Advanced Manufacturing | Master of Engineering Management | NC State University

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Advanced Manufacturing

Last Updated: 02/09/2024 and all information is still up-to-date

The Advanced Manufacturing Concentration strives to teach professionals like you the skills necessary to tackle pressing manufacturing challenges using big data, automation, robotics, nanomanufacturing, and 3-D printing.

Advanced manufacturing skills are highly valued in the US manufacturing industry. The number of jobs requiring advanced manufacturing skill sets has increased by 56% since 2018, according to Deloitte’s 2022 market analysis. In the US alone, a projected 2.1 million advanced manufacturing jobs will need to be filled by the year 2030. North Carolina boasts over 200 advanced manufacturing companies, including a World Top 20 Company based in our city, Raleigh.

Through courses led by top faculty members at the Colleges of Engineering and Management, you will cover topics in manufacturing and automated systems engineering, entrepreneurship, materials sciences, and engineering design optimization. You will take advanced manufacturing courses while simultaneously learning key management skills that complement your technical engineering background, preparing you to lead the manufacturing industry as it grows and adapts to new technologies.


CONCENTRATION: Advanced ManufacturingCredits
CORE Subtotal15
Take four courses:
ISE 515 Manufacturing Process Engineering 13
ISE 555 Digital Manufacturing3
ISE 589 Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing3
ISE 589 Introduction to Biomedical Design and Manufacturing3
ISE 714 Product Manufacturing Engineering for the Medical Device Industry3
ISE 716 Automated Systems Engineering 13
ISE 718 Micro/Nano-Scale Fabrication and Manufacturing 13
ISE 725 Foundations of Smart Manufacturing 13
ISE 748 Quality Engineering3
MAE 517 Advanced Precision Manufacturing for Products, Systems and Processes 13
MAE 531 Engineering Design Optimization 13
MAE 545 Metrology For Precision Manufacturing3
MAE 789 Advanced Metal Additive Manufacturing3
MSE 500 Modern Concepts in Materials Science 13
MSE 539 Advanced Materials3
MSE 540 Processing of Metallic Materials 13
MSE 556 Composite Materials 13
MSE 580 Materials Forensics and Degradation 13
MSE 705 Mechanical Behavior Of Engineering Materials3
MSE 576 Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization I3
MSE 577 Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization II3
Take one course:
ISE 589 Introduction to Product Development
(or substitute practicum with approval)
MAE 526 Fundamentals of Product Design3
EM 675 Engineering Management Masters Project
(or substitute practicum with approval)

1 Course taught both on-campus and online.

2 Course is offered online only.

The Master of Engineering Management with an advanced manufacturing concentration will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Develop as a practitioner via project-based practicum experiences in the classroom, industry, and off-campus internships
  • Research current and anticipated manufacturing system technologies
  • Apply state-of-the-art processes and disruptive technologies to improve the way the US manufactures
  • Transition companies to new technologies that will automate production processes

You will study manufacturing systems and processes with applications in:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Power Electronics
  • Micro/Nano-scale Materials and Processes
  • Other high-tech products