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Manufacturing Engineering - Process Engineering Concentration

The concentration in process engineering gives you knowledge to understand and improve processes that drive the automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment and many other industries.

Preparing You for Success

As a student in the process engineering concentration, you learn about manufacturing materials, processes, and systems that make manufacturing industries prosper. Courses introduce you to product design, manufacturing processes, materials selection and design, automation and manufacturing systems. With this background, you will know how to efficiently design and make quality products.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Design of tooling, fixtures, or machine;
  • Six sigma approach to Optimization of manufacturing processes;
  • Troubleshooting of quality or process issues within the manufacturing process;
  • 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 - Process engineering concentration graduates are valuable in working with product design team with material and processes innovation knowledge and skills. In recent years, almost all manufacturing engineering - Process engineering concentration students found jobs or continued their education within six months of graduation. They’re working at companies such as Boeing, CNH Industrial, John Deere, Caterpillar, and HON.


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

Major 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 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 325: Transport Phenomena - 3 hrs.
  • IME 441: Manufacturing Processes I - 3 hrs.
    or  IME 443 Manufacturing Processes II - 3 hrs.
  • IME 412: Design and Analysis of Experiments - 3 hrs.
  • IME 495: Design for Manufacturability - 3 hrs.

Approved Technical Elective Courses (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