Industrial Engineering

Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Modes of Study
Blended;In Person

Full-time tuition

In-state: $8,910;
Out-of-state: $26,250 (30 credit hours per year). See details and other costs

Financial aid

Average offer covers a large portion of tuition & fees.
In-state: nearly 100%;
Out-of-state: nearly 70%.
May include scholarships, grants, waiver, & work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Prepare to be eligible for licensure as a professional engineer within the state of Maine upon graduation.
  • Develop in-demand professional skills that are increasingly vital to the success of the global economy.
  • Take advantage of internship and research fellowship opportunities.
  • Get hands-on experience in numerous dedicated engineering labs.
  • Learn to identify and solve complex problems, increase efficiency, and reduce waste, on regional, national, and international scales.
  • Study in a program that is the only of its kind in the state of Maine.
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Versatile engineering roles

The need for industrial engineers continues to grow. This vital role connects workers, materials, technology, and information in cost-effective and sophisticated ways. Our graduates are prepared for positions in healthcare, manufacturing, supply chain logistics, tourism, food production, and beyond.

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Internship opportunities

Connect with employers at our annual engineering job and internship fair. We encourage experiential learning by helping our students secure internships at leading engineering firms in Southern Maine.

Program requirements

Our program offers a broad scientific and engineering design foundation. Coursework includes engineering, science, mathematics, statistics, the sciences, communications, and business, and incorporates the Principles of Lean Six Sigma.

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State-of-the-art labs

Utilize modern engineering spaces including the Thermo-Fluids Lab, Circuits Lab, Mechanics and Materials Lab, and Composites Engineering Research Labs.

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Professional licensure

Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible for licensure as a professional engineer in Maine. While reciprocity conditions vary, many other states accept the Maine license.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Dedicated, engaged faculty

Our faculty are an excellent resource for our students. Learn from engineering faculty in small class settings and interact with our engineer-in-residence who spends one afternoon each week engaged in various department activities.

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