M.S. Manufacturing Engineering

Advance your career with our hands-on master's program, engineered for modern manufacturing challenges.
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
Careers & Salaries Graduate Degree Outcomes
Delivery On Campus

Do More in Modern Manufacturing.

Advance your career with UW-Stout's Master of Science (M.S.) in Manufacturing Engineering—your gateway to becoming a leader in manufacturing innovation. Our program merges theoretical insights with real-world applications, preparing you to confront and triumph over the latest challenges in manufacturing. With a curriculum constructed for industry pioneers, our hands-on approach not only imparts critical engineering knowledge but also hones the practical skills vital for shaping the evolving landscape of modern manufacturing. Join us to transform your passion into expertise and your expertise into leadership.

  • Elevate Your Expertise. Transform your professional journey with advanced methodologies that refine product quality, enhance process efficiency, and ensure robust safety standards in manufacturing.
  • Lead with Innovation. Drive the future of manufacturing by designing, analyzing, and optimizing systems that align with the cutting-edge demands of modern industry practices.
  • Impact Through Insight. Gain the tools to conduct meaningful organizational research, laying the groundwork for data-driven decisions and strategic leadership in any manufacturing setting.


Program Overview

View program plans, credit requirements and course descriptions.




STEM OPT Extension Advantage for International Students

International students STEM Opt Qualifying program.

Request Information

Empowering Innovators. Women in Engineering.

UW-Stout's engineering programs are continually engaging current and future female engineering students with curriculum and programming relevant to their lives. As a woman in engineering at UW-Stout, you will become a positive force to improve our society's quality of life and demonstrate the value of diversity.

"I chose to pursue a master’s degree in engineering because I was looking for more opportunities to advance my career. Having attended UW Stout for my undergraduate degree I knew, no matter the program, I would be receiving an education that would challenge me as an engineer and help me grow as an individual.

I chose the Manufacturing Engineering program because of the variety of classes offered and the flexibility of the course work. The courses align directly with the work that I am doing as a process engineer and provide regular guidance for how I can make improvements.

The professors are also passionate and knowledgeable about the subject areas that they are teaching, providing firsthand experience examples and always willing to help. Being a female engineer has its obstacles to overcome, but I’ve always found great support from UW Stout and the Manufacturing Engineering program."

- Cora Martell, Process Engineer
Loparex LLC, Hammond, WI Plant

No matter your gender, one way to advance in a competitive field is through earning a master’s degree. Our master's in manufacturing engineering program will give you the specialized knowledge you need to succeed and provide you with valuable skills to take on a leadership role in any engineering organization. 

Program Requirements, Outcomes & Industry Connections

Admission Requirements

General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate Studies. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:

Program-Specific Admission Requirements


To be admitted with full status to the M.S. Manufacturing Engineering program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology, engineering, or a closely related discipline such as physics or chemistry.
  • Have earned a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have, or obtain in advance, the appropriate mathematical and statistical background.

Program-Specific Application Requirements

To successfully apply for the program, first complete the UW System Application and receive your Application ID. Then, use this ID to fill out the UW-Stout Graduate Studies Collection Form, where you will provide the following:

  • Resume
Access Collection Form Site*
*The Collection Form Site requires an Application ID provided upon completion of the UW-System Application
Objectives & Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives 

The M.S. Manufacturing Engineering Program develops manufacturing engineers who work in a professional setting to:

  • Develop leadership skills and sound engineering judgment skills.
  • Select, design and conduct research, using proper methods and methodology, making sound recommendations and drawing logical conclusions.
  • Plan a project, develop documentation schedule and monitor project progress against the schedule.
  • Engage in continuous product and process quality improvement practices.
  • Evaluate manufacturing competitiveness through project based learning.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the M.S. Manufacturing Engineering program can: 

  • Apply mathematical models to the analysis of practical engineering problems.
  • Integrate the design and operation of manufacturing processes and systems with the principles of lean manufacturing methods.
  • Evaluate and create technical reports relating to practical industry projects. 
  • Design statistically sound experiments resulting in data based decisions for industry. 
  • Synthesize the knowledge gained to create solutions for practical manufacturing problems. 
  • Apply and practice quality tools like principles of Six Sigma. 
  • Apply project management skills.
Program Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee Members

ChristopherArnesonReliability Center of Excellence Leader Thermo King
DannyBeeAssistant Professor, B.S. Manufacturing Engineering Program DirectorUW-Stout
ChristopherBendel CSTEMM Associate DeanUW-Stout
PaulCraigInstrumentation Innovator - InstructionUW-Stout
AndrewDavisManufacturing EngineerAnderson Dahlen, Inc.
XuedongDingDirector, School of EngineeringUW-Stout
JohnDzissahOperations and Management Department ChairUW-Stout
EmilyFanucciProgram ManagerAdvanced Molding Technologies
BenFerronManufacturing Project EngineerParker Hannifin Corporation
DanielFreedmanDean, College of STEMMUW-Stout
CodyGadzinskiReliability EngineerKohler
BrianGowlingIndustrial Engineering ManagerHutchinson Technology Inc.
ShannenJochimAdult Student Services CoordinatorStout Online
PhillipLundborgManufacturing EngineerGreenheck
DavePetersonManufacturing Engineer ManagerAshley Furniture
KevinThielSenior Management EngineerManufacturing Outreach Center, Operations and Management Dept.
HollyYuanProfessor, Program Director of Computer Network and Information Technology, Director of Cybersecurity Research and Outreach CenterUW-Stout

Manufacturing Engineering

All Manufacturing Engineering News
Dialed in: Engineering projects hum as students present prototypes to industry sponsors Featured Image

Dialed in: Engineering projects hum as students present prototypes to industry sponsors

It was the moment of truth for a team of UW-Stout engineering majors, as peers, professors and industry representatives gathered around.
Put to the test: Engineering seniors working on 20+ yearlong, industry-sponsored projects Featured Image

Put to the test: Engineering seniors working on 20+ yearlong, industry-sponsored projects

For engineering students at UW-Stout, the Senior Design Experience course takes their applied learning focus to another level.
PHOTO ESSAY: How Do You Solve a Problem Like …  Featured Image

PHOTO ESSAY: How Do You Solve a Problem Like …

Discover what Manufacturing, Mechanical and Plastics Engineering students do on day one of their Fluid Mechanics class.