Industrial and operations engineers analyze data to improve decision making and shape systems comprised of humans, machines, and processes. Since its inception in 1956, the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) at the University of Michigan (U-M) has advanced scientific and mathematical methods to help solve local and global challenges, expanding its research and teaching focus from the manufacturing industry into all sectors of the economy.
National polls consistently rank U-M IOE’s undergraduate and graduate programs among the best, currently #2 in the United States. Exceptional faculty and graduate students bring high-impact research to the world while creating a hands-on learning environment for our strong undergraduate program.
U-M IOE continues to break boundaries and evolve with the changing times. This is where students and faculty collaborate, thrive and optimize.
Industrial and Operations Engineering