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Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, B.S.

Talwar College of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Industrial and manufacturing engineers are sought-after professionals who are crucial in planning workflow to ensure the most efficient use of resources. They devise methods to resolve production problems, maximize product quality, and minimize cost.

This degree will prepare you to plan and implement procedures that increase quality, efficiency and safety in a wide range of manufacturing settings. You will learn not only how to solve production problems, but you will also take business courses to become an entrepreneur or to advance to management in an organization.

Why choose Indiana Tech?

  • You will receive extensive instruction in Six Sigma, automation and lean manufacturing–skills greatly desired by employers of every description. In addition, a student can earn Society of Manufacturing Engineers Lean certification and FANUC national robotics certification.
  • Our automation lab will give you hands-on experience with stateof- the-art equipment like robots, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and computer numerical control machines (CNCs).
  • Coursework includes business classes, which will position you to become an organizational leader or entrepreneur.
  • The Shingo Model of Leadership is emphasized, which prepares students for today’s team-focused business environment.
  • Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.

Career Outlook

A B.S. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Indiana Tech prepares you for a wide variety of in-demand careers. Below, you can explore career fields, salary information and employer demand from our partners at Lightcast, the leading labor market and career data provider in the U.S.

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Industrial engineer $87,040/year

Job outlook through 2028: 8 percent increase

  • Health and safety engineer $89,130/year

Job outlook through 2028: 5 percent increase

  • Industrial production manager $103,380/year

Job outlook through 2028: 1 percent increase

  • Industrial engineering technician $55,460/year

Job outlook through 2028: 1 percent decrease


Warriors in the Workplace

Indiana Tech graduates with this degree have earned jobs at:

  • Vera Bradley
  • Fort Wayne Metals
  • Boeing
  • Paragon Medical Inc.
  • Therma-Tru Corp.
  • Denso

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech students pursuing this degree have interned with:

  • Android Industries
  • Da-Lite Screen
  • WaterFurnace International
  • Raytheon
  • Brunswick Boat Co.
Marissa Kenney

Marissa Kenney
B.S. Industrial & Mechanical Engineering, 2018

Success Story

As a freshman at Indiana Tech, Marissa Kenney dreamed of being an engineer at Boeing—and in a short amount of time, she made it a reality. When identifying what prepared her best for her job at Boeing, Marissa attributes Indiana Tech’s hands-on team approa…

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Dr. Steve Dusseau

Program Lead

Dr. Dusseau founded the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering program at Indiana Tech in 1996. In addition to his 25-plus years of university teaching experience, his professional background includes work as a junior metallurgical engineer for General Motors, as a quality engineer for Wire Rope Corp. of America and as the founder of his own consulting firm, Hire Standard Consulting.

  • Ph.D. in Engineering Management, University of Missouri–Rolla (Missouri S&T)
  • M.B.A., Northwest Missouri State University
  • B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

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