Industrial engineering accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering program at Wayne State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Industrial and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

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 vision

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering offers the B.S. in Industrial Engineering to prepare students for a broad range of employment opportunities that include operations management, manufacturing, and healthcare. Our vision is to produce graduates who will lead their organizations to competitive advantage by applying the tools and techniques of industrial engineering. We believe that exposing students to diverse industries in our educational program will enhance their professional skills.

Enrollment and graduation statistics

Year (Fall semester) Enrollment Degrees awarded
2023 36 11
2022 37 16
2021 52 28
2020 61 26
2019 70 22
2018 78 17

Enrollment data reflects the total number of students in BSISE pre-professional and professional engineering programs. 

Program criteria

Our Industrial Engineering programs satisfy the following ABET's EAC criteria for Industrial Engineering Programs:

  1. Curriculum: The curriculum must provide both breadth and depth across the range of engineering science, computer science, and engineering design topics implied by the title and objectives of the program. The curriculum must include design, analysis, operation and improvement of integrated systems that produce or supply products or services in an effective, efficient, sustainable and socially responsible manner. The curriculum must utilize real-world experiences and business perspectives. The curriculum must include the topical areas of productivity analysis, operations research, probability, statistics, engineering economy, and human factors.
  2. Faculty: The program must demonstrate that faculty members who teach core industrial engineering courses have an understanding of professional practice and maintain currency in their respective professional areas.

Program educational objectives

To support the vision of our program we have defined three high-level objectives we expect our students to achieve in three to five years following graduation:

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

  1. Utilize technical know-how and apply practical problem-solving to deliver significant organizational value as recognized via promotions, raises, awards, publications, inventions, patents, and/or leadership positions.
  2. Demonstrate commitment to industrial engineering as a global service profession and practice with integrity, innovation, and objectivity as indicated by professional affiliations, public speaking, thought leadership, publishing, reputation, volunteering, public recognitions, and other related activities.
  3. Display the know-how and motivation for continual development by enhancing personal and professional skills via self-study, post-undergraduate degrees, professional certificates, and various other life-long learning experiences.

Student outcomes

ABET defines program outcomes as "statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation." These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program.

IE Program Student Learning Outcomes through the period of Fall 2019 to Winter 2025: 

  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.