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 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.


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