Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering & Management
Industrial Engineering and Management (IE&M) program blends and integrates both engineering and manufacturing at a single platform. This program becomes a good choice for people with the aptitude and interest for careers that blend technology and people. This is an engineering program, with the traditional content of mathematics, sciences, engineering analysis and synthesis in the curriculum. Graduates are well positioned for success in the national FE exam or professional engineering examination. Beyond the basics, this program also challenges students to integrate resources with technology. In addition to scientific principles and technological systems, IE&M students study people systems, cost analysis, facilities and other elements of the business enterprise. The Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Industrial engineering has a unique focus, as well as extraordinary breadth. The primary idea is to apply systematic, disciplined, engineered thinking to all types of human enterprise. Often this means applying lessons that have been hard won in the industrial sector to service oriented enterprises, such as healthcare, transportation and government. Often, advancements in quality, cost effectiveness and timeliness that have been learned in the crucible of global industrial competition can be extended to service providers. Industrial engineers are the people who do this.
In recent years, active employers represent transportation, warehousing and distribution, healthcare, information systems, software, facilities development and consulting industries, as well as many of the production sectors that have been the traditional concentration for Industrial Engineers. To gain a better understanding of the different industries available to IE graduates, students are encouraged to take part in the cooperative education program on campus. IE&M graduates are sought after for responsible positions in project and organizational management, financial modeling, technological training, logistics, and design of processes, procedures, facilities and systems.
Students majoring in any engineering discipline may elect a minor in Industrial Engineering and Management. These optional studies offer engineering students the opportunity to add important career-enhancing skills to their technological competencies. The elected courses in an IE&M minor add skills for integrating technology and resources within the complex of people, technology, machinery and information that make up the successful modern business enterprise. Students completing this minor will achieve a better understanding of organizational and management processes, and will be better prepared to work in the multi-functional teams crucial to success in industry.
Industrial Engineering and Management Options
Students majoring in Industrial Engineering and Management may prepare for specific career choices by careful use of the technical electives included in the IE&M major. It is suggested that students confer with their academic advisor for assistance in choosing the most appropriate optional courses. Particular areas of emphasis may be selected in the following special interests:
- Healthcare management engineering
- Production operations and management
- Process and production engineering
- Reliability and quality management
- Specialized manufacturing processes
- Systems engineering & management
CEA Honor System: All work in this course must be completed in a manner consistent with NDSU University Senate Policy, Section 335: Code of Academic Responsibility and Conduct (http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/policy/335.htm) and the CEA Honor System available at http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndsu/cea/