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Industrial Engineering

administrative contact

Marie Owen
phone: 304-293-9470

program contact

Wafik Iskander
Department of Industrial and Management Systems Eng.
phone: 304-293-9436

Program Details

Program Description

What sets industrial engineering apart from other engineering disciplines is its broader scope. An industrial engineer deals with people as well as things, relating to the total pictures of productivity and quality improvement. Productivity in its simplest terms means producing the most for the least input at the best quality.

An industrial engineer looks at the "big picture" of what makes society perform best - the right combination of human resources, natural resources, and man-made structures and equipment. Professionals in this field bridge the gap between management and operations, motivating people in addition to determining what equipment, computers, etc., should be used and how they should be used.

Career Profile

Our recent graduates have found a broad array of opportunities in the marketplace. Traditionally, most industrial engineers started their careers in manufacturing facilities, but this trend has been changing. Today about half of our graduates are employed in the service sector while the other half begin their careers in manufacturing.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The industrial engineering baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,