About Us

Mission and Objectives

Mission Statement of the Department

The mission of the IMSE Department is to:
- Assure student success through a high-quality education which integrates the latest research and practices in the field;
- Pursue excellence in interdisciplinary research and innovation;
- Engage with the profession and the community.

Program Educational Objectives

Our graduates are expected to:
- Have applied concepts of industrial engineering effectively and creatively
- Have demonstrated effective communication and teamwork
- Have engaged in community service and leadership
- Have continued to pursue life-long learning

Student Outcomes

- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Our Industrial and Management Systems Engineering program educational objectives were revised in Spring 2018 with input from constituents (Students (Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Majors at USF), Alumni of the Department, Employers of IMSE graduates including private and public industries and government, Departmental Advisory Board, Faculty in the department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering at USF, including the Chair who represents the university administration The most recent review was held in March 2018. Minor changes were suggested and incorporated at this most recent review. The student outcomes were also updated based on the new ABET criteria and started taking place in Fall 2018.