Welcome to the webpage for the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at North Dakota State University. I am proud, honored and humble to serve as the Department chair for many reasons: First and foremost, our students are the shining light of the department. When I joined NDSU, I quickly learned that our students are hardworking, dedicated and brilliant. In addition, they are a delightful group to work with. These factors help explain why we have so many graduates that are highly successful in their careers. IME graduates have excelled as executive officers, including CEOs, in Fortune 500 companies as well many that have went on to be high successful entrepreneurs. These alumni make me, the department, and the college proud and speak volumes to the department’s focus on education and student engagement. Our classes are structured with a focus on student outcome and the faculty members are immersed in the classes.
The department is a leader in research in manufacturing, logistics, quality and reliability, human factors as well operations. The faculty bring these cutting edge technologies into the classroom to assure our students are high sought after by industry and able to drive industry into the future. Our faculty are successful at securing grants from industry, NSF, NIH, DOD and DOE. Our research is growing the economy and enhancing the quality of life around the world.
It is for these reasons, I am humble to serve as the chair. I am surrounded by brilliant, energetic, and dedicated, students, faculty and staff. These individuals are driving the department towards the next level. I hope to meet you in person in the near future and hope we can join forces to changing the world and making it a better place.
New Fellowship to support NDSU faculty excellence
A BIG thank you to Spencer and Carol Duin of Asheville, N.C.,who recently establish a faculty fellowship which is awarded to accomplished scholars to advance research, education and outreach. NDSU benefactors who establish faculty fellowships provide a minimum of $30,000 in annual funding for at least five years. The first recipient of this award went to our very own Dr. Yadav.
"My engineering degree from NDSU opened doors to many opportunities and a successful and very satisfying career,” Duin said. “Carol and I have established the endowed fellowship to increase support for College of Engineering faculty and to acknowledge the value of my NDSU education.” - Spencer Duin, IE graduate 1966
We offer Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management and in Manufacturing Engineering, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Students majoring in any engineering discipline are also eligible to choose from three minors available in the following areas: Industrial Engineering and Management, Manufacturing Engineering, or Reliability Engineering.
The programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management and the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering degrees at NDSU are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Teaching Mission: To provide high quality undergraduate and graduate programs in industrial and manufacturing engineering.
Research Mission: To advance knowledge of manufacturing and industrial engineering, strengthen and support industry and enhance teaching.
Service Mission: To participate in faculty governance, in the broader community of the engineering profession and its disciplines and in the land grant mission of the university through engagement in state, regional and national affairs.
To be globally recognized as a dynamic contributor to the development and dissemination of advanced knowledge in the diverse field of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. We will create a nourishing environment that facilitates the growth of individuals through innovative teaching and imaginative research and scholarship.
Excellence. We will strive for the highest quality and utility in education, research, service and outreach.
Integrity. We will uphold the highest professional and ethical standards of conduct.
Diversity. We will value differences in people, perspectives and ideas.
Collegiality. We will respect the work of others and strive for collaboration.
Inclusivity. We will continuously seek input from students, faculty, employers and alumni.
Stewardship. We will effectively use resources entrusted to us.