Industrial & Operations Engineering

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Our Mission

The Industrial and Operations Engineering Department aims to be an international leader in developing and teaching theory and methods for the design, analysis, implementation, and improvement of integrated systems of people, materials, information, facilities, and technology.

Goals

  • To recruit, educate, and support excellent, diverse students and prepare them to be leaders in the practice and further development of industrial and operations engineering.
  • To have one of the leading undergraduate programs in the world in industrial and operations engineering.
  • To engender the skills and desire to continually learn and grow through a lifelong professional career.

Objectives

The Educational Objectives of the Industrial and Operations Engineering Program are as follows: A graduate of the UM undergraduate program will be prepared to generate value for society through a lifetime of technical and professional creativity. Our graduates will display reasoning skills and proficiency in problem definition, problem solving and quantitative expertise, a respect for measurement and data, teamwork skills, and awareness of social and ethical issues. Our graduates will use these skills to achieve the following objectives within a few years of graduation:

  • Launch a successful career by effectively practicing industrial and operations engineering or in another field that utilizes what has been learned or be successful in advanced graduate study in engineering, scientific, business or related disciplines;
  • Assume leadership roles in their first job or graduate program;
  • Contribute to the social and economic environment of their communities and societies;
  • Have the breadth of knowledge and motivation to continue to develop their career skills through ongoing learning.

Outcomes

All Industrial and Operations Engineering graduates should have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data;
  • An ability to design and improve integrated systems of people, materials, information, facilities, and technology;
  • An ability to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team;
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve industrial and operations engineering problems;
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • An ability to communicate effectively;
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • An ability to use updated techniques, skills and tools of industrial and operations engineering throughout their professional careers.

Enrollments

Term Active Students
WN 2017 496
FA 2016 480
WN 2016 517
FA 2015 506
WN 2015 513
FA 2014 492
WN 2014 536
FA 2013 501
WN 2013 523
FA 2012 489
WN 2012 496
FA 2011 429
WN 2011 463
FA 201 429
WN 2010 461
FA 2009 435
WN 2009 434
FA 2008 413
WN 2008 417
FA 2007 412
WN 2007 449
FA 2006 447
WN 2006 478
FA 2005 462
WN 2005 454
FA 2004 422
WN 2004 476
FA 2003 464
WN 2003 472
FA 2002 457
WN 2002 467
FA 2001 422
WN 2001 472
FA 2000 453

Graduates

2016/2017 214
2015/2016 203
2014/2015 214
2013/2014 221
2012/2013 214
2011/2012 162
2010/2011 171
2009/2010 170
2008/2009 165
2007/2008 167
2006/2007 161
2005/2006 185
2004/2005 163
2003/2004 183
2002/2003 180
2001/2002 187
2000/2001 177