Chairperson of the Department: Richard A. Pitts Jr.
Professor: Seong W. Lee, Guangming Chen
Associate Professor: Tridip K. Bardhan, Leeroy Bronner
Assistant Professor: Jessye Talley
Lecturers: WA Tshibangu, Garfield Jones.
THE INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM
The Industrial Engineering Program provides students with the knowledge, skills and tools to design and improve processes, and apply the basic factors of production (people, machines, materials, information, and energy) to make products and deliver goods and services. The program seeks to provide students with a broad array of talents and experiences that would enable them to work in multi-disciplinary and diverse teams to solve a wide variety of problems. At the same time, the program allows for some focus in a concentration area, such as engineering management, manufacturing systems, information and systems engineering, and ergonomics and human factors.
Our Industrial Engineering Program is currently accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. This is the only accredited Industrial Engineering program in the state of Maryland.
Since industrial production is a critical part of national prosperity and strength, today’s industrial engineers are expected to be creative in problem solving, and to work with new and improved production machinery, robots and automation systems, computers, and in general, new technology, to produce high quality goods and services at low cost and/or for the maximum benefit to society.
The technical, socio-economic and cultural nature of industrial engineering problems requires the industrial engineer to be highly skilled in the basic sciences, computers, engineering, and analytical methods, and to have a broad training that encompasses the behavioral sciences, economics and management, human relations, as well as consciousness of the environment.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)
The program educational objectives of the ISE department are in alignment with the mission of the University in serving the community, region, state, nation, and world by producing future leaders in Industrial Engineering with the knowledge, skills, and tools. The PEOs for our graduates are listed below:
1. Apply an exemplary foundation in the basic sciences, computer technology and engineering methods in order to solve industrial and systems engineering problems.
2. Perform industrial engineering design, product design, and analysis using traditional and modern methods of manufacturing, energy, human engineering/ergonomics, and systems engineering.
3. Work in multi-disciplinary and diverse teams to solve a wide variety of both technical and non-technical problems.
4. Apply new tools and techniques utilizing the latest technology to efficiently model, organize, evaluate and solve industrial engineering problems.
5. Communicate complex technical information to a wide variety of audiences in both written and verbal form.
6. Continue professional development and life-long learning as effective leaders in the IE field who practice responsibly and follow the proper code of ethics and values.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE B.S. DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
All students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) are required to have earned a minimum of 120 academic credit hours or equivalent, at the completion of their program of study in the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department. The minimum required credit-hour breakdown is as follows:
General Education & University Requirements 45
Science and Mathematics Requirements 21
Industrial Engineering Core Requirements 42
IE Elective and Concentration Requirements 12
ProgramsBachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering