This is an exciting time to be part of the modern-day, industrial and manufacturing revolution. Services, industries and government agencies are increasingly being automated and interconnected and an industrial engineering degree from UWM can prepare you to succeed in this rapidly-changing field.
When you earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering at UWM, you’ll benefit from our long-standing collaborations with the region’s historically strong manufacturing community, many of whom offer internships, co-ops, and work with our students on classroom projects.
Plus, you’ll also have access to a next-gen factory located on campus, a testbed where you can virtually simulate solutions to common manufacturing challenges and execute those solutions physically.
The job outlook is very positive for those with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering. It is one of fastest growing fields in engineering and offers a median salary of $88,020.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
What to Expect
You will study the design, control, operation, evaluation, and implementation of systems and processes for service and manufacturing industries as well as government organizations. The minimum number of credits required to complete this degree is 120.
You can elect to develop a strength by earning one of three concentrations:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Operations Research and Logistics
- Ergonomics and Human Factors.
You will be eligible for these honors in the major during your studies and upon completing your degree.
You also will be eligible for these honors during your studies and upon completing your degree.
UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science program provides many opportunities to pair classroom learning with hands-on experiences outside the classroom. The college’s location in Wisconsin’s largest city, with a broad network of industry partnerships, gives you easy access to well-paid internships and co-ops, as well as other important opportunities to enhance your resume.
Did you know?
- 93 percent of UWM engineering and computer science students complete paid, work-related experiences including internships, co-ops and research opportunities
- 91 percent land a job or commit to graduate school before graduation.
SOURCE: UWM First Destination Survey, December 2019
We’re Here to Help
We have a dedicated Career Services Department at the College of Engineering & Applied Science who works exclusively with our students to prepare them for a career after graduation.
What You’ll Do
As a graduate, you can work for public or private sectors to optimize complex processes and systems. Because of the flexibility and value of industrial engineering skills, your employment opportunities are numerous and diverse. Your work might focus on:
- Improving productivity
- Reducing waste/preserving natural resources
- Maximizing profits
- Minimizing injuries
- Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Department Chair, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Co-Director (Co-PI), UWM Industrial Assessment Center
- Director, NSF/S-STEM: Preparing Engineers Computer Scientists