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 graduates from the manufacturing engineering program have an average starting salary exceeding $62,000 per year.
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The Number of Students in Fall 2013 : 36
The Number of Graduates in Academic Year, 2012-2013 : 10
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, and design of manufacturing systems.
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data related to manufacturing processes, materials evaluation, and manufacturing systems.
- an ability to design, select, implement, and control a manufacturing system and its components or processes to meet desired needs.
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams and the ability to apply a concurrent approach and project management to process and product development.
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve manufacturing engineering problems through a hands-on approach that considers constraints, costs, benefits, and comparative processes and materials.
- an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities of a manufacturing engineer.
- an ability to effectively communicate technical concepts through appropriate methods.
- an understanding of the impact of manufacturing engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- recognition of the need to engage in lifelong learning.
- knowledge of contemporary issues facing manufacturing engineers.
- an ability to use the proper techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for manufacturing engineering practice utilizing supporting technologies.