Manufacturing Engineering is concerned with converting raw materials and intermediate products into final and other intermediate products through the use of various design, processing, assembly, and automation techniques as well as the design and manufacturing of tools, jigs, and machines used in these processes. The strength of the BSMfE program at Wichita State is its emphasis on the following three manufacturing engineering areas: materials and processes; product engineering and assembly; and, manufacturing quality and productivity. Manufacturing engineers can apply their broad and comprehensive skills in a wide spectrum of industries.
Modern, well-equipped laboratories are available to supplement classroom theory in ergonomics, manufacturing engineering, and computer analysis. The department’s laboratory facilities include: Engineering Graphics Lab, Metrology Lab, Cessna Manufacturing Processes Lab, Ergonomics/Human Factors Lab, Composites Manufacturing Lab,Advanced Manufacturing Process Lab, Rapid Prototyping Lab, Virtual Reality Development Lab, Open Computing Lab.