Boston University

Department of Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering Distance Learning Program


640 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. via Distance Learning

Format: Online

Program Description:

Established in 1990, the Manufacturing Engineering Distance Learning Program (DLP) at Boston University brings outstanding faculty members, relevant courses, and innovative research to working engineers via live video-conferencing and delayed video streaming. The DLP is designed for high-potential engineers with creativity, motivation, and a strong desire to achieve technical excellence. The program’s unique content and synchronous delivery format enables students to immediately apply classroom learning to work-related challenges. Courses are continually redesigned to create competence in technical product leadership and to provide students with the total educational experience on which to build successful industrial and international careers. 

The program employs internet-based teleconferencing so that students can participate in class from anywhere a high-speed internet connection is available. This configuration also permits call sessions to be recorded in RealVideo as they are conducted and then available online immediate after class for review.

Students in the program focus their course work in one of the three concentration areas: Sensors and Instruments, Global Product Development, or Lean Supply Chain Design.  Each concentration consists of 36 credit hours, which must consist of at least 20 credits from technically oriented engineering courses. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is required for the program. 

There are 22 full-time faculty members in the department. Young professors, recently trained in new technologies and methods, focus on analysis, modeling, and theory. Senior faculty members, experiences in teaching, industry, and scholarly research, apply these concepts to the manufacturing process. In addition to teaching, many faculty members also participate in research projects at the University’s research centers and labs.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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