Minors (IMET)

Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering & Technology

Minor in Applied Ergonomics
Minor in Quality Engineering

Minor in Applied Ergonomics

Today’s fast-paced work systems and advancements in technology have increased repetitious tasks and, consequently, increased the risk of ergonomic-related problems. The minor in applied ergonomics prepares students in engineering, physical therapy, nursing, business administration, mathematics, and science with the foundation and skills to address these problems in their work area, thereby complementing the focus of their majors and enhancing employment opportunities. The minor in applied ergonomics requires a total of 15 semester hours.

Required courses (9 hours)

  • IME 587 Occupational Safety and Health - 3 hrs.
  • IME 585 Occupational Ergonomics - 3 hrs.
  • HS 460 Basic Science of Human Movement - 3 hrs.

Electives (6 hours)

Choose one of the following two courses:

  • IME 386 Industrial and Managerial Engineering - 3 hrs.
  • HS 480 Motion Analysis - 3 hrs.

Choose one course from the following group:

  • IME 383 Industrial Management (not open to IME majors) - 3 hrs.
  • IME 466 Facilities Planning - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 310 Industrial and Organizational Psychology - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 405 Issues in Applied Psychology - 3 hrs.
  • M L 350 Managing in Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • M L 356 Human Resource Management - 2 hrs.

Minor in Quality Engineering

The minor in quality engineering is designed to give students in engineering, mathematics, science, and business an opportunity to learn the methodologies for designing, producing, and delivering quality products and services. This experience should prepare students better for future careers and give them a competitive edge in the job market.


A minimum of 21 hours must be taken from the following list of required and elective courses. At least 9 hours must be taken from the College of Engineering and Technology. Students desiring admission to the minor must have completed one semester of college calculus. A second semester of college calculus is strongly encouraged. Admission to the minor as well as the granting of the minor must be approved by the chair of the IMET Department.

Required Courses (11 hours)

Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics - 6 hrs.

Choose one pair.

  • IME 311, 312 Engineering Statistics I, II
  • MTH 325, 326 Probability and Statistics I, II
  • QM 262, 263 Quantitative Analysis I, II

Basic Quality Methods, Quality Costs, and Quality Systems, TQM - 3 hrs.

Choose one.

  • IME 302 Introduction to Quality Engineering
  • IME 522 Manufacturing Quality Control
  • IMT 262 Applied Statistics & Quality Control

Management Methods for Quality - 2 hrs.

  • M L 350 Managing in Organizations

Electives (9 hours)

Choose no more than one course from each area.


  • IMT 362 Metrology & Instrumentation
  • ME 303 Instrumentation and Measurement

Advanced Diagnostic Tools

  • IME 512 Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • IME 524 Advanced Quality Control

Information Systems

  • IME 497 Information Systems Design
  • MIS 173 Information Systems and Business Applications
  • CS 310 Information Structures and Management

Quality in Design

  • IME 526 Reliability Engineering

Other Quality-Related Areas

  • Other courses to be approved by the IMET Dept.

This is the official catalog for the 2016-2017 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.