Industrial engineering online programs at Penn State


  • IE 479: Human-Centered Product Design and Innovation | 3 credits
    • Consumer product design for a global market, incorporating human factors principles and user desires in a multicultural perspective.
      • Prerequisite: IE 408 or IE 419 or equivalent 
  • IE 553: Engineering of Human Work | 3 credits
    • Physics and physiology of humans at work; models of muscle strength, dynamic movements; neural control; physical work capacity; rest allocation.
      • Prerequisite: BIOL 141 or BIOL 472   
  • IE 558: Engineering of Cognitive Work | 3 credits
    • Information processing and decision-making models of the human in the modern workplace, emphasizing visual inspection and other industrial applications.
      • Prerequisite: IE 323 and IE 408         



Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering

Graduate Certificate in Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics

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Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

FAX: 814-863-4745