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IE Undergraduate Program

Fast Facts

Industrial engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering fields, with a projected growth of 14% over the next 10 years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics .

Banks, hospitals, manufacturing and warehousing industries and government agencies all depend on the skills of industrial engineers.

Our undergraduates that choose not to continue to graduate school work at places like BMW, General Electric, Bank of America, ExxonMobil, Fluor Corp., Boeing and Microsoft.

Experiences Beyond The Classroom

Industrial engineering students work on plenty of hands-on projects and take advantage of numerous cooperative education opportunities to help them redesign how everybody works.  In fact, your very first industrial engineering course project will have you working for an on-campus client.  Your capstone project will allow you to apply everything you’ve learned to a project for an off-campus client.

Students who decide to participate in a co-op have the opportunity to spend up to a year working for companies such as BMW, Delta Airlines, GE Power Systems and Michelin to get real-world experience and, sometimes, the opportunity for something more after graduation.    More »



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, and concludes their senior year with 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 just to name a few examples of our past partnerships.


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.