Projects and Careers Manufacturing Engineering


The job market for Western's Manufacturing Engineering graduates is very good. Students are given a broad, hands-on education in manufacturing engineering, preparing them for a diverse selection of jobs.

Two manufacturing students presenting their work

See the most recent Employment Graduate Survey results to compare Manufacturing Engineering students with other graduates.

Whare are alumni working?

Manufacturing Engineer at Terex

Manufacturing Engineer at Boeing

Mechanical Designer at Korry Electronics

Tool Designer at Safran Aerospace

CNC Programmer at Aviation Technical Services

Project Manager at Janicki Industries

Manufacturing Engineer at SpaceX

Manufacturing Engineer at Systima Technologies

Quality Engineer at General Motors

Research and Senior Projects


Check out the Advanced Machining Research Laboratory to learn more about faculty led research projects and opportunities for undergraduate students. 

Senior Projects

Our Manufacturing Engineering students are required to have a year-long senior project before they can graduate. Often times these research projects are industry-partnered.

Industry Sponsors

Becoming an industry sponsor is a mutually beneficial opportunity for companies, industry professionals, and Western students.

Manufacturing Engineering Equipment

  • Manual Mills
  • Manual Lathes 
  • CNC Mills
  • CNC Lathes
  • Displacement & Force Acquisition Press
  • Vertical Bandsaws
  • Abrasive Waterjet 
  • Rotary Head Die Sinker 
  • Radial Drill Press
  • Oxyacetylene Torches
  • TIG/MIG/GTAW Arc Welders
  • Plasma Cutting Torches
  • Crucible Furnace
  • Rotary Abrasive Disk Saw
  • High Pressure Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis with Humidity 
  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Infrared Microscope
  • Hardness Tester
  • Ultrasound Non-Destructive Testing
  • Torque Rheometer
  • Extrusion Plastometer
  • Moisture Analysis Unit
  • Polariscope
  • Precision Balances
  • Optical Microscope
  • Viscometer
  • Charpy/Izod Impact Tester
  • Impact Specimen Notcher
Manufacturing Engineering program's waterjet
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Infrared Imaging Machine
  • Data Acquisition System
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • FTIR Spectroscopy 
  • Surface Profilometer
  • Optical Comparators
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography
  • Universal Test Machine
  • Contact Angle Goniometer
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectroscopy 
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 
  • UV-Vis Spectroscopy 

Metrology Equipment

  • Optical Comparator
  • FARO Arm with Laser Scanning
  • Coordinate Measuring Machine


Robotics/ Fluid Power

  • Robot Assembly with Machine Vision
  • Machine Vision System
  • Tri-Power Supply
  • Curve Tracers
  • Resistance Box