B.S. Industrial Engineering and Management
This program is avaialble at: Main Campus.
The BS in Industrial and Management Engineering (IME) prepares students to design, manage, improve, and implement integrated systems, made up of people, materials, information, equipment, facilities and energy. The IME program uses knowledge and skills from mathematics, probability and statistics, social sciences, cost analysis, project management, operations research, quality management, and systems engineering, together with engineering design methods to specify, predict and evaluate the outcomes from those integrated systems that produce goods and services (e.g., hospitals, airports, hotels, logistic networks, banks, insurance companies, factories, pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, among others). Industrial and Management Engineers are the only engineers trained to be specialists in productivity and process improvement, they work to make processes safer and work faster, easier and more rewarding, and to eliminate or reduce wastes (e.g., time, materials, energy) and in general to reduce costs. For all these reasons they have the opportunity to move up to leadership positions.
Curriculum and Plan of Study (129 credits)
The Industrial and Management Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission de ABET, http://www.abet.org
The number of enrolled students, and the number of graduates, in the past three years is summarized in the following table:
To become the number one choice for all motivated students who wish to pursue an Industrial and Management Engineering education.
To professionally prepare Industrial and Management Engineering students who, as graduates, are capable of fulfilling the technological needs of society.
Educational Objectives of the Industrial and Management Engineering Program
(Broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve)
The IME program is committed to provide our graduates with the technical and professional skills necessary to solve contemporary challenges in industrial and management engineering. The first goal of the IME program is that, within the first years after graduation, our graduates will successfully engage technical problems in areas such as Quality, Design of Experiments, simulation, work systems design, facilities layout, and production planning, as well as working in teams, manage or participate in projects, and contribute to decision-making towards enterprise improvement and greater efficiency. The second goal of the IME program is that, progressively over time, our graduates will be able to assume greater technical and administrative responsibilities, manage projects, and assume more complex leadership roles in their enterprises.
Building upon the above-mentioned two general goals, the IME Program has three educational objectives, which the IME Department assesses periodically to measure the degree to which alumni achieve them.
Within one-to-four years following graduation:
Objective 1: graduates will gain technical and professional experience in IME, or allied disciplines, via successful employment, self-employment, or pursue graduate studies.
Objective 2: graduates will perform IME related functions, improve, design, redesign, or manage enterprises (i.e., products, activities, business processes in industrial or service settings) with a systems perspective.
Five years after graduation and beyond, and by further developing their engineering and management skills, IME graduates
Objective 3: graduates will advance in their professional careers and progressively assume greater leadership, technical, or managerial roles in their organizations.
Outcomes for the Industrial and Management Engineering Program
(What students should know and should be able to do by the time of graduation)
a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
d. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. an ability to communicate effectively.
h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j. a knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
l. the ability to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy.
m. accomplish integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.
n. an understanding of the engineering relationships between the management tasks of planning, organization, leadership, control, and the human element in production, research, and service organizations.
o. an understanding of and dealing with the stochastic nature of management systems.
p. the capability of demonstrating the integration of management systems into a series of different technological environments.
Dr. Oscar A. Sáenz
Industrial Engineering and Management Dept.
787.743.7979. Ext. 4166
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