Industrial Engineering Program

The mission of the Industrial Engineering (IE) Program at WPI’s School of Business is to prepare undergraduate students for professional engineering practice, providing the foundation for careers of leadership in challenging global and technological environments. We strive to accomplish this through an emphasis on core IE skills with:  

  • An innovative, project-based curriculum
  • A flexible curriculum responsive to student interests and changes in the competitive global environment
  • An environment that encourages faculty and student interaction
  • A culture that encourages the active involvement of students in their learning
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The Industrial Engineering (IE) program at WPI was voted by the faculty in May 1995, and the first IE majors graduated in May 1996. The program has been accredited since October 1, 1996 by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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The Industrial Engineering program at WPI provided me with a great perspective on how to integrate technology and engineering applications in a practical way to solve problems and improve operations.

Michael Fitzpatrick, ‘10
Clinical Trial Analyst, Biogen Idec