Industrial and operations engineers use data to analyze, design and optimize — improving decision making and shaping systems comprised of humans, machines, and processes. An IOE degree is relevant to all industries and sectors of the economy including business consulting, energy, finance, health, manufacturing, robotics, and transportation.
The IOE curriculum emphasizes critical thinking and the development of specialized skills at the intersection of computational, mathematical, statistical, and social sciences, together with principles and methods of engineering and data science to have a positive societal impact on government, for-profit, and not-for-profit organizations.
National polls consistently rank U-M IOE’s undergraduate and graduate programs among the best 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 outstanding undergraduate program.