IE Student Project Sponsorship
Applies engineering tools and concepts to real world situations.
Let us help your organization
Apply our problem solving to
|Build Simulations||Address high inventory & WIP levels|
|Evaluate workplace ergonomics||Crystallize work procedures|
|Resolve bottleneck operations||Optimize supply chain logistics|
|Improve unsafe work areas||Improve facility layout|
|Recommend repair vs. replace options||Analyze value/non-value operations|
|Address product quality||Improve any process|
|Optimize production scheduling|
Great Team Projects Should
- Be technical: address industrial, manufacturing, quality or systems engineering issues
- Be open-ended: require evaluation of multiple solutions
- Be complex & challenging: require innovation
- Be concise: scope to be completed in 10 weeks
- Require self-directed learning: challenge students just beyond the scope of present coursework
- Require a team approach
By the Numbers
- 3 - 5 students team up to tackle YOUR tough organizational problems when you don’t have time or resources to do so.
- 10 week (Senior Design) or 22 week (Professional Masters Program) project duration
- Average 400 or 1800 student hours spent on project
- 3 status reports + 1 written final report
- Multiple onsite visits and analysis
- 1 end-of-project poster session on campus
- 1 onsite final presentation given to your management team
Purdue Industrial Engineering student projects involve a two-way relationship that promises significant returns for your participation.
Provides fresh engineering resources
Advances your projects that have been strategically stagnant, devoid of resources, operationally inefficient, or organizationally costly or unsafe.
Provides closure on selected projects for a small investment.
Increases your organization’s footprint within Purdue IE.
Builds stronger relationships with Purdue IE faculty who serve as project mentors.
Influences the work ethic of future engineers & project managers.
IE Student Benefits
- Applies learned tools & works with professionals doing real project management
- Gains project leadership experience in real-world setting
- Accounts for results
- Meets project deadline & milestones
- Gains richer understanding of project finances
- Witnesses the impact of project implementation, readjustments & revisions
- Delivers an optimal solution based on data analysis
- Uses communication & presentation skills
- Purdue IE requests a small donation ($1000 - $5000) to help fund the program.
- Provide a single point of contact – familiar with the project area – for consistent communications throughout the semester.
- Anticipate 2-4 hours per week of contact time; more time in beginning as scope is refined. This is very important to the success of the project.
Must include: company information, contact information, project title, brief summary AND project scope & requirements
The majority of projects are considered “industry-sponsored student projects“ and the students will not retain any project intellectual property rights. Non-Disclosure Agreements between the individual students and the company are commonly issued and appropriate.
Director, Industry Relations
School of Industrial Engineering