Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 2010 - Entrepreneurial Engineering I

Catalog Description:

This course is the first in a series of three courses in entrepreneurial engineering and will introduce students to industrial and entrepreneurial engineering. Topics covered include labor and material analysis for new and existing products, forecasting demand for products, estimation of product cost, and development of corporate financial statements.

Credits: 3 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)

Prerequisites by Topic:

  • Mathematical level equivalent to MATH 1180.

Course Objectives, Performance Criteria, and Outcomes:

Course Objectives

ABET-TAC Outcomes2


Performance Criteria Measured1

An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.


E1: Learning curve assignment.

An understanding of the entrepreneurial process, including financial analyses.


L2: Financial statements assignment.

Recognition of the need for life-long learning.


I2: Career plan assignment.

Understand how to compute labor and material components of product cost.



Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at

ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at

*results tracked in ABET course notebooks


The Entrepreneurial Engineer by David Goldberg. Wiley and Sons, 2006.

Course Coordinator:

Bob White
Western Michigan University
F-216 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3379

Revision Date: Summer 2011


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA
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