For more than a half century, the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering department has been preparing engineers to design, analyze, and improve production systems. Our graduates use computers, mathematics, science, problem solving, and engineering skills to solve complex business problems. The IMSE department is an ABET accredited program and has a recognized reputation for well-trained graduates. In addition to teaching, our faculty members are actively engaged in research and are recognized internationally for their work.
In addition to our undergraduate degree, we offer graduate level master's and doctoral programs, including a concurrent B.S./M.S. degree. The IMSE department offers four areas of specialization:
- Engineering management: The management of engineering or highly technical organizational and effective resource utilization. This includes the management of money, people and equipment.
- Human Factors: The study of human characteristics for the appropriate design of tools, devices, equipment, machines, controls, workstations, and environment to minimize human operator stress and fatigue and improve productivity.
- Manufacturing engineering: The design, analysis and implementation of systems to manufacture products.
- Operations research: The application of mathematical models to analyze complex problems and develop optimum solutions.