Associates Degree  | Russellville Campus | In-Person

The Associate of Science in Manufacturing program is intended to provide engineering students the opportunity to undertake concentrated studies in the area of manufacturing.  Manufacturing is a major employer of mechanical engineers in Arkansas and this program will support this vital industry by better preparing engineering graduates with knowledge of manufacturing processes and methods.

This degree stacks directly into the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and provides students an opportunity to learn knowledge and skills specific to the manufacturing environment and to obtain an additional credential acknowledging this fact. 

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Senior level laboratory course in manufacturing tools and methods
  • Senior design project for students who go on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering


  • Manufacturing processes and methods
  • Statistical process control
  • Additive manufacturing
  • 3-D Printing
  • CNC controlled tools

About This Degree


Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

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You could work as a(n):

  • Project Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Process Engineer

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Virco Industries
  • AAM Metal Forming
  • Rockline Industries


View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Point of Pride

The department’s SAE student club has competed in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition for the last three years finishing seventh among all entrants from the Americas in the 2019 competition.



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