Industrial Engineering - Engineering Management Concentration

The concentration in engineering management prepares you for management roles in engineering settings. It focuses on management of technology and intellectual property, research and development, engineering and technical projects, people, resources, organizations, quality and team-based projects.

Preparing You for Success

You learn how business interests work together with engineering principles to provide goods and services for the global economy. Industrial Engineering core courses give you a foundation in engineering analysis, statistics, math and computer applications. Additionally, in this concentration, you complete a management minor from the Foster College of Business. With this knowledge, you’re equipped with technical, business and interpersonal skills you will need to manage technology, people and resources.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Strategic management of firm's human capital in the context of the human resource management 
  • Theory and practice of organizational leadership skills
  • Applying methods of effective interpersonal interactions, increasing self-awareness in order to better inform an understanding of others
  • Networking and professional development through student organizations, such as the American Society for Quality, the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers and APICS (the association for supply chain management)
  • Research projects, study abroad programs, co-op programs, internships and a semester-long senior design project.

Making Your Mark

Engineering management concentration is valuable in manufacturing companies, retail companies, and service industries such as hospitals, government, logistics companies, and consulting firms. In recent years, almost all industrial engineering students found jobs or continued their education within six months of graduation. They’re working at places such as Accenture, Amazon, Caterpillar, John Deere, Kohler, Microsoft and SpaceX.

Accreditation

Bradley's industrial engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Concentration Requirements

Required Courses - 44 hrs.

  • IME 101: Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - 1 hr.
  • IME 103: Computer Aided Graphics - 2 hrs.
  • IME 110: Introduction to Computers and Computational Analysis - 3 hrs.
  • IME 301: Engineering Economy I - 3 hrs.
  • IME 305: Engineering Economy II - 2 hrs.
  • IME 311: Intro to Engineering Statistical Methods - 3 hrs.
  • IME 313: Operations Research I - 3 hrs.
  • IME 331: Fundamentals of Materials Science - 3 hrs.
  • IME 341: Introduction to Manufacturing Processes - 3 hrs.
  • IME 361: Introduction to Simulation and Expert Systems - 2 hrs.
  • IME 386: Industrial & Managerial Engineering - 3 hrs.
  • IME 412: Design and Analysis of Experiments - 3 hrs.
  • IME 422: Manufacturing Quality Control - 3 hrs.
  • IME 466: Facilities Planning - 3 hrs.
  • IME 485: Occupational Ergonomics - 3 hrs.
  • IME 499: Senior Design Project - 4 hrs.

Concentration Core Courses - 9 hrs.

  • ML 250: Interpersonal Effectiveness in Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • ML 350: Managing for Results in Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • ML 356: Human Capital in Organizations - 3 hrs.
  • ML 357: Leading Organizations - 2 hrs.

Approved Management Elective (choose two) - 6 hrs.

  • ML 315: Risk and Insurance
  • BLW 342: Legal Environment of Business
  • ML 353: Operations Management in Organizations
  • ML 358: Managerial Decision Making
  • ENT 385: Technology Entrepreneurship

Elective Courses (choose three) - 9 hrs.

  • IME 314: Operations Research II - 3 hrs.
  • IME 461: Simulation of Manufacturing & Service Systems - 3 hrs.
  • IME 468: Introduction to Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence - 3 hrs.
  • IME 481: Lean Production Systems - 3 hrs.
  • IME 483: Productions Planning & Control - 3 hrs.
  • IME 486: Logistics & Supply Chain Systems - 3 hrs.
  • IME 487: Occupational Safety and Health - 3 hrs.
  • IME 515: Linear Programming and Extensions - 3 hrs.
  • IME 524: Six Sigma Theory and Methodologies - 3 hrs.
  • IME 526: Reliability Engineering - 3 hrs.
  • IME 588: Human Centered Design - 3 hrs.

Total Hours - 125