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Manufacturing Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , WA,
The Manufacturing Engineering program at Western Washington University is based on the belief that manufacturing organizations are responsible for creating the vast array of products used in our modern world.

About

The Manufacturing Engineering program at Western Washington University will teach you that these can range from highly personalized products such as a prosthetic device, to complex transportation systems such as a jet airliner. The process of creating these products starts with the identification of a need.

This is followed by a systematic sequence of engineering activities that includes the design of the product, the manufacturing processes, the equipment and tooling, and the production systems necessary to produce the final product in sufficient quantities, and with a quality that will be profitable to the organization.

Manufacturing engineers are responsible for conducting this design effort and for implementing, operating, managing and continuously improving the facilities and processes necessary for an organization's success. They need to be both critical thinkers and applications or "hands-on" oriented. Familiarity with a broad range of technologies in areas such as metals fabrication, polymer processing, CAD/CAM, CNC, machine and tooling design, automation and controls, robotics and quality control is essential.

Manufacturing Engineers must also be able to work in and lead teams comprised of other engineers, technologists, scientists and technicians. They must be comfortable functioning in a global setting where the operations of an organization are increasingly dispersed geographically. This program develops these skills with the help of intensive laboratory components spread throughout its courses. Through these experiences, students learn to apply theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom to solve practical, application-based problems in manufacturing.

Why Consider a Manufacturing Engineering Major?

Manufacturing Engineers need to be both critical thinkers and applications or "hands-on" oriented. They can be employed in any company that creates a product, and may be involved at any point in product development from design to plant operations, maintenance, and management.

Competency in a broad range of technologies in areas such as metals fabrication, polymer processing, CAD/CAM, CNC, machine and tooling design, automation and controls, robotics, quality control, and Lean Manufacturing provides great flexibility in career choice.

The ability to work in and lead teams comprised of other engineers, technologists, scientists, and technicians, allows for career advancement in management. Manufacturing Engineers are also capable of innovation in design and manufacturing that can lead to patenting and start-up companies.

Sample Careers
  • Operation, improvement, and maintenance of production systems 
  • Programming of automation (Robots, CNC machine tools, CMMs) 
  • Modeling & analysis using CAD/CAM/CAE
  • Design & fabrication of products, tooling, and equipment
  • Supervising & working in teams with technicians, technologists, analysts, administrative staff, and other engineers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Fall Quarter - Early Action deadline: November 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    149-153 credits alternative credits

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Core courses include:
  • Electronics for Engineering
  • Introduction to Automation and Control
  • Introduction to Metal Manufacturing Processes
  • Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
  • Introduction to CAM and CNC
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Quality Assurance
  • Data Analysis and Design of Experiments
  • CAD Modeling and Analysis Using Surfaces
  • Manufacturing Process Planning
  • Design of Tooling

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

National students

  • The Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships, including essay and activities list
  • $60 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)
  • Unofficial high school transcript or GED submitted electronically or by mail
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency or your high school

International students

  • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21801 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21801 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6387 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6387 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 10-18 credits per quarter

Living costs for Bellingham

  • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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