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Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering

B.S. in industrial engineering

Industrial engineers figure out how to better produce and deliver goods and services. They use computers, mathematics, statistics and problem-solving techniques to solve complex business challenges and design modern production systems.

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Hands-on learning is a hallmark of instruction for students in all engineering programs.

The K-State difference

Our courses are taught almost exclusively by our engineering faculty, and the typical class size is fewer than 40 students. We emphasize teamwork and group projects, which help students develop the tools for success in today’s work environment. In fact, our Senior Design course gives students the opportunity to work on a real-world problem for an organization.

The department offers many active student chapters of valuable organizations, including the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. High-performing students can earn their bachelor’s and master’s degree concurrently, which only takes about one year beyond the typical bachelor’s degree timeframe.

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Did you know?

K-State’s student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineering was awarded first place in a nationwide competition for its student produced video submission, “Choose my Major.”

What classes will I take in industrial engineering?

Industrial engineers use computers, mathematics, science, problem solving and engineering skills to solve complex business problems. The curriculum emphasizes four areas:

  • Manufacturing Processes and Systems
  • Operations Research
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Engineering Management

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How can I continue my education?

Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Industrial Engineering  (B.S.I.E./M.S.I.E.)
Industrial Engineering (M.S.)
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.)

What can I do with a degree in industrial engineering?

Besides working in traditional manufacturing companies, industrial engineers are employed in many business sectors such as health care, transportation, financial, and communication industries.

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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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