Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Creating a nourishing environment that facilitates the growth of individuals through innovative teaching and imaginative research.


Welcome to the department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, otherwise known as "IME" at North Dakota State University! NDSU's College of Engineering is well known for its high-quality undergraduate programs, innovative teaching, imaginative research and student focus. Nearly all economic sectors are starving for highly educated, skilled problem solvers with great communication abilities.

IME graduates are well-positioned to meet these needs. This gives our graduates nearly an endless number of opportunities for career choices and geographic locations, as well as fast paced career growth.

News & Announcements

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

Degrees Offered

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 & Managment, Manufacturing Engineering, or Reliability Engineering. 

Both the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering & Management and the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering degrees are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles

Mission Statement

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.

Our Vision

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.

Guiding Principles

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.

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