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
Program Educational Objectives:
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.
The Student Learning Outcomes at the time of graduation are:
- Ability to apply knowledge of foundational material in the sciences and communication arts.
- Ability to design and conduct an experiment.
- Understand system design concepts and approaches and how to assess the interaction between sub-systems.
- Be able to successfully function on an interdisciplinary team.
- Ability to identify problems and determine their root causes.
- Knowledge of what constitutes professional and ethical behavior.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop a mathematical model and disseminate it so others can understand it.
- Understanding of diversity between cultures, countries, and groups.
- Ability to recognize the need for and be able to pursue lifelong learning.
- Awareness and understanding of contemporary issues including organizations and resources that could be used for further enrichment.
- Knowledge and ability to choose proper tools for design and problems solving. Effective use of software and other tools to design and solve problem.
- Understand financial aspects of business organizations and make viable recommendations to management.
- Professional employment upon graduation.
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 127 semester units: 97 semester units of Required Core courses including Engineering Science, 7 units of Elective Core courses, and 48 units of General Education courses (reduced by 22 units being double-counted and satisfaction of GE Area A3 - Critical Thinking requirement by completion of the B.S. in Industrial Engineering).