Mission & Core Values
The mission of the program is to provide education to equip our graduates with a strong technical and scientific foundation that treats manufacturing as a system and integrates manufacturing processes, engineering materials, manufacturing management, automation, and product design. The graduates will have the necessary tools to seek advanced degrees in related fields or pursue careers in settings that include automotive, aerospace, heavy and light equipment manufacturers.
IMET Core Values
The Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering & Technology at Bradley University is committed the following core values:
As a consumer-focused educational provider, our program offerings and course structures are based entirely on the internal and external demands of our constituencies. Through catering to the needs of internal constituencies such as our students and external constituencies such as federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporate companies, we ensure an ideally balanced curriculum. Further, we are conscious that our lectures reach not an audience, but a group of individual students, each with his or her specific interests and aspirations. Our varied programs and research opportunities allow students to pursue unique scholastic concentrations.
- Global Understanding
As a modern entity, we understand the magnitude of globalization’s effects on today’s economy. Our diverse and progressive department prepares our graduates to be competitive on a global scale.
- Spirit of Entrepreneurship
As a group of innovative leaders, we teach our students to become successful in any industry they may choose. Our emphasis on the spirit of entrepreneurship imparts to graduates management skills, the ability to be ingenious, and the motivation to capitalize on both opportunities and obstacles.
As a tightly woven community, we place great importance on respect, teamwork, communication, and cooperation. We encourage the development of lasting, professional relationships between students and faculty members through research projects and classroom interaction.
- Adaptive Strategies
As a dynamic organization, we harness the tools of improvisation and mold them to fit current situations. In a changing global environment and uncertain market, we believe the flexibility to re-evaluate, plan strategically, and adapt to varying circumstances is crucial to the success of our students.