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Providing high quality undergraduate and graduate programs in industrial and manufacturing engineering.

Why Choose NDSU?

The IME Department offers high quality undergraduate and graduate programs through innovative teaching, imaginative research and scholarship. We offer two programs of study: Industrial Engineering & Management and Manufacturing Engineering.  

Industrial Engineering concentrates on designing, installing and improving procedures and systems for effective and efficient operation of enterprises in healthcare, financial, transportation, distribution and other types of service industries; governmental units and agencies.

Manufacturing Engineering involves designing processes to make high-quality, functional and economical products; developing facilities for efficient production systems; and utilizing advanced technologies such as laser machining, welding, robotics and micro-manufacturing.

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Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Caring Faculty

The faculty and staff in the IME department have extensive experience in industrial and manufacturing specialties.  The IME faculty and staff will know your name, understand your potential and problems, and will give encouragement when you need it. 

When you leave NDSU, you will have built excellent capabilities for career success, the confident ability for life-long personal growth, and a network of friends and professional colleagues.

Hands-on Labs

The IME department has 7 laboratories with a significant amount of equipment that provide valuable services in support of students’ educational needs. 

The departmental laboratories include computer simulation, human factors, automation and robotics, capstone, additive manufacturing engineering, PLC, manufacturing/fabrication, rapid prototyping, CNC machining, and microfabrication, as well as electronics, welding and precision manufacturing.

Career Options

The IME programs will help you to develop a strong base in general education and engineering fundamentals that provide the foundation for a very wide range of career choices and a lifetime of growth. 

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 systems.


NDSU is proud of the number of academically talented students who enter the university each year. Students applying for admission are encouraged to review the award opportunities available including guaranteed and named scholarships

Student Organizations

You’ll be able to develop your leadership skills and the ability to work in teams, gain real-world experience and network with professionals in our student organizations.

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