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 (B.S.): Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering — Degree Plan
Engineering Labs and Facilities
Engineering Management students have access to an electrical engineering laboratory accessible 24-hours a day, 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.
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.
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.
In order to accomplish this, students must plan starting in their freshman year to allow for summer courses so that they can take six hours of graduate work each semester in their senior undergraduate year.