Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Department Of Industrial And Manufacturing Engineering And Technology

The baccalaureate programs in industrial engineering and manufacturing engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, The baccalaureate program in manufacturing engineering technology is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

FACULTY Professors Chen (chair), Li, Shareef, Tayyari; Associate Professors Guo, Saboury, Yoo.

EMERITUS FACULTY Professors Emanuel, Krishnamoorthi, Kroll, Lin; Associate Professors Ness.

The department offers three baccalaureate degree programs:

The department offers one minor:

The department offers master’s degrees in industrial engineering (M.S.I.E.) and manufacturing engineering (M.S.MF.E.). See the Graduate Catalog for information about these programs.

Mission And Core Values

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department is to educate students for life-long learning and equip them for distinguished careers in industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, and manufacturing engineering technology.

IMET Core Values

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Technology at Bradley University is committed the following core values:

  • Customer-Driven
    As a consumer-focused educational provider, our program offerings and course structures are based entirely on the internal and external demands of our constituencies. Through catering to the needs of internal constituencies such as our students and external constituencies such as federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporate companies, we ensure an ideally balanced curriculum. Further, we are conscious that our lectures reach not an audience, but a group of individual students, each with his or her specific interests and aspirations. Our varied programs and research opportunities allow students to pursue unique scholastic concentrations.
  • Global Understanding
    As a modern entity, we understand the magnitude of globalization’s effects on today’s economy. Our diverse and progressive department prepares our graduates to be competitive on a global scale.
  • Spirit of Entrepreneurship
    As a group of innovative leaders, we teach our students to become successful in any industry they may choose. Our emphasis on the spirit of entrepreneurship imparts to graduates management skills, the ability to be ingenious, and the motivation to capitalize on both opportunities and obstacles.
  • Community
    As a tightly woven community, we place great importance on respect, teamwork, communication, and cooperation. We encourage the development of lasting, professional relationships between students and faculty members through research projects and classroom interaction.
  • Adaptive Strategies
    As a dynamic organization, we harness the tools of improvisation and mold them to fit current situations. In a changing global environment and uncertain market, we believe the flexibility to re-evaluate, plan strategically, and adapt to varying circumstances is crucial to the success of our students.

Student Outcomes 

In order to meet these program educational objectives, students graduating from Bradley’s electrical engineering program will attain the following outcomes.

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Programmatic Distinctions

In choosing a career option, the student should be aware of the respective functions of the engineer and engineering technologist. Generally speaking, the engineer conceives, designs, and advances the development of products and systems. On the other hand, the engineering technologist implements, maintains, and tests products and systems. The engineer creates new technologies while the engineering technologist applies existing technologies.

The distinction between industrial engineering and manufacturing engineering is one of breadth vs. depth. Industrial engineers are involved with the design, improvement, and management of technical systems. These systems may be located in service industries such as banks, hospitals, and government as well as in manufacturing industries. Manufacturing engineers are involved in the design, installation, and improvement of the production process and generally are limited to manufacturing industries.

The engineering student’s selection of humanities and social science courses provide a broad education consistent with the objectives of the engineering profession. Courses should be selected to provide both breadth and depth and not be limited to unrelated introductory courses. This objective can be met by taking two courses in the same department with at least one being at the 300 level or above. Students minoring in business are permitted to use ECO 100/221 and ECO 222 to meet this requirement.

The department works closely with industry and has an outstanding industrial & manufacturing engineering & technology department Advisory Council consisting of distinguished members from industry, government, and education.

Student Organizations

Student chapters of the American Society for Materials (ASM), American Society for Quality (ASQ), Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Foundrymen’s Society (AFS), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and The Association for Operations Management (APICS) are sponsored by the department to support and encourage the professional development of the students. The department is also a strong supporter of the student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Honor societies for industrial engineering students (Alpha Pi Mu) and for manufacturing students (Beta Tau Epsilon) are also represented.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BSMfET)

Industry today is surrounded by problems that are often difficult to identify and even harder to solve. They include government regulation, consumerism, inflation, foreign competition, high labor cost, and the skyrocketing cost of doing business. In order to solve such problems, it is necessary to educate individuals to combine theory and practice for the effective implementation of state-of-the-art technologies.

