Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management BS

Industrial engineering and engineering management is concerned with the design, improvement, installation, and management of integrated systems of people, material, and equipment. Graduates of the program employ a set of skills that includes mathematical modeling, probability and statistics, computer science, human factors, interpersonal skills, project management, and an ability to manage and administer large technical engineering and research projects. Thus, industrial engineering and engineering management may be thought of as applied problem solving, from inception to implementation and management.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the industrial engineering and engineering management program are to produce graduates who:

  • Contribute to the success of companies through effective problem solving
  • Design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, and environments
  • Effectively manage business operations and project management teams
  • Continue to develop holistically, including the personal and professional skills necessary to adapt to our changing societal, technological, and global environments
  • Graduates of the industrial engineering and engineering management program are expected to meet the challenges for contemporary professional practice; be able to adapt and solve the increasingly complex problems faced by industry; embrace innovation through intellectual diversity and creative problem solving; and continue to develop holistically as a learner to become leaders of tomorrow

Program Outcomes

At the time of graduation students completing the BS IEEM degree will be able to demonstrate the following outcomes.

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering; 
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • An ability design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  • An ability to function on a multidisciplinary team; 
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • An ability to communicate effectively;
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and social context;
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning;
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues; and
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.  

For more details, requirements, and course descriptions, please see industrial engineering and engineering BS at the SD Mines course catalog.

The industrial engineering and management program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of 
ABET, Inc.
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Baltimore, MD 21201
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