At Kettering, Industrial Engineering majors get all the theory and experience they need to make a career out of figuring how to do things better—whether it’s making a process faster or making a product safer. As an industrial engineer, you might develop a new way to manufacture a product that will decrease risk of work injury, figure out a way to speed up and improve baggage handling at an airline, or improve the process of hot-honing, a technique that improves ring seals in racing cars.
Consistently ranked among the best engineering programs in country, Kettering’s Industrial and Manufacturing program launches great IEs. That’s because we offer students early and continuous professional experience through our co-op education program, which offers so much more than a typical internship or part time job. Students gain professional co-op experience at places like UPS, Walt Disney and Harley-Davidson; access to 16 advanced laboratories, including the Ergonomics lab and the Work Design Lab (also known as the Lego Lab…); opportunities to study in small classes with great faculty who are experts in things like logistical and transportation systems, discrete event simulation and material/performance relationships in artificial hip devices; and opportunities to study abroad without missing a minute of your Engineering education.
With the Industrial Engineering program you may pursue a Cognate concentration, a Healthcare System Engineering concentration or minor in many subjects offered by other programs. You may also minor in Manufacturing Engineering or Quality Engineering, or pursue a dual degree in Industrial Engineering & Mechanical Engineering—a choice that will enhance your marketability in the real world.
This program is accredited by ABET, Inc.