West Virginia University’s Industrial Assessment Center has received a United States Department of Agriculture Grant to help rural business and farm owners reduce energy consumption and increase profit margins.Read Full Article
A trio of interdisciplinary researchers at West Virginia University are making headway in the tedious battle against surface mining industry injuries and fatalities.Read Full Article
Kenneth Currie, chair of the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering at West Virginia University, has been awarded Fellow Status by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering, previously known as the Institute of Industrial Engineers.Read Full Article
Alcoa, Constellium, Kaiser and Noranda are four major corporations within the international aluminum industry. While they have different specializations and produce unique commodities, they all have one common denominator – a West Virginia University industrial engineering graduate on their executive team.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.