Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering (B.S. in Engineering)

Planning a career during a time when entrepreneurs with technical skills have tremendous opportunities and career options—and WMU's industrial and entrepreneurial engineering major is a great place to start. When you earn a B.S. in Engineering (industrial and entrepreneurial), you'll learn both a traditional industrial engineering curriculum and an entrepreneurial focus that emphasizes design, creativity and innovation—all designed to support your pursuits for your future. 

Pride points

  • 97% of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduates participated in experience-driven learning

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  • $70K-$80K median starting salary for College of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduates

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  • 98% of industrial and entrepreneurial engineering graduates are working or continuing their education

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What can I do with an industrial and entrepreneurial engineering degree?

Recent WMU graduates with bachelor's degrees in industrial and entrepreneurial engineering are working as:

  • Engineers
  • Project managers
  • Consultants

Among the companies they work for are:

  • Consumers Energy
  • Denso
  • General Motors
  • Graphic Packaging International
  • John Deere
  • Landscape Forms
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Pfizer
  • Steelcase

Professor White

  • Dr. White forced me to think critically and introspectively about the course material.

    Caroline Konstant, B.S.E.'22, M.S.E.'23


Are there scholarships available to me?

Yes! A number of scholarships are available for students enrolled in industrial and entrepreneurial engineering at Western. We encourage you to apply for all scholarships that match your interests, career goals and financial or academic needs.

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What will I do in the industrial and entrepreneurial engineering program?

As an industrial and entrepreneurial student, you will learn from a combination of academic and practical experiences that complement your courses, which include engineering economics, quality control, supply-chain management, ergonomics, computer simulation and operations.

Unique features
  • Choose 15 credit hours toward any minor you want—giving you an opportunity to customize your education.
  • Participate in hands-on projects with local industry
  • Qualify for our departmental scholarships
  • Become a member of one of our student societies such as the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Course topics

  • Engineering Graphics
  • Technical Communication
  • Probability for Engineers
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Entrepreneurial Engineering
  • Simulation Modeling Analysis
  • Ergonomics and Design
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Operations Control in Industry
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Get to know the industrial and entrepreneurial engineering program

Hear from Amber Johnson, B.S.E.'18, how the industrial and entrepreneurial engineering program has impacted her life and career.

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