M.S. in Advanced Manufacturing and
The Master of Science program in Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering (M.S. in AMEE) is designed to offer an opportunity to individuals for continued study toward positions of leadership in industry and academia and for continuing technical education in a more specialized area.
Graduates of this program will have the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the operational complexity of enterprises, manufacturing and business process improvement/optimization, and integrated product/process/system design.
In addition, graduates will have the cognitive skills to critically evaluate the potential benefits of alternative manufacturing strategies; to use virtual/simulated platforms to facilitate and improve business processes; and to analyze enterprise systems as systems of interacting units, components, and subsystems.
The program offers a thesis option and a non-thesis option.
As lean thinking, enterprise process re-engineering, and digital manufacturing are becoming more prevalent in the work place, engineering students need to be prepared to design and analyze the enterprise as a holistic system of technology, decision-making processes, and cultural components.
Advanced Manufacturing, as the core component of enterprise systems, encompasses effective and efficient integration and synthesis of automation technologies, human resources, and decision-making models that facilitate design, planning, scheduling, and control of production of goods and provision of services. Enterprise Engineering is defined as the body of knowledge, principles, and practices having to do with the analysis, design, implementation and operation of an enterprise.
The MS in AMEE is truly an interdisciplinary program founded on the strong collaboration of the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Information Systems and Technology Management, Management Science and Statistics, and Computer Science and the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems (CAMLS). Graduate students are exposed to research problems through interaction with the industry members of CAMLS and its state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
Program Admission Requirements
Applicants must meet University-wide graduate admission requirements as outlined in Chapter 1, Admission, of the UTSA Graduate Catalog. Applicants must also comply with general University regulations as outlined in Chapter 2, General Academic Regulations, and Chapter 4, Master’s Degree Regulations, of the UTSA Graduate Catalog.
Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the program, the Graduate Advisor of Record (GAR), in consultation with the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Committee and the Department Chair, will evaluate each student’s transcript and determine any course deficiencies on a case-by-case basis. Students admitted with course deficiencies will be required to take additional courses within their Program of Study to make up the deficiencies. Courses taken to make up deficiencies may not count toward the graduate degree.
Applicants who have insufficient preparation for the program, or who lack certain supporting documentation, may be admitted on a conditional basis.
The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the degree is 30 for the thesis option and 33 for the non-thesis option.
Courses offered for the graduate programs of these collaborating departments complement the MS in AMEE program in the form of elective courses. Through core and a variety of elective courses, students can customize their program of study according to their specific needs, professional development related goals, and career objectives in consultation with the Graduate Advisor of Record (GAR), as well as their thesis advisor and thesis committee.
Please visit the Graduate Admissions Deadline page for a list of application deadlines.