Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering at UWM

The Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department provides a broad, technical, hands-on education in the design, control, operation, evaluation, and implementation of systems and processes for service and manufacturing industries as well as government organizations.


  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Operations research and logistics
  • Ergonomics and human factors

Work with faculty engaged in leading-edge research in -areas such as:

  • Lean manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Material handling & distribution
  • Real-time resource management
  • Systems design modeling
  • Ergonomics
  • Occupational Biomechanics

Career Paths
Industrial and manufacturing engineers work in a wide range of jobs for organizations with household names such as 3M, Apple, UPS, Lockheed Martin and the US Postal Service.

  • Process Engineer
  • Production / Operations Manager
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Continuous Improvement Leader
  • Ergonomist

Did You Know?
Industrial engineering is among the fastest growing fields in engineering. Today’s graduates work in both the public and private sectors to optimize complex processes and systems. In the process, they:

  • Improve productivity
  • Reduce waste / preserve natural resources
  • Maximize profits
  • Minimize injuries


The Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

ABET-engineering accreditation

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