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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 was established in 1925 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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IEM photo gallery

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



SME announces Sunderesh Heragu as 2022 College Fellow

August 17, 2022

The Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME), committed to advancing manufacturing professionals, academia, and communities, has announced its 2022 SME College of Fellows, and includes Oklahoma State University's Sunderesh Heragu

Dr. Juan S. Borrero received grant from the AFSOR

May 19, 2022

Dr. Juan S. Borrero received grant from the AFOSR The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) awarded Dr. Juan S. Borrero, an assistant professor in the School of Industrial Engineering and Management, a grant of $420,000.

IEM assistant professor Juan Borrero receives CAREER award from NSF

January 25, 2022

This Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant supports research that will investigate theoretical and computational approaches to commit or defer problems with decision-making hierarchies.

IEM and STAT professors receive $1.2M grant to study AI models for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

September 27, 2021

Three faculty members in the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) and one in the Department of Statistics (STAT) have secured a major grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) worth $1.194 million to study machine-learning algorithms to detect diabetic retinopathy (DR) in the early stages with routine lab results.



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