Industrial Management & Applied Engineering | Technology

Southern Illinois University



College of Engineering

Industrial Management and Applied Engineering Degree

We offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and Applied Engineering as a traditional campus program and through distance education.  Through distance education, our program is offered both online and in a weekend format.  Information on our distance education offerings can be found within the Technology Off-Campus Degree Programs

Our program is one of the longest-accredited programs in the U.S. by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).  Visit for more information about our accreditors.

The Industrial Management and Applied Engineering major has as its objective the training of qualified personnel who can develop and direct the production and distribution of products and services. The major is designed to prepare management-oriented technical professionals in the economic-enterprise system.

About a third of the total hours will be in the University’s Core Curriculum (courses required of all students pursuing a bachelor’s degree) and will provide students with a broad background in the liberal arts and sciences to improve communication skills and to help them understand the world in which they will be making decisions.

The majority of the time will be spent taking Industrial Management and Applied Engineering Core requirements and technical electives that will help students meet their career objectives.

Industrial Management and Applied Engineering focuses on the management and business aspects of manufacturing. Highly demanded technical areas of the Industrial Management and Applied Engineering program include lean manufacturing, six sigma, supply chain, computer-aided manufacturing, manufacturing processes, and robotics. A well-rounded curriculum provides graduates with a variety of career options as engineers, managers, and supervisors.

Students will be well trained in the high-demand technical and managerial areas of:

  • Six Sigma
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Quality control
  • Computer-aided manufacturing
  • Industrial robotics
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Industrial safety
  • Facilities planning
  • Cost estimating
  • Personnel supervision


Our Capstone Option makes it possible for those who hold an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree in a wide variety of manufacturing-related disciplines to complete the Bachelor of Science degree requirements within two academic years. A.A.S. graduates with a grade point average of 2.0 (out of 4.0) are eligible to apply for this program during their first semester of enrollment at the University.


At the time of graduation, our students will have:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve management/engineering problems by applying principles of management, engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply both analysis and synthesis in the engineering design process, resulting in designs that meet desired needs.
  3. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  5. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in management and engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of management/engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  6. An ability to recognize the ongoing need for additional knowledge and locate, evaluate, integrate, and apply this knowledge appropriately.
  7. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

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