Bachelor of Science

The bachelor's program in industrial engineering at Wayne State is home to more than 80 full- and part-time students working to complete the 125 credits necessary for graduation. Our undergraduate degree is built upon a strong core of common courses generally completed in the freshman and sophomore years under the pre-professional engineering status. They satisfy the university general education requirements, and provide the foundation for more targeted study at the department level.

Program mission

The mission of the undergraduate program in industrial engineering is to educate our students for leadership positions in a broad spectrum of employment including: manufacturing, supply chain management and logistics, health care, banking, information management, and related disciplines.

Program educational objectives (updated 9/6/2006)

Building on skills developed in the academic program, and extended by experience and personal self-improvement, the graduates of our program have ability to:

  • Apply the tools and techniques of industrial engineering to make value-based decisions,
  • Identify opportunities and formulate solutions which integrate technological and human systems to create value, and
  • Provide leadership as a member of high performance teams in a diverse global business environment

Student outcomes

Upon completion of the industrial engineering program, our graduates will exhibit skills necessary of all engineering professionals, including an ability to:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve applied science problems.
  • An ability to understand professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues. (Emerging issues important to professional practice.)
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Consistency of program objectives with university mission statement

The Wayne State University's mission is to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities. The industrial engineering program defined by the objectives stated above, aims to prepare graduates for careers applying skills and knowledge to benefit the manufacturing and service industries in southeast Michigan and beyond.

Relationship of Program Outcomes to Program Objectives

The industrial engineering program at Wayne State University sets the foundation for achieving our program educational objectives.


The undergraduate industrial engineering program at Wayne State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. Wayne State University is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI).

Prospective students should contact Undergraduate Program Chair Dr. Evrim Dalkiran for additional information.

Please contact Academic Advisor Gail Evans-Hoze for admissions and application concerns.

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