The manufacturing systems and processes of the future can’t be managed with yesterday’s knowledge. Driven by technological innovation, ever more responsive to their customers, the factories of the 21st century will be leaner, faster, smarter, more complex, requiring multidisciplinary approaches. The engineers who will run them must be committed to continuous improvement not only in the processes they manage but in their own skills as well. To answer this need, the University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering offers an array of advanced manufacturing courses for the working engineer. Students may elect to pursue a master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering or, if they wish, take individual graduate courses as needed.