Project course.

Option 2:

Take and pass three written exams for three different graduate level courses within the student’s area of specialization. The written exams are held concurrently with the final exam of the graduate level courses. Students may select which exams they would like to count towards the Comprehensive Exam requirement.


As long as you have met the requirements above the remaining courses may be selected from  other Engineering departments. No approval is necessary

Thesis Plan



Students are expected to complete the degree within two academic years and one quarter, including two summer sessions. The maximum time allowed in this program is three academic years (nine quarters), excluding summer sessions.