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Undergraduate Program

Industrial Engineering at Clemson

Our IE program includes human factors and ergonomics, operations research, and probability and statistics. Core IE courses include simulation, engineering economic analysis, and facilities planning and design.  Students can learn more about topics such as logistics and transportation, quality engineering, system safety, and supply chain design through technical electives in their senior year. Our growing student body find IE faculty be accessible and fully invested in their education.

All students who desire to major in engineering at Clemson University are initially admitted to the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences’s General Engineering Program (GE). The goals of this program are to provide students with an opportunity to explore various engineering fields while gaining a sound academic preparation for engineering study.

Upon completing the General Engineering requirements during their freshman year, the first IE course introduces engineering design through a hands-on project for an on-campus client. Clemson’s IE students designed the temporary parking pass used by Parking Services and the concession stands at Littlejohn Coliseum.

The final IE class is a capstone design course in which the knowledge gained in previous semesters is applied for an off-campus client such as Greenville Health System, Glen Raven, Boeing, Milliken, and Schneider Electric.

Industrial Engineers are educated in traditional engineering topics, including physics, chemistry, calculus, statics, materials, circuits, and engineering economy. This strong foundation in engineering fundamentals supports our students in obtaining highly sought jobs after graduation, and in passing the NCEES Industrial Engineering Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, the first step in pursuing professional licensure in Engineering.

Practical Experience

Littlejohn Coliseum
"During my sophomore year in my first Industrial Engineering class, I helped design the concession stands that went into the renovated Littlejohn Coliseum on campus.  It's great to see the results of this work whenever I attend a Clemson home basketball game."