Are you passionate about learning more about how things are made?

 Why Kettering?

  • Processes and sustainability motivate you.
  • Classroom instruction is backed by hands-on application in well-equipped laboratory facilities including Applied Control Systems, Manufacturing Materials and Processes, Methods Analysis and Simulation Modeling.
  • Our faculty conduct research in Applied optimization, Energy aware production systems, Energy management, Operations management, Solid waste management, Statistical data analysis, Production/Logistics Systems and Alternative Energy Infrastructure Modeling/Simulation.



Estimated Salary




Skills Our Alumni Have


  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Continuous Improvement Process
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Six Sigma Methodology
  • New Product Development
  • Failure Mode And Effects Analysis


Our Alumni Work Here

Companies in bold also are current Co-op employers with Kettering University.

  • General Motors
  • Stellantis
  • Ford Motor
  • Faurecia
  • American Electric Power
  • Bnsf Railway Company

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With our  Manufacturing Systems Concentration you will study modern manufacturing processes and systems with a focus on sustainable manufacturing and industry4.0.

Our program can prepare you for a career in systems engineering, which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts will see job growth at more than twice the average level in the coming decade. The median salary tops $88,000.

In addition to general education and foundational courses in our program, you will take courses in engineering design, materials processing and advanced manufacturing leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Systems.

You will also choose from a set of courses related to industry4.0, with additional electives in lean design and manufacturing quality/statistics, ergonomics and human factors.