Overview of IMSE
Industrial Engineering (IE) and Engineering Management (EM) are the perfect fields of study for students interested in both the technical aspects of engineering and the management of resources for making improvements in processes and products. Industrial engineers formulate mathematical, statistical, and computer simulation models of complex systems in manufacturing, logistics, information, healthcare, transportation, financial, utilities, entertainment, and service sectors. IEs use these models to make engineering decisions for improving system performance, quality, and cost, and also for developing public policies in diverse areas such as technology, energy, environment, and healthcare. Unlike other disciplines in engineering, the scope of the industrial engineering field is very broad. The work of IEs involves design, manufacturing, quality, reliability, performance, human factors, environmental impact, cost, and management leading to optimal use of human, material, and information resources.
At the undergraduate level, students find the field's flexibility of career paths/choices very appealing. Solid grounding in data-driven analytical and statistical analytics tools, together with their ability to take a broad business view of the engineering-based decisions, make IEs in high demand in a wide variety of engineering and business environments. Undergraduate students are actively mentored to develop skill sets in leadership, community engagement, language, independent research, and global exposure.
Our graduate programs in IE and EM appeal to undergraduate degree holders in practically all disciplines in engineering and the sciences. Those who want to build a career managing engineering and other business enterprises receive a solid grounding through our MSEM program in basic principles and tools of management including human relations, creativity and change in technology, decision models in engineering, finance, law, and entrepreneurship. Graduates in the MSIE and PhD programs receive training in solving complex decision problems of integrating data and models through focused coursework and research. IMSE graduate students are supported to build well-rounded portfolios including refereed publications, patents, professional service, community engagement, leadership, and communication.