Industrial Engineering

Home Department: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Interim Department Head:

Petros Gheresus, Ph.D.
Room 1-700A, AB, 810-762-7936
ime@kettering.edu

Program Overview

The Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (IE).  The department emphasizes development of the student’s ability to analyze operational requirements and to design processes that systematically integrate customer needs, technology, and economic and social factors for industrial, service, and governmental organizations.

Industrial Engineering is a discipline known for its breadth of scope and application.  The preparation received in industrial engineering is valuable to virtually all industrial, commercial and governmental entities which are engaged in the manufacture of a product or the provision of a service.  Graduates typically are responsible for the design of integrated systems at one of two levels.

The first level may be described as the “human activity systems” level and is concerned with the design of the physical workplace at which human activity occurs.  The second level, the “management control system” level, is concerned with planning, measuring and controlling the activities of the organization for the optimal utilization of its resources.  The utilization of computers and the development of the associated software are integral parts of both levels of systems design.  Industrial Engineers are concerned with systematic design and integration of people, raw materials, facilities, information, and energy to produce safe and quality products and/or services at an affordable cost to the consumer.

The Industrial Engineering curriculum develops the engineering theory and the practical background and people skills necessary to design optimal productive work and management control systems for an organization.  The Industrial Engineering curriculum is designed to provide the student with a sound theoretical background while being oriented toward applied problem-solving.  Classroom instruction is backed by hands-on application in well-equipped laboratory facilities including "Applied Control Systems, Lego Lab, Human Factors (ergonom­ics), Manufacturing Materials and Processes, Methods Analysis, and Simulation Modeling."

The program in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Program Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree, our graduates will have accomplished and demonstrated the following:

  • The ability to apply current principles of Industrial Engineering to solve complex, real-world problems and overcome challenges facing themselves, their organizations, and the community.
  • Exemplary teamwork and leadership skills, growing professionally and increasing their level of responsibility and authority.
  • The ability and motivation to expand their knowledge and technological skillset throughout their lives and careers.

Concentrations

Students in Industrial Engineering (IE) have the opportunity to complete a concentration within the degree program.  A concentration is for a student to gain specialized knowledge within a particular area of IE.  Concentrations may be defined by choices made for the IE concentration electives.  Available concentrations in IE are:

Cognate

Any 3 IME electives

International Study

IE students participating in the international study program may use some courses taken abroad as IE and free electives.

Quality Assurance

IME-572Introduction to Reliability and Maintainability4
IME-573Advanced Quality Assurance4
Select one of these courses:4
Design for Manufacture and Assembly
Failure Analysis
or an elective course (TBD and contact the Department Head)

Note1: Courses in the Quality Assurance Concentration will not be available after the Fall-2016 term. 

Note2: A certificate in Six-Sigma fundamentals can be earned by completing IME-572 and IME-573.  This also will not be available after the Fall-2016 term. 

Minors

Many academic departments offer minors.  Popular minors among IE students include the Business Minor and the Applied Statistics Minor.  

Bachelor-Master Programs

NOTICE: The BS/MS Program in Manufacturing Engineering program has been inactivated effective July 1, 2016, until further notice; after that date no further enrollments will be accepted.  Students currently enrolled in the program will be allowed to complete their degree.

A Bachelor-Master Program in Manufacturing Engineering is available to students in all undergraduate engineering programs, provided that they meet University criteria for such programs. The program consists of ten courses, or forty credits. This program provides the opportunity to take two 500-level IME courses during the Senior year that can count toward both undergraduate and graduate program credit. The remaining 600-level coursework is generally completed over two additional school terms. Two thesis plans are available:

  1. normal undergraduate thesis plan, with Bachelor’s degree earned upon completion of all undergraduate program requirements
  2. graduate thesis plan counting for both undergraduate and graduate credit, with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees completed concurrently.

