The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Industrial Engineering

Are you interested in designing technologies and systems that make society safer, greener, happier, and more productive? Industrial engineers combine math, engineering, economics, social science, and business to contribute to various industries, including aerospace, healthcare, and energy.  

Using data science and analytics to transform data into knowledge, industrial engineers are thoughtful problem-solvers who manage risk and improve processes in nearly every industry. 

As a student in industrial engineering, you will learn skills such as: 

  • Analysis and design of structural members, statics, strength of materials 
  • Probability theory and statistics with emphasis on engineering applications 
  • Modeling, analysis, and optimization of the logistics involved in production and delivery of goods and services 
  • Human factors engineering 

Exciting electives to fine-tune your degree include Healthcare Operations Research; Facility Layout and Design; Network Optimization; Game Theory; Data Analytics; Data Visualization. 


97% of our College of Engineering class of 2019 students reported successful career placement within six months of graduation. Our graduates go on to work in a variety of industries, with employers such as General Dynamics, TTM Technologies, and Ford Motor Company. 


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Contact / Undergraduate Advisor 

The College of Engineering is dedicated to providing personal guidance and mentoring to all students. For information or questions about mechanical engineering, please contact Kevin Romani, academic advisor, at