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Bring amazing products to life. As a manufacturing engineer, you might work on advanced technologies like 3D printing, robotics, and automation--finding new ways to make manufacturing faster, more efficient, and environmentally friendly.

Manufacturing Engineering is like the brain behind the production line. Manufacturing Engineers work on things like designing efficient production layouts, developing tools and equipment, and figuring out the best ways to make things faster, safer and better. They use their technical knowledge to solve problems and make improvements in how things are made, whether it's cars, electronics, or even food.

What Can You Do with Manufacturing Engineering?

Products are designed and produced in multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage. Here are a few career examples:
  • Materials & Processes Engineers analyze and improve manufacturing processes to enhance efficiency, productivity, and product quality.
  • Quality Assurance Engineers establish quality requirements, develop testing protocols, and implement corrective actions to improve overall product performance.
  • Automation Engineers develop automated systems and robotics to improve efficiency, reduce manual labor, and enhance production capabilities.

What You'll Study in Manufacturing Engineering

Your pathway starts with engineering fundamentals such as mathematics, physics, and materials science. A pathway can include manufacturing processes, automation, robotics, quality control, and supply chain management. Gonzaga students work with machinery, computer-aided design (CAD) software, and manufacturing technologies.