Why Choose Industrial Engineering?
Industrial engineers help improve the productivity of all types of companies by designing tasks, systems, and products that improve efficiencies by being safer, offer a higher return on investment, and make better use of resources. You’ll envision the ‘big picture’ while gaining the skills needed to integrate components and successfully bring all the pieces together.
Our ABET-accredited industrial engineering curriculum offers opportunities to work on design projects in cooperation with area companies, providing you with dedicated, hands-on experience. A robust co-op/internship program provides additional experience that will be valuable to your future. Industrial engineering graduates find themselves applying their analytical, computer, and communication skills across a wide variety of environments including factories, health care institutions, colleges and universities, and more as they provide the interface between machines and people.
At UW-Platteville, industrial engineering graduates are well prepared to sit for the national Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, the first step in becoming a licensed professional engineer, where they have a rate of passing the exam that far exceeds the national average for industrial engineers.
A Unique Program
- Broad education covering ergonomics, work measurement, operations analysis, facility layout, management and continuous improvement
- Hands-on approach to learning with design projects for area companies
- Graduates are prepared for successful careers in manufacturing, healthcare systems, service organizations, distribution systems, government agencies, and more
Cody Rudie of Westby, Wisconsin, enjoyed the small-town, congenial atmosphere offered by UW-Platteville. The 2016 graduate appreciated the approachability and friendliness of the professors, and Rudie says the quality of the courses have prepared him for his professional career.