About Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineers help improve the productivity of all types of companies by designing tasks, systems, and products that improve efficiencies by making them safer, offering a higher return on investment, and making better use of resources.

As a student in the industrial engineering program, you will envision the big picture, while gaining the skills you need to integrate components and successfully bring all of the pieces together. Our industrial engineering program, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, 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.

At UW-Platteville, our industrial engineering graduates are well prepared to sit for the national Fundamentals of Engineering exam, which is the first step in becoming a licensed professional engineer. Our graduates have a rate of passing the exam that far exceeds the national average for industrial engineers.

In their careers, our industrial engineering graduates apply their analytical, computer, and communication skills across a wide variety of environments that include factories, health care institutions, and colleges and universities as they provide the interface between machines and people.

A Unique Program

The industrial engineering program offers benefits that include:

  • Broad education covering ergonomics, work measurement, operations analysis, facility layout, and management and continuous improvement.
  • Hands-on approach to learning with design projects for area companies.
  • Graduates who are prepared for successful careers in manufacturing, health care systems, service organizations, distribution systems, government agencies, and more.
  • Opportunity to study a versatile major with many real-world applications.

Learn more about the program’s required courses (effective Fall 2018), or required courses for 2017 and 2016, and check out the Industrial Engineering flowchart.