Industrial Engineering Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes
Program Educational Objectives:
The Industrial Engineering program prepares graduates to:
- design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, and energy using appropriate analytical, computational and experimental practices
- apply information technologies to the practice of industrial engineering
- conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner
- work and communicate effectively with colleagues at every level in the organization
Approved by the Faculty of the Department of Industrial Engineering on September 22, 2006.
Students in the Industrial Engineering program attain:
- 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 to 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 multi-disciplinary teams
- 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 societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
- an ability to design, develop, implement and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy using appropriate analytical, computational and experimental practices
- an ability to apply information technologies to the practice of industrial engineering
- the requisite background for graduate education in industrial engineering and allied disciplines
IE Undergraduate Program Enrollment and Graduation Data
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What is Industrial Engineering?
Industrial Engineering is hard to define. The Institute of Industrial Engineers has made this video to help define Industrial Engineering.
Do you always see ways to improve?
Industrial Engineering (IE) considers an array of issues all dealing with efficiency and quality of systems.
From this image, the IE might ask, “Is this the best position for the worker to do his job?” Ergonomics helps us answer this question to prevent injury.
An Industrial Engineering working in an internet shopping company may ask, “What is the best way to arrange my warehouse?” Operations Research helps us answer this question to ensure customers receive their goods quickly and popular items are in stock.
Industrial Engineering at ClemsonOur IE program includes ergonomics and human factors, 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.
Clemson’s IE faculty have expertise in operations research, ergonomics and human factors, and production systems, and teach courses at all levels of the curriculum. Our student body of nearly 200 students find our faculty to be accessible and interested in their learning.
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 Caterpillar, 3M, or Milliken.
Industrial Engineers are educated in traditional engineering topics, including physics, chemistry, calculus, statics, materials, circuits, and engineering economy. This strong foundation in engineering fundamentals in the Clemson Industrial Engineering curriculum supports our students in taking and passing the NCEES Industrial Engineering Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, the first step in pursuing professional licensure in Engineering
Industrial Engineering: Always in Demand
Banks, hospitals, manufacturing and warehousing industries, and government agencies all depend on the skills of Industrial Engineers to operate effectively and competitively.
Only Michigan has a higher concentration of Industrial Engineers than South Carolina, and our graduates are sought after in all parts of the United States. Recent graduates have found jobs at companies in the manufacturing and service sectors, including General Electric, BMW, Federal Express, 3M, Lowe’s, Bank of America, Micron, UPS, Lockheed Martin, Eaton, Exxon, Boeing, and Disney.
Industrial Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering fields, with projected growth of about 20% between 2006 and 2016. This drove the 2007 average BSIE starting salary to $55,000.