Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Undergraduate Minor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is among the most broad and far reaching disciplines of engineering. Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers develop integrated systems consisting of people, knowledge, equipment, energy and materials. Beholden to no specific industry, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers are commonly found practicing in service industries such as package delivery and health care, software development, financial institutions, government organizations, and of course, all kinds of manufacturing from sensitive electronics to heavy equipment. Because of the flexibility and value of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering skills, employment opportunities for Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers are numerous and diverse.

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is an operations and optimization science, focused on productivity, quality and continuous improvement of all business operations from acquisition of raw materials/resources to delivery of finished products/services to customers.

The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering minor is ideally suited for:

  • Business majors interested in strengthening their background in quantitative production operations management
  • Computer Science majors interested in advanced optimization techniques
  • Mechanical Engineering majors interested in development and implementation of integrated manufacturing systems.
  • Civil Engineering majors focusing on transportation where advanced optimization techniques may be useful.

Program of Study

The program of study to obtain the minor in industrial and Manufacturing Engineering consists of four required courses and three elective courses. For assistance in choosing elective courses, please contact the Department Chair at 229-6240 or in-person in EMS E314.

Required Courses:

Ind Eng 360     Engineering Economic Analysis
Ind Eng 455     Operations Research I
Ind Eng 467     Introductory Statistics for Physical Sciences and Engineering Students
Ind Eng 470     Methods Engineering

Elective Courses: Choose at least three from the following list.

Ind Eng 350     Manufacturing Processes
Ind Eng 370     Introtroduction to Operations Analysis
Ind Eng 465     Operations Research II
Ind Eng 475     Simulation Methodology
Ind Eng 571     Quality Control and Design of Experiments I
Ind Eng 572     Reliability Engineering
Ind Eng 580     Ergonomics
Ind Eng 583     Facility Layout and Materials Handling
Ind Eng 671     Quality Control and Design of Experiments II

Interested students are encouraged to contact the Student Services, ceas-adv(at)uwm.edu, (414) 229-4667; EMS Building Room E386.