Engineering the Human Factor

Virtually every organization; banks, the military, theme parks, airlines, restaurants, retail companies, manufacturers, software companies, even hospitals, need Industrial Engineers to find new ways to improve quality, save money, and increase productivity. And there’s no better place to launch your career as an expert in innovation than Kettering. It's no surprise that U.S. News & World Report ranked us at the top for fourteen straight years.

Industrial Engineering is about making a difference. IE classes are small and students learn how to apply knowledge from top professionals. All IE faculty members have PhDs. They teach at Kettering because of their love of working with great students. A hallmark of this top nationally rated program is the way professors and students get to know each other.


Better, Faster, Smarter, Safer

There’s a good reason why IEs work everywhere from the CIA to Walt Disney World. IEs are the only engineers focused on the human factor. Even in the 21st Century, humans are still essential to virtually every endeavor. IEs play the critical role in helping people do their jobs better—faster, smarter, safer.

So if you think all Industrial Engineers do is stand around on factory floors with stopwatches, think again. IEs are the ultimate process engineers. You will design processes for airports, distribution centers, factories, hospitals, and more. In every process, including flow of information, IEs design the