Industrial and Operations Engineering is the branch of engineering that seeks to describe, predict, and optimize the performance of complex societal systems. The IOE degree is relevant to all industries and sectors of the economy including energy, finance, health, manufacturing, robotics, and transportation. Drawing upon specialized skills in mathematical, physical and social sciences (together with principles and methods of engineering analysis), the IOE curriculum emphasizes studies at the intersection of decision analytics, data science and human systems integration with the potential for societal impact on government, for-profit, and not-for-profit organizations.

The wide range of tasks an industrial engineer is called upon to perform requires knowledge of operations research, ergonomics, management engineering, statistics, manufacturing engineering and computer information processing.

Department Administration

Department Chair
Professor Brian Denton
1877A Industrial and Operations Engineering Building

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