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Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Department

Industrial engineers design systems that merge people, processes, technology, and information to provide services and/or manufacturing products efficiently, productively, and safely.

We are an enthusiastic community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and industry partners dedicated to making industry and society more productive. There are 13 full-time faculty members in the department, each of whom teach and do research in a wide range of areas.

Graduates of the department work at many companies in the region, including Weatherford Aero, Bimbo Bakeries, PCC Aerostructures, Martin Sprocket, All Access Machining, Bell Helicopter, Freese and Nichols, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, UPS, Reverse Logistics, Triumph, Lennox, Cook Children’s Hospital, Mouser Electronics, Siemens, and Atlas Copco.

U.S. News and World Report Graduate Ranking: 54

Research Areas

Stochastic Modeling, Optimization and Statistics

Human Factors


Systems Engineering



Operations Research

Engineering Education

Salary Information

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016)

Low: $54,070

Median: $84,310

High: $129,390

Projected growth through 2026: 10%