The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers 11 engineering programs leading to the degree of bachelor of science (BS) degree: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, engineering science, environmental, industrial, material science, and mechanical engineering.
Seven combined BS/MBA programs are offered in conjunction with the School of Management. BA, BS, and BS/MS degrees in computer science are offered through the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. BS/MS degrees are offered through the Departments of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. A BS degree in engineering physics is offered jointly with the Department of Physics. A BS degree in bioinformatics and computational biology is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly with the College of Arts and Sciences. Minors are offered in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing, Robotics, Human Factors and Ergonomics Engineering, Operations Research, and Quality Engineering. Additionally, a certificate is offered in Data Intensive Computing. The Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) has the only joint-accelerated Chemistry BS/MDI MS program in the nation, which allows students to complete an undergraduate and graduate degree in less than five years.
The curricula allow students flexibility in their programs of study and encourages interaction between students and faculty. The undergraduate educational experience prepares students for professional practice and advanced study. Special programs including our experiential learning program, undergraduate research, and internship opportunities provide professional development skills and experiences and facilitate placement of our graduates in high-quality engineering positions.
About Our Facilities
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences occupies six buildings on UB's north campus: Bell, Bonner, Davis, Furnas, Jarvis, and Ketter Halls.
Together, these buildings form an outstanding educational and research facility, comprising 275,000 square feet of laboratory and office space.
The ISE department has two teaching laboratories which allow students to obtain relevant experiences in analysis and design of modern work systems and processes, and collaborative use of current ISE software tools: (1) Experiential Learning Laboratory (427/428 Bell Hall), which supports a number of current manufacturing and healthcare equipment such as work simulation, patient care/health systems tasks, light manufacturing cells, robotic assembly, quality inspection, 3D printing, and digital and additive manufacturing. (2) Collaborative Learning Laboratory (216 Bell Hall), which contains space for computer supported group work.
- Facilities designer
- Human-computer interface designer
- Industrial Engineer
- Logistics analyst
- Manufacturing or operations manager
- Manufacturing systems engineer
- Operations analyst
- Process engineer
- Quality assurance specialist
- Safety engineer
- Space planner
Work settings include:
Manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, banking/finance, social services, construction, facilities design, government, military, and educational systems.
What percentage of graduates goes on to find related employment?
A survey of our alumni indicated that 100% of those responding have had, or currently hold, positions related to industrial engineering.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual wage for industrial engineers was $81,490 in May 2014. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $52,510, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $123,400.