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The Department of Industrial Engineering's primary goal is to effectively teach industrial engineering at the undergraduate level and engineering management at the graduate level. The department is guided by our Advisory Board, which consists of alumni; faculty from other Industrial Engineering programs; and working professionals from local, regional, and national companies. We are very proud of our students who continue to be very successful, sought after individuals who constantly serve as ambassadors for our major.

Industrial Engineering at Western New England University will be a regional and national leader in communicating engineering knowledge and innovation associated with designing, operating, and improving processes for producing and delivering products and services. The Industrial Engineering major will educate the utilization of resources, including people, equipment, capital, materials, information, and energy. This will be accomplished by the use of classroom, and laboratory instruction supplemented by repeated exposure to actual industrial projects in "learning beyond the classroom" opportunities.


As a strategic partner in alliance with the mission of the University, we strive to educate engineers who have the ability to help their organizations make the most effective use of resources, including people, equipment, capital, materials, information, and energy. Our graduates will enable their organization to be productive, flexible, and customer oriented. They will apply engineering skills to design effective systems and to devise procedures with which to operate these systems.


Graduates of the BSIE major will:

•    Implement effective solutions which successfully integrate people, materials, information, equipment, capital, and energy

•    Effectively collaborate and communicate in individual and team settings

•    Successfully apply contemporary tools, knowledge, experience, and critical thinking to effectively solve engineering problems

•    Continually increase knowledge and experience throughout their career

•    Contribute as well-informed, ethical, and dependable members of society


The outcomes that we strive for our students to possess:

•    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 within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

•    an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

•    an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

•    an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

•    an ability to communicate effectively

•    the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

•    a recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in life-long learning

•    a knowledge of contemporary issues

•    an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice