Program educational objectives
Within a few years after graduation, IEE alumni are expected to be immersed in:
- Practice: Professional growth in the technical expertise necessary for the practice of industrial engineering in public, private or academic sectors.
- Innovation: Professional growth through intra/entrepreneurship that leads to product, process and/or system innovation, and/or the creation of businesses or business units.
- Knowledge: Professional growth through continuing formal or informal education, applying lessons learned, and leading and mentoring others.
The following student outcomes are produced by the faculty of the industrial and entrepreneurial engineering program at Western Michigan University satisfying the ABET criterion for student outcomes.
- 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 contexts
- 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
Program enrollment and degree data
The IEEEM faculty would like to thank the members of our advisory boards for helping us to prepare our students for the transition from college to work. Faculty from each of our five IME disciplines meet with advisory boards throughout the school year. These boards consist of individuals from local business and industry who provide our faculty with constructive advice about our programs and facilities. The goal of the IME department in our interactions with these boards is to remain current, relevant and connected to the operations for which we hope to prepare our students.
For information about our advisory boards, feel free to contact the following members:
- Daniel Aleksynas, B.S.'02, Dobrusin Law Firm
- Alana Feigenbaum, B.S.'05, Logic Information Systems
- Ryan Kamerad, B.S.'00, General Motors
- Clare Lyons, William Barr Associates
- Dr. Paresh Malde, B.S.'84, Nexient
- David Nall, B.S.'86, Covenant Healthcare
- Thomas Rohlwing, B.S.'92, Eaton
- Courtney Stevens, B.S.'04, Henry Ford Health Systems
- Jason Tedrow, B.S.'97, In Production
- Dr. Frank Wolf, WMU professor emeritus
- Todd Woods, B.S.'92, Eaton