You might be surprised if you attended a gathering of Bradley University industrial engineering graduates. The group would include a production manager, hospital administrator, stockbroker, management consultant, lawyer, surgeon, and other professionals. In fact, majoring in industrial engineering appeals to many young people because it offers so much flexibility and so many choices.
We live in a rapidly changing world. Who knows what new products will be in demand four or five years from now? From wireless Internet devices to automobiles that don’t use fossil fuel … we know that our future holds many new products. But who will manufacture them? You can — with a degree in manufacturing engineering from Bradley University.
Have you ever wondered who figures out how to manufacture the new products we use? That’s the job of manufacturing engineers and manufacturing engineering technologists. When a new product is designed, manufacturing professionals figure out how to customize existing manufacturing processes to meet the new demands. They work in exciting high-tech environments, using computer-aided design, robotics, lasers, and microprocessor controls to manufacture all the products that we need and enjoy.
Enrollment InformationThe Number of Students in Fall 2013
Industrial Engineering: 91
Manufacturing Engineering: 36
Manufacturing Engineering Technology: 33
Graduate InformationThe Number of Graduates in Academic Year, 2012-2013
Industrial Engineering: 15
Manufacturing Engineering: 10
Manufacturing Engineering Technology: 8
The master’s program of industrial engineering has a mission to educate leaders and managers with the knowledge and tools to enable them to assist any organization to continuously improve its system and processes. Their training will allow them to benefit organizations by reducing operational cost while providing superior quality services and products.
The master’s of manufacturing engineering program at Bradley University provides students with professional robust design and continuous improvement principles. The program gives students the ability to improve integrated systems, optimize manufacturing processes, adopt state-of-the-art materials, and produce superior quality products at minimal cost. By working closely with both constituencies and students, the department combines theoretical learning with hands-on application to keep students – and the organizations they benefit – globally competitive in today’s economy.
Bradley's Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering and Technology Programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).