Three Governor’s Award winners were announced recently at the “2016 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol” in Charleston. The awards were co-sponsored by the Governor’s Office and by the TransTech Energy/Industries of the Future-WV, programs at West Virginia University.Read Full Article
Two West Virginia University alumni have had the experience of a lifetime tracking statistics for the National Football League's Carolina Panthers, the number one ranked team in the National Football Conference.Read Full Article
Xinjian "Kevin" He, assistant professor of industrial and management systems engineering at West Virginia University, has received a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to characterize breathing flow in healthcare workers using respiratory protection.
A four-member team from West Virginia University captured first place in the Race to the Case Supply Chain Management competition at the University of Pittsburgh Oct. 16-17.Read Full Article
About Industrial and Management Systems Engineering
Industrial and management systems engineers focus on productivity and quality improvement. They looks at the "big picture" of what makes society perform best--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, computers, etc., should be used and how they should be used.
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.
Historically, most industrial engineers started their careers in manufacturing facilities but this trend has been changing. Today about half of our graduates are employed in the service sector while the other half begin their careers in manufacturing. View employment outcomes.
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.
Drawing from the University, College, and Department missions, the needs of our constituents, and ABET engineering criteria, the following educational objectives were developed.
Industrial Engineering/Industrial Hygiene Program Objectives
Graduates of the industrial engineering/industrial hygiene programs will be prepared to:
- Practice industrial engineering/industrial hygiene, and to initiate and develop leadership roles in business, industry and/or government.
- Continue professional development and life-long learning.
- Interact in society and business in a professional, ethical manner.
- Be proficient in written and oral communication and to utilize people-oriented skills in individual and team environments.
- Apply the skills from Industrial Engineering to be proficient in his/her chosen field or graduate studies.
Safety Management Program Objectives
Graduates of the safety management program will be able to:
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the transmission of safety data to management and employees.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the area of safety management.
- Demonstrate knowledge of ethical and professional responsibilities and knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply various research activities through the decision-making process used in safety management.