Manufacturing Engineering - Lean Manufacturing Concentration

The concentration in lean manufacturing gives you the knowledge and skills to design and optimize manufacturing, production, and supply chain systems by reducing operational costs and upholding quality of products and services.

Preparing You for Success

As a successful manufacturing engineering major with lean manufacturing concentration, you help your employers to create more value with constrained resources in sectors such as manufacturing, service, transportation, and health care. You will learn important principles like pull mechanism system design, continuous improvement, streamline production flow, design for manufacturability and lean supply chain.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Six sigma approach to Optimization of manufacturing processes;
  • Troubleshooting of quality or process issues within the manufacturing processes;
  • Cost and budgetary problem solving in lean manufacturing system design;
  • Design of tooling, fixtures, or machine;
  • Networking and professional development through student organizations such as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the American Society for Metals ;
  • Research projects, study abroad programs, co-op programs, internships and a semester-long senior design project.

Making Your Mark

Manufacturing Engineering - Lean manufacturing concentration graduates are valuable in engineering innovation and business operations. In recent years, all manufacturing engineering - Lean manufacturing concentration students found jobs or continued their education within six months of graduation. They’re working at companies such as CNH Industrial, John Deere, Ford, Caterpillar, and Kohler.


Bradley's manufacturing engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Major Requirements

Required IMET 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 311: Intro to Engineering Statistical Methods - 3 hrs.
  • IME 331: Fundamentals of Materials Science - 3 hrs.
  • IME 333: Material Science Laboratory - 2 hrs.
  • IME 341: Introduction to Manufacturing Processes - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 362: Metrology and Instrumentation - 3 hrs.
  • IME 386: Industrial and Managerial Engineering - 3 hrs.
  • IME 395: Solid Modeling and Rapid Prototyping - 3 hrs.
  • IME 422: Manufacturing Quality Control - 3 hrs.
  • IME 431: Materials Engineering - 2 hrs.
  • IME 441 Manufacturing Processes I
    or IME 443 Manufacturing Processes II - 3 hrs.
  • IME 445 Computer Aided Manufacturing Processes - 3 hrs.
  • IME 499: Senior Design Project - 4 hrs.

Concentration Core Courses - 12 hrs.

  • IME 385: Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain - 3 hrs.
  • IME 412: Design and Analysis of Experiments - 3 hrs.
  • IME 466: Facilities Planning - 3 hrs.
  • IME 481: Lean Production Systems - 3 hrs.

Approved Technical Elective (choose three) - 9 hrs.

  • Any 300-level or higher IME course not required in the program.
  • Any advisor-approved 300-level or higher IMT course.
  • Any civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering course (CE, EE, ME) numbered 300 or higher, or approved by advisor.
  • Any advisor-approved mathematics or science course not required in the program.
  • Any advisor-approved 300 or higher course from college of Business.

Total Hours - 126