Industrial Engineering - Logistics & Supply Chain Engineering Concentration

The logistics and supply chain engineering concentration provides students with problem solving and analytical skills, particularly as they pertain to transportation of material, inventory management, production planning, and distribution network optimization within complex supply chain systems.

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 learn organizational psychology, logistics and supply chain design and operations.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Designing and optimizing supply chain systems
  • Learning lean principles required for integrated production systems to meet customer demand in production, quality, on-time delivery and continuously reducing manufacturing cost
  • Analysis of service-production-inventory systems using planning and scheduling techniques
  • 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

Logistics and supply chain 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 - 12 hrs.

  • PSY 321: Industrial and Organizational Psychology - 3 hrs.
  • IME 481: Lean Production Systems - 3 hrs.
  • IME 483: Production Planning and Control - 3 hrs.
  • IME 486: Logistics & Supply Chain Systems - 3 hrs. 

Elective Courses (choose four) - 12 hrs.

  • IME 314: Operations Research II - 3 hrs.
  • IME 461: Simulation of Manufacturing and Service Systems - 3 hrs.
  • IME 468: Introduction to Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence - 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.
  • IME 333: Materials Science Laboratory - 1 hrs.
  • IME 395: Solid Modeling & Rapid Prototyping - 3 hrs.
  • IME 409: Selected Projects in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering – 1 - 6 hrs.
  • IME 410: Selected Topics in Ind. & Mfg. Engineering – 1 - 6 hrs.
  • IME 431: Materials Engineering - 2 hrs.
  • IME 433: Materials Engineering - 3 hrs.
  • IME 441: Manufacturing Processes I - 3 hrs.
  • IME 443: Manufacturing Processes II - 3 hrs.
  • IME 445: Computer Aided Manufacturing - 3 hrs.
  • IME 495: Design for Manufacturability - 3 hrs.
  • IME 560: Principles of Robotic Programming - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 362: Metrology and Instrumentation - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 392: Mechanical Component Design I - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 446: Computer Aided Manufacturing & Automation II - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 448: Tooling Systems - 3 hrs.

Approved Technical Elective Courses (choose four) - 12 hrs.

All courses with number 301 or above in the college of Engineering & Technology are approved as technical electives for this concentration.

A list of additional technical electives is shown below:

  • Any CE, EE & ME course numbered 301 or higher
  • ATG course numbered 304 or higher
  • BLW 342 The Legal Environment of Business
  • ENT 385 Technology Entrepreneurship
  • CS courses numbered 203 or higher
  • FIN courses numbered 322 or higher
  • QM 326 Business Forecasting
  • HS 460 Kinesiology
  • HS 480 Motion Analysis
  • IB courses numbered 306 or higher
  • ML courses numbered 315 or higher except ML 394, MTG 394 and ML 459
  • MTG courses numbered 304 or higher
  • MTH courses numbered 301 or higher
  • PSY 320 Human Factors Psychology
  • PSY 321 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • BIO courses numbered 302 or higher
  • CHM courses numbered 316 or higher
  • PHY courses numbered 305 or higher 

Total Hours - 125