School of Engineering

MMM Faculty

The courses for the Master of Manufacturing Management program are taught by a faculty of leaders who bring extensive experience to the curriculum, and small class structure ensures close contact with those scholars at all times. Our faculty has spent substantial time in industry in roles such as: manufacturing specialist, director of MIS, systems analyst, consultant, international business manager, entrepreneur, supply chain leader, program manager, consultant to government agencies, and industrial engineers.

MMM Course Descriptions

Core Courses

The MMM degree is awarded on the successful completion of 32 credits of required core course work. 


QMM 491* Introduction to Business Concepts for Manufacturing (3 credits) – Introduction to business topics in accounting and finance for non-business students in manufacturing management.

MMM Program Overview

Master of Manufacturing ManagementManufacturing is an important component of domestic and worldwide economic activity and the demand is high for manufacturing managers who can communicate effectively, understand both management and engineering issues, and employ Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methods. The MMM degree can prepare you for success meeting the needs of industry. 

Ralph Ford Re-elected to IEEE Leadership Post

Ralph Ford, director of the School of Engineering and associate dean for industry and external relations at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been re-elected Vice President of Member and Geographic Activities for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The society is the world’s largest technical professional association, with more than 425,000 members in 160 countries.

$1.1 Million Gift Creates New Scholarships for Penn State Behrend Students

An Erie man who died in 2012 left his entire estate – valued at more than $1.1 million – to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The money will create new scholarships in the college’s School of Engineering.

Frank S. Palkovic earned an associate degree in drafting design and technology at Penn State Behrend in 1968. He went on to earn a bachelor of science in engineering at Penn State Harrisburg.

FMC Technologies Donates 3D Printing Equipment to School of Engineering


The School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend has installed a 3D printer, a high-tech system that gives engineers and product designers the ability to produce in real form virtually any shape they can create with computer software. The machine, which was donated to the college by FMC Technologies Measurement Solutions, is worth more than $40,000.

The use of 3D printers allows companies to create functional, lightweight prototypes and parts in a fraction of the time -- and at considerably less cost -- than is possible using traditional tool-and-die methods.

Plastics Processing Certificate

This 16-17 credit program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the basics of the materials and processes used to produce plastic parts.  Students learn modern processing techniques and testing methods for plastics.

The following courses are required to obtain the certificate: PLET 050 or MET 107 or EDSGN 100S or EDSGN 100, PLET 205, PLET 206W, PLET 222, PLET 227

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Master of Manufacturing Management

Master of Manufacturing ManagementThe Master of Manufacturing Management (MMM) program, offered by the School of Engineering. This graduate degree is jointly offered through the School of Engineering, one of the nation’s Top 50 undergraduate engineering programs, and the AACSB International-accredited Sam and Irene Black School of Business.

January 29: Speaker Series to Feature Bill Nye

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Bill Nye will speak January 29 at Penn State Behrend."An Evening with Bill Nye the Science Guy"

Bill Nye has comedy down to a science.