Industrial engineers (IEs) apply knowledge from the mathematical, physical, information and human sciences to study, design and improve systems and manufacturing industries. A BS/MBA degree in industrial engineering from UB leads to careers in industries such as airline operations, automotive manufacturing, health services, military operations, and financial services.
At UB, students are taught by award-winning faculty, and participate in cutting-edge research in areas such as smart manufacturing, human-computer interaction, design for disabled individuals, manufacturing, hazardous materials routing, aviation safety and security, and data mining.
IEs solve modern management problems, using sophisticated quantitative analysis. With the rapid infusion of computer technology into manufacturing processes and service systems, coupled with the demand for higher product quality in a competitive marketplace, IEs are an essential and valued part of many organizations. Combined with your MBA, you can act as a bridge between technical experts and senior management. In a way, it is a training that allows you to speak two languages (technical and business) thus adding value to your team and to you as an individual employee.
The Industrial Engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The curriculum is designed to meet several educational objectives. These program education objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates within a few years after graduation. Specific PEOs for Industrial Engineering are:
- Met the expectations of employers and graduate programs of industrial engineers.
- Served in informal or formal leadership roles in their professional activities.
- Worked effectively on diverse teams
- Pursued professional development activities such as graduate study and continuing education