Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission TAC of ABET, www.abet.org.
The Engineering Management Technology curriculum provides academic background in humanities, social sciences, communication, and technical subjects relating to manufacturing systems. Human relation skills used in industry when dealing with people are developed. The engineering manager may direct production employees working on line operations or may direct staff personnel specifically assigned to assist the line in meeting its objectives. Employment may be in the general areas of manufacturing and service industries.
The educational objectives of the Engineering Management Technology program are:
- Manage projects, people, and resources effectively.
- Plan, design, analyze, implement, and improve cost-effective manufacturing/service systems.
- Build and use management tools to analyze and solve problems effectively and make decisions from a systems perspective.
- Communicate effectively in verbal, written, and graphic forms.
- Pursue professional growth and interact effectively in work environments.
(For up-to-date educational objectives and learning outcomes, see department web page at www.wmich.edu/ime)
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science must satisfy the following requirements in addition to those required by Western Michigan University:
- A grade point average of 2.0 or better must be earned in courses presented for graduation with IME, ECE, and MSE prefixes.
- No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” in courses presented for graduation may be counted for graduation.
- Complete the following program of 124 semester credit hours. The schedule below is an example of one leading to graduation in eight semesters, beginning in fall.
- Prior to enrollment in 3000/4000-level courses, students must 1) place resume with Career and Student Employment Services; 2) complete the following gate courses with a grade of “C” or better: CHEM 1100 and 1110; IME 1020; IME 2460; IME 2610; PHYS 1150 and 1160; MATH 1220 or 1700 or 2000; and have earned a GPA of 2.3 at WMU. These courses are indicated below.
- The Engineering Management Technology curriculum requires students to complete a course in General Area I, Area II, Area III, Area IV, Area V, and Area VIII. At least two of the General Education Area courses must be at the 3000-4000 level, and no more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the Area requirements. Engineering Management Technology majors are required to take ECON 2010 and IME 3020 for Area V.
Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement
Students who have chosen the Engineering Management Technology curriculum will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing IME 4910: Multidisciplinary Senior Proposal and IME 4920: Multidisciplinary Senior Project.