Student Organizations

The IMET Department has many different ways in which students can be involved including the student organizations. Our organizations offer students the opportunity to gain leadership positions and experience, network with professionals, and utilize and develop their engineering skill sets outside the classroom. Every organization has their own unique way of helping students grow as individuals and prepares them to be a young professional upon graduation.


APICS is the "newest" student organization that the IMET Department has been instrumental in revitalizing. After not having a student chapter of APICS for many years, the Lincoln Land Chapter (the local area professional chapter of APICS) and several students revived the BU student chapter starting in December 2011. What makes the Bradley student chapter unique is that it is a joint chapter that serves both the College of Engineering and the Foster College of Business.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Look no further than SME. SME is a student organization that sets itself apart from any other student organization AND it will set you apart. At SME you will obtain limitless invaluable hands on knowledge and experience – hands off! Click the link to find out more!

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

Institute of Industrial Engineers "IIE" incorporates Bradley's IMET department with knowledge about your future in Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering. Faculty of Bradley's IMET Department serve on the board of the IIE Peoria chapter. IIE holds relevant speakers and prestigious plant tours to prepare a Bradley IMET student for a job outside of school and show them what the IE/MFE field has to offer.

American Society for Quality(ASQ)

ASQ is a global community of people passionate about quality. We share the ideas and tools that make our businesses, organizations, and communities work better. We offer technologies, concepts, training, solutions, and an active network of quality practitioners, leaders, and innovators second to none.