School of Science, Engineering and Technology
SET transcends the traditional classroom framework by placing a greater emphasis on hands-on scientific research experience. Our graduates are accepted into medical and dental schools at 1.5 times the national rate.
What is industrial engineering?
Industrial engineering focuses on reducing wasted resources such as time, money, materials and energy by both designing and optimizing complex processes, systems and organizations. Industrial engineers gain a wide range of skills so they can work in both technical positions and management. They minimize costs and maximize efficiency for the benefit of the companies they work for and the end customer.
Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering program
The Industrial Engineering program was established in 1960 as the first Engineering program at St. Mary’s, and is the only industrial engineering program in San Antonio. Industrial engineers apply mathematics and other creative problem solving techniques to improve efficiency and productivity in the manufacturing and service industries.
Industrial Engineering students learn probability, optimization, economic analysis, six-sigma quality, lean production and manufacturing, supply chain management, and ergonomics.
Industrial engineering degree plan (undergraduate)
Industrial Engineering (B.S.): Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
Please see the current catalog for courses and degree requirements: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree
Other degree options:
- Master of Science in Industrial Engineering graduate degree
- Combined degree: The Engineering Department also offers a unique five-year combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program. Undergraduate students begin graduate course work during their senior year and complete the master’s degree in the fifth year. Students must select this option during their freshman year in order to complete both degrees’ requirements on time.
Engineering student life
Engineering labs and facilities
Engineering Management students have 24-hour-per-day access to an electrical engineering laboratory; an energy conversion laboratory for motors, generators and transformers; a manufacturing and robotics laboratory; and a research lab equipped with both UNIX and Windows workstations.
Career, internship and volunteer opportunities
Many engineering majors work as interns at local organizations such as Southwest Research Institute, Phillips, Luxotica, USAA, Motorola, City Public Service and Harris Electronics. Engineering students also participate in funded faculty research.
Many junior and senior students volunteer their time to tutor freshmen and sophomores in mathematics and engineering courses.
Every engineering senior also completes a year-long design project, some of which have even been patented. Many students also participate in the student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), a professional society for industrial engineers.
Our program in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.