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Industrial Engineering BS

An industrial engineering degree designed to optimize, design, and manage the operational and manufacturing processes by which goods are made and distributed.

Program skills

The industrial engineering curriculum covers the principal concepts of engineering economics and project management, facilities planning, human performance, mathematical and simulation modeling, production control, applied statistics and quality, and contemporary manufacturing production processes that are applied to solve the challenges presented by the global environment and economy of today. The curriculum stresses the application of contemporary tools and techniques in solving engineering problems.
Programming Languages: AutoCAD, MS Project, Access, Minitab

Program facilities equipment

Brinkman Machine Tools & Manufacturing Lab, Human Performance Lab, Systems Modeling & Optimization Lab, Toyota Production Systems Lab These labs offer an extensive library of software for research and project work, including: (ACCESS, FoxPro), data acquisition (Lab View) statistical analysis (Minitab, SAS), facilities layout (AutoCAD, Factory Flow, Factory Plan), systems simulation applications (ProModel, ARENA, Simio), & manufacturing software (MasterCam, material selection software.)

Program job titles reported

Continuous Improvement Engineer; Industrial Engineer; Lean & Quality Leadership Development Associate; Manufacturing Engineer; Operations Leadership Development Associate; Process Engineer; Project Manager; Quality Engineer; Safety Specialist/Engineer; Technology Energy Analyst; Reliability Engineer; Sustainability Engineer; Materials Planner; Production Planner; Logistics Planner; Human Factors Engineer; Ergonomics Engineer; Project Engineer; Operations Manager; Systems Engineer

Select program hiring partners

Addison Precision Manufacturing, Bendix, Eaton, GE Aviation, General Motors, GlobalFoundries, Hexcel, IEC Electronics, Intel, L3Harris, Optimax Systems, Inc, Penske Truck Leasing, PPC Broadband, Inc., Precision Castparts Corp., The Raymond Corp., TIMET, US Postal Service, Volvo, Wegmans, Xylem, Inc.


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 81.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 4.00%
Alternative Plans 4.00%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 81.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 4.00%
Alternative Plans 4.00%


The BS program in industrial engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Visit the college's accreditation page for information on enrollment and graduation data, program educational objectives, and student outcomes.

Cooperative Education

What’s different about RIT’s engineering education? It’s the opportunity to complete engineering co-ops and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart.

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.

Students in the industrial engineering degree are required to complete four blocks (48 weeks) of cooperative education experience.