Industrial Engineering BS - Educational Objectives & Learning Outcomes


The Industrial Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEO) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. The Industrial Engineering faculty, in conjunction with its constituents, has established the following program educational objectives:

  • Systems integrators—Graduates will draw upon broad knowledge to develop integrated systems-based engineering solutions that include the consideration of realistic constraints within contemporary global, societal, and organizational contexts.
  • Lifelong learners—Graduates will develop engineering solutions using the skills and knowledge acquired through formal education and training, independent inquiry, and professional development.
  • Graduate education—Graduates will be well-prepared to pursue graduate degrees.
  • Engineering professionals—Graduates will work independently as well as collaboratively with others and demonstrate leadership, accountability, initiative, and ethical and social responsibility.


Student Outcomes are what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program.

  1. “Engineering Foundations” - an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. “Experimentation” - an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. “Design” - an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. “Multidisciplinary Teamwork” - an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5.  “Problem Solving” - an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. “Professional Responsibility” - an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. “Communication” - an ability to communicate effectively
  8. “Broad Education” - the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. “Life-Long Learning” - a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. Contemporary Issues” - a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. “Modern Tools” - an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. “Systems Education” – an ability to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy.

“Experiential Education” - an ability to immediately contribute to industrial, service, and/or government organizations based on at least one year of industrial engineering-related experiential education.

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