Welcome to the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) at the University of Michigan.
An IOE degree is a specialized engineering degree in the analysis and operations of systems, but opportunity exists to concentrate in other areas as well. These other areas include business, economics, social sciences, and medical sciences. IOEs are unique among engineers in their application of these non-physical sciences to practical situations.
Transferring to University of Michigan? Please see the College of Engineering admission webpages for transfer students for your transfer-specific program requirements.
The University of Michigan has one of the most outstanding IOE departments in the country, with consistent national rankings among the top three departments in the United States. In fact, for years, U.S. News has ranked the University of Michigan as the #2 school for Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering. The number of students that graduate with a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and/or Ph.D. places Michigan among the leaders and best.
How do I declare my major as IOE?
First, make sure you fulfill the requirements. Then schedule an appointment with Wanda Dobberstein.
What are the requirements to declare?
Students can declare or change into any undergraduate engineering major if they have completed at least one full term of courses on the UM Ann Arbor campus, have an overall UM GPA of 2.0 or better in courses taken at the UM Ann Arbor campus and be in good standing, and have completed or earned credit by exam or transfer for at least one course in each of these categories:
1) Calculus (e.g. Math 115, 116, 156)
2) Calculus based physics lectures (e.g. Physics 140, 160) or chemistry lectures (e.g. Chemistry 130, 210)
3) Required engineering courses (Engineering 100, 101, 151).
A grade of C or better is required in the core math/science courses.
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:
All Industrial and Operations Engineering graduates should have:
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