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Diverse programs for improving industry systems 

The Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering prepares students to achieve the greatest good for organizations and society – the right combination of human resources, natural resources and man-made structures and equipment. Climb the corporate ladder with a degree from our department.

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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. Our engineers are found in many sectors of industries including 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.


The industrial engineering curriculum provides training on diverse engineering topics including but not limited to manufacturing, production planning and control, supply chain and optimization, and ergonomics. The BSIE curriculum covers a wide variety of engineering and management topics with a special emphasis on internship experience. Almost all BSIE senior design projects are based on the internship projects that deal with real-life problems in the industrial settings. Collectively, the program graduates develop unique skills and knowledge to successfully address “Process Improvement” challenges which are central to the growth of any business, allowing our graduates to find employment with a very board spectrum of local and regional businesses including but not limited to healthcare, finance, manufacturing, transportation, construction, retail, government.

Our Mission

The mission of the Industrial and Systems Management department is to advance the industrial and management systems engineering 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.

Employment outlook

After graduation, our graduates enter the workforce with a wide range of options throughout multiple industries including consumer goods, consulting, logistics and distribution, electronics, robotics, aerospace, government, communications, automotive, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, construction, project management, entertainment, utilities/energy, heavy manufacturing, trucking, railroad, retail, grocery and non-profits such as the American Red Cross, federal government, and USPS. 

Did You Know?


More than 90 percent of senior IE's have accepted job offers prior to graduation.


Approximate faculty-to-student ratio.

Salary offers for IE graduates range between $65 - $80K annual salary with the mean salary approximately $68K.

Kyle Gillis and James Carnes

Recent graduates James Carnes and Kyle Gillis were placed on the
Forbes magazine's ForbesUnder30 2021 Energy Sector list."

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Approximately 25% of the students in our department are female.

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