Freshmen student admission is available starting Fall 2023.
Transfer student admissions is available starting Fall 2024.
Industrial engineering students obtain a strong foundation in principles and practices to contribute to innovative solutions for complex systems through the integration of people, money, machines, materials, time, and resources for wide range of real-word applications. Students will gain knowledge in a breath of technical disciplines including design, manufacturing, and information systems, and hone their professional skills in engineering and project management. In today’s world, students are presented with the opportunity to be ‘decision makers’ and ‘system integrators’ using mathematical models and methods, artificial intelligence, remote sensing for technology-driven innovation to offer pioneering solutions for buildings, factories, hospitals, materials handling, transportation systems, and for many more industries in both the public and private sectors . Industrial engineering students will be workforce ready with the technical knowledge and professional skills to adapt to our ever-changing environment, societal, economic, and political challenges, and emerging technologies.
With a focus on system integration and efficient use of resources, industrial engineering graduates analyze and design facilities, information systems, manufacturing and production systems, quality control processes, and more. Grounded in data-driven decision-making processes, they play a critical role in a wide variety of industries managing, scheduling, establishing efficient process for quality assurance, personal assignment, logistics, materials handling and resource allocation. Industrial engineers are often well prepared to be the decision-makers and leaders in their field operation.
The industrial engineering plan of study creates the framework to develop a student’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for entry into the practice of industrial engineering at the professional level. Foundation courses in the STEM core include advanced mathematics and basics sciences (chemistry and physics) and are complemented with general education courses. Industrial Engineering core courses include solid mechanics, materials, operations research, mathematical modeling and methods, manufacturing processes, production planning and control, design of experiments, engineering economics and project management. Project-based learning activities are threaded though the curriculum from ‘start to finish’ in the design sequence, which includes a common first year hackathon experience, then discipline specific lab and project experiences in the second and third year, culminating in the final year with a multidisciplinary industry-sponsored capstone design experience. Students have elective choices including advanced courses in complementary engineering disciples of mechanical, electrical, computer and environmental engineering. Internships are required and specialized certifications, as available, are encouraged.
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