Join the #5 Best Undergraduate Industrial Engineering Program

Industrial and operations engineers seek to describe, predict and optimize the performance of complex societal systems. We use analytics, data science and human systems integration to have a positive societal impact for the common good.

Our graduates are highly multi-disciplinary and find career opportunities in a wide range of pursuits including engineering, business consulting, management, entrepreneurship and more.

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INDUSTRIES AND OCCUPATIONS

Aerospace industry
Analytics
Automation
Automobile industry
Business consulting
Corporate or nonprofit management
Data science
Finance
Healthcare operations
Industrial methods
Law
Manufacturing
Medical supply manufacturing
Medicine
Public administration/government
Quality control
Safety and ergonomics
Scientific research
Semiconductor/electronics industry
Telecommunications industry
Transportation

COMPANIES

Our graduates are recruited to top companies in all major sectors of the economy.

Accenture
AECOM
Amazon
Apple
Bauer Controls
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Detroit Lions
Ernst & Young
FedEx
Ford

General Motors
Goldman-Sachs
Google
Llamasoft
Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Mayo Clinic
Oshkosh Corporation
Tesla Motors
The MITRE Corporation
United States Postal Service

SALARIES

Learn more about the various salary ranges based on experience level and location. Find salary information at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

#5

Undergraduate Industrial Engineering program in U.S. News & World Report (2024)

$85k

Average entry-level salary of U-M IOE bachelor’s graduates (2021-2022)

98%

Of our students achieved their desired career outcome within 6 months of graduation.

WHERE CAN AN INDUSTRIAL AND OPERATIONS ENGINEERING DEGREE TAKE YOU?

FEATURED STORIES

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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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U-M IOE hosts its inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium to showcase student research

On November 3, 2023, the University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Department hosted its inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium to highlight undergraduate success in research. This event was deemed a success with over 100 attendees and 16 poster presentations from students.

Alonzo Wilson and former Kalamazoo Mayor

“It’s a cheat code”: Alonzo Wilson speaks on his experiences as a U-M IOE alum

Alonzo Wilson graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering. He started his career working at Goldman Sachs and now works as a Project Controls Specialist for a commercial construction company in Kalamazoo, Mich. And if that isn’t enough Wilson is now running for a seat in the Kalamazoo City Commision.

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University of Michigan students wins competition to improve infrastructure within the Federal Aviation Administration

Students from multiple disciplines at U-M came together to create an interface that will change air traffic control management for decades to come.

Amy Cohn talks to a student in front of a whiteboard full of equations

University of Michigan’s Amy Cohn wins Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Award

This award recognizes the outstanding contributions and dedication exhibited by the faculty from Michigan’s 15 public universities who had a significant impact on undergraduate learning through activities such as instruction, research, experiential learning, and mentoring.

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Q&A with U-M IOE Undergrad Oluwakemi Johnson

Oluwakemi Johnson speaks about her experience as a Posse Foundation Scholarship recipient, a University of Michigan IOE DEI Committee member, and how she found her way to the U-M IOE degree program.

GET YOUR MASTER’S IN ONE YEAR

The Rackham Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies (SUGS) program allows current U-M students to complete an undergraduate and Master’s degree in five years.