About the Department
Welcome to the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington.
The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) offers degrees in Industrial Engineering at the BS, MS, and PhD levels plus Masters degrees in Logistics, Engineering Management, and Systems Engineering. The Logistics and the Engineering Management programs done are in collaboration with the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management in the College of Business. We have over 300 students enrolled in these programs.
The IMSE Department has a total of 12 full-time faculty members and 4 adjuncts. In addition to our focus on quality academics, our faculty members are also engaged in research.
We are committed to our vision of "community" and to our mission and values.
Vision: We aspire to be a respected and enthusiastic community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and industry partners known for making industry and society more productive.
Mission: We create, learn, teach, share, and apply Industrial Engineering knowledge for integrating people, processes, technology, and environments.Values:
- We value students, faculty, staff, alumni, research and industry partners. We treat them with fairness, dignity and respect.
- We maintain an environment of teamwork, cooperation, honesty, truth, quality and excellence.
- We embrace the University's public mission.
- We have a stable, total enrollment of 300+ IE students.
- We have quality academic programs recognized as on par with the best.
- We have ongoing research activities that generate adequate funds and publications leading to national and international recognition, and encourages developing relationships with industry partners.
- Our students, faculty, staff, alumni and industry partners all have a rewarding experience.
- We have the resources to support the vision.
Industrial engineers analyze, design, and transform complex systems of people, processes, and technology to accomplish organizational goals. To this end, the program educational objectives of the Industrial Engineering program are what we expect our students to attain within three to five years of graduation. The graduates of the UTA industrial engineering program:
- enter industrial engineering or other professions and make contributions that benefit society, their employers, and themselves.
- broadly apply knowledge of: (a) the mathematical, physical and social sciences; (b) economic, operational, and engineering analysis, and (c) the principles and practices of engineering design.
- analyze, design, and transform the complex systems of people, processes and technology that enable the extended enterprise.
- continue to expand their capabilities through professional development and advanced education.
The following student outcomes prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice