Top Schools for Industrial Engineering

Students interested in studying engineering may consider the field of industrial engineering. Professionals in the field help companies use their resources more efficiently, including people, materials, energy, machines and information. Students may enroll in a bachelor's, master's or Ph.D. in industrial engineering, which are sometimes offered with concentrations in operations research or supply chain engineering.

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Top Schools for Industrial Engineering

1. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is one of the best public universities in the U.S., according the 2011 national universities ranking done by U.S. News and World Report. The same publication also placed it as the top-ranked public university offering degrees in industrial engineering. The university's Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering is 50-year-old and serves approximately 760 students annually. It offers degrees in industrial engineering that include a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), a Master of Science (M.S.), a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). An honors program in engineering leadership and a combined bachelor's/master's degree program known as Sequential Graduate Undergraduate Studies (SGUS) are also offered.

2. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, GA

Georgia Tech is a technical college that serves approximately 20,000 students every year. Its H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering was ranked first in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2010. Students can pursue a B.S. in Industrial Engineering in one of five available specialties - general studies in industrial engineering, economic decision analysis, operations research, quality and statistics and supply chain engineering. The institution also has a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. Students may enroll in a dual master's degree program offered in cooperation with the National University of Singapore.

3. Stanford University in Stanford, CA

Stanford University has a reputation for being one of the top schools in the nation, ranked fifth in the nation in U.S. News and World Report's 2011 list of best national universities. Its industrial engineering program, located in the Department of Management Science and Engineering, tied for fourth in the nation with three other colleges in the U.S. The department takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of industrial engineering and offers a B.S., a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering. Research is a primary focus for the department with research areas in production and operations management, decision and risk analysis, and modeling and optimization of systems.

List of Ten Schools with Good Industrial Engineering Programs

School Name Distinction Location
Auburn University The industrial engineering department outreach program Auburn, AL
Georgia Institute of Technology Dual master's degree with the National University of Singapore Atlanta, GA
Lehigh University Seven different minors available to industrial engineering students Bethlehem, PA
Ohio State University The Engineering Education Innovation Center for undergraduates Columbus, OH
Purdue University - West Lafayette The HUB-CI (Collaborative Initiative) program for industrial engineering students West Lafayette, IN
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute The Archer Center for Leadership Development Troy, NY
Stanford University Department structure that emphasizes multidisciplinary study Stanford, CA
Texas A&M University Offers two master's degrees through distance learning program College Station, TX
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor The SGUS program Ann Arbor, MI
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Dual master's degree international program with L'École des Mines des Nantes in France Blacksburg, VA
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