IOE ABET Information
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.
- 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.
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.
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.