Accreditation

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

Program Educational Objectives

Constituents: Current students, alumni, employers, and faculty

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.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes used by the industrial engineering program are those published in the ABET “Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs” document.  Those outcomes are as follows:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g) an ability to communicate effectively
h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Program Criteria

The Industrial Engineering Program criterion as listed in the ABET "Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs" is as follows:

Curriculum
The curriculum must prepare graduates to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy. The curriculum must include in-depth instruction to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.

Faculty
Evidence must be provided that the program faculty understand professional practice and maintain currency in their respective professional areas. Program faculty must have responsibility and sufficient authority to define, revise, implement, and achieve program objectives.

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.

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.

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