Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission EAC of ABET, www.abet.org.
The Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering curriculum provides the essential foundation, experience, and understanding in science, mathematics, entrepreneurship, humanities, and engineering so that graduates may find employment in a wide variety of industries. The program allows students to obtain a minor of their choice and receive credit for internships or international study as part of the 128 credit hour, four year curriculum. The program also provides a solid foundation for future graduate study. Industrial and entrepreneurial engineering involves traditional IE functions such as the design, installation, and improvement of systems integrating people, materials, and equipment. The program also provides substantial work in entrepreneurial engineering, including product innovation and design and financial aspects of starting new companies. Graduates ate typically employed in startup as well as traditional companies in industries such as hotels, banks, food, transportation, and hospitals.
The educational objectives of the Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering program are:
- Produce job-ready graduates for careers benefiting from traditional industrial engineering,knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Produce graduates with the skills necessary to be successful in startup companies.
- Enable student competency in deploying state-of-the-art systems for identifying, defining, modeling, and solving industrial engineering problems.
- Instill an active awareness of engineering ethics and social responsibility.
- Build and maintain collaborative relationships with organizations to support industrial engineering research and teaching.
(For up-to-date educational objectives and learning outcomes, see department web page at www.wmich.edu/ime)
- To be admitted to this Engineering curriculum, a student must complete all pre-engineering requirements with grades of “C” or better. These requirements may be found in the beginning of the Engineering and Applied Sciences’ section. The pre-engineering course requirements for this curriculum are indicated below.
- Students seeking admission to this curriculum must submit an application following procedures established by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Upper level transfer students may complete an application prior to their first semester of enrollment. Only students in good academic standing as defined by the University will be admitted to this curriculum.
Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement
Students who have chosen the Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering curriculum will satisfy the Baccalaureate Writing Requirement by successfully completing IME 3160 - Report Preparation Credits: 3 hours.
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Industrial and Entrepreneurial) 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 and ME 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 128 semester credit hours. The schedule below is an example of one leading to graduation in eight semesters, beginning in fall. Pre-engineering requirements are indicated.