Industrial Engineering

The Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering & Technology (IMET) offers a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) degree. The MSIE degree is a 30-hour program that strengthens your understanding of industrial systems, both in the manufacturing and service sectors, including their business and financial practices. Your training gives you tools to improve performance of organizations by improving the cost-effectiveness of their operations without compromising the quality of products and services.

The requirements for graduation are provided below in the program statements. Admission is open to applicants with engineering or science degrees.  Others with sufficient mathematics preparation may be required to take up to nine hours of engineering prerequisites. Applicants without background in engineering economy and operations research may be required to take such courses to fulfill the prerequisites for the program.

Preparing You for Success

As a student in the industrial engineering graduate program, you will take courses in fundamentals of statistics, operations research and engineering economics and costs, followed by advanced courses in quantitative methods of problem solving. You will have the opportunity to conduct research in your desired field. These experiences strengthen your ability to solve systems problems and perform independent research projects, skills valuable to any organization. You have five years to complete the degree, though it typically takes three or four semesters. At the end, you are prepared to take upon responsible positions in managing industrial enterprises.

Admission into the MSIE program requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science.  Qualified graduates from other disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis with regards to their pitch for success in the program.  Students are not required to take the GRE test for admission into the MSIE program, but are encouraged to submit their scores if they have already taken the test. Details on admission requirements can be
found in the “Admissions” link.

Making Your Mark

The MSIE graduates are employed by both manufacturing and service industries. In recent years, almost all industrial engineering graduates found jobs right after graduation. The graduates would find positions as supply chain analysts, quality engineers, production managers and systems analysts. Our graduates work at places such as Microsoft, John Deere, Caterpillar, Accenture, and Kohler.

Graduate Program Requirements

MSIE Core Courses - 9 hrs.

IME 511 Engineering Statistical methods - 3 hrs.
IME 512 Design and Analysis of Experiments - 3 hrs.
IME 514 Introduction to Operations Research - 3 hrs.

Thesis option - 6 hrs.

  • IME 699 Thesis - 6 hrs.

Research option - 3 hrs.

  • IME 691 Research - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses:

  • The remainder of the required 30 credit hours must be selected from the following:
    • Any 500- or 600- level IME courses with consent of the graduate coordinator. 
    • A maximum of two graduate-level courses (6 credit hours) offered in other departments with consent of the graduate coordinator.

This is the official catalog for the 2022-2023 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.