Manufacturing engineers and engineering managers looking to advance to a senior position or drive even more productivity at their organizations can ramp up their skills with a new online graduate degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Master of Engineering: Manufacturing Systems Engineering is currently accepting applications for its first class, which will start in the fall of 2016. Data indicate that UW-Madison’s degree launch coincides with the expansion of the manufacturing industry. According to the U.S. Labor Bureau, more than 230,000 individuals will be employed in manufacturing by 2022, with employment growing about 5 percent a year.
The degree is completely online. It offers students a blended curriculum of management, leadership, and technical skills, with foundational tools in supply chain and manufacturing engineering. They will receive application-based education to help them be more efficient at their current jobs.
“The new program is unique as it is designed to immediately impact both the students and their organization,” says Susan Ottmann, the program director of Manufacturing Systems Engineering. “Having led numerous manufacturing teams across the globe, I have seen the need for these skills for both individuals and their respective companies to remain competitive in today’s challenging environment.”
The Manufacturing Systems Engineering master’s program adds to UW-Madison’s already solid lineup of online graduate degree programs, which have consistently ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News and World Report.