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BS in Manufacturing Design Engineering

National University
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
San Diego
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About this program

BS in Manufacturing Design Engineering

Learn how to collaborate with a team in understanding the theories and practical application of manufacturing design engineering by enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Design Engineering. You’ll use state-of-the-art, computer-aided tools and simulation modeling techniques to design complex engineering devices while developing a realistic awareness of product life cycles and engineering systems. You’ll explore the impact of human factors such as ergonomics and safety issues required in engineering systems, products, and services design.

Throughout the manufacturing engineer degree program, your team will study actual production and design problems to develop useful and effective manufacturing systems. The program develops communication skills and provides the global and team awareness needed to succeed as a manufacturing design engineer.

Admission requirements

  • All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee. Applicants who have not earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) units of transferable college credit must have graduated from high school, passed a high school level proficiency test or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a state Department of Education.
  • Applicants who are considered first time students based on the criteria below must attend an orientation course through WES Training and Development prior to enrolling.
  • Never attended a college or university
  • Education experience is limited to:
    • Competency based education
    • College level courses completed during high school
    • Advanced Placement (AP) credit
    • Military service or training
    • Prior learning credit (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior, portfolio assessment, etc.)
  • High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on probationary admission if the Committee on the Application of Standards (Committee) judges that there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies. Applicants below a 2.0 may submit a petition letter to their advisor for review by the Committee.
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements.
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Preparation for the Major

  • College Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Introductory Physics
  • Introductory Physics Lab
  • Physics Lab for Engineering
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Introductory Chemistry Lab
  • Intro to Chemistry Lab for Eng
  • Intro to Graphics and Auto CAD
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Statics & Strength of Material
  • Electrical Circuits & Systems
  • Calculus for Comp. Science I
  • Applied Probability & Stats.

Requirements for the Major

  • Legal Aspects of Engineering
  • Scientific Problem Solving
  • Scientific Problem Solving-LAB
  • Computer Aided Engineering I
  • Engineering Economics
  • Computer Aided Engineering II
  • Computer Aided Engineering IV
  • Computer Aided Engineering V
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Human Factors in Engineering
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Product Design Optimization
  • Concurrent Design Engineering
  • Design & Analysis of Experiment
  • Project Management Fundamental

Engineering Senior Project

  • Senior Capstone Project I
  • Senior Capstone Project II

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.


Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Combine knowledge and practices needed to work on engineering projects that require innovative and interdisciplinary skills.
  • Utilize product reliability and design optimization concepts in engineering applications.
  • Apply state-of-the-art, computer-aided engineering tools and engineering graphics techniques and methodologies.
  • Integrate engineering project management standards for efficient and competitive design of engineering products and processes.
  • Apply the concepts of engineering experiment design and analysis.
  • Analyze a production problem and design and/or develop a manufacturing system.

Career paths

Career Opportunities for Design Engineering

  • Commercial and Industrial Designers
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Electronics Engineers
  • Industrial Production Managers
  • Industrial Engineers

Employers of Design Engineering Graduates

  • Motor Vehicle Parts Firms
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Assembling Complete Motor Vehicles Firms
  • Government
  • Motor Vehicle and Parts Manufacturing Firms

About this institute

National University

Since 1971, National University (NU) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing accessible, affordable, and achievable higher education opportunities. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 25,000 students (400 international students from over...

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