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Program Objectives


  • Model people-technology systems using the techniques of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Design potential solutions to problems and evaluate the consequences of their solutions in the broader context of the organization, society, and the environment
  • Effectively communicate the benefits of their proposed solutions using written, oral, and electronic media
  • Function effectively and provide leadership within an organization as a professional and ethical member of society, including the ability to facilitate and participate in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Initiate and complete self-directed learning for professional and personal development especially with respect to contemporary issues


Program Outcomes


  • By the time of graduation, our students will have:
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • A1. Defines and describes the pertinent principle, theory, concept, and/or formula used in the solution of a problem
  • A2. Explains the rationale for selecting a specific engineering science principle to model a process or system.
  • A3. Demonstrates how selected engineering science principles have been applied in developing the solution of a problem.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data

  • B1. Constructs a problem statement, dependent/independent variables and/or appropriate hypothesis
  • B2. Uses and documents appropriate measurement techniques to collect data
  • B3. Applies statistical procedures to analyze data B4. Interprets what the results mean with respect to the assumptions and constraints.
  • An ability to design a system component or process to meet design needs

  • C1. Identifies and understands the critical issues and determines the overall goal and objectives of the design project.
  • C2. Develops a design project plan and uses it to guide the design project.
  • C3. Determines what information is critical and evaluates resources needed to obtain it.
  • C4. Applies analytical tools, software, creativity, and "outside-of-the-box thinking" to generate solutions.
  • C5. Evaluates and selects the preferred solution(s) using appropriate analytical tools.
  • C6. Communicates the results of the design through drawings, models, reports, etc.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

  • D1. Shares responsibilities and duties, and takes on different roles when applicable
  • D2. Analyses ideas objectively to develop solutions by building consensus
  • D3. Values alternative perspectives
  • D4. Enjoys interacting with others to complete work
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

  • E1. Identifies key areas in a given system where improvements can be made.
  • E2. Applies engineering, statistical, and/or mathematical methods to analyze a problem for the purpose of understanding the qualitative and/or quantitative behavior of the system and the effects of potential changes made to the system.
  • E3. Chooses the "best" solution based on stated criteria and formulates evidence that supports the solution.
  • E4. Prepares and writes documentation that recommends and explains a solution.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

  • F1. Demonstrates knowledge of codes of conduct that guide the professional practice of engineering.
  • F2. Evaluates the value and credibility of information and the various sources used in order to make sound judgments
  • F3. Questions decision by incorporating the ethical impacts the decision can have on the individual, the client, the company and/or the public
  • An ability to communicate effectively

  • G1. Communicates information, concepts, and ideas effectively in writing using standard formats, grammar and mechanics
  • G2. Uses appropriate presentation techniques (maintains eye contact, modulates voice, avoids distracting gestures, etc.)
  • G3. Uses professional graphics in written and oral presentations; uses appropriate graphics conventions (e.g. formats, captions, titles, axes, legends, etc.)
  • G4. Summarizes and synthesizes information concisely and precisely.
  • A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and social context

  • H1. Identifies various types of impacts for an engineering solution (i.e. environmental, political, economical, etc.).
  • H2. Analyzes the impact of engineering solutions in a societal context associated with the groups of people and their beliefs, practices and needs.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

  • I1. Demonstrates the ability to use information-seeking tools (e.g. Internet resources, professional and technical journals, handbooks, etc.) that enable industrial engineers to stay up to date in the profession.
  • I2. Develops a degree plan in which elective courses have been selected based on professional goals and aspirations.
  • I3. Expresses upon graduation both a full appreciation for the need for and the motivation to pursue further education and training not only in engineering but also in areas outside engineering, math or science.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues

  • J1. Analyzes an issue from a systems perspective.
  • J2. Demonstrates the ability to evaluate the socio-economic, political, and environmental implications of proposed technical solutions.
  • Graduates have an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

  • K1. Demonstrates knowledge of state-of-the art computerized procedures for decision-making including, but not limited to, simulation packages, spreadsheets, general-purpose computer languages, and other software.
  • K2. Demonstrates knowledge in the use of technical library resources and literature search tools.
  • K3. Demonstrates the ability to engage in an industry-based industrial engineering design experience.