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Southern Illinois University



College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics

Online Industrial Management And Applied Engineering

The School of Applied Engineering and Technology is pleased to offer the convenience and flexibility to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and Applied Engineering (IMAE) completely online. The online IMAE program is designed to prepare management-oriented technical professionals in the economic-enterprise system. IMAE graduates will be involved with:

  • Designing and improving production processes.
  • Designing and laying out work areas to optimize efficiency, enhance quality, and reduce cost.
  • Managing a variety of manufacturing functions in the areas of: Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, project management, supply chain management, manufacturing processes, computer-aided manufacturing, industrial safety, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

Curriculum requirements are broad-based to enable the graduate to obtain employment in a wide range of industries from manufacturing to service to healthcare.

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The online IMAE program’s admission requirements are the same as that of the University. Check out the University's Undergraduate Admissions website for more information.

If you already hold an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, you may be eligible for the Capstone Option and complete your Bachelor’s degree within two academic years.


To apply for the online Industrial Management and Applied Engineering program, visit the Undergraduate Admissions application and apply to SIU.


All courses in the program are delivered online by qualified instructors with industry experience in the content that is delivered. The program can be completed within 24 months, with courses offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

The University’s Morris Library provides information and support for distance education learning, as does the Center for Teaching Excellence.


The online IMAE degree requires the standard 120 credit hours for a baccalaureate degree, including meeting University Core Curriculum requirements, which may be met though an approved Associate’s degree from an accredited community college.

Check out our program’s sample curriculum and course listing for an idea of what to expect.

This program offers continuous enrollment, so students may begin the program at any time. Part-time enrollment is available.


The cost for the online Industrial Management and Applied Engineering program is determined by SIU’s Off-Campus tuition and fee structure. Please refer to the Off-Campus Tuition and Fees Calculator for additional information. Some courses will require the purchase of additional software or other materials.

Financial aid and scholarships may be available. Please visit the SIU Financial Aid website for more information.


Our program is one of the longest-accredited programs in the U.S. by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), and we are an approved training program for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of IL and MO.

Industrial Management and Applied Engineering positions are associated with production planning and scheduling, process design, quality control, methods analysis, safety, material and equipment procurement, facility planning, equipment design, job estimation, technical sales, maintenance supervision, and other production-related functions.

Graduates of our program have successful careers as quality engineers, manufacturing engineers, production managers, and project engineers, to name a few, in a wide variety of industries. A high percentage of our graduates find jobs within their field and go on to have successful careers, many attaining positions in middle or upper management.


View the Undergraduate Catalog for more information about University policies and requirements.

For additional information regarding other online programs at SIU, go to the  Office of Extended Campus.