IE Program Educational Objectives, Outcomes and Enrollments/Graduations

According to ABET requirements, the assessment process of IE program is designed around the concepts of Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Course Specific Outcomes. The Programs Educational Objectives are broad statements that define the expected characteristics of our graduates in the years after graduation. The course specific outcomes, on the other hand, are the skills and abilities we expect our graduates to have upon completion of a course. The program educational objectives are summarized below.

IE program graduates working for 3 to 5 years in private or public sector organizations are expected to:

  1. Effectively demonstrate industrial engineering knowledge and skills to enhance value in their organizations,
  2. Become role models and leaders in their organizations and communities for technical and professional performance,
  3. Continue to gain new skills and knowledge by pursuing postgraduate studies and additional professional training

These program educational objectives, that were revised in 2015 to incorporate comments from 2014 ABET review, are an engineering-specific extension of the University's mission statement, and are closely aligned with the mission statement for the School of Engineering. In addition, the program educational objectives are mapped to ABET criterion (a) through (k) to demonstrate the relevancy of our objectives with ABET set standards.

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainabilityProduce effective documentation.
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary

The program educational objectives are assessed using the alumni and employers every three years. The course specific outcomes are assessed every two years. The program educational outcomes are developed in light of the above objectives and define what our graduates are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. They are the knowledge, behavior, and skills they acquire throughout their time in our program and help us define the course specific outcomes. The program outcomes address problem solving, experimentation, data analysis, cause and effect analysis, documentation and communication in multiple layers of industrial engineering education and encompass all techniques and methods. The course specific outcomes used in the assessment process are relevant and customized versions of these broad outcomes within the context of each specific course. Table 1 provides information on SIUE Learning Objectives/Program Outcomes match.

SIUE's Objective for the Baccalaureate Degree Program's Student Learning Outcomes
Information Literacy a, b
Quantitative Literacy a, c
Ability to understand and Interpret written and oral texts b, g
Ability to recognize develop, evaluate, and defend or attack hypotheses d, e, k
Oral and Written Communication Skills g
Written Communication g
Oral Communication g
Foundation in Liberal Arts and Sciences d, f, h, j
Value of Diversity f, j
Scientific Literacy a, b, g
Ethics f, j
Preparation in an Academic Discipline a, b, c, d, e, i, k

IE Program Enrollment & Graduation Statistics

FY 13 FY 14 FY 15 FY 16
# degree granted 37 (1) 39 (2) 40 (1) 37
# of students enrolled (Fall) 85 95 100 109
() Manufacturing Engineering degree granted and this program terminated in 2015

Undergraduate and graduate enrollments in industrial engineering

201120122013201420152016
MS242227252427
Ph.D.123321
BS IE60918595100109
BS MfgE99521N/A*
Total94124120125127137
*BS MfgE (Manufacturing Engineering) Program was terminated in February 2015; IME became IE.