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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. The average salary data for the IME graduates can be found here

Industrial Engineers (from Exact

Candidate Supply (# of employable candidates in the market): 205,000

Employers Hiring Right Now (who you’re competing with for candidates): 6,234

Current Job Openings: 37,619

Average Salary Range: $71,000-$86,000

Average Posting Period (>40=hard to fill): 49

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)

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

Employers who Have Hired NDSU IME Graduates (2000 - Present)

3M Corp.


AGCO Equipment Co.

Alliant Techsystems

Amity Technology

Andersen Consulting

Appareo Systems


Bell Helicopter

Bobcat Ingersoll-Rand

Boeing Corp., The

Boston Scientific

Buz  Manufacturing

Cargill, Inc.

Case New Holland

Caterpillar, Inc.

Cirrus Design Corp.

Cloverdale Foods Co.

Composite America

Cresent Electric

Crown Plastics

Cummins Engine Co.


Custom Fab Solutions, LLC

Dakota Molding         

Digi-Key Corp.

DMI Industries

Douglas Machines

Dura Supreme, Inc.

Embry Riddle

Fargo Assembly Co.

Federal Express

Ford Motor Co.

General Electric Aviation

Goldman Sachs

Gremada Industries

Hitchcock Industries, Inc.


Infinity Windows

Innovis Health

Integrity Windows & Doors

Intermountain Health Care

Invie Consulting


John C Stennis Space Center

John Deere

Johnston Fargo Culvert

Lamb Weston

Lockhead Missiles & Space Co.

Marwin Windows


Medcenter One Health Systems

Meier Tools and Engineering

NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Nilfisk Advance, Inc.   

O'Day Tank & Steel

Pella Corp.

Phoenix International Corp.

Pillsbury Company


PrimeWood, Inc

Vision Ease Lens

Progress Casting Group, Inc.

Red Prairie Corp.

Remmele Engineering

Riverway Clinics

Saint-Gobain Norton Industrial Ceramic Corp.

Sanford Health

Steffes Corp.

Swanson Health Products

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Tecton Products

Teel Plastics,Inc.

Trail King

Turtle Mountain Corp.

TWF Industries

United Parcel Service (UPS)

US Air Force

US Postal Service

Vansco Electronics Inc.


Veterans Administration



Selected Job Titles of NDU IME Graduates (2000 - Present)

Agricultural Engineer

Associate Engineer

Business Analyst

Business Systems Management

Consulting Engineer

Chief Plant Engineer

Design Engineer

Development Program Engineer


Engineering Manager

Facility Safety Engineer

Improvement Advisor

Industrial Engineer

Inventory Manager

Logistics Engineer

Logistics Service Manager

Management Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

Marketing Engineer

Manufacturing Professional

Operations Analyst

Operations Manager

Process Design Engineer

Process Engineer

Product Engineer

Production Engineer

Production Planner

Production Supervisor

Production Team Lead

Project Engineer

Project Estimator

Project Planner

Purchasing Manager

Quality Assurance Engineer

Quality Engineer

Quality Manager

Resident Engineer

Safety Engineer

Safety Manager

Staff Engineer

Supply Quality Improvement Engineer

Technical Sales Representative

Value Analyst

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-9818/ Fax: (701) 231-7195
Campus address: Civil and Industrial Engineering 202
Physical/delivery address: 1410 14th Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2485 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:12:54 PM
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