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.
Because 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.
The objectives of the ISE department are to prepare future leaders in Industrial Engineering with the knowledge, skills, and tools:
- To prepare students to apply an exemplary foundation in the basic sciences, computer technology and engineering methods to solving industrial as well as manufacturing engineering problems.
- To provide students with the skills to perform industrial engineering design, product design, and analysis, using traditional methods of mechanical, energy and manufacturing engineering.
- To prepare and train students to work in multi-disciplinary and diverse teams to solve a wide variety of both technical and non-technical problems.
- To educate students in methods and skills that incorporate proven techniques in human engineering and ergonomics in developing engineering solutions.
- To prepare students to apply new tools and techniques of computer and information technology to the solution of industrial engineering as well as manufacturing engineering problems.
- To prepare students to readily communicate complex technical information to a wide variety of audiences in both written and oral form.
- To provide students with tools to continue their professional development and life-long learning.
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
|Science and Mathematics Requirements
|Industrial Engineering Core Requirements
|IE Elective and Concentration Requirements
Students must complete all of the requirements in the sections: A, B, C, and D.