Prospective Students

What is Industrial Engineering?

Industrial engineers (IE) are everywhere! And what do they do? Dr. Jim Noble, director of undergraduate studies for Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Mizzou, explains it all here. IEs design processes and systems to improve how things work to make a difference for countless companies and organizations that benefit our entire world.

What can Industrial Engineering at Mizzou do for you?

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering students at Mizzou have the unique opportunity to obtain real-world experience before graduation through summer internships or coops, participate in intersession study abroad courses, earn an optional green-belt certificate in lean six sigma, or graduate with a 5-year BSIE/MBA or BSIE/MSIE dual degree.

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering students are prepared for the growing industry by talented and dedicated faculty focused on cutting-edge research and teaching. Engineering is about problem solving, math and physics. Learning probability, statistics and optimization, students become strong quantitative thinkers.Industrial engineering students put theory into practice on competitive teams, combining their efforts with fellow engineering members and students from other majors.

Students can take advantage of internships and co-ops to receive credit toward their degree. The senior experience culminates with the capstone design project, a real-life design project completed jointly with practicing engineers from industry and government organizations.

Student Testimonials

You can expect a degree in industrial engineering to launch you into an amazing career. Hear what some of our students have to say about Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Mizzou.

Student Organizations with Emphasis in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

What do Industrial Engineers Study at Mizzou?

Discover the classes needed to obtain your bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering at Mizzou. Work as a “consultant” during your capstone class in a 100% industry-based role to solve real-world problems and improve how things operate.

What Special Opportunities Does IMSE Offer?

Grow educationally and professionally with IMSE beyond just a bachelor’s degree. Earn a bachelor’s degree and MBA in just five years and/or study abroad in Ireland with the Six Sigma Green Belt Project.

What Problems do Industrial Engineers Solve?

What problems do industrial engineers solve? Mizzou Engineering’s Director of Undergraduate Studies of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Jim Noble explains how IMSE engineers improve operations and save resources for industries and government agencies, including health care, transportation and energy.

Where Do Industrial Engineers Work?

Learn the average starting salary for IMSE graduates, opportunities for career advancement and how almost any organization has a place for an industrial engineer.

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