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.
The Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Industrial Engineering.
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
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 or regular 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/or 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.
Upon graduation, all bachelor of science students in industrial engineering will have acquired the following:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Enrollment and Graduation Numbers
Enrollment and graduation numbers for the current academic year can be found at https://www.statler.wvu.edu/academics/accreditation-and-assessment.