Industrial Engineering: Robert Morris University Industrial Engineering | Robert Morris University

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IndusEng1Industrial engineers are big-picture thinkers who organize the people, material, information, equipment, and energy to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems. RMU industrial engineering students also gain strong skills in logistics engineering—a field that deals with the planning, implementation, and control of the flow of materials, goods and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Graduates enter the workforce with the planning, design and operations skills to work with warehouse systems, transportation networks, materials handling devices, and industry supply chains.

Recent Graduates Work Here
Bayer, Conair, Concurrent Technologies Corp., Core Furnace Systems, Deloitte Financial Services, Development Dimensions International, Eagle Global Logistics, FedEx, Honeywell, Microsonic, Moderne Glass Products, Penn United Technologies, Raytheon, Schroeder Industries, Siemens, SolidWorks, Target Systems, US Steel.

Average salaries:

By type of employer

By job function

Aerospace

$53,344

Consulting

$60,125

Building, Developing, General Contracting

$53,635

Field Engineering

$59,934

Consulting Services

$61,800

Industrial Hygiene/Occupational Safety

$70,700

Educational Services

$41,000

Management Trainee

$57,916

Electrical Equip./Appliance/Component Mfg.

$57,875

Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering

$56,700

Engineering Services

$56,155

Project Engineering

$53,148

Financial Services

$65,000

Quality Control Engineering

$58,733

Food, Beverage, & Tobacco

$55,000

Other Engineering

$62,369

Government (Federal)

$52,860

Machinery Manufacturing

$57,000

Petroleum & Coal Products

$67,000

Transportation Services

$55,500

Other Manufacturing Employers

$62,333

Below is a typical four-year course of study for industrial engineering students, including major requirements and electives. Your own schedule will vary based on your own interests. 

FRESHMAN/Fall Semester FRESHMAN/Spring Semester
Intro to Engineering Engineering Graphics
Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II
Chemistry I General Physics I
Intro Decision Support Systems Argument & Research
Intercultural Communication C++ Programming
SOPHOMORE/Fall Semester SOPHOMORE/Spring Semester
Statics & Strength of Materials Engineering Statistics
General Physics II Human Factors
Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III Safety and Methods
Engineering Materials Differential Equations
Public Speaking and Persuasion  Fundamentals of Accounting
JUNIOR/Fall Semester JUNIOR/Spring Semester
Manufacturing Planning & Control Value Design
Supply Chain Engineering Optimization Techniques in Industrial Engineering
Linear Algebra with Applications  Management Theory & Practice 
Survey of Economics                         Principles of Marketing
Business Professional Communication Contemporary American Social Problems
SENIOR/Fall Semester SENIOR/Spring Semester
Engineering Practice Integrated Engineering Design
Plant Layout & Materials Handling Automated Industrial Design Systems
Industrial Engineering Elective         Simulation
Humanities: Art and Music General Psychology
Reading Literature: Myths                                 American National Government

Academic Internship Program
All engineering students are required to complete three credits of an academic internship between their sophomore and senior years to test their engineering skills in an appropriate industry setting. The internship is conducted under the joint supervision of advisors from the university and the industry partner.

Internship Employers
Bayer, Boeing, Bombardier Transportation, Centria, Curtiss-Wright Electro Mechanical Corp., Cutler Hammer, DBT America, Deloitte Financial Services, Development Dimensions International, FedEx, Flabeg, Fox IV Technologies, Kurt J. Lesker Co., Microsonic, NASA, Penn United Technologies, Pittsburgh Logistics Systems, Schroeder Industries, Target Systems, Tate-Jones, US Steel, Wilcox Brothers.

The Learning Factory
RMU believes that students learn by doing and that they benefit from practice with the processes and equipment used in industry. The heart of RMU's engineering programs is The Learning Factory, where students gain hands-on experience with design, testing and manufacturing processes and equipment, in much the same way that medical students learn from clinical training in a hospital.

The industrial-grade facility allows students to take a product from concept to reality using cutting-edge technology. It includes equipment for automatic identification, CNC machining and turning, controls, injection molding, machine tool monitoring, machine vision, materials testing, metallography, metrology, packaging, powder metallurgy, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and robotics. Hardware is supported by a suite of software packages for design, analysis, manufacturing, simulation, offline programming, controls, monitoring, integration, software development, enterprise resource management and other engineering activities.

The School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science unites faculty members from diverse disciplines and provides  opportunies for collaboration in teaching and research between faculty and students. We provide students with real-world experiences that give them the skills they need to compete in the job market. The results show: a 96% job placement rate for our graduates. We emphasize a global curriculum and have a diverse student and faculty body. We make sure our students are engaged citizens of the globe and experienced professionals in sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Scholarships are available based upon academic achievement. 

For freshmen, high school grade point average and ACT/SAT scores are used. For transfer students, the cumulative grade point average of all college courses is used. Scholarships range from $1000 per year up to full tuition. (To calculate your scholarship eligibility, click here.)

Higher education is an investment in your future. 

At Robert Morris University, we will work closely with you to show you how to finance your education through a combination of need-based financial aid, scholarships, and financing strategies to make your education attainable. RMU has one of the lowest tuition rates of all private institutions in the state, but we know that financing your education can be complicated, and your family might need help in understanding your options. 

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