Kenan Song holds a very small 3D printed sample with a pair of tweezers, showing it to his research collaborator, Mounika Kakarla, while in his lab

Graduate degree programs

Our graduate programs prepare you for the future of manufacturing

The School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks offers two graduate degree programs that prepare you for a future in industry, research, or further academic pursuits.

Graduate degree programs

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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 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.

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.