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 are typically employed in startup as well as traditional companies in industries such as hotels, banks, food, transportation, and hospitals.
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering Program Educational Objectives are:
Within a few years after graduation, IEE alumni are expected to be immersed in:
- Practice: Performing Industrial Engineering functions in public, private or academic sectors.
- Innovation: Engaging in intra/entrepreneurial activities leading to product, process, and/or system innovation.
- Knowledge: Continuing formal and/or informal education, applying lessons learned, and leading or mentoring others.
The Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering Student Learning Outcomes are:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal context
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
- An understanding of the entrepreneurial process including how to design, develop and bring new products and processes to market
(For up-to-date educational objectives and learning outcomes, see department web page at www.wmich.edu/ieeem)
- 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.
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 IEE, ECE, 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. No minor is required.