Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME)
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers (IME's) draw on knowledge from the physical, information, and human sciences and apply engineering methods to design, implement, operate, and improve systems that deliver high quality products and services. Professionals in these disciplines focus on integrating people, machines, and information to produce goods and services effectively, efficiently, and safely. Once restricted primarily to manufacturing, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is now essential in most production and service industries.
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering skills can be applied in a wide range of important projects, from automating an electronics manufacturing system to development of an information system for tracking hazardous materials to designing and testing the operation interface for an industrial process control system.
MECOP Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering students learn strong communication skills, project management, process improvement, facility layout and design, ergonomics, traditional and electronics manufacturing, and cost analysis. This broad base of skills opens many possibilities for industrial and manufacturing engineers.
Industrial Engineering disciplines typically involve the development of cost-effective systems for the production of consumer goods, energy conversion, agriculture, health care, communications, and transportation. Manufacturing Engineering disciplines are often focused on the design and operation of integrated systems for the production of high quality, economically competitive products utilizing computer networks, robots, machine tools, and other equipment.
Key Course Highlights
- Manufacturing Process
- Quality and Applied Statistics
- Facility Design and Operations Management
- Simulation and Decision Support Systems
- Project Management in Engineering
- Computer Aided Manufacturing
- Information Systems Engineering
- Distributed Systems Engineering
Internship Project Samples
- Lean Manufacturing Implementation
- Production Tracking
- Fixture Design
- Operations Management
- Project Management and Process Implementation
- Process Improvement
- New Product Design
Active Company Participants
The following participating companies have taken IME students in the recent past (within the last 5 years):
MECOP currently accepts Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering students from the following universities:
The following timeframes have been laid out by our participating universities for when an internship should be offered. These timeframes have been structured to allow students to participate in the program and not fall behind on their upper-division coursework schedule beyond the terms that internships overlap.
Oregon State University
- Junior Year: Spring-Summer Internship
- Senior Year: Spring-Summer Internship
- Spring-Summer Internship: Internship occurring during Spring and Summer school terms (March through September).
- Summer-Fall Internship: Internship occurring during Summer and Fall school terms (June through December).
Each participating university discipline has a set of required courses that must be taken to stay on schedule for program participation. Theses requirements are optimized to provide the necessary skills to participate in MECOP's internships while minimizing the amount of time added to receiving a degree. If you are a student and want to discuss your current academic qualifications please see our directory of advisors for a list of staff members familiar with MECOP.
- For a full listing of coursework requirements, please visit: https://www.mecopinc.org/students/course-requirements
- Need a spreadsheet to plan your coursework? For sample worksheets, please visit: https://www.mecopinc.org/students/curriculum-plans
- Need to talk to an advisor familiar with MECOP? For advisor contact info, please visit: https://www.mecopinc.org/universities/advisors