Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with Manufacturing Focus

Course Requirements

NOTE: Course descriptions can be found in the Graduate 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

Additional Information



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