24
Hour Access to Labs
128
Credit Hours

Degree

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  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACT or SAT test is optional for prospective students applying for Fall 2020 to join the St. Mary’s University freshmen class of 2024.

What is Industrial Engineering?

Students operate robotic arm in Industrial Engineering lab.

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 mathematical methods, practical design and other creative problem solving techniques to improve efficiency and productivity in the manufacturing and service industries.

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 customer.

St. Mary’s Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

  • Degree Plan


    St. Mary’s University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.

    Combined Degree Option

    The Department of Engineering 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.)

  • Industrial Engineering Courses


    Industrial Engineering students specialize in lean production, six sigma, supply-chain management, logistics optimization, decision analytics, additive and advanced manufacturing, and robotics. Courses include:

    • Computer Aided Manufacturing and Robotics Lab
    • Lean Production Systems
    • Manufacturing Processes
    • Optimization
    • Supply Chain Management

    See the catalog for a complete list of courses and descriptions:

  • Career Opportunities


    Our graduates are given the skills to excel in a variety of professions. This may be the right path for you if you’re interested in pursuing one of these careers:

    • Robotics Engineer
    • Operations Analyst/Engineer
    • Operations Research Analyst
    • Management Analyst
    • Logistics Engineer
    • Financial Enginee
    • Risk Management Specialist
    • Industrial Safety and Health Engineer
    • Healthcare Systems Engineer
    • Data Scientist
    • Business Intelligence Analyst
    • Productivity Specialist
    • Systems Analyst

Labs and Facilities

Engineering students have 24-hour 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.


Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Industrial Engineering graduates have gone on to graduate and doctoral programs, and have worked in entry-level positions such as lean and six sigma specialists, supply chain analysts, logistics engineers, business analysts, manufacturing engineers and service operations engineers.

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.



Learn More about the Industrial Engineering Program

Interested in pursuing a degree in Industrial Engineering? We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have. Feel free to reach out to speak to one of our dedicated faculty.

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