Welcome to the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

Industrial Engineering is concerned with the design, analysis, and implementation of any production or service system with the goal of improving its quality and productivity. The system could be a manufacturing plant, a transportation or distribution network, a financial services company, an airline, a government agency, or even a health care delivery organization.

You can think of this as a bridge between engineering and management. To emphasize this connection, our department is named Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences (IEMS). The department was established in 1958, and has been consistently ranked among the top five to 10 departments in the country.

The department offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and offers a wide range of courses aimed at developing analytic skills and an understanding of business. Graduates leave our programs prepared for a variety of careers in both industry and academia.

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Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Combined BS/MS Degree Program

Please note: The IEMS department does not offer a master's program. However, McCormick’s Combined BS/MS Program allows undergraduates to simultaneously pursue a bachelor’s degree (BS) in industrial engineering and a master’s degree (MS) from another engineering department.

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