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On-Campus MIMSE Program

Last Updated: 07/25/2022 and all information on this page is accurate and up-to-date

The traditional on-campus classroom experience allows you to meet face-to-face with your professors and classmates. Since you most likely attended class in-person from elementary through your undergraduate degree, this environment requires you to make the least amount of adjustment. If you have trouble focusing in class, in-person communication can help you stay engaged in what you’re learning.

In-person learning is still your best option if you thrive with face-to-face interaction. You can ask spur-of-the-moment questions in class or in person, which may benefit your learning style.

When you meet face-to-face with people and get to know them, developing relationships and building community are more comfortable and natural in the on-campus environment.

The most significant disadvantage of taking on-campus classes is having a schedule you must follow each week. Your course may be at night, so you must set aside that time to attend class. Also, you will need to factor in the travel time from work or home to campus.

Master of Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MIMSE)

The MIMSE degree provides the academic background to understand and implement modern manufacturing technology. The academic program is multidisciplinary, consisting of courses from many participating departments. Our flexible program format permits you to design a plan of study to meet specific needs and interests.

The two most notable features of our program are that, first, you are required to do an internship experience, which is usually at an industrial company, and, second, you have wide flexibility concerning the courses you take as part of your degree. This flexibility allows you to customize your degree to prepare you for various internship experiences. Most on-campus students take 3 or 4 courses each of their first two semesters in the program, followed by a 7-8 month full-time internship, and then return to campus for their last semester and take six credits of project work to prepare and present a report of your internship experience along with taking 1-3 lecture courses.

A typical program of study for a student starting our program in August is the take two semesters of coursework, followed by a full-time co-op from May through December, and then return to campus for a final semester.


The on-campus program’s curriculum includes 27 credits of courses and six credits of project work. The following are suggested curricula for several popular areas of concentration:

Prerequisite Information

The multi-disciplinary nature of the MIMSE degree program presents you with special problems with taking graduate-level courses in disciplines different from that of your undergraduate degree. Under most circumstances, the perquisites for the graduate courses listed in the Graduate Catalog are only meant to suggest the recommended background for a course so that you can determine if you have taken similar courses. You should contact the instructor if you have any questions about your background.