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ABET Accreditation

Industrial Engineering and Management

The Bachelor of Science program in Industrial Engineering and Management is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Industrial Engineering Program Criteria.

IEM Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, industrial engineering program graduates will become professionals, managers or leaders in a wide variety of industries and apply discovery, problem solving, leadership and management skills for the benefit of their organization and society at large.



The curriculum consists of three primary parts: (1) general studies, (2) core engineering, and (3) professional school topics. General studies consist of courses such as math, statistics, chemistry, physics, English, behavioral science, history, humanities and arts. Core engineering courses consist of engineering sciences such as materials, statics, electrical circuits, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Professional school courses consist of topics such as systems thinking and analysis in engineering, economic analysis, manufacturing processes, computer-aided modeling, work analysis, operations research, quality control, experimental design, facility location and layout, management and leadership, production control, system simulation modeling, information systems and decision support, ergonomics and human factors and energy and water management. A senior capstone design experience working with a real-world organization, brings all of the classroom and lab work together. Details regarding degree requirements are available in the Undergraduate Programs and Requirements publication.


The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,   


Each IEM student, along with the faculty advisor, works out an individual plan of study which guides them through the curriculum. The course work is sequenced and interrelated to provide theoretical and applied knowledge, along with hands-on laboratory and project experience. Students work as individuals and as teams to integrate and apply mathematical, scientific and engineering knowledge and concepts in order to address both traditional academic questions as well as open-ended design and analysis challenges. Instruction in experimental methods is integrated in the curriculum through the design, execution, analysis and interpretation of experiments. Project work is used to develop both technical and communications skills. Technical skills are used to identify, formulate and address engineering problems, both simple and complex. Communications skills are addressed and practiced in written, oral and team interaction formats.


The means to define and design detailed solutions to address customer needs from a system-wide perspective is introduced in the sophomore year, and reinforced through the capstone senior design project. Additionally, global perspectives of production systems are introduced and emphasized in the sophomore year so that students understand the nature of global customer bases as well as global competition early in their studies. The curriculum is continually updated to assure that contemporary issues, thinking and tools are integrated in course content as well as instructional delivery. Professional responsibility and ethical behavior are introduced and reinforced throughout the curriculum. Additionally, the need for lifelong learning after graduation is stressed.


Students are offered opportunities to enhance their classroom and laboratory experiences through student organizations such as the student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. Outstanding scholars are recognized by Alpha Pi Mu, the national honor society for industrial engineering students. Additionally, opportunities for internship and co-op experiences are offered to IEM students so that they can gain professional experience during their collegiate program.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the time of graduation, IEM students will have:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.

  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.

  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives.

  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees

Learn more about undergraduate enrollment and degrees here.


Comprehensive data about the university is provided on Oklahoma State University's Ledger.

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