The mission of the bachelor of science in industrial engineering program is to deliver a hands-on, laboratory-intensive undergraduate education that provides students with the tools and skills to excel in the profession as they pursue lifelong learning and make positive contributions to society. The program emphasizes integrated systems and offers unique opportunities for undergraduate research. The educational objectives of the industrial engineering program are to produce graduates who: 1. Solve industrial engineering problems by applying contemporary engineering tools to propose and implement effective solutions. 2. Design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. 3. Contribute as informed, ethical, and responsible members of the engineering profession and society as a whole. 4. Continue lifelong professional development throughout their careers. 5. Collaborate and communicate effectively with others as members or leaders of engineering or multidisciplinary teams in international settings. Industrial engineering integrates topics from manufacturing, management, service, and traditional design. Industrial engineers are proficient in the design, improvement, and management of complex systems of people, materials, equipment, and energy. They study and adapt product designs and the associated plant facilities to optimize production, while considering economic, technical, and human factors. The curriculum rounds out the learning experience by providing skills in the mathematical and physical sciences, economics, composition, and humanities and social sciences. The industrial engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The industrial engineering program emphasizes the overall perspective of people and productivity in any type of system, including manufacturing, service, health care, transportation, communication, and agriculture. Honors requirements: To graduate with department honors, a student must graduate with a 3.40 GPA, be an active member of Tau Beta Pi or a professional engineering society (ASME, ASSE, IIE, MSPE, SME or SWE), and be nominated by a department faculty member.