Offered by: College of Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department
Industrial engineering is a dynamic profession with incredible growth and increasing importance. Industrial engineers use engineering principles to design, develop, implement and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. As problem-solvers, industrial engineers are equipped with practical and scientific tools to tackle complex industrial problems and to increase the productivity of workers, capital, and facilities.
The industrial engineering curriculum provides a broad background in humanities and social sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, engineering science, analysis, design, and systems. It provides a good balance between the traditional industrial engineering subjects and the most recent developments in the discipline. Industrial engineering students take courses in work analysis and design, process design, human factors, facilities planning and layout, engineering economic analysis, production planning and control, systems engineering, computer utilization and simulation, operations research, quality control, automation, robotics, and productivity engineering. The program is designed to provide the student with a good foundation of basic concepts and principles in addition to applied engineering techniques. The department and university laboratories and equipment, including computers, are integrated into the coursework throughout the program.
Address: 3801 W. Temple Avenue
Building 17, Room 2643
Pomona, CA 91768
Industrial Engineering graduates will:
- Enjoy successful careers in industry, research, or academia.
- Continue to pursue knowledge and professional growth.
- Perform leadership roles by enhancing collaboration between engineers, scientists, professional, and business people.
- Contribute as professionally, ethically, and globally aware members of society.
- Engage in design and integration of production, quality management, and information systems to provide optimal solutions.
- Understand and influence the fiscal aspects of their business or company.
Industrial Engineering students are encouraged to join the Cal Poly Pomona chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Eligible students may be invited to join the student chapter of Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honor society. There are also student chapters of the American Foundrymen's Society and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
The Industrial Engineering program consists of 194 quarter units: 89 quarter units of Core courses, 10 units of Elective Core courses, 49 units of Required Support courses, 7 units of Elective Support courses, and 68 units of General Education courses (reduced by 29 units being double-counted in the Required Support courses area).