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Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Improve Efficiency in Everyday Work With an Industrial Engineering Major

Industrial engineers are the backbone of many businesses and industries — from manufacturing and transportation to health care and government. These highly sought-after professionals are adept at increasing productivity, creating more efficient products and workplaces, and simply put — making everything better.
Gain the knowledge and skills to help tackle the most pressing needs of your employer — and help lead them to optimal performance — through South Carolina State University’s bachelor’s in industrial engineering degree. At SC State, our industrial engineering major takes a deep dive into the contemporary tools and techniques used in solving engineering problems.
You’ll have the broad-based, interdisciplinary knowledge to work with individuals in areas ranging from the production line to upper management and pursue industrial engineering careers here in South Carolina and beyond.

Gain the essential skills of an industrial engineer at an accredited institution

SC State’s industrial engineering degree is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and is the only such program of its kind at a historically black college or university (HBCU) in South Carolina.

Method of Instruction

  • Face-to-face


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Industrial Engineering Degree Program Highlights

Be equipped with the tools and techniques to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems. At SC State, we help aspiring professionals gain the skills of an industrial engineer who can develop informed solutions — all the while considering the impact on economic, environmental, global, and societal contexts.
When you pursue an industrial engineering major here at SC State, you can also expect to:

Take your learning beyond the classroom

During your senior year, every industrial engineering major uses their knowledge and skills on a real-world project. These are great opportunities to put your learning to work and produce solutions to problems that business and industry are facing.

Learn — and study — in state-of-the-art facilities

Our 86,500-square-foot Engineering and Computer Science Complex is filled with high-tech classrooms, research centers, laboratories, and more. You’ll have the necessary space to thrive and compete — on a global level — in industrial engineering careers that span business and industry.

Grow in a supportive campus community

You’ll pursue the skills of an industrial engineer alongside accessible faculty members and academic advisers who are always available. Our team will help you during your coursework, answer your questions, and help you discover industrial engineering careers that fit your interest.

Student-to-faculty ratio in industrial engineering courses
Faculty and staff within the industrial engineering major
Years to complete an industrial engineering degree

What Can You Do With an Industrial Engineering Degree?

Are you looking to help make organizations safer and more productive? Do you want to increase efficiency to help save both time and money?
Gain the skills of an industrial engineer who can find success in any sector by choosing SC State’s broad-based industrial engineering degree. You’ll be prepared to find ways to improve processes in sectors ranging from the automobile industry to food manufacturing, government agencies to hospitals, and much more.

Industrial engineering careers

Did you know that industrial engineering careers are expected to grow 10% over the next decade — much faster than the national average? SC State graduates continue to be in high demand and can be found working as:

  • Control engineers
  • Industrial designers
  • Manufacturing technicians
  • Occupational health and safety coordinators
  • Project managers
  • Quality engineers
  • Sales engineers
  • Supply chain analysts

What You Will Study in Industrial Engineering

At SC State, our 131-credit-hour industrial engineering major starts with core courses in chemistry, computer science, math, and physics. Once you’ve gained a firm foundation, you’ll take on advance coursework and learn about the necessary skills of an industrial engineering in an array of areas with courses such as:

  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Logistics Network Design
  • Quality Improvement Methods
  • Strength of Materials
  • Supply Chain Engineering Management

Toward the end of your industrial engineering major, you’ll also complete a senior project that will put your learning into action and help you stand out as you pursue industrial engineering careers.

About the SC State Department of Engineering