Industrial Engineering

Bradley's Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. (http://www.abet.org).

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department is to educate students for life-long learning and equip them for distinguished careers in industrial engineering.

Program Educational Objectives

Within five years into their careers, the graduates from the Industrial Engineering Program at Bradley University will have successful careers based on

  • Demonstrated ability to recognize business and technical engineering problems and implement effective solutions to such.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead cross-functional multi-disciplinary diverse teams in the design, implementation, and/or improvement of processes and systems both regionally and globally.
  • Demonstrated professional development through continuous learning opportunities such as varied work assignments, promotions, graduate schools, and/or professional associations.
  • Demonstrated involvement in service activities that benefit the profession or the community.

Student Outcomes

Industrial Engineering graduates will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to system modeling and to problems related to production processes or services.
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data.
  3. an ability to design, select, implement, and control a manufacturing or service system and its components or processes to meet desired needs.
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams and the ability to apply a concurrent approach and project management to process and product development.
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and determine optimal solutions to system problems, while considering physical and economic constraints as well as safety and ergonomic issues.
  6. an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities of an industrial engineer.
  7. an ability to effectively communicate technical and social concepts through appropriate methods.
  8. an understanding of the impact of industrial engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. the recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in continuous improvement projects and lifelong learning.
  10. knowledge of contemporary issues facing industrial engineers.
  11. an ability to use the proper techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for industrial engineering practice utilizing supporting technologies.

Graduates/Enrollment Information

Academic Year Graduates Enrollment
2009-10 9 49
2010-11 10 72
2011-12 16 74
2012-13 9 78
2013-14 24 91
2014-15 11 81