Advance the Future of Manufacturing

Elevate Your Career with an M.S. in Manufacturing Management from SMU Lyle School of Engineering

About the Program

The M.S. in Manufacturing Management at SMU Lyle equips professionals with cutting-edge knowledge and managerial skills to lead the future of manufacturing. This program, developed in collaboration with industry leaders, merges technical expertise with strategic management insights, preparing graduates to drive efficiency, innovation, automation, and sustainability in manufacturing enterprises. In their coursework, students learn about entrepreneurship, business and manufacturing strategy, computer integrated manufacturing and AI, global manufacturing, and organizational leadership.

The program is designed with the working professional in mind. It consists of a Monday evening lecture that is taped with a Saturday morning interactive session designed for students to interact with the professor and each other to resolve contemporary manufacturing issues.

To learn more, contact Program Director Jim Webb.

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The SMU Lyle Difference

  • Global

    Learn strategies for managing global supply chains, international manufacturing operations, and cross-cultural teams.

  • Connected

    Benefit from our strong industry connections for internship, research, and career opportunities.

  • Sustainable

    Embrace the principles of sustainable manufacturing and quality management to drive improvements in operations.

Student Experience


Leading-Edge Faculty


Learn from experienced faculty and industry practitioners who bring current insights and expertise directly into the classroom.

Civil Engineering


Collaborative Learning


Interact with a diverse community of peers and industry professionals, fostering a dynamic learning environment.

Diverse Coursework


Diverse Coursework 


Access a range of resources and support services to ensure a seamless and enriching educational journey


Flexible learning - ME


Flexible Learning


Tailor your experience with our LyleAnywhere™ flexible learning platform, providing a mixture of in-person or synchronous online classes.


Jobs I Can Land - ME 

Jobs I Can Land


Potential roles include:

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Product Development Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Global Manufacturing Director
  • VP of Manufacturing
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Research & Development Engineering Manager


Resource-Rich Environment

Utilize advanced manufacturing labs, simulation tools, and the latest software technologies to deepen your technical skills.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree and additionally are expected to have:

A 3.0 or higher GPA with a B.S. in one of the engineering disciplines or a closely related scientific field, or five years of directly relevant professional experience after completion of a B.S. degree.

Tuition and Fees

For a complete graduate cost per semester click here.


Application Deadlines

The next start date is August 2024. The deadline for applications is July 15.