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Industrial and Operations Engineering


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Explore our top-tier undergraduate program and gain lifelong skills to launch your career.

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Our graduate students have the flexibility to tailor their degrees to suit their careers.

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We analyze data to improve decision-making and shape systems comprised of humans, machines, and processes.


Ranked Best Undergraduate Industrial Engineering Program in U.S. News & World Report


Ranked Best Graduate Industrial Engineering Program in U.S. News & World Report


Faculty with expertise in business, health, energy, mobility, and many other sectors of the economy

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$4.5 million renovation approved for the Industrial and Operations Engineering Building

The IOE Building, last updated in 1998 will undergo a 8,850-square-foot renovation to increase spaces for collaboration, learning, research and community building.


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University of Michigan Faculty Members Recognized with Prestigious IISE Awards

Albert Berahas, Amy Cohn, Eunshin Byon and Raed Al Kontar have all been honored with awards from IISE for their work in the field of industrial and systems engineering.

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Raed Al Kontar receives promotion to associate professor with tenure

Since joining the U-M IOE department he has developed and taught data analytics courses that impact students and secured $1.75 million in research funding.

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Celebrating the IOE graduate class of 2024

This spring 58 students graduated from the U-M IOE PhD and master’s program. Many of whom were honored with awards. 

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IOE hosts its annual Senior Design Expo

The IOE Senior Design Expo highlights the research of its graduating seniors before they go off into the world to solve real world problems in industrial engineering and operations research.

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Amy Cohn named as IISE Fellow

This designation is exceptionally prestigious, with the Institute conferring the title of Fellow upon less than 20 individuals annually from a membership exceeding 10k.

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University of Michigan Hosts Optimaize Day to Spark Interest in Engineering Among Detroit High School Students

In partnership with the Detroit Educational Takeover Team, Optimaize Day bridges theoretical understanding of engineering with everyday applications, leaving a lasting impression on the minds of potential future engineers.

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