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Department of Industrial Engineering


Designing the Future

Clemson's IE program has substantially increased its research profile over the last decade. With continued investments in personnel and facilities, it is becoming firmly established as a top destination for industrial engineering research and education. Clemson researchers are now responsible for groundbreaking studies in today's foremost engineering challenges in supply chain and logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation system design, information technology, automotive engineering, national security, and finance.

The commitment and effort that our faculty, staff, and students give daily is reflected in the top-20 ranking by the U.S. News and World Report for industrial engineering programs.

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Academic Excellence

The Department of Industrial Engineering offers a full spectrum of programs that lead to Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science, Masters of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy. Students have opportunities to expand their education beyond the classroom by conducting research, studying abroad, engaging in service projects and applying their knowledge in real-world settings. Students can choose technical electives to complete an emphasis on a particular subdiscipline, such as optimization and naturalistic decision-making.

Creative Inquiry and student participation in faculty labs emphasize research throughout the academic experience at Clemson. Adding involvement in student organizations allows students to broaden their horizons and interests.

Undergraduate Program Graduate Programs

Upcoming Events

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences regularly holds workshops, seminars, symposiums, and conferences throughout the year.

    News & Celebrations

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    Lasting Impacts

    The success of our program in IE here at Clemson can be measured by examining the accomplishments of our alumni. Roughly 90 percent of recent Clemson IE graduates work in industry or academia. Whichever path they take, our alumni stay in touch with their alma mater, offering time and treasure to make the Clemson Experience even better for the next generation.

    Taaffe brings three decades of industry and academic experience to his position as chair and has helped foster research collaborations with Prisma Health.

    Taaffe profile

    “I want to preserve that balance between teaching and research and leverage the different types of talents that everybody has here. At the end of the day, we want to be recognized for our teaching excellence as well as our research excellence.”

    Kevin Taaffe
    Department Chair

    Awards & Recognitions

    Each year, outstanding students, faculty, and staff are recognized for their contributions to the success of the Industrial Engineering Department. They are credited for their commitment and dedication to academic excellence at the department, college, or university levels.

    Department Awards
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    Department of Industrial Engineering
    Department of Industrial Engineering | Freeman Hall, Clemson, SC 29634