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Engineering Accreditation Commission

Students completing the undergraduate degree requirements receive the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (B.S. IEOR). The B.S. IEOR degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research educates students to become highly skilled in:

  1. Quantitative modeling and analysis of a broad array of systems-level decision problems
    concerned with economic efficiency, productivity and quality,
  2. Development and creative use of analytical and computational methods for solving these
  3. Collection of data and analysis of data using database and decision-support tools
  4. Comprehension and modeling of uncertainty, and to
  5. Obtain the broader skills, background and knowledge necessary to be an effective
    professional in a rapidly changing global economy.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the B.S. IEOR program are expected to be able to:

  • Identify opportunities for improvement in practical settings
  • Document process, material and information flows
  • Collect and structure data to support decision-making
  • Define appropriate goals and constraints for decision-making
  • Formulate mathematical optimization models for decision-making
  • Model the probabilistic aspects of a system
  • Validate modeling assumptions and model implications
  • Explore model sensitivity to assumptions and parameters
  • Apply appropriate solution techniques for optimization problems
  • Perform statistical analysis to identify patterns, test hypotheses, and make estimates or
  • Utilize decision support (e.g., optimization, simulation, decision analysis) software
  • Use business software (e.g., Excel) and the Internet to analyze and solve problems
  • Utilize quantitative tools for specific applications (e.g., inventory, scheduling, supply chain
    design, quality control)
  • Adapt or modify known solution approaches for new problem settings
  • Consider humans and organizations in designing systems
  • Communicate orally and in writing
  • Work in a team
  • Communicate orally and in writing
  • Work in a team
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibilities
  • Recognize need for and possess ability to engage in lifelong learning