Industrial Engineering


SET_Engineering_IEThe Industrial Engineering program was established in 1960 as the first Engineering program at St. Mary’s. It 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,

View the Industrial Engineering program description.

For degree requirements and detailed course descriptions, see the Undergraduate Catalog.


Our graduates work in a host of settings such as manufacturing, military, food processing, distribution, telecommunications, government, hospitals, financial institutions, logistics, and consulting. They may be found shortening production times, prototyping with 3-D printers, streamlining operations at a hospital emergency room, designing a safe and comfortable workstation, using robots to automate material flow, distributing products worldwide, managing investment portfolios, and applying manufacturing best processes and practices to produce high quality consumer products.


Gopalakrishnan Easwaran, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering