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Industrial and Engineering Administration


Take the first step toward a career in industrial management when you earn your B.S. in Industrial and Engineering Administration at Edinboro. This program helps you become a leader and decision-maker in your manufacturing or engineering firm and gives you the knowledge and credentials you need to move on to higher-paying positions that require you to make analytical or financial decisions.


Median Annual Wage

Engineering Pays

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for industrial production managers was $105,480 in May 2019.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

The B.S. in Industrial and Engineering Administration (IdEA) is an interdisciplinary program, designed to meet the current needs of the manufacturing and engineering industries.

Developed jointly by Edinboro's Department of Physics and Technology and the Department of Business and Economics, the curriculum provides solid coursework in both disciplines.

If you have a journeyman's certificate or an associate degree in engineering technology from Edinboro or another accredited school, you may be able to apply up to 22 credits toward your baccalaureate degree.

Want To Climb Further Up the Corporate Ladder?

The Bachelor of Science in IdEA program easily lends itself to a follow-on program in Master of Science in Manufacturing Management (MMM) at Penn State-Behrend.

How Edinboro Supports You.

You'll gain business skills along with engineering know-how.

Professional Facilities

Our advanced materials testing laboratories have a suite of advanced rapid prototyping equipment including laser scanners, 3D printers and analytical software. Students have the opportunity to perform professional caliber tests and analyses for industries such as Lord Corporation and General Electric.

Internships Play a Key Role

There's nothing like real-world experience to prepare you for employment or a promotion.

As an IdEA major, you can spend 12-16 weeks during the summer term interning at a manufacturing plant. You'll be mentored by a seasoned professional and given assignments that reflect the challenges found in a typical manufacturing setting, including those that involve safety leadership, process and product improvement, productivity increases and elimination of waste.

Many interns go on to accept full-time positions with their companies following graduation. As an intern, you'll be judged on your ability to:

  • Work effectively and cooperatively with others
  • Make analytical and data-based decisions
  • Show independence and initiative
  • Have a customer-driven focus
  • Exhibit creativity
  • Elevate performance of self and others
  • Build rapport for success

Your Future

IdEA graduates have gone on to successful careers, working with engineering and manufacturing firms across the country as:

  • Production team leaders
  • Quality coordinators
  • Engineering and plant managers
  • Project engineers
  • New product development coordinators
  • Production analysts
  • Operations analysts
  • Industrial sales analysts
  • Human resource specialists

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Richard Lloyd
Department Chair
G09 Cooper Hall
Phone: 814-732-1699

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Similar Programs

Edinboro offers other programs that might interest you, including:
Associate of Science (AS)
Associate of Engineering Technology (AET)