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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jun 12, 2024
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Industrial Engineering

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Industrial Engineering (IE) is all about choices. It is the engineering discipline that offers the most wide-ranging array of opportunities in terms of employment, and it is distinguished by its flexibility. While other engineering disciplines tend to apply skills to specific areas, industrial engineers may be found working everywhere from traditional manufacturing companies to airlines, distribution companies to financial institutions, hospitals to consulting companies, high-tech corporations to luxury retailers. Engineers are educated to design and build things, but IEs are educated to design and improve the productivity and quality of integrated systems of people, material, computers, information, equipment, and other resources. IEs draw upon the specialized knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical and social sciences together with the principles, methods and modeling tools of engineering analysis to make improvements in business processes. In addition to making significant contributions to corporate profitability, they also make the workplace a more productive and streamlined environment. The Department of Industrial Engineering meets the challenge of the growing complexity of modern industry through an intensive educational program that includes a required international component. Building upon a solid foundation in the basic sciences, engineering, and computers, the curriculum provides the student with a capability for systems analysis and design that crosses traditional disciplinary lines and an awareness of and concern for the demands of today’s dynamic social systems. The industrial engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,




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