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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Program Accreditation and Information 

ABET logoThe Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in industrial engineering at Kansas State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

ABET is a not-for-profit, non-governmental accrediting agency for programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology, and we are recognized as an accreditor by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates. In addition, the accreditation process:

  • Assures that graduates of an accredited program are adequately prepared to enter and continue the practice of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology
  • Stimulates the improvement of technical education
  • Encourages new and innovative approaches to technical education and its assessment
Mission Statement 

We prepare students for successful life-long careers and provide leadership in industry and our profession through our research and educational programs. To accomplish this mission, we:

  • Educate students at the undergraduate level to be engineers who can design, analyze, and improve systems that produce goods and services.
  • Educate students at the graduate level to become leaders in the application of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering skills and tools and lead the quest to advance the state-of-the-art in IMSE disciplines.
  • Perform research in our discipline that is both of fundamental importance and of value to industry, our profession, and society as a whole.
  • Serve our institution, community, and profession by using our skills and time to advance their missions.

Reaffirmed by the IMSE Advisory Council Oct. 23, 2015

Industrial Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

  1. Graduates will become successful practitioners in industrial engineering and other diverse careers.
  2. Graduates will pursue professional development relevant to their careers.

Reaffirmed by the IMSE faculty Nov. 6, 2015

Industrial Engineering Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. The industrial engineering program will enable students to attain the following, by the time of graduation:

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering

b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c. 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

d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems

f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g. An ability to communicate effectively

h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context

i. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j. A knowledge of contemporary issues

k. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


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