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Understanding the “big picture” of complex systems.
While engineers in other engineering fields are known by the products they design, industrial engineers are known for the systems they design. Industrial engineers are interested in the “big picture”. They design and manage complex systems using mathematical, computing, engineering and economic principles to integrate people, equipment and information into efficient systems. Improvements made by industrial engineers in automation, information control, process quality and organizational design have greatly increased the quality of life throughout society.
Three to five years post graduation, the graduates of the industrial engineering bachelor’s program will be:
- Developing, implementing and improving processes, operations and systems in industries that are reflected in the Career Focus Area of the program.
- Acquiring new skills and training for lifelong learning through opportunities at their employer or through advanced study in graduate school or other special interest areas.
*Career Focus Areas include Electronics Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, Global Industrial Engineering, Leadership, Human Factors, Industrial Management Systems, Industrial Engineering Mastery, Industrial Statistics, Information and Telecommunications Systems, Manufacturing, Operations Research, Pre-professional Service Systems, Supply Chain and Logistics, Urban Systems.
The outcomes of the industrial engineering program detail the knowledge and skills that our graduates are expected to possess upon completion of the program. The outcomes include both the traditional ABET outcomes along with an additional six industrial engineering specific program outcomes:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.