Offered by: College of Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department
The Manufacturing Engineering program at Cal Poly Pomona contains a unique, well-balanced curriculum designed to prepare the student for a fast and productive entry into today’s complex manufacturing environments or the best graduate schools. The program is one of only a few of its kind in California.
The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department offers a Manufacturing Engineering Program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.
The Manufacturing Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria, and the Program Criteria for Manufacturing and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.
Manufacturing engineers plan, develop and optimize the processes and systems of production. They improve manufacturing productivity by developing better methods of assembling, testing and fabricating systems and products. Manufacturing engineering students are given a solid foundation in production processes and techniques, properties of materials, computers and automation, teamwork, and professional communication. These building blocks are then combined and studied as manufacturing systems and related to the most recent manufacturing technologies. Integrated sequences of courses are provided in: (1) Engineering Design Graphics; (2) Materials and Manufacturing Processes; (3) Process, Assembly and Product Engineering; (4) Manufacturing Productivity and Quality; and (5) Manufacturing Integration Methods and Systems Development.
What makes the manufacturing engineering program unique is the fact that it is designed to help the students apply what they have learned through laboratory assignments, projects, field trips, trade shows, and co-op work. Students get laboratory experience in metal-removal processes, metal casting, forming and assembly, additive manufacturing, computer numerical control (CNC), CAD/CAM, robotics, automation, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
The curriculum matrix for the degree program may be found here. The curriculum matrix is the alignment of courses (curriculum) with the desired goals and student learning outcomes of the program. It shows what is taught and how these outcomes are achieved through the completion of the degree program.
Manufacturing engineering students are encouraged to join the student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. They can also join student chapters of the American Foundrymen’s Society, the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, and the International Council on Systems Engineering. Eligible students may be invited to join Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honor society.
Address: 3801 W. Temple Avenue
Building 17, Room 2353
Pomona, CA 91768
IME Department Mission Statement
The Mission of the IME Department is to graduate outstanding industrial and manufacturing engineering professionals who are prepared to succeed in today’s workplace or the best graduate schools. Our students are trained to help organizations design and improve systems that produce products and services, organize people to work effectively, and ensure that customers are best served-the human side of engineering. We strive to serve a diverse student population using the “learn-by-doing” approach to cultivate the ethics, skills, and abilities they need to serve, innovate, and lead in society and industry.
The Program Educational Objectives* of the Manufacturing Engineering Program are that three to five years after graduation students will:
- Experience successful careers in industry, research, or academia.
- Continue to pursue knowledge and professional growth.
- Perform leadership roles by enhancing collaboration between engineers, scientists, professionals, and businesspeople.
- Positively impact the fiscal performance of manufacturing enterprises.
The Manufacturing Engineering Program is designed to help students develop the following skills and abilities (student outcomes):
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.