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Manufacturing Systems Engineering


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  • What is systems engineering?

    Manufacturing Systems Engineering is a field of engineering that focuses on how to design, integrate, and manage complex manufacturing systems by determining their needs and required functionality over their life cycles.  Such systems are highly complex, interdependent, and require material and process selection and modeling and quantitative analysis, while ensuring safety, effectiveness, and global competitiveness.  The focus of the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MSE) program is on educating students in the areas of  materials and processes, manufacturing design, system life cycles, and human system integration.   Systems engineering utilizes systems thinking, mathematical analysis and optimization models, simulation techniques, and risk management and mitigation.


Salaries in Utah

Annual Median Salary: $76,300*


Annual median salaries noted are Utah-wide. Salaries vary depending on the region, workplace and skill level.

What you will learn

  • Design and improve manufacturing processes and systems
  • Proper selection of materials and manufacturing processes
  • Conduct productivity, quality, timeliness, and cost studies
  • Design new faculties or improve existing facilities
  • Solve problems and leverage data-based decision making
  • Apply economic principles to engineering decisions
  • Manage manufacturing processes and systems
  • Manage systems from systems design, implementation, and retire systems

ABET Accreditation

Currently seeking accreditation

Mission Statement and Program Educational Objectives Review

The Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MSE) degree will prepare graduates for a career in systems thinking.  Graduates will demonstrate the ability to analyze and design systems involving the human interaction with machines or nature.  The primary focus of the program is complex manufacturing systems; including facilities design and modeling, process and material selection, and six sigma/lean techniques.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates from the Manufacturing Systems Engineering program will:

  • Effectively, creatively, ethically, and methodically solve manufacturing systems problems and improve related processes through experimentation, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of data.
  • Apply a systems approach to successfully navigate and manage complex manufacturing systems.
  • Be recognized as being personally and professionally effective as individuals, team members and team leaders through oral, written, and graphical communication.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to sustainable manufacturing processes and systems thinking in professional, public, and manufacturing situations.

Program Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex manufacturing engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MSE)


AAS Graduates

BS Graduates

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Fall 2019*




Fall 2020




Fall 2021




Fall 2022**




* Program approved by Board of Regents
** Official 3rd week enrollment only