The technology developed by researchers at West Virginia University that helped them win the NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge may be headed to Mars.Read Full Article
Two professors from the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering at West Virginia University were honored during the 2017 American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and Exposition, held on June 4-7, in Seattle, Washington.Read Full Article
When Breanna Haught of Mannington decided to attend West Virginia University she was unsure of the direction she wanted to take with her studies. Having excelled in math and science, she decided to pursue a degree in industrial engineering, a decision that would impact her life in unimaginable ways.Read Full Article
Teams featuring seven engineering students from West Virginia University captured the top three places in the Third Annual Target Case Study Competition. Sponsored by the Target Corporation and hosted by WVU’s Career Services Center, the competition challenges teams of students in all majors to use their problem-solving skills to provide well-rounded solutions to a business problem.Read Full Article
About Industrial and Management Systems Engineering
Industrial and management systems engineers focus on improving performance for an entire system - productivity, quality, cost, safety, sustainability, employee health and market enhancement. Examples of typical systems that industrial engineers can be found include manufacturing, healthcare, logistics and distribution, retail environments, government agencies, financial institutions - virtually any product or service that has complex processes. We balance inputs to achieve the greatest good for the organization and society--the right combination of human resources, natural resources, and man-made structures and equipment. Professionals in this field bridge the gap between management and operations, motivating people in addition to determining what equipment, information, etc., should be used and how.
The Department offers a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering; master's degrees in industrial engineering, industrial hygiene, and safety management; and Ph.D. programs in industrial engineering and occupational health and safety. Our faculty work extensively with students in such areas as communication skills, personal growth and development, creation of summer internship opportunities, a senior capstone project experience, and permanent job opportunities. Scholarships are available.
The most common job titles for our industrial engineering graduates are: Industrial Engineer/Manufacturing Engineer - 29%; Logistics Supply Chain Engineer - 18%; Consultant - 18%; Sales Engineer - 18%. Since 2000, 23% of our Industrial Engineering graduates have risen to a position of Vice President or higher in their company.
To advance our professions through innovative and high-quality academic programs, relevant research, and professional services that address the needs of West Virginia, the nation, and the world.