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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 20, 2024
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Industrial Engineering

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The following areas of concentration are available for Industrial Engineering students are as follows:

  • Engineering Management
  • Health Systems Engineering
  • Operations Research & Computer Modeling
  • Product Development & Manufacturing Systems

Information on all four areas of concentration can be found here .

Undergraduate Curriculum

The objectives of our undergraduate program are for our graduates to be:

  • Successful professionals, who adapt to and drive changes in technology and our global society in their desired career path, including industrial engineering based careers, as well as other professional disciplines;
  • Lifelong learners and pursuers of advanced knowledge;
  • Leaders who serve their profession and/or community.

The IE faculty has committed itself to the broad, multidisciplinary approach needed to solve problems in today’s organizations. In addition to core courses in industrial engineering, you will be exposed to the humanities and social sciences with a global focus and have the opportunity to select five technical electives. These technical electives may be chosen from specialized and advanced offerings of the industrial engineering department. In consultation with your advisor, these electives may also be selected from other programs in the University such as other engineering departments, the sciences, mathematics, economics, business, computer science, or information science.

Recognizing that engineering is an increasingly global profession, the undergraduate program is also committed to providing its graduates with the skills they need to compete on an international basis. Such skills will enable Pitt IE graduates to not only have a distinct employment advantage, but will also provide them with a cross-cultural awareness that will enhance their leadership abilities. This commitment is emphasized through an international requirement for all of our undergraduates for which students are expected to complete an international experience, or, in some cases select an integrated set of humanities and social sciences courses with a global focus. The final term of our undergraduate program includes a capstone senior design course in which you, working in small teams with other students, will complete a semester long project in a corporate setting. These projects are sponsored by local industry through our Sponsor An Industrial Engineering Team (SAINT) program, jointly supervised by an individual from the company and an IE faculty member.

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