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
Industrial and Manufacturing engineering graduates will successfully demonstrate the 7 ABET program outcomes:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles on engineering, science, and mathematics.
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
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.