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Industrial and Robotics Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Inspire Solutions that Improve Modern Society with an Industrial and Robotics Engineering Degree from Gannon University

    Gannon’s industrial and robotics engineering program combines the fields of engineering and business to prepare you to drive technological advancements in an increasingly global marketplace. Learn how working environments that integrate human-robot relationships can increase efficiency, productivity and profitability for companies while ensuring a safer environment for employees. Join a team of professionals who define the future of technology and create innovative products and process designs when you secure your career in the field. 

    This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Industrial Engineering and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

    • Earn a BS in industrial engineering and an MS in mechanical engineering or business administration in only five years. 
    • ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission Earn a degree that is nationally accredited.
    • Expert program faculty enable an exceptional learning environment where you become a future professional in your field.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Industrial and Robotics Engineering

    • Program coursework integrates science, mathematics, business and engineering methods and teaches you to apply these to complex systems and processes.
    • Acquire the knowledge and skills needed in a wide variety of engineering, management and robotics disciplines.
    • Learn to work with project teams and serve as a liaison between management and professionals.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    Our industrial and robotics engineering laboratories and facilities let you engage with faculty in advanced research projects using cutting-edge technologies to assess and improve product and process designs. These include: 

    • A surgical training robot that laparoscopic surgeons use in training.
    • Collaborative research robots that work alongside humans.
    • Additive manufacturing capabilities so you can generate prototypes of your designs using 3D printing equipment.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key industrial and robotics engineering courses including: 

    Project Management: Perform industrial engineering analyses and investigations in teams to form complex activities into integral plans. 

    Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering: : Manage supplier relationships and performance, and maintain product quality, delivery and cost.

    Ergonomics/Human Factors: Apply ergonomics principles to new product design. Ensure companies’ ergonomic policies minimize employee injury and discomfort.

    Achieve the Possibilities

    • Students experience internship opportunities as early as their first year.
    • Access to industry-standard technology prepares graduates to achieve 100% job placement rate in the field.
    • Recent graduates have earned jobs at companies such as Wabtec Corp., Industrial Sales and Manufacturing, and the U.S. Army.
    • Graduates are trained for various professional roles, such as industrial engineer, project engineer and manufacturing engineer.
    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of an industrial engineer is $87,040.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
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Chenay Date Line Industrial and Robotics Engineering

"I’ve learned practical ways to integrate what I learn into my everyday life. I’ve learned how to interact with people and understand the problem before I evaluate what should be done. My program choice will aid me in my future career decisions"

Ken Millspaw

Ken Millspaw Industrial and Robotics Engineering

“(This program) is an excellent and broad mode of study. The material is varied, and the faculty are passionate and helpful ... IRE includes aspects of many other engineering fields, providing students with a wide array of knowledge that will help diversify your career.”

  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.