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Diverse programs for improving global processes and systems

The Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering prepares students to drive change making a difference organizations and society – the right combination of human resources, natural resources and man-made structures and equipment. Combining business, engineering, and leadership allows you to unleash your potential 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, customer service, and market enhancement. Our engineers are found in many sectors of industries helping the organizations and society to achieve the greatest good.


The Industrial and management systems engineering department offers several career-focused degree programs - BS, MS, and PhD in industrial engineering, fully online MS in engineering management and safety management, and fully online PhD in occupational safety and health. The main focus in the curriculums of these degree programs is to provide the students with the most essential skills and tools to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of modern workplaces.

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 broad spectrum of local, regional, and global businesses, including but not limited to healthcare, finance, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, construction, retail, and 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. Expected growth rate for IE for the next 10 years is 12%, highest among all engineering disciplines.


Kasimir Lauber

Kasimir Lauber

BSIE Fall 2023

While there are numerous positive aspects I could highlight about collaborating with industry partners, one particular aspect stood out to me – the impact of working on real-world projects with authentic data on one's approach.

Tommy Azinger

Tommy Azinger


The IMSE Department does a wonderful job of ensuring that the students learn the appropriate content and that they are actively applying what they are learning. I have grown a tremendous amount because of the internship experiences I have had over my college career!

Isabelle Nesbit

Isabelle Nesbit


Having a real industry project for my senior capstone course is so beneficial to me. It's really given me the opportunity to take the skills that I have been learning for the past four years in the classroom and apply them to real engineering problem in industry. 


Did You Know?


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


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

Salary offers for IE graduates are averaging $78,000 with an average between $60,000-$102,500.

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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of BSIE students graduate with at least one industry-based project experience.

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