What do you want to make tomorrow?
We live in a rapidly changing world. Who knows what new products will be in demand four or five years from now? From wireless Internet devices to automobiles that don’t use fossil fuel … we know that our future holds many new products. But who will manufacture them? You can — with a degree in manufacturing engineering from Bradley University.
Is Manufacturing for You?
Are you a tinkerer? Do you have intense curiosity? Do you like to take things apart and see how they are built? If so, a career in manufacturing may be right for you.
What do manufacturing engineers do?
Manufacturing engineers use complex systems, high-tech equipment, robots, and machines to convert a few pennies worth of raw materials into finished products hundreds of times more valuable. Be ready for the exciting world of manufacturing.
What skills are needed?
Manufacturing engineers draw upon a wide array of skills – math, science, and interpersonal. They also need good manual skills and an appreciation for things well made. Most of all, they need vision, creativity, and ambition.
Where can I work after graduation?
Bradley manufacturing graduates currently hold leadership positions at companies such as The Boeing Company, Caterpillar Inc., Deere & Co., Ford Motor Company, Motorola, and Hewlett Packard. Bradley's manufacturing graduates have an average starting salary exceeding $50,000 per year.
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Program Educational Objectives
Within five years into their careers, the graduates from the Manufacturing Engineering Program at Bradley University will have successful careers based on
- Demonstrated ability to recognize manufacturing business problems and implement effective solutions.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively lead cross-functional teams in the design, implementation and improvement of processes and systems.
- Demonstrated professional development through continuous learning opportunities such as varied work assignments, graduate education, or professional associations.
- Demonstrated involvement in service activities that benefit the profession or the community.
Manufacturing Engineering Graduates will have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to manufacturing processes, materials, project management, and design of manufacturing systems, emphasizing discreet piece part manufacture;
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data related to manufacturing processes, materials evaluation, and manufacturing systems;
- an ability to design, select and control a manufacturing system, its components or processes to meet desired needs;
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams, an understanding of the concurrent approach to process and product development, and an ability to perform manufacturing project management;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve manufacturing engineering problems considering constraints, costs, benefits and competitiveness of comparative processes and materials, through a hands-on approach.
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities of a manufacturing engineer;
- an ability to utilize modern tools and techniques to effectively communicate technical requirements and functionality in oral, written and graphical forms;
- a broad education necessary to understand the impact of manufacturing engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage lifelong learning;
- a knowledge of contemporary issues facing engineers;
- an ability to use techniques, skill and modern engineering tools necessary for manufacturing engineering practice utilizing supporting technologies including design for assembly, design for manufacturability, computer aided design, computer aided manufacturing and rapid prototyping.