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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

Ergonomist; Operations Analyst; Quality Engineer; Management Engineer; Materials Handler; Manufacturing Engineer; Industrial Engineer; Systems Engineer; Process Engineer; Supply Chain Engineer; Production Supervisor; Controls Engineer; Product Engineer; Continuous Improvement Analyst

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.


  • Aerospace

  • Automotive

  • Defense

  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Manufacturing

  • Medical Devices

  • Transportation and Logistics

  • Utilities and Renewable Energy


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 41.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 50.00%
Alternative Plans 3.00%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 41.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 50.00%
Alternative Plans 3.00%


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

Cooperative Education

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 (approximately one year) of cooperative education experience.