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Welcome to IEM

Welcome to the School of Industrial Engineering and Management!  Industrial Engineers (IEs) design, build, operate and improve production systems by producing goods and/or services for customers around the world.  An education in the industrial engineering discipline opens the door for men and women, like you, to enter this fascinating and challenging world of producing worthwhile things (good and services) at competitive prices for domestic and international markets.  As IEs, we focus on both the quality of what is made and how it is made, as well as the productivity of the processes used.  Our program awarded its first degree in 1926 and is one of the oldest IEM programs in the world.  We are committed to providing you with opportunities that will prepare you for professional practice.

Why IEM?

Industrial Engineering (IE) is about choices.  Other engineering disciplines apply skills to very specific areas.  IE gives you the opportunity to work in a variety of businesses.  The most distinctive aspect of IE is the flexibility that it offers.  Whether it's shortening a rollercoaster line, streamlining an operating room, distributing products worldwide, or manufacturing superior automobiles, all share the common goal of saving companies money and increasing efficiencies.  

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IEM's online graduate program
IEM provides flexibility for today's busy professional students.  Earn your graduate degree fully online while bringing OSU's tradition of excellence to your future.

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People of IEM

Our people are what make the School of Industrial Engineering and Management so unique. From our world-known faculty to our alumni, to our Cowboy Academy, our students receive a top-notch education.

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Our school has been represented and led by giants in industrial engineering. They are CEOs, CFOs Presidents, Vice-Presidents and Partners of major corporations, researchers and much more! IEM alumni have distinguished themselves by pursuing engineering, management and leadership careers in a variety of industries. Our alumni are passionate about their alma mater and give back in many ways!

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IEM Seminar Series

As part of the seminar series, IEM brings experts from academe and industry to discuss the leading-edge research and state-of-the-art industry practices to our students and faculty.

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Support IEM

IEM has been fortunate to have had the resources and support that have made it possible to recruit, train and produce leaders in our society. As beneficiaries of that support, it is now our turn to ensure that IEM continues to produce the same caliber of leaders that are needed in academia, government and industry alike. To benefit the next five generations, IEM launched a $20 million campaign. We have made good progress towards this goal!

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Keep up with us through our collection of photos of graduations, tailgates, award ceremonies and much more, taken through the years.

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Student Chapters

The School of Industrial Engineering and Management has a long tradition of excellence. Connecting students with professionals and organizations to help propel their career is a foundational component of this school. The relationships IEM has built over the years gives our students an edge and solidifies the importance of networking. We are proud to be connected with these great organizations.

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Industrial Engineering and Management Fast Facts 

 IEM at OSU is the 3rd oldest program in the world

 IEM is ranked #23 among public universities by US News

 Engineering and Technology Management is ranked #11 by US News

There were 53 IEM graduates in 2019

In fall 2020, 34% of undergraduate students were female

In fall 2020, 36% of undergraduate students were minorities



The School of Industrial Engineering and Management holds first ever Research Symposium

April 23, 2024

IEM held their first ever Graduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 19th in ENDEAVOR where over 58 audience members attended.

3 engineering students took 2nd place at the Riata Business Plan Competition

April 12, 2024

Ted Sperry, Mohammad Rashed Islam and Emmanuel Yangue were all part of a team that took 2nd place at this year’s Riata Business Plan competition - High Tech category.

MAE student Olivia Fulkerson won 3rd place for poster presentation at Research Day at the Capitol

March 25, 2024

Olivia Fulkerson, a junior in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was recently selected as one of only four students to represent Oklahoma State University at the Research Day at the Capitol. Her research, titled Accelerating Design and Additive Manufacturing of Polymer Composites for Aerospace Applications, focuses on developing data-driven strategies to expedite the design of additive manufactured components across the automotive, aerospace, and medical sectors. She participated in the Research-intensive Institutions category, where she won third place for her poster presentation.

IEM student Emmanuel Yangue named IISE Graduate Research Award winner

March 14, 2024

Emmanuel Yangue, an industrial engineering and management graduate student was selected by the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers as the 2024 Graduate Research Award winner.



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