Industrial Engineering Program Curriculum Requirements

First Year Experience
FYE-101First Year Foundations1
Credit Hours Subtotal: 1
General Education
COMM-101Written & Oral Communication I4
COMM-301Written & Oral Communication II4
ECON-201Economic Principles4
HUMN-201Introduction to Humanities4
LS-489Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues4
SSCI-201Introduction to the Social Sciences4
Advanced Humanities Elective4
Advanced Social Science Elective4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 32
Basic Sciences
CHEM-135
CHEM-136
Principles of Chemistry
and Principles of Chemistry Lab
4
PHYS-114
PHYS-115
Newtonian Mechanics
and Newtonian Mechanics Laboratory
4
PHYS-224
PHYS-225
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory
4
Science or Math Electives 18
Credit Hours Subtotal: 20
Engineering Core
IME-100Interdisciplinary Design and Manufacturing4
MECH-100Engineering Graphical Communication4
MECH-210Statics4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Industrial Engineering Core
IME-211Algorithms and Computer Programming4
IME-251Engineering Economics4
IME-301Engineering Materials4
IME-321Operations Research I - Deterministic Models4
IME-332Engineering Statistics I - Statistical Inference and Regression 22
IME-333Engineering Statistics II - Design of Experiments 22
IME-361Lean Work Design4
IME-412Applied Control Systems Design4
IME-422Simulation4
IME-452Designing Value in the Supply Chain4
IME-453Tools for Managing the Supply Chain4
IME-454Senior Design Project4
IME-462Ergonomics4
IME-471Quality Assurance4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 52
Mathematics
IME-332Engineering Statistics I - Statistical Inference and Regression 22
IME-333Engineering Statistics II - Design of Experiments 22
MATH-101Calculus I4
or MATH-101X Calculus I
Select one of the following:4
Calculus II
Calculus II
Calculus II - Honors
MATH-203Multivariate Calculus4
or MATH-203H Multivariate Calculus - Honors
MATH-310Biostatistics I 34
Credit Hours Subtotal: 20
Concentration
Industrial Engineering Cognate (three IME courses)12
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Electives 4
Free Electives 38
Credit Hours Subtotal: 8
Culminating Undergraduate Experience
Culminating Undergraduate Experience Introductory Course (No credit, Pass/Fail)
Select one of the following:4
Co-op Thesis
Intra/Entre/Social E-ship Thesis
Professional Practice Thesis
Research Thesis
Credit Hours Subtotal: 4
Total Credit Hours161

(Minimum) Total Credits Required for Program: 161

1

The Science or Math Elective may be any course with a MATH, CHEM, PHYS or BIOL prefix except MATH-100 and MATH-408 (if student has taken MATH-310). Students taking CHEM-135 may not take CHEM-137 as a Science Elective. 

2

The credits for Engineering Statistics I and II are split between Industrial Engineering Core and Mathematics.

3

Students taking MATH-310 may not take MATH-408 as an elective, including as a free elective.  MATH-408 may only be substituted for MATH-310 with Department Head approval. 

4

IME and Free electives may be used to complete a non-IE minor 

Dual Degrees in Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

A coordinated program is available to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 193 credits (189 credits of course work and 4 thesis credits).  A student can complete the program in 10 or 11 academic terms at Kettering University. During the first three terms, a student can follow the representative program for either degree. The following representative program is intended as a guide to assist the student in planning for the remaining terms. An eligible student may be able to avoid a Senior V term by one of the following three methods:

  1. Take 5 courses per term for one term prior to Junior 1
  2. Take 6 courses per term for one term after Sophomore II
  3. Take Kettering or guest courses during a work term.

It is the student's responsibility to determine that all requirements are satisfied for both programs. The student must be advised by both programs each term.

