Career Opportunities

The IME programs at NDSU can help you to open the door to various opportunities starting your professional career in a wide range of industries or to seek advanced degrees at NDSU or another university. As a graduate of IME, you will have the opportunity to design systems and processes that improve the quality and productivity of an organization's business activities. You will employ a strong base of fundamental engineering and management skills to effectively integrate people and resources to create positive change. Quite simply, you'll design and implement the "best" way to get work done.

Graduates of the IME programs have become a source of talent working in industries such as health care, manufacturing, consulting, food, transportation and distribution, and information system. The recent IME graduates command starting salaries in the top rank of engineering disciplines.

For more information on career opportunities for NDSU graduates, please go toNDSU Career Center.



US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Top 5 skills employers are looking for in Industrial Engineers:

  1. Project Management
  2. Quality Assurance (QA)
  3. Six Sigma
  4. Product development/ management
  5. Quality Systems

Top 5 certifications employers are looking for in Industrial Engineers:

  1. Computed Aided Design (CAD)
  2. Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB)
  3. Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
  4. American Society for Quality (ASQ)
  5. Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA)

Common Career Paths

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