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Industrial Engineering BS - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: 09.13 INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMT ENG, CIP: 14.3501 Industrial Engineering)

Academic Opportunities

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students have numerous opportunities to participate in research, experiential learning programs, student clubs and organizations, and extracurricular activities that complement and enhance their educational experience.

Experiential Learning

SEAS Experiential Learning Programs (ELP) help students gain engineering experience that complements the classroom. A major focus is hands-on projects sourced from industry and the community, and self-defined projects. The ELP continuum includes 4 major elements: Tinkering, Intramurals, Internships/Co-Ops and Senior Design.

Students should participate in work experience classes and research opportunities. Independent study, internships, and co-op experiences are available. Students can obtain internships and job experiences through UB's Career Services. The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA) is a clearing house for undergraduate research opportunities.

Students are encouraged to work with faculty on independent study or participate in ongoing research. Recently, undergraduates have participated in projects involving aviation safety and security, production systems, and human decision-making.

IE undergraduates complete a faculty supervised internship project at a local company during their senior year. Companies have included General Motors, Integer, and Catholic Health Systems.

Study Abroad

Engineering today is a global profession. Students can pursue educational opportunities in other countries while maintaining their course of study and timeline to graduation. A summer Engineering Study Abroad Program provides students with the opportunity to travel with a UB faculty member to Troyes, France. Other engineering specific opportunities include Sustainability in Costa Rica, Automotive Engineering in Darmstadt, Germany, and Stem Communication in Swansea, UK. UB is also a member of Global E, an exchange program for engineering students. All programs are run by UB Study Abroad Programs.

Students may earn academic credits during their study abroad experience to be used toward technical electives.

Please refer to the website for the Study Abroad office for more information on programs.

Extracurricular Activities

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has more than thirty engineering clubs and organizations. These clubs focus on many different facets of the engineering field. In addition to networking with professors and professionals, engineering clubs actively carry out research projects, compete in competitions throughout the nation, and participate in community events. Most notably, the engineering clubs participate in the National Engineers Week in February of each year, where each club competes in events such as a paper bridge competition, rocket launches, Battle Bots and more. Student club members also attend both regional and national conferences.

View School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Student Clubs

See the UB Student Association.

Honors and Awards

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students regularly receive accolades for their research activities, participation in national competitions, design projects, internships and more. They participate in the Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi honor societies, and are frequent recipients of nationally-competitive scholarships and awards.

View School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Honors and Awards

Departmental Honors

The department annually awards the Frederick Thomas Scholarship and the Thomas-Karwan Scholarship to outstanding undergraduate students; students are also eligible for a number of other School of Engineering scholarships.

 
Published: Oct 09, 2019 09:36:14