Representative Program

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman ICredit Hours
FYE-101 First Year Foundations 1
CHEM-135 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHEM-136 Principles of Chemistry Lab 1
COMM-101 Written & Oral Communication I 4
IME-100 Interdisciplinary Design and Manufacturing 4
MATH-101 Calculus I 4
 Credit Hours17
Freshman II
ECON-201 Economic Principles 4
MATH-102 Calculus II 4
MECH-100 Engineering Graphical Communication 4
PHYS-114 Newtonian Mechanics 3
PHYS-115 Newtonian Mechanics Laboratory 1
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore I
IME-211 Algorithms and Computer Programming 4
MATH-203 Multivariate Calculus 4
MECH-210 Statics 4
PHYS-224 Electricity and Magnetism 3
PHYS-225 Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory 1
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore II
IME-251 Engineering Economics 4
MATH-310 Biostatistics I 4
HUMN-201
Introduction to Humanities
or Introduction to the Social Sciences
4
Science or Math Elective 1 4
 Credit Hours16
Junior I
IME-301 Engineering Materials 4
IME-321 Operations Research I - Deterministic Models 4
IME-332 Engineering Statistics I - Statistical Inference and Regression 4
HUMN-201
Introduction to Humanities
or Introduction to the Social Sciences
4
CUE-495 Culminating Undergraduate Experience Introductory Course 0
 Credit Hours16
Junior II
COMM-301 Written & Oral Communication II 4
IME-333 Engineering Statistics II - Design of Experiments 4
IME-361 Lean Work Design 4
IME-452 Designing Value in the Supply Chain 4
Science or Math Elective 1 4
 Credit Hours20
Senior I
IME-422 Simulation 4
IME-453 Tools for Managing the Supply Chain 4
Advanced Humanities or Advanced Social Science Elective 4
Free Elective 4
IE Concentration Elective I 4
 Credit Hours20
Senior II
IME-412 Applied Control Systems Design 4
IME-462 Ergonomics 4
IME-471 Quality Assurance 4
Advanced Humanities or Advanced Social Science Elective 4
IE Concentration Elective II 4
 Credit Hours20
Senior III
IME-454 Senior Design Project 4
LS-489 Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues 4
Free Elective 4
IE Concentration Elective III 4
 Credit Hours16
Any Term
CUE -495/C/E/P/R Culminating Undergraduate Experience 4
 Credit Hours4
 Total Credit Hours161

(Minimum) Total Credits Required for Program: 161

1

The Science or Math Elective may be any course with a MATH, CHEM, PHYS or BIOL prefix except MATH-100, and MATH-408 (if student has taken MATH-310).  Students taking CHEM-135 may not take CHEM-137 as a Science Elective. 

Dual Degrees in Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Representative Program

Freshman I through Sophomore I Representative Program Credit Total: 49

Plan of Study Grid
Sophomore IICredit Hours
ECON-201 Economic Principles 4
EE-212
MECH-231L
Applied Electrical Circuits
and Signals for Mechanical Systems Lab
4
MATH-204 Differential Equations & Laplace Transforms 4
MECH-212 Mechanics of Materials 4
 Credit Hours16
Junior I
IME-211 Algorithms and Computer Programming 4
MECH-300 Computer Aided Engineering 4
MECH-310 Dynamics 4
MECH-311 Introduction to Mechanical System Design 4
MECH-312 Mechanical Component Design I 4
 Credit Hours20
Junior II
COMM-301 Written & Oral Communication II 4
IME-251 Engineering Economics 4
IME-301 Engineering Materials 4
MATH-408 Probability and Statistics 4
MECH-320 Thermodynamics 4
 Credit Hours20
Senior I
IME-321 Operations Research I - Deterministic Models 4
IME-332 Engineering Statistics I - Statistical Inference and Regression 4
MATH-305 Numerical Methods and Matrices 4
MECH-322 Fluid Mechanics 4
MECH-330 Dynamic Systems with Vibrations 4
 Credit Hours20
Senior II
IME-333 Engineering Statistics II - Design of Experiments 4
IME-361 Lean Work Design 4
IME-452 Designing Value in the Supply Chain 4
MECH-420 Heat Transfer 4
MECH-430 Dynamic Systems with Controls 4
 Credit Hours20
Senior III
IME-422 Simulation 4
IME-453 Tools for Managing the Supply Chain 4
MECH-422 Energy Systems Laboratory 4
Advanced Humanities or Advanced Social Science Elective 4
ME Senior Design Project 4
 Credit Hours20
Senior IV
IME-412 Applied Control Systems Design 4
IME-454 Senior Design Project 4
IME-462 Ergonomics 4
IME-471 Quality Assurance 4
Advanced Humanities or Advanced Social Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours20
Senior V
LS-489 Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues 4
Culminating Undergraduate Experience 4
 Credit Hours8
 Total Credit Hours144

(Minimum) Total Credits Required for Program: 161