Industrial engineers are generalists rather than specialists. Therefore, the industrial engineering curriculum at UW-Platteville covers a broad range of topics related to engineering practice. It includes study in engineering science and industrial engineering, as well as an elective sequence to meet specific career goals. In addition, students are required to fulfill general university requirements in the humanities, physical sciences, social sciences and other areas. The main purpose of the industrial engineering curriculum is to prepare new engineers to practice at the frontiers of engineering knowledge and professional practice immediately after graduation.

Students majoring in industrial engineering may select technical electives in consultation with their academic advisor and design an elective sequence to meet specific career goals. Industrial Engineering faculty members suggest the following elective groupings:

  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics/Human Performance
  • Production/Manufacturing
  • Engineering Management
  • Information Systems

For detailed graduation requirements, course offerings, and course descriptions please visit the latest Undergraduate Catalog

Industrial engineering students are also encouraged to earn a minor in a related field. Popular minors include:

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology

See our Detailed Graduation Checklist for more information.

Educational Objectives and Outcomes

Objectives: The educational objectives of the Industrial Engineering Program, as measured within five years of graduation, are listed below.

  1. Graduates successfully apply technical knowledge to solve industrial engineering problems.
  2. Graduates communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  3. Graduates pursue professional growth.

Outcomes: At the time of graduation, students have achieved the following outcomes of the Industrial Engineering Program:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system or process to meet specified requirements.
  4. An ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve industrial engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to effectively and accurately present information orally, and effectively and accurately communicate in writing.
  8. An understanding of the impact of industrial engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. An ability to pursue professional growth through lifelong learning activities, a knowledge of contemporary issues and ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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