The fundamental activity of graduates from the industrial and manufacturing engineering program is the operation of manufacturing or service operations in the most efficient manner. The curriculum encompasses not only the basic math and science courses taken by other branches of engineering, but also specialized knowledge in optimization techniques, industrial administration and management of human resources. An important emphasis is placed on the concept of Total Quality throughout the program. The program includes courses in areas of high demand, such as computer-aided design and manufacturing, automation, robotics, lean, Six Sigma, human factors and safety. An industrial and manufacturing engineer may seek employment in any company engaged in manufacturing or service operations.
Student Learning Outcomes
IME program graduates will have the ability to:
- Communicate effectively through the use of engineering documents, technical reports and presentations.
- Utilize critical thinking and comprehension skills.
- Function in multi-disciplinary teams.
- Understand the impact of engineering in a global/societal context.
- Integrate ethical and professional norms and a sense of fiscal responsibility.
- Understand contemporary issues.
- Engage in lifelong learning.
- Apply appropriate engineering tools to model and analyze manufacturing and service operations.
The IME education opens up three paths after graduation: industry, graduate school in engineering, and/or graduate school in business. The bachelor’s degree prepares you for positions such as industrial engineer, quality engineer, manufacturing engineer, or environmental health and safety engineer. The industrial and manufacturing degree uses the TEAM approach described on the College of Professional Studies . Courses marked with an asterisk (*) require TEAM enrollment.