Courses for Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering Emphasis

Students selecting the product design and manufacturing engineering emphasis are expected to have an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline as well as having an interest in new product development and manufacturing. A minimum of 33 credit must be taken for the M.S.E Product Design and Manufacturing Program/

The course requirements for the product design and manufacturing engineering emphasis are shown in the following table.

All of the Professional Practice Courses must be taken for 9 credits as part of their Master's of Engineering course requirements:

Professional Practice Courses:


Course Title

 Semester Offered

 EGR 600


EGR 602


 EGR 604


Emphasis Area Courses:

Five, among the following courses should be taken under the Emphasis Area Courses. The courses are usually offered in two-year rotation. 

Elective Courses:

The elective graduate courses may be chosen from any of the available graduate engineering courses, regardless of the discipline. However, approval should be taken from Graduate Program Director of the School of Engineering to take the course related to the discipline other than Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering Emphasis.

Culminating Experience:

Note that students in this depth area are also required to complete electives as follows:

       EGR 690 - Capstone Design Project Credits: 3

 OR EGR 693 - Master’s Project  Credits: 1 to 6 (maximum of 6)

OR EGR 695 - Master’s Thesis Credits: 1 to 6 (maximum of 6).

Students may register for EGR 693  or EGR 695 based on what they has chosen  more than once, for a combined total of six credits. Students who need to complete their capstone project or the culminating thesis after finishing the six credits of EGR 693 or EGR 695 must continuously register for  EGR 694 - Continuation of Master’s Project Credits: 1 or EGR 696 - Continuation of Master’s Project or Thesis Research Credits: 1 respectively, whose credit does not count towards the minimum requirement of 33 credit hours for M.S.E program.

Catalog For Detailed Information

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