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

Message from the Chair

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. 

Go Bison!

David Grewell

News and Announcements

Dr. Om Yadav has brought the IRES Program in Big Data in Energy & Related Infrastructure to NDSU. This collaboration with with Texas A&M University and the University of Las Vegas is funded by the National Science Foundation. The project will provide undergraduate students from the three collaborating universities with international research and cultural experiences in Malaysia, in the area of big data in energy and related infrastructure. For more information, please contact Dr. Yadav at

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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 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,

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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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