Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering - Online and Distance Education

Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Master's Degrees | Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Entrance Exam: GRE

IMSEI provides multidisciplinary graduate-level education and practical training opportunities in the theory and practice of integrated manufacturing systems engineering at the master’s level.

IMSEI focuses on providing a manufacturing presence and a program environment in the College of Engineering where faculty, graduate students and industry can engage cooperatively in multidisciplinary graduate education, basic and applied research, and technology transfer in areas of common interest related to modern manufacturing systems technology. The objective of the MIMSE program is to offer students with traditional discipline backgrounds in engineering and the physical sciences an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the multidisciplinary area of manufacturing systems. Core areas of concentration are offered in manufacturing systems, logistics, mechatronics, and biomanufacturing.

The Master of Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MIMSE) online education program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering or the physical sciences. It is a 33 credit hour degree program that does not require a thesis or on-campus residency. I final oral examination is required.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering or physical sciences discipline with an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required for admission. Original transcripts of all college or university work must be sent to the Graduate School.

GRE scores are required but may be waived for online students.

Three letters of recommendation from persons able to comment on the applicant's qualifications for graduate study are required.


This master's degree requires 33 Engineering Online graduate credit hours. At 2019-20 tuition rates, the cost of the required courses is $513 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,361 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the 33-credit program is $16,929 for North Carolina residents and $44,913 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.

Plan of Study

  • Completion of 27 credit hours of graduate courses at the 500 or 700 level with an overall GPA of 3.0 in addition to a research project for 6 hours of credit.
  • The general plan of study of the MIMSE degree consists of three components: common core courses (5), concentration electives (4), and a research project.
  • All degree requirements must be completed within six years and, except for summer sessions, a student must remain continuously enrolled for a minimum of one course per fall and spring semesters until graduation. A leave of absence can be granted for two semesters with reasonable justification.
  • Each candidate must pass a final oral examination at which time one defends the results of his/her research project and submits the technical report that describes the project. This examination can be done in person or by video conference.