Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

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When you study manufacturing engineering at St. Cloud State, you'll become a person who plans and builds the production systems for goods that drive the world's economies – everything from computers to automobiles to freezers. You'll use your math and science skills to creatively solve real-life manufacturing problems with tools, production techniques and computers. Working with faculty recognized by industry as experts in their fields, you'll learn to innovate to reduce costs, production times and the use of limited natural resources on products while increasing quality and reliability.

Program Highlights

  • Courses taught by faculty with extensive industrial experience, many with professional engineering licenses.
  • Faculty expertise in controls and robotics, production management, processes, automation, quality engineering, computer-aided design and lean manufacturing.
  • Senior design projects that are company-funded and include a company engineer on the team. Students build real-world experience with budgets, objectives and deadlines.
  • Opportunity to innovate and create new manufacturing strategies, systems and facilities.
  • Senior projects that sometimes result in patents and/or professional presentations.
  • Students often secure a job before graduation, sometimes with companies that funded the student's senior design project.
  • Select classes are available online.

Program Distinctions

  • 1 of only 23 accredited programs in the United States.
  • New 100,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF) offers collaborative hands-on work areas for science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) majors for real-world experiences.
  • Only manufacturing engineering program in Minnesota accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the U.S.'s only accreditation agency for engineering programs.
  • Students and faculty worked with utility Xcel Energy to design and produce a battery-operated foldable electric scooter that engineers and technicians could use to inspect 6- to 7-feet diameter concrete drainage tubes.

Student Organizations

Continuing Education

  • Master of Engineering Management (M.E.M.)
    • Maple Grove, Minn.
    • St. Paul, Minn.
Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • 93% of manufacturing engineering graduates employed
  • More than 600 student veterans and active military enrolled
  • 90+ nations represented on campus
  • 2013 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization
  • Commitment to carbon neutrality by 2035

Popular Careers

  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Process Design Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Tool Design Engineer
  • Research & Development
  • CAD/CAM 

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