You can work in design, manufacturing, robotics, electrical systems, quality, process improvement, and in civil engineering for local, state and federal governments.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the median pay for industrial engineers at $84,310 and the field is growing (2016). In fact, 95% of S.A.U. engineering program graduates who pursue employment are working in the field. Many of our students are sought out by employers before they graduate, and 99% of domestic students have a job in place before they graduate.
What have alumni of this program done?
- Samantha (Lee) Barkley '09 was a Fulbright Scholar and worked in an HIV/AIDS clinic in Trinidad and Tobago where she researched medical record processes and developed ways medical centers could provide better care. She is now a process engineer for ASEA Brown Boveri in St. Louis.
- Santiago Gonzalez '14 is the Chief Design Engineer for Frautschi and runs his own thriving business.
- Jeff Menke '99 is a Pella Windows senior engineer and recently designed custom windows for the Ambrose Hall renovation at SAU.
- Jeff Stebel '01 is a systems engineer for Dream Chaser Space, which supports NASA and the International Space Station.
Many of our graduates seek advanced degrees, and have been admitted to programs at Southern Illinois University Medical School, Northern Illinois University, University of Florida, Bradley University and Oregon State University.
Students will meet the University general education criteria (to include PHIL 207, 305, 310, or THEO 311) and include the following:
Engineering Courses (25 credits):
- ENGR 106 Introduction to Engineering Design and Analysis
- ENGR 220 Engineering Statics
- ENGR 251 Engineering Design Laboratory
- ENGR 265 Engineering Economy
- ENGR 270 Materials Science
- ENGR 296 Manufacturing Processes: Fundamental and Computer-Aided
- ENGR 302 Engineering Dynamics
- ENGR 303 Strength of Materials
- ENGR 450 Professional Experience
No credit: ENGR 201 Engineering Service, ENGR 301 Engineering Participation, ENGR 401 Engineering Exit Survey.
Mathematics and Basic Science Courses (33 credits):
- MATH 191 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I,
- MATH 192 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
- MATH 290 Linear Algebra
- MATH 291 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
- MATH 300 Modern Probability and Statistics
- MATH 301 Statistical Modeling or MATH 320 Ordinary Differential Equations
- PHYS 251 General Physics I: Mechanics
- PHYS 253 General Physics
- CHEM 103 or 104 or 105;
minimum of 32 credits in approved credits from ASTR, MATH, CHEM, PHYS, or BIO.
Industrial Engineering Courses (35 credits):
- IE 305 Work System Design and Analysis
- IE 335 Quality Control and Reliability
- IE 340 Ergonomics and Occupation Safety
- IE 350 Operations Planning, Schedule
- IE 360 Introduction to Simulation
- IE 391 Operations Research Probability Models
- IE 403 Design Fundamentals for Industrial Engineers
- IE 409 Operations Research Mathematical Programming
- IE 415 System Integration and Design
- IE 490 Senior Design Seminar
one of the following: ME elective, PHYS 306 or 3 credits of IE 460, or 3 credits of ENGR 320.
The Engineering Seminars (ENGR 201, 301, 401) are required for all engineering majors and should be taken by the time a student has completed approximately 50, 75, and 100 percent, respectively, of the engineering course requirements.
A minimum GPA of 2.50 must be earned for all semester credits used to satisfy the course requirements shown above, a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all IE and ENGR prefix course numbers, MATH 191 and 192, or their equivalents, must be completed with a grade of C or better. A minimum overall GPA of 2.00 must be earned in the combination of semester credits and attempted transfer credits.
Students attending continuously on a part-time basis are expected to complete the requirements within eight years.