Industrial Engineering

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 program 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

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Industrial Engineering

  • 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
  • Industrial Engineering is a versatile major with many real world applications.  Read more about Abi and Morgan, two recent graduates and their experiences as Industrial Engineers.


Alyssa Whiteaker

In today’s Student Spotlight, we’re interviewing Alyssa Whiteaker, who is graduating this semester with a degree in industrial engineering. Read more...




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