Manufacturing Engineering


UW-Stout's Manufacturing Engineering program prepares students to work in the production process, from product design through post-sale service. The Manufacturing Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Accredited undergraduate programs dedicated to manufacturing engineering are found at fewer than 25 institutions in the world. Stout's program is the only undergraduate program in Manufacturing Engineering in the UW System. Graduates will apply principles of mathematics and science to solve practical problems; design and conduct experiments and analyze the results; and design products and manufacturing systems. Graduates also need to communicate effectively; work in groups or teams; use sound management principles; work with high ethical standards; implement technology with an awareness of important societal issues; pursue lifelong learning; and understand global and cultural issues.

High School Preparation

  • General admissions criteria
  • Enrollment for this program is competitive and require further academic achievement. Be sure to review that section when reading the general admissions criteria page.

  • Upper level math and science courses
  • Early development of computer skills


  • Applications Engineer
  • Machine Designer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Technical Specialist
  • Mechanical Development Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Plant Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Supply Chain Analyst

Average beginning salary for UW-Stout graduates in this major — $54,000
93% employed in 2012–2013

View our Annual Employment Report for more details.

Explore Your Courses:

» Sample Freshman Schedule

Freshman English - Composition or Freshman English - Honors I
Fundamentals of Speech
Introduction to Engineering Materials
College Chemistry
Calculus I

Freshman English – Reading or Freshman English – Honors II
Chemistry of Materials
University Physics I
Calculus II

See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.

» Courses You May Take in the Major

Impacts of Engineering Design
Investigation and exploration into past and present practices of engineering design and the resulting impacts on people, society, and the environment.

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Application of thermodynamics and heat transfer fundamentals to the design and analysis of manufacturing processes and systems.

Computer Aided Manufacturing for Manufacturing Engineers
Effects of product mix and demand patterns on manufacturing system design and selection of process control methods. Introduction to quick changeover strategies and reprogrammable automation including numerically controlled machine tools, robotics, group technology, CAD/CAM, automated inspection and other computerized processing techniques.

Fluid Mechanics
Fundamental fluid mechanics is presented. Fluid power components and measurement systems are presented. Fluid power systems are mathematically modeled. Fluid power circuits and circuit schematics are designed and analyzed. Fluid power dynamic behavior, in general terms, is discussed.

Controls and Instrumentation
Programmable logic controllers, structured ladder logic developments, input/output module description, and interfacing with analog and digital sensors and actuators. Motion, temperature, pressure and flow sensors. Advantages of closed loop control, mathematical modeling of electric and mechanical systems, stability analysis and frequency response.

Machine Vision and Robotics
Design of machine vision and industrial robotic applications, including cost justification.

Manufacturing System Design and Simulation
Design of manufacturing systems using contemporary methods and philosophies. Modeling and comparison of system designs using simulation software. Interpretation of experimental simulation results to evaluate system design alternatives. Preparation of technical reports summarizing projects.

Design of Jigs, Fixtures and Tooling
Design of tooling used for machining, locating and transferring multiple parts for fixed and flexible manufacturing. Design, setup and development of tooling for robots, computer numerical control machines and other production equipment. Transfer line tooling.

Reliability Engineering
A practical introduction to reliability engineering with the opportunity for application. Topics covered include reliability need, calculations, prediction and modeling, and test design.


See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.


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Contact Information

Devin Berg, Program Director
330 Fryklund Hall
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715/232-1133

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