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Program Goals

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.

Student Outcomes

  • 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

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Program Expectations

Each candidate for a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering must successfully complete the undergraduate program as prescribed by the IMSE faculty.

  • Freshman and Sophomore Years: Learn the foundations of engineering, science, computer programming, and mathematics
  • Junior Year: Gain depth in decision-making: financial, linear programming, work measurement, quality, automation, ergonomics and simulation.
  • Senior Year: In-depth design experience where the IE student designs and analyzes the start-up and operation of a manufacturing or service facility.

Student Design Experience

Students will be prepared for engineering practice through a curriculum culminating in a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills in earlier course work and incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. The curriculum will prepare graduates to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy. The curriculum includes in-depth instruction to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.

For more information about the curriculum, view the BSIE Flowchart and Degree Plan.