Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE)

Ready to achieve your manufacturing engineer certification? The Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) course CMfgE is ideal for individuals who have advanced manufacturing engineering experience, who are in a leadership position, or who supports manufacturing practices at a manufacturing organization. Our manufacturing engineering course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this in-demand career.

This manufacturing engineer training course covers a...

6 Months / 160 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES7016

What you will learn

  • A wide range of manufacturing topics
  • Foundational knowledge areas covered include mathematics, print reading, and engineering science
  • The course also covers manufacturing processes and materials properties, design and development, and digital tools and automation
  • Quality control, continuous improvement, business acumen, and soft skills are also emphasized
  • A comprehensive education for those seeking a career in manufacturing

How you will benefit

  • Demonstrate that your skills are current and validate your knowledge and application of lean principles and tools, which can make you a high-value commodity to your employer and among the most sought-after individuals in your industry
  • Earn a recognized and respected industry credential that validates your knowledge against industry standards, and shows your commitment to continuous education, enhancing your career opportunities
  • Improve your marketability and stand out to employers

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 160 course hours
  1. Additive Manufacturing
  2. Applied Mathematics
  3. CNC Machining
  4. Composites
  5. Electrical Systems
  6. Fasteners
  7. Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  8. Inspection
  9. Lean
  10. Materials
  11. Mechanical Systems
  12. Metal Cutting
  13. Motor Controls
  14. PLCs
  15. PLCs: Siemens
  16. Quality
  17. Rigging
  18. Robotics
  19. Safety
  20. Smart Manufacturing
  21. Supervisor Essentials
  22. Welding
  23. Workholding

This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.


If you have advanced manufacturing engineering experience, are in a leadership role, or have supported manufacturing practices and processes at your organization then the CMfgE could be a great way to validate your knowledge and skills.

Certification Requirements:

Pursuing a Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) credential requires

  • Minimum Related Work Experience – 4 years
  • Total Experience and Education – 8 years
  • A Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) may take the CMfgE after seven years of work experience and/or education


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

According to Indeed.com, the average manufacturing engineer salary is $84,213 per year in the U.S.

ZipRecruiter states that a manufacturing engineer is a specialized engineer who improves product manufacturing processes. As a manufacturing engineer, your primary duties are to design and develop production systems and improve the tools and systems within the manufacturing process. You will use computer software such as CAD to create, modify, and test the products and manufacturing processes.

Yes. You will be prepared for the Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) offered by SME.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.

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Certification programs from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) are the industry standard for assessing and acknowledging candidate's professional knowledge, skills, competencies, and abilities. Our certification programs are led by professionals within the manufacturing industry who guide the development and continuous improvement of the bodies of knowledge and competency models upon which the certifications are based. Earning a certification validates your knowledge against industry standards, can boost your career opportunities, and set you apart from your peers.