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Industrial Engineering BS

An industrial engineering degree that provides you with the skills to optimize, design, and manage the operational and manufacturing processes by which goods are made and distributed, and services are provided efficiently.

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

Industrial Engineer; Sustainability Engineer; Human Factors Engineer; Logistics Planner; Operations Manager; Manufacturing Engineer; Quality Engineer; Project Manager; Systems Manager

Select program hiring partners

Deloitte; View, Inc.; The Boeing Company; Penske Truck Leasing; Optimax Systems Inc; Northrop Grumman; MedStar Health; L3Harris Technologies; JPMorgan Chase & Co; General Motors; General Electric (GE); Constellation Brands Inc; BigBear.ai; Axcelis Technologies, Inc.; Addison Precision Manufacturing; Bendix; Eaton; GlobalFoundries; Intel; PPC Broadband, Inc.; Precision Castparts Corp.; The Raymond Corp.; Volvo; Wegmans; Xylem, Inc. 


Outcome Rates for Industrial Engineering BS

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 88.24%
Full-time Graduate Study 5.88%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 88.24%
Full-time Graduate Study 5.88%
Alternative Plans 0%


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.

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education 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. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your engineering co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your engineering knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.

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