About the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering

Students in the Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department acquire skills in logistics, human factors, operations research, RFID, systems engineering, micro-manufacturing, and stochastic modeling, optimization and statistics.

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The department is a community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and industry partners dedicated to making industry and society more productive. The Engineering Management program integrates engineering and business concepts to prepare experienced professional engineers for leadership roles in planning, developing and managing firms’ technological resources, including people, technology and processes. The Industrial Engineering program provides fundamental knowledge in the various areas of industrial engineering. Students may also pursue an undergraduate certificate in unmanned vehicle systems and graduate certificates in industrial applications, decision analytics, logistics and unmanned vehicle systems.

More than half of our undergraduate students complete a co-op or internship to gain practical work experience prior to graduation, and they are often hired by the companies they intern with. You can find your own opportunity, or the Engineering Co-op/Internship Office can help you.

Students may work alongside faculty on funded research, doing real lab work and gaining valuable skills. Qualified students may use federal work-study funds to participate in such research, and the College of Engineering sponsors more than 40 undergraduate research projects each year.

Finally, all undergraduate students complete a capstone course prior to graduation. They will find solutions to real-world problems, often with financial support from an industry partner.


The undergraduate program in industrial engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

Undergraduate Educational Objectives 

  • To create value for stakeholders through the identification, development, and implementation of new or optimized processes, products, or integrated systems. 
  • To successfully communicate and document process descriptions, methodologies, data, analyses, results, and proposals to stakeholders. 
  • To achieve goals through effective team interactions, followership, and leadership. 
  • To maintain basic knowledge and skills and to evolve capabilities through professional development and advanced education.
  • To maintain connection with the University and the professional community. 

Undergraduate Student Outcomes 

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  • 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;
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions; and
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

What's Happening

Fall 2023 New Graduate Student Orientation

All new IE graduate students must attend our online orientation.

Emails will be been sent out to admitted students with information on July 31st.

After Orientation, you will be advised for your first semester courses.

*International Students will be required to attend a separate OIE Orientation.


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