Specializations offered include: Operations Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Process Engineering.
The industrial engineering curriculum prepares engineers to design, improve, install, and operate the integrated systems of people, materials, and facilities needed by industry, commerce, and society. Industrial engineers solve problems which arise in the management of systems by applying the principles of engineering science, product and process design, work analysis, human factors principles, and operations research. Industrial engineering leads to a wide variety of professional opportunities in manufacturing, service, research and development, and public service enterprises, and to graduate study in industrial engineering, engineering management, business administration, law, and other fields.
The industrial engineering curriculum combines three professional areas of practice: product and production process design, work analysis, and engineering management science. Students are also offered exposure to the more specialized areas of automated manufacturing systems, information systems, quality assurance, and safety engineering. In the freshman and sophomore years, the program concentrates on mathematics, physical science, and engineering science, an adequate background in these being essential to the courses presented in the later years. The courses stress fundamental principles and concepts which develop gradually and eventually culminate in a system design dealing with real engineering and management situations in an industrial, commercial or public service enterprise.
The Undergraduate Industrial Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.