What will I learn?

The mission of the undergraduate program in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (IMSE) is to produce graduates well-grounded in industrial and management systems engineering knowledge and skills consistent with the land-grant mission of MSU. Graduates will be prepared to be productive citizens and contributors to the economic well-being of employers.

The educational objectives for the IMSE program are that Industrial and Management Systems Engineering graduates will:

  1. Use industrial and management systems engineering tools and knowledge in their chosen career paths.
  2. Employ effective communication with a range of audiences.
  3. Display effective teamwork when working with persons from diverse backgrounds, disciplines and skill sets.
  4. Engage in professional development throughout their careers.
  5. Contribute to industry and society, including involvement in professional and other service activities.
  6. Design, manage, improve, and integrate systems across a broad range of organizations.
  7. Participate in ethical leadership in design and operational activities that contribute to their organization and community.

The undergraduate curriculum in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (IMSE) includes mathematics, basic sciences, humanities, social sciences, engineering sciences, design, and communication courses distributed over a four-year period. An important feature of the program is to teach students to foster the ability to comprehend, define, and analyze problems; synthesize alternatives; and rationally choose appropriate solutions. This requires a broad technical education that motivates life-long learning to keep pace with technological and social changes.

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering is a broad engineering discipline. IMSEs are "people-oriented problem solvers" who enjoy diversity in their assignments and careers, and are employed in every facet of American business and industry. They are uniquely qualified to analyze a company's customer needs, relate those to products or services, and examine the flow of materials, processes, people and information to "re-engineer" how people work. IMSE alumni include plant managers, manufacturing engineers, change agents, hospital administrators, consultants, quality assurance managers and engineers, technical sales engineers, production supervisors, and department heads. Today IMSEs are active in all kinds of manufacturing and in service operations such as hospitals, banks, airlines, transportation and distribution companies, retailers, utilities, and local, state, and federal governments.

The IMSE is an integrator of resources, people, material, and equipment. This is accomplished by designing systems so that the right people with the proper mix of skills, combined with the right quantities of equipment and materials, are available at the right time to produce a product or provide a service at a cost that will allow a profit to be made. Since these professionals frequently work on problem solving teams, the ability to communicate, coordinate, and work with others is essential. These qualities make the Industrial and Management Systems Engineer a valued asset for most any organization.

Which department am I in?

Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$25,850.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020

Venue

Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering

Montana State University,

237 Norm Asbjornson Hall,

BOZEMAN,

Montana,

59717, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Freshmen will be considered for admission on the basis of their secondary school record.

For international students

Freshmen will be considered for admission on the basis of their secondary school record and their English proficiency. Applicants who can prove their English language proficiency and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5/4.0 on a U.S. scale will qualify for admission.

English Proficiency Examination:

  • Internet-based TOEFL test (iBT): 71
  • Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered test: 56
  • Paper-based TOEFL test (PBT): 525
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • iTEP: 3.7
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): 55
  • PTE Academic: 48
  • APIEL: 3
  • English3: 58
  • EIKEN: Pre-1

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