Manufacturing Engineering

Major Requirements

Major: Manufacturing Engineering

Degree Type: B.S.Mfg.E.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 129

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 30 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
  6. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  7. Students presenting transfer credit must meet the NDSU residence credits and the minimum upper level credit. Of the 30 credits earned in residence, a minimum of 15 semester credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above, and 15 semester credits must be in the student’s curricula for their declared major.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39

 May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.

 General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable.  Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.

  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

Major Requirements

Manufacturing Engineering Core Requirements
IME 111Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering3
IME 311Work/Station Design and Measurement3
IME 330Manufacturing Processes3
IME 380CAD/CAM for Manufacturing3
IME 430Process Engineering3
IME 431Production Engineering3
IME 440Engineering Economy3
IME 456Program and Project Management3
IME 460Evaluation of Engineering Data3
IME 461Quality Assurance and Control3
IME 480Production and Inventory Control3
IME 482Automated Manufacturing Systems3
IME 489Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Capstone3
MATH 128Introduction to Linear Algebra1
MATH 165Calculus I (May satisfy general education category R)4
MATH 166Calculus II4
MATH 259Multivariate Calculus3
MATH 266Introduction to Differential Equations3
ME 212Fundamentals of Visual Communication for Engineers3
ME 221Engineering Mechanics I3
ME 222Engineering Mechanics II3
ME 223Mechanics of Materials3
ME 331Materials Science and Engineering4
CHEM 121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S)
CHEM 122General Chemistry II (May satisfy general education category S)3
ENGL 321Writing in the Technical Professions (May satisfy general education category C)3
ENGR 327Ethics, Engineering, and Technology3
PHYS 252
University Physics II
and University Physics II Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S)
Manufacturing Electives
Computer Science Electives: Select 3 credits from the following:3
Visual BASIC
Computer Science Problem Solving
Computer Science I
Introduction to Computing
Engineering and Science Electives: Select a minimum of 9 credits from the following:
CE 309Fluid Mechanics3
ME 350Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer3
Select one of the following:3-4
Circuit Analysis I
Digital Design
Electrical Engineering I
Technical Electives: Select 9 credits from the following:9
Welding Technology
Human Factors Engineering
Packaging for Electronics
Composite Materials Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing
Plastics and Polymer Processing in Manufacturing
Methods for Precision Manufacturing
Systems Engineering and Management
Logistics Engineering and Management
Hospital Management Engineering
Total Quality In Industrial Management
Reliability Engineering
Reliability Analysis
Introduction to Machine Learning
Operations Research I
Simulation of Business and Industrial Systems
Industrial and Manufacturing Facility Design
Only one of the following five courses may be counted as technical electives.
International Business
Business Law I-Contracts, Property and Torts
Foundations of Management
Foundations of Marketing
Management Information Systems
Total Credits109-110

Degree Requirements and Notes 

  • Grades less than ‘C’ will not be accepted for required courses in CHEM, MATH, and PHYS.
  • Students may request approval for other 300-400 level engineering or related courses to be approved as technical electives. To request approval, a student should submit a memo to the IME Department indicating the course of interest and why the course should be approved as a technical elective. This memo will be reviewed by the IME Department Chair for approval. 

  • 300-400 level BUSN courses require at least junior standing and a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA.

Minor Requirements

Minor: Manufacturing Engineering

Required Credits: 18

Required Courses
IME 330Manufacturing Processes3
IME 380CAD/CAM for Manufacturing3
IME 430Process Engineering3
IME 431Production Engineering3
Electives: Select 6 credits from the following:6
Welding Technology
Packaging for Electronics
Composite Materials Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing
Plastics and Polymer Processing in Manufacturing
Methods for Precision Manufacturing
Quality Assurance and Control
Introduction to Machine Learning
Automated Manufacturing Systems
Total Credits18

Minor Requirements and Notes

  • A minimum of 9 credits must be taken at NDSU.
  • Only students majoring in an engineering discipline or with department permission agricultural or physical science majors may elect a minor in Manufacturing Engineering.