This program reflects the pressing needs of industry by integrating studies of mechanical design, modern manufacturing processes, materials science and technology, automation, management practices, and social sciences. Graduates are placed in various phases of management, production, product development, test and evaluation, sales, and service. In addition to the Technical Concentrations, the curriculum is designed for the development of competence in the areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and other technical sciences such as mechanics, strength of materials, and electronics. Laboratory activities support the basic concepts studied, while providing familiarity with actual hardware, its theory of operation, and its uses in the current state of the art. Complementary courses may be taken in business management, engineering, and the physical sciences.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program

Bradley Core Curriculum Requirements (24 hrs.)

  • ENG 101 - English Composition - 3 hrs. W1
  • ENG 305 or 306 Advanced Writing - 3 hrs. W2
  • COM 103 - The Oral Communication Process - 3 hrs. OC
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences ECO 100/221 - 3 hrs. SB
  • Global Perspective - 3 hrs. GP
  • Humanities - 3 hrs. HU
  • Multidisciplinary Integration - 3 hrs. MI
  • Fine Arts - 3 hrs. FA

Math, Sciences, Computer Requirements (21 hrs.)

  • MTH 112 - Pre-Calculus - 4 hrs.
  • IMT 212 - Tech Calculus I - 3 hrs. (Bradley Core - QR1)
  • IMT 214 - Tech Calculus II - 3 hrs. (Bradley Core - QR2)
  • PHY 107 - General Physics I - 4 hrs. (Bradley Core - NS)
  • CHM 100 - Fundamentals of General Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 101 - Fundamentals of General Chemistry Lab - 1 hr.
  • IME 110 - Intro. to Computers & Computation - 3 hrs.

Technical Sciences Requirements (10 hrs.)

  • IMT 222 - Statics - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 322 - Dynamics - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 324 - Strength of Materials - 4 hrs.

Technical Core (51 credits)

i. Fundamental Requirements (6 hrs.)

  • IME 101 - Intro. to Industrial & Manufacturing Eng. - 1 hr.
  • IME 103 - Computer Aided Graphics - 2 hrs.
  • IMT 302 - Introduction to Quality Engineering - 3 hrs.

ii. Materials Requirements (8 hrs.)

  • IMT 232 - Physical Metallurgy - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 332 - Non-metallic Materials - 3 hrs.
  • IME 333 - Materials Science Laboratory - 2 hr.

iii. Processes Requirements (12 hrs.)

  • IME 341 - Introduction to Manufacturing Processes - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 342 Advanced Manufacturing Processes I - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 344 Advanced Manufacturing Processes II - 3 hrs.
  • IME 445 - Computer Aided Manufacturing - 3 hrs.

iv. Design Requirements (6 hrs.)

  • IMT 392 - Mechanical Component Design I - 3 hrs.
  • IME 395 - Solid Modeling & Rapid Prototyping - 3 hrs.

v. Automation Requirements (9 hrs.)

  • IMT 362 - Metrology & Instrumentation - 3 hrs.
  • IME 346 - Computer Aided Manufacturing & Automation - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 446 - Computer Aided Manufacturing and Automation II - 3 hrs.

vi. Systems Engineering and Management Requirements (9 hrs.)

  • IME 301 - Engineering Economy I - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 366 - Mfg Facilities Design - 3 hrs.
  • IME 386 - Industrial & Managerial Engineering - 3 hrs.

vii. Comprehensive Requirements (4 hrs.)

  • IMT 498 - Senior Industrial Project - 4 hrs.

Approved Technical Electives (18 hrs.)

At least three of the six technical elective courses must be taken from IME or IMT courses numbered 301 or above. Two of the six technical elective courses can be 300 and above level courses in the College of Business. The remaining technical electives can be courses from the Departments in the College of Engineering and Technology numbered 301 or above. One of the six technical elective courses can be selected from the following list: ATG 157, Chemistry 112 or above; Physics 108 or above; Math 223 or above.

Total Hours 127

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.