Industrial engineering student resident program at Penn State

Ph.D. with Manufacturing Focus

Course Requirements

Note: Course descriptions can be found in the University Bulletin.

Core Group - all courses in this group must be taken

  • IE 550: Manufacturing Systems
  • IE 571: Product Design, Manufacturing Specifications, and Measurements
  • IE 527: Additive Manufacturing, or IE 560: Manufacturing with Materials, or IE 597K: Machine Process Design and Theory

Domain Groups - a minimum of three courses must be taken from the domain groups; there is no restriction on the number of courses taken from each group

Domain I: Design and Manufacturing Processes

  • IE 546/M E 546: Designing Product Families
  • IE 560: Manufacturing Processes and Materials
  • IE 563: Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing
  • IE 572: Discrete Part Metrology
  • IE 597X: Weld Design and Performance
  • IE 597X: Manufacturing Process Engineering
  • IE 597X: Global Manufacturing

 Domain II: Manufacturing Systems and Automation

  • IE 551: Computer Control of Manufacturing Systems
  • IE 556/M E 556: Robotic Concepts
  • IE 567: Distributed Systems and Control

Domain III: Computational Methods and Analysis

  • IE 522: Discrete Event Systems Simulation
  • IE 540: Manufacturing Systems Simulation
  • IE 582: Information Technology for Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • IE 597X: System Informatics and Statistical Learning in Quality Engineering

Doctoral Committee

English Proficiency Examination

Comprehensive Examination

Dissertation Requirements

Final Defense

Research Areas
Facilities and Labs
Student Organizations
Career Resources


Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

FAX: 814-863-4745