Objectives and Outcomes
The objectives of the Industrial Engineering program are: to graduate well rounded Industrial Engineers who are prepared for employment or entry into a graduate program; to graduate Industrial engineers who have a strong sense of professionalism, with respect for fellow workers and their profession; and to provide graduates with a set of skills that will allow them to grow professionally and provide service and leadership in their careers.
Educational Program Statement
The department supports the mission of the university through its undergraduate program by providing students with an appropriate curriculum and educational experience. The course selection and content remain current through continuous assessment by employers, alumni, faculty and students. Students obtain a broad education that enables them to understand the impact of industrial engineering solutions in a global, social, and environmental context. To accomplish this mission, the industrial engineering faculty, with advice from students, alumni, industry advisory board (IAB) members, and employers, endorse the following program educational objectives:
In support of these missions, the Department of Industrial Engineering has established program educational objectives to define and focus our educational efforts. We use the term education in its broadest sense, encompassing instruction, research, and service. We believe that to fulfill our mission as educators, we must expand industrial engineering knowledge through research, disseminate that knowledge through publication and teaching, and to provide service to society and the local, state, national, and international communities. Our ultimate goal is the systematic approach to the discovery, integration, application, and communication of industrial engineering knowledge so as to serve our customers.
Program Educational Objectives
The Program Educational Objectives define future roles for which we are preparing our gradutes. The Industrial Engineering Department at Texas Tech University has the following education objectives for students who graduate from this program:
- Graduates are successful in their industrial engineering and related careers.
- Graduates are active in engineering professions.
- Graduates are engaged in lifelong learning through participation in continuing or graduate education.
The Student Outcomes define the knowledge and skills that will be mastered by our graduates. To enable Texas Tech industrial engineering students to accomplish the ABET program objectives, the curriculum is designed to assure that students, at the time of graduation, are able to:
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.
- Design, develop, implement and improve a component, process, or integrated system of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy to meet desired needs within realistic constraints (such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability).
- Function on multidisciplinary teams.
- Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- Understand professional and ethical responsibility.
- Communicate effectively.
- Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- Recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in life-long learning.
- Know contemporary issues.
- Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- Integrate systems using appropriate analytical, computational and experimental practices.
The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,