Manufacturing Engineering

Bradley's Manufacturing 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 manufacturing engineering.

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.

    Student Outcomes

    Manufacturing Engineering graduates will have:

    1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to manufacturing processes, materials, and design of manufacturing systems.
    2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data related to manufacturing processes, materials evaluation, and manufacturing systems.
    3. an ability to design, select, implement, and control a manufacturing 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 solve manufacturing engineering problems through a hands-on approach that considers constraints, costs, benefits, and comparative processes and materials.
    6. an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities of a manufacturing engineer.
    7. an ability to effectively communicate technical concepts through appropriate methods.
    8. an understanding of the impact of manufacturing engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
    9. recognition of the need to engage in lifelong learning.
    10. knowledge of contemporary issues facing manufacturing engineers.
    11. an ability to use the proper techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for manufacturing engineering practice utilizing supporting technologies.

    Graduates/Enrollment Information

    Academic Year Graduates Enrollment
    2009-10 4 14
    2010-11 3 15
    2011-12 2 20
    2012-13 9 28
    2013-14 5 36
    2014-15 10 47