IME Overview

College and Department History | Facilities | Tallahassee

What is IME?

Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering is a broad discipline encompassing education and basic/applied research. It focuses on the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, material, information, equipment and energy.

College and Department History

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science (BSIE), Master of Science (MSIE) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degrees. The BSIE Degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Each BSIE student is required to take a minimum of 124 approved credit hours to complete the degree program. Graduate instruction and research are broadly grouped into three categories: manufacturing engineering, quality engineering and industrial systems. Current research interests include integrated product/process design, agent-based design, artificial intelligence in engineering, precision machining and metrology, composite material processing, predictive maintenance, manufacturing system analysis, rapid prototyping, set-covering theory, and work methods and measurement. For more information about our programs, refer to the academics page.

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering serves Florida A&M University and Florida State University, and offers BS, MS, and PhD Degrees in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering. The College has grown from 35 students in 1982 to over 2000 today, and continues to expand its curricula, community outreach programs, and industrial partnerships. The College of Engineering is located in Innovation Park, which is the home of two internationally renowned research facilities: the National High Magnetic Field Lab (funded by the National Science Foundation) and the Supercomputer Computations Research Institute.

Florida A&M University and Florida State University are public, coeducational institutions. Founded in 1887 and 1857, respectively, these institutions are rich in both tradition and diversity. They excel in scientific research and other intellectual endeavors, and offer nationally-acclaimed programs in such varied areas as law, music, theater, social work and religion. FAMU currently has over 10,000 students, while enrollment at FSU exceeds 30,000. The total combined graduate enrollment at these universities exceeds 6,000.



The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering provides an excellent environment for instruction and research. The Department has seven laboratories: Affordable Composite Processing, Applied Robotics, Automated Systems, Ergonomics,Optimization and Simulation, Rapid Prototyping/Precision Manufacturing and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. Computer facilities include CAD/CAM software, SUN workstations and servers, personal computers and much more.

Students and faculty have access to the computing facilities on both campuses. FAMU participates in an Army-funded High-Performance Computing Research Consortium operated by the University of Minnesota. Students have direct access to the high-performance supercomputers located on the University of Minnesota campus. Several engineering faculty members have a joint appointment with the National High Magnetic Field Lab. The Supercomputer Computations Research Institute (SCRI) is also located in Innovation Park. Some College of Engineering students have access to the supercomputers located in Innovation Park, which are operated by FSU's Academic Computing and Networking Services.



Located in Tallahassee, Florida, both institutions are an integral part of one of the nation's fastest growing cities. As a state capitol, Tallahassee is a center for legislation and industrial activity. At the same time, the city has preserved its natural beauty. Distinguished by its gently rolling hills and majestic oaks, Tallahassee offers numerous recreational opportunities including canoeing, fishing, water-skiing and boating. The nearby Apalachicola National Forest provides an area for camping and hunting, while the city's proximity to five different lakes and the Gulf of Mexico affords countless opportunities for marine and water enthusiasts.

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