Accreditation

The bachelor's program in industrial engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org/.

 

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Mission

The mission of the Department of Industrial Engineering is to provide students with high quality, accessible undergraduate and graduate industrial engineering education; to engage and empower students with skills and knowledge to thrive in professional careers; and to serve society through economic and technological development of Southeast Texas and beyond.

 

Program Educational Objectives

 

The industrial engineering program educational objectives are to produce exceptional graduates who within a few years after graduation:

1. Advance professionally with increasing leadership and responsibility beyond entry level in an industry relevant to industrial engineering.
2. Contribute to organizational objectives with significant societal benefits in an environmentally and ethically responsible manner.
3. Engage in life-long learning through professional activities and training, the pursuit of higher educational degrees, and individual professional development.

 

Constituents

 

Current students, alumni, employers, and faculty are our constituents. They are represented by an advisory council that helps the department in many ways including reviewing and evaluating the performance of the department and suggesting strategic directions.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes used by the industrial engineering program are those published in the ABET “Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs” document.  Student outcomes define what students must learn by the time they graduate. The department periodically reviews student performance in these areas as part of our continuous improvement process. The outcomes are as follows:

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
2. 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
3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
4. 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
5. 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
6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Additional Outcomes
8. to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy.
9. The in-depth instruction to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.

 

Statistics

Year Industrial Declared Major Industrial Graduates
2017-2018 38 16*
2016-2017 38 22
2015-2016 37 16
2014-2015 27 10
2013-2014 16 14

*Graduates for '17-18 school year represent those who have graduate in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 only

Year Status Total Undergrad Industrial Declared Major Industrial Graduates
2017 FT 70 38 22
PT 32
2016 FT 85 37 12
PT 35
2015 FT 86 27 10
PT 27
2014 FT 82 16 14
PT 19
2013 FT 76 15 17
PT 14

Total Undergrad: This number represents all undergraduate Industrial Engineering students.
Industrial Declared Major: This number represents the number of students who have reached junior or senior level.