Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, B.S.

College of Engineering

With this degree, you will be prepared to plan and implement procedures that increase quality, efficiency and safety in a wide range 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.

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. Through your coursework, you will learn about the entire process of improving operations, including topics such as safety, equipment management, material selection and employee motivation, as well as the use of tools such as computer drafting tools, simulation programs, analytics and mathematics to aid in making decisions.

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 our automation lab, you will receive valuable hands-on experience working with state-of-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.
  • Opportunities for industry internships will help you develop career skills, experience and contacts for career placement after graduation.
  • Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.
Marissa Kenney

Marissa Kenney
B.S. in Industrial & Mechanical Engineering, 2018
"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 identifyi..." Read full story

Careers in this Degree

Graduates with this degree have pursued careers in the following fields:

  • Transportation and logistics
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Computer and electronic product manufacturing
  • Machinery manufacturing
  • Technical sales

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 BLS.gov statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Industrial engineer $85,880/year

Job outlook, 2016-26: 10 percent increase

  • Health and safety engineer $88,510/year

Job outlook, 2016-26: 9 percent increase

  • Industrial production manager $100,580/yea

Job outlook, 2016-26: 1 percent decrease

  • Industrial engineering technician $54,280/year

Job outlook, 2016-26: 1 percent increase

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
  • WaterFurnace International
  • Raytheon
  • Brunswick Boat Co.

Dr. Steve Dusseau

Program Lead

Dr. Dusseau founded the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering program at Indiana Tech in 1996. In addition to his 20-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
  • M.B.A. Northwest Missouri State University
  • B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University