In today's complex and competitive world, industrial engineers are
in ever greater demand to design, improve, and operate integrated
systems of people, materials, equipment, and energy. The industrial
engineering discipline applies fundamentals from the mathematical,
physical, and engineering sciences to design and analyze efficiently
large systems that serve industry and government both in manufacturing
and service sectors.
To allow students to understand the
impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context, the
undergraduate industrial and systems engineering program provides a
broad engineering education along with specialization in the industrial
and systems engineering and manufacturing fields. Academic strength in
mathematics, physics, and basic engineering science is required.
Specializations are offered in mathematical modeling, quality
engineering techniques, computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided
manufacturing (CAM), simulation, manufacturing processes, engineering
economics, production planning and control, and information technology.
Students have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities where
hands-on instruction is emphasized in CAD/CAM, robotics, machine
vision, automated material handling, quality engineering, and computer
integration of databases and information systems.
undergraduate pedagogy focuses on classroom instruction fostered by
learning in multidisciplinary project teams. These teams frequently
formulate and find engineering solutions to real-world industry
problems. The ability to communicate effectively is emphasized by
having students provide both oral and written reports.
graduates contribute to a wide range of endeavors, including
electronic, pharmaceutical, and other manufacturing; health
services, transportation, distribution, and communication; and
computers, finance, marketing, and management. Students pursue graduate
studies in engineering and in management at other leading institutions.
The faculty is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research,
and professional service. It brings experience, real-life industrial
problems, and enthusiasm to the classroom, setting a standard for
students to follow in their professional careers.