The IMSE Institute offers a master’s degree in Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering. An IMSE minor is also available for students pursuing the M.S. or Ph.D. program in a specific department. The goal of both options is to provide the academic background to understand and implement modern manufacturing technology and computer automated systems. The academic program is multidisciplinary consisting of courses offered by the participating departments.
A flexible program format permits students to design a plan of study to meet specific needs and interests. The classical major/minor structure of a master’s degree program is replaced by a broad-based core requirement, electives in specific concentration areas, and a research project/paper which complements the concentration.
A typical program of study for a student on a half-time assistantship requires three semesters and one summer term. Students with internships typically complete the program with three academic semesters, plus a summer term and semester on their internship assignment.
Departments Associated with the IMSE Institute
Members of the IMSEI faculty come from the departments of biological and agricultural engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, industrial and systems engineering, and mechanical engineering. Additionally, the Colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Management, Natural Resources, and Textiles provide academic and research guidance.
An Industrial Advisory Board assists the Institute in establishing long-range research and program directions along with industry Technical Monitors, who interact with research faculty and students and provide the mechanism for technology transfer between the university and industry.