An industrial engineering degree designed to optimize, design, and manage the operational and manufacturing processes by which goods are made and distributed.
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||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||4.30%|
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.