Advanced Manufacturing Management

Department of Applied Engineering & Technology Management (AETM)

The Advanced Manufacturing Management degree provides students with the knowledge and management skills needed to pursue a manufacturing career. As one of the leading industries in the United States, manufacturing needs trained professionals who can improve processes and products in an increasingly competitive world market. Graduates are competent in both the technical and managerial aspects of advanced manufacturing and find employment as quality specialists, manufacturing engineers, project engineers, supervisors/managers and a variety of other high demand/high wage jobs in the manufacturing industry.

Undergraduate Minor
Course Catalog
Current Curriculum Guide
Course Catalog
Current Curriculum Guide

Indiana State University’s 62-credit-hour Advanced Manufacturing Management program provides you with the technical and management skills needed to pursue a manufacturing career including business practices, quality control, management, problem solving, critical thinking, leadership, and production planning.


The Applied Engineering and Technology Management department has articulation agreements with Vincennes University and Ivy Tech Community College. Through these 2+2 agreements you can complete an associate of science or associate of applied science degree at Vincennes University or any of the Ivy Tech campuses and then earn a Bachelor of Science degree at Indiana State.

Core courses include:

What makes us Different?

Classes in Advanced Manufacturing Management are taught by full-time professors who have actual work experience in the field. The department offers a small class size, which allows for individual attention. Our laboratories are among the most modern and best equipped in the nation and utilize "industrial" grade equipment like computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, robotics, and programmable controllers for instruction areas. You may have the opportunity to be hired as a student laboratory assistant to help set-up class in the machining and other laboratories.

You will also gain real-world experience through cooperative education agreements with industry, and you may participate in the University’s co-op/internship program after satisfactorily completing your freshman year. This program allows you to receive credit while employed in a position related to your major; earn a portion of your college expenses while employed in an industry for a summer or semester; learn about a company while developing professional abilities and earning college credit; and choose a professional practice experience that meets your career goals from positions located throughout the United States.

Enrich your experience through student involvement

Advanced Manufacturing Management majors may join a student charter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, an international organization with over 40,000 members. Membership in professional organizations allows you to participate in activities that add to your personal growth from both a technical and leadership prospective.

Program Outcomes/Student Competencies

Be Prepared for the Future:

A four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Advanced Manufacturing Management will provide you with an exciting, rewarding career. Students from this program are in high demand. The average starting salary for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in this program is $45,000.

Typical Positions

Typical Employers

SIMCO is a group of students from the College of Technology who are running a simulated manufacturing company here at Indiana State.
>>Store Front SIMCO class and Professor Alister McLeod


Indiana State receives $9.7 million in-kind software grant for product lifecycle management
A $9.7 million software grant will enable Indiana State University students to collaborate, create and manage products the way international businesses do with partners around the globe.



Technology students operate simulated businesses