Texas Tech University






Our world is filled with complex situations that involve the relationship between people, machines, and the manufacturing systems that bring them together. Industrial Engineers are the efficient problem-solvers who are passionate about designing and implementing solutions for these situations. The versatility of this career has increased at an exponential rate, making it one of the most dynamic fields in engineering.




When Texas Tech's Industrial Engineering program began almost 100 years ago, it did so with the intent of being one of the best in the country. Now that we have conferred more than 1,600 bachelors, 1,000 masters, and 200 PhDs, our program is indeed distinguished in this field. Studying the information and techniques from physical, mathematical, biological, behavioral, and engineering sciences, students learn how to design systems that address contemporary issues in a wide range of fields. Along with encouraging students to focus on several different scopes of study and filtering information through professional and ethical lenses, one of our highest values as a program is producing a high capacity for continued learning in our graduates. This gives our industrial engineers the ability to continue to grow and develop as they progress in their careers.

Below, find a link to the Texas Tech University course catalog. You can also look at a sample sequence of courses for an IE student. Note: Course sequence and availability differ slightly between Texas and Costa Rica.




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Dr. Emmanuel Fernandez has masters' degrees in engineering and applied mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, where he specialized in operations research, stochastic models, and decision processes. His bachelor's degree is from the University of Costa Rica. After 25 years as a faculty member at the University of Arizona and the University of Cincinnati (Ohio), Fernandez returned to Costa Rica to work as a university administrator and an expert in academic research and innovation. He has over 100 refereed publications, and his research and curriculum development activities have been supported through grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation, International Sematech, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), the ATT Foundation, the GE Foundation, The Engineering Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education.


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