Why study Manufacturing Minor at UB?
*Not a baccalaureate degree program
The objective of the program is to provide students with the depth of knowledge in methods, processes, and technologies related to the analysis and design of manufacturing systems. Career Objectives include expansion of the manufacturing enterprise, and advances in manufacturing technologies, and increased manufacturing-related career opportunities for students across engineering. This minor will complement engineering majors by providing depth in the area of manufacturing engineering.
- Understand and describe current methods, processes, and /or technologies in manufacturing.
- Identify, formulate and solve problems in the area of manufacturing.
- Apply appropriate theories and methods to analyze and design of manufacturing technologies and systems within realistic constraints (e.g., economic, manufacturability, sustainability, environmental)
- Communicate effectively about manufacturing engineering problem solutions, technologies, and system designs.
The Learning Environment
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers nine engineering programs leading to the degree of bachelor of science (BS) degree: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, and mechanical engineering.
Students may pursue minors in computer science, electrical engineering, human factors engineering, manufacturing, operations research, quality engineering, and robotics, as well as a certificate in data-intensive computing.
The curricula allow students flexibility in their programs of study and encourages interaction between students and faculty. The undergraduate educational experience prepares students for professional practice and advanced study. Special programs including our experiential learning program, undergraduate research, and internship opportunities provide professional development skills and experiences and facilitate placement of our graduates in high-quality engineering positions.
About Our Facilities
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences occupies six buildings on UB's north campus: Bell, Bonner, Davis, Furnas, Jarvis, and Ketter Halls.
Together, these buildings form an outstanding educational and research facility, comprising 275,000 square feet of laboratory and office space.
About Our Faculty
Our faculty are from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Faculty of the the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are widely recognized for their technical skills and scholarship. They have received recognition with over 50 awards from national and international organizations including eight faculty members who are recognized as Fellows of their professional societies. Research awards have come from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, NASA, DARPA, the Department of Defense, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the Office of Naval Research.
Students also have access to award-winning faculty in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering who maintain high standards in teaching and research activities in diverse expertise areas (Human Factors, Operations Research, and Production Systems). The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has 19 full-time faculty, and other affiliated or adjunct faculty, all holding Ph.D. degrees. Adjunct faculty and teaching assistant teach about 2 courses per year. Teaching assistants also assist in grading and leading recitation sessions. Class sizes in IE are small (often less than 40 students) insuring personal connections between students and faculty. In addition to teaching undergraduate courses, our faculty regularly engage undergraduate students in ongoing engineering research.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering website for additional information about our faculty from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Please visit the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering website for additional information about our faculty from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Expansion of the manufacturing enterprise, and advances in manufacturing technologies, have increased manufacturing related career opportunities for students across engineering. This minor will complement their engineering majors by providing depth in the area of manufacturing engineering.
Students obtain academic advice and guidance from the academic advisors in the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education (410 Bonner Hall) and from faculty advisors in their program of study.
Academic Advising Contact Information
SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education
410 Bonner Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1900
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences website
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering- Brittany Sandor firstname.lastname@example.org
Industrial and Systems Engineering- Ann Mangan email@example.com
Scholarships and Financial Support
There are many scholarships, fellowships and other funding opportunities available for students accepted into the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. These include recruitment scholarships and annual scholarships/awards for current students. There are both merit and need-based scholarships.