Online Master's of Science in Applied Manufacturing Engineering

Prepare for a new role in your career with a Master’s degree in Engineering. The North Alabama Master of Science in Applied Manufacturing Engineering offers the skills and training in high demand by manufacturing employers. Take advantage of our faculty’s deep experience in applied engineering at a surprisingly affordable price.

This online engineering degree has been specifically developed to meet the demands of working professionals with versatile curriculum based on cutting-edge research and industry demand, flexible admissions with consideration given to all STEM bachelor’s degrees, and advising and mentoring support from the university’s outstanding professors. 

Also, note that UNA undergraduate students in Engineering Technology may begin to earn this degree in their last year of studies through the University's Accelerated Master's Program.  You may read about it here.


Time to Complete
As few as 2 years


Mode Offered



Why North Alabama?

The University of North Alabama is a leader in online programs recognized for quality and student development, including access to career development events like the expansive annual Career Fair.

The Engineering and Industrial Professions programs at North Alabama are known for exceptional student service with accomplished professors hailing from ranked universities.  The Engineering Technology undergraduate program is ABET-accredited. 

By choosing a Master's degree in Engineering from the University of North Alabama, you will benefit from a program stressing applied manufacturing technologies based on the current challenges of the industries and employers specifically looking for qualified engineers in order to meet those needs.


Platform classes in applied engineering math and programming:

  • Choose from Advanced Discipline-Specific Classes in 3-D modeling, Chemical Processes, Automated Manufacturing, and Bio-Engineering

Choose from MBA Classes in Project Management, Team Building, and ERP Systems

Manufacturing classes include (but are not limited to):

  • Manufacturing Systems Design
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Quality Control & Six Sigma
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Simulations
Master graduate, Eloy Ledezma Bastidas
"My name is Eloy Ledezma and am a citizen of Venezuela where I was an aeronautical engineer and an air force officer. In 2018, my family and I fled to the U.S. in hopes of better opportunities for all of us. In the beginning, I tried to find work as an engineer, but without any success. Although my academic background was related to airplane design, most of the questions in the interviews were related to applied manufacturing engineering disciplines such as lean manufacturing, production line balance, factory planning, etc. At that time, I realized that I need a master’s degree which focused on industrial or manufacturing engineering. I began to search and found UNA’s online Master of Science in Applied Manufacturing Engineering program. I read the curriculum realizing it covered the areas I needed, and it was affordable. I started my graduate studies in Fall 2020. Prior to my graduation, I was offered the position of Manufacturing Engineer III by a Tennessee company that manufactures industrial refrigerators and freezers. Honestly, I felt very confident and prepared for the interviews because of the knowledge and tools I received through this master’s program. I also want to say this program is really designed to give the student all he/she needs to succeed as a Manufacturing Engineer because all the courses are designed and updated to manufacturers’ current requirements. I can now say it was the best decision I took to move forward into an engineering position in my newly adopted country."
-- Eloy Ledezma Bastidas, University of North Alabama Department of Engineering and Technology Alumnus in Applied Manufacturing Engineering.

Courses Available Every Semester

8-week course format allows for year-round admissions.

Typical Schedule

What can I do with an MS in Applied Manufacturing Engineering?

The purpose of a Master’s degree in Engineering is to provide further training and skills for advancement and leadership opportunities using applied methodologies that are in direct response to the needs of manufacturing. Job titles you may qualify for with this graduate-level, online engineering degree include Manufacturing Manager, Project Manager, ERP Manager, Manufacturing Director, Facilities Manager, Maintenance Manager, General Manager, Safety Manager, and general engineering management positions.

Admissions Requirements

The minimum requirements to be considered for acceptance into the Master’s degree in Engineering program include one of the following:

  • A four-year engineering degree from an ABET-accredited school
  • A four-year engineering technology degree from an ABET-accredited school
  • A four-year engineering technology or another STEM degree may apply with two levels of calculus upon approval

Tuition and Aid

$495 plus fees per credit hour

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Tuition Cost

Master of Science in Applied Manufacturing Engineering

$495 plus fees


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