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Industrial Engineering Program Accreditation and Assessment

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the bachelor of science in industrial engineering program is to advance the industrial engineering profession through innovative and high quality academic programs, relevant research and professional services that address the needs of West Virginia, the nation and the world. This is consistent with the mission of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, which is to prepare students for success in their professional careers; to contribute to the advancement of society through learning, discovery, extension and service; and to stimulate economic well-being in West Virginia and the world through technical innovation, knowledge creation and educational excellence. It is also consistent with the mission of WVU, as it stresses on high-quality education; excellence in research, discovery and innovation; and professional services to the state, the nation and the world.

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The bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

Drawing from the University's mission, the Departmental mission, the needs of our constituents and ABET Engineering Criteria, the following educational objectives were developed:

Within a few years of graduation, an IE graduate...

  • Creates value by applying the appropriate industrial engineering methods and tools to organizations through critical and creative thinking, structured problem solving, analysis, evaluation and improvement of systems and processes
  • Communicates effectively across disciplines and cultures to influence decisions and lead activities in support of organizational goals and objectives
  • On a continual basis, pursues professional development and inquiry via graduate study, continuing education and/or training and development through employer-based or industry/sector groups
  • Works collaboratively as both a member and leader of cross-functional teams comprised of members with varying experience levels, organizational backgrounds, positions and geographic locations.
  • Demonstrates ethical standards in designing and implementing innovative systems or processes taking into account social responsibility, global responsibility and overall benefit to organizational constituents.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, all bachelor of science students in industrial engineering will have acquired the following:

Outcome 1. Ability to use modern and classical industrial engineering methodologies such as operations research, manufacturing systems, computer programming and simulation, production systems, human factors and ergonomics, engineering statistics and quality control and engineering economics.
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Outcome 2. Ability to apply knowledge of math, science and general engineering.
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Outcome 3. Ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, develop implementation strategies and shape recommendations so that results will be achieved and findings will be communicated effectively.
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Outcome 4. Ability to work individually, on teams, and on multi-disciplinary teams to identify, formulate and solve problems using industrial engineering knowledge, skills and tools.
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Outcome 5. Ability to design and implement or improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy using appropriate analytical, computational and experimental practices.
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Outcome 6. Broad education necessary to develop and maintain professional ethics and understand the comprehensive impact of their solutions on individuals and the society.
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Outcome 7. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
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Outcome 8. Professional characteristics expected of a successful industrial engineer.
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