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Northwestern University

Manufacturing & Design Engineering (MaDE)

Design, product development, and manufacturing

Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing & Design Engineering (MaDE)

The bachelor of science in manufacturing and design engineering (MaDE) is the Segal Design Institute’s undergraduate program that culminates in a bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering. The Manufacturing and Design Engineering program (Bachelor of Science) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Manufacturing and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

Why MaDE?

Students in the MaDE program constantly explore new pathways in manufacturing and design engineering. They develop the ability to integrate various design and manufacturing processes into an effective system for delivering value to the end user and/or marketplace.

Objectives & Outcomes

MaDE students learn and participate in all aspects of product realization, from product design to manufacturing technologies and operations. The program focuses on three key areas:

  • Process and product design
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Manufacturing management
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Please see the Northwestern undergraduate financial aid website for current information about tuition, fees, and expenses.

Contact Us

For more information about the MaDE program, please email Professor David Gatchell at

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