Program Objectives and ABET Student Outcomes

Industrial Engineering Program Educational Objectives

  1. Participate in and lead cross-functionally defined project teams, designing, implementing and improving processes, products and systems in the manufacturing, service or government sectors.
  2. Work effectively in managerial and leadership positions, to establish and execute engineering and business strategies.
  3. Work and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders in the global environment, while satisfying engineering, business and financial goals, and the end customers.
  4. Embrace the importance of continuous learning through varied work assignments, graduate school, professional training programs and independent study, for the purpose of ongoing professional development.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in data analysis using state-of-the art tools, to assist with decisionmaking.

ABET Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


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