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Join us at Spring 2024 Innovation Showcase

ASU students tackle pressing societal and industry needs head-on from new inventions to pioneering methodologies, Innovation Showcase is an event for refining and cultivating fresh ideas.

Friday, April 26, 2024
3–5 p.m.

More news and innovation

Tyler Jiemback standing in Lallemand Baking's Tennessee facility.

A legend in the baking: ASU alumnus finds success with capstone project

2022 Fulton Schools grad designed a robotic solution to Lallemand Baking’s palletization challenge.

A stylized background image of electronic circuitry and sparkles

A ceramic renaissance

ASU engineer Chao Ma receives National Science Foundation CAREER award for research on innovative 3D-printing techniques

A map of the United States where most of the states are yellow except the southwestern states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, which are blue and labeled with the schools that are participating in the consortium (AATA, ASU, NM State and Navajo Technical University)

Modernizing military preparedness

Fulton Schools faculty collaborate on multi-university project to help provide highly trained tech workforce for U.S. defense industries

Degree programs

The School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks is a new school for a new time. The transdisciplinary nature of the school’s curriculum, research portfolio and industry engagements is preparing students to be leaders of the processes and systems that will drive the future of manufacturing.

Tom Sugar works with a student on a wearable backpack-style device in his lab

Manufacturing engineering, BS

The BS in manufacturing engineering degree program has a project-based, hands-on, teamwork-oriented curriculum that is delivered in state-of-the-art fabrication facilities.

Learn how to manufacture the products of the future through a curriculum that intersects manufacturing processes, data sciences, industrial robotics and automation.

Dan Aukes works with three students on a prototype in his lab.

Robotics and autonomous systems, BS

Are you interested in constructing our future with robots?

You can learn to successfully meet the most difficult challenges of modern robotics and autonomous systems on a global scale with rewarding careers in every industrial sector that ranges from aerospace, space, defense, medical and industrial manufacturing.

Tom Sugar talks with another researcher while they both look at a device Tom is holding

Manufacturing engineering, MS

Students in the manufacturing engineering master’s program will develop technical expertise in manufacturing processes or manufacturing systems and management.

Arizona State University students doing robotics and autonomous systems research in Associate Professor Wenlong Zhang's lab, part of the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU, located at the Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Arizona.

Robotics and autonomous systems (systems engineering), MS

Students in the robotics and autonomous systems master’s degree program (systems engineering concentration) will identify, model, analyze, interpret, optimize and manage the multidimensional interactions of increasingly complex modern mechatronic and robotic challenges.

Manufacturing research at ASU Polytechnic campus' Innovation Hub

Manufacturing engineering, PhD

The manufacturing engineering doctoral degree program provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully meet the most difficult challenges of modern manufacturing industries on a global scale. Research areas can be one or more of advanced manufacturing processes and smart manufacturing.

a researcher in Wenlong Zhang's lab handles a robotic arm

Robotics and autonomous systems (mechatronics and automation), PhD

The robotics and autonomous systems (mechatronics and automation), PhD is for those wanting to develop expertise in a particular and focused problem, including both traditional and advanced robotics and autonomous systems technologies, systems integration and data fusion techniques, and modeling and simulation development.

A student works in a systems engineering lab surrounded by several complex mechanical systems

Systems engineering, PhD

The systems engineering doctoral degree program advances students’ understanding of complex engineering systems. Students will learn how to manage systems that encompass technological, social, cultural and environmental components that impact the input, output and interactions within a system.

Dgruv Bhate holds up a sample of a 3D printed hexagon structure modeled after a beehive

Thriving at the forefront of innovation

An innovative manufacturing curriculum and industry collaboration are top priorities for the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks.

Since arriving at Arizona State University, I’ve been connecting with the faculty and staff at MSN and across the Fulton Schools and we are thrilled to be accelerating and expanding a robust advanced manufacturing ecosystem at ASU — one that will impact the state of Arizona and the country as a whole.

Factories of the future

See how the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks is leading the way to the future of industry.

Manufacturing of the future is going to involve pushing the edge of what has come before and taking it into new territory to provide new services and new products. Completely new materials and systems are needed to enable that.

Associate Professor Dhruv BhateSchool of Manufacturing Systems and Networks