WELCOME from Program Director

Welcome to Industrial Engineering (IE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). SIUE IE program has a fast growing history of excellence in educating the next generation of industrial engineers and educators while providing new solutions for industry through innovative research, collaborative projects, and hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art facilities and labs. With nearly 15 faculty members, 120 undergraduate students, and 40 graduate students, we are a diverse unit with research interests spanning from manufacturing processes and systems to product design, production planning and control, supply chain management, and healthcare services/systems engineering. We offer the B.S. degree and Graduate degrees (MS and PhD) in industrial engineering. Both our undergraduate and graduate programs attract consistently domestic and international students, thanks in large part to our evolving curricula and high-class faculty. Our curriculums provide a broad-based education in manufacturing design and systems; operations research; and production, supply chain, service engineering, and biomedical applications. We accomplish this through a base of mathematics, physical, and engineering sciences along with hands-on laboratory and industrial experiences that prepare students for their careers. The IE Program builds a strong foundation for the development of a professionally competent and versatile industrial engineer. The labs and research centers within IE help address some of the most pressing challenges facing society today as we focus on improving efficiencies and processes across all sectors of industry around the world.

We welcome you to explore our programs, faculty, facilities, and research areas. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the department, thank you for visiting our pages. We hope you will visit us in person, join us, or partner with us, as we are the change engine and the future of industrial engineering.

Sohyung Cho, Ph.D.
Professor and IE Program Director