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.

Internship History

Participating Universities

MECOP currently accepts Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering students from the following universities:

Academic Advisors

Course Information

Internship Project Samples

  • Lean Manufacturing Implementation
  • Production Tracking
  • Fixture Design
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management and Process Implementation
  • Process Improvement
  • New Product Design

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