The first component of the modern Wayne State University was established in 1868 as the Detroit Medical College. In 1933, the Detroit Board of Education established six colleges, which included Engineering. In January 1934, the institution was officially named Wayne University. The Industrial Engineering Department appears in the catalog in the University Bulletin of 1944-45 and the first IE degree was awarded in 1948, making our program one of the first IE programs in the nation. The department developed strong programs in traditional IE focus areas targeting manufacturing systems, human factors, operations management, quality management and health care.
Our Industrial Engineering programs satisfy the following ABET's EAC criteria for Industrial Engineering Programs.
- Curriculum The curriculum must prepare graduates to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy. The curriculum must include indepth instruction to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.
- Faculty Evidence must be provided that the program faculty understand professional practice and maintain currency in their respective professional areas. Program faculty must have responsibility and sufficient authority to define, revise, implement, and achieve program objectives.