Following the advice of the Mechanical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, the Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems has been consolidated into a concentration within the Doctor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering degree program. Information on this page is maintained for reference until all current Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems have graduated. All new students are encouraged to apply for the Doctor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering program.

Lawrence Tech’s program offers you in-depth knowledge about materials, processes, systems, engineering system simulation, quality, productivity, economics, and technology management.

The DEMS program at LTU was a very invigorating experience and a great model of advanced engineering education. The intellectual atmosphere was truly an amplifier for imagination, curiosity, and productive inquiry.

Dr. Adel Khanfar Director, Product Development, U.S. Manufacturing Corporation

manufacturing systemsThe core courses are designed to help you sharpen your specialized skills and competencies. In Design of Experiments, you will study how to create the minimum number of experiments to obtain the maximum possible data. For the Manufacturing Systems Simulation course, you will focus on building mathematical models for manufacturing systems, while learning to foresee potential issues and their solutions, in order to optimize performance. Creating the best design systems to maximize reliability and manufacturing goals is the focal point of the Design for Reliability and Design for Manufacturability courses. And in Strategic Planning, you will strengthen the skills necessary to formulate successful strategic plans.

Lawrence Tech’s Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems is unique in three aspects:

  • The students are practicing engineers working full-time in the Detroit metropolitan area – one of the world’s leading and most technologically advanced manufacturing regions.
  • A required internship, similar to the medical profession, will engage you in the process of solving real-world manufacturing systems problems.
  • You will work closely with two advisors – an academic advisor, who imparts state-of-the-art knowledge about engineering principles, and an industrial advisor, who provides significant industrial experience and support.

Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing SystemsEngineering in Manufacturing Systems dissertation challenges you to utilize your high-level scholarship, engineering expertise, and ingenuity to find a solution to a real-world manufacturing systems issue at your assigned facility. Your advisors will work alongside you to ensure that a challenging blend of advanced technology and creativity forms the foundation of your research. Your solution should be a new manufacturing-related device, process, system, or software that represents an innovation in manufacturing systems engineering.

The Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems program consists of four segments designed to provide you with the knowledge necessary to achieve your goals.

Your 84-credit-hour program consists of:

Manufacturing Systems Core 24
  EME 5253    Engineering Analysis I  
  EME 5603    Engineering Systems Simulation  
  EME 6203    Manufacturing Processes  
  EME 6503    Manufacturing Productivity  
  EME 6703    Manufacturing Systems  
  EME 6403    Quality Control  
  EME 6803    Engineering Management  
  EME 7503    Process Control  
Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems Core 15
  EME 7103   Design of Experiments  
  EME 7203   Manufacturing Systems Simulation  
  EME 7303   Design for Reliability  
  EME 7403   Design for Manufacturing  
  EME 7603   Strategic Planning  
Electives (select five) 15
Doctoral Dissertation 30
Total 84