Areas of Study
Many courses allow University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) undergraduate students to focus on specific areas of study. Below is a list of possible areas of study and correlating courses.
*These are sample courses and not an exhaustive list.
| COMPUTING AND ANALYTICS
Learn the data science concepts needed to create decision support systems using advanced analytic techniques that transform raw data into information to aid engineers, managers and executives in making decisions.
| HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
Understand the human factor— how our bodies and our minds impact our efficiency and our ability to work and how to use this knowledge to design safe and efficient workplaces and organizations.
| MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING
Understand how people act as individuals and in groups and use this knowledge to maximize the efficiency of organizations. You will learn how to apply administration, group dynamics and human motivation to managerial problems critical for success in today’s workplace.
| MANUFACTURING AND SERVICE SYSTEM ENGINEERING
Learn how to use principles of individual and operations engineering to maximize profits, minimize costs, and improve health and human safety in a wide variety of manufacturing and service system contexts including emergency response, energy, finance, healthcare, mobility supply chain and transportation systems.
| OPERATIONS RESEARCH
Learn advanced methods for describing, predicting, and optimizing system performance leveraging techniques from math, statistics, and computation to build data-driven models fundamental to all economic sectors.
| QUALITY ENGINEERING
Prepare yourself to cope with the uncertainty in the design of engineering systems. Apple design techniques and reliability analysis to design quality control systems that are resilient to sources of uncertainty such as weather events, market uncertainty and emergencies.
| CAREER PREPARATION
Prepare yourself for a post-graduate career in a variety of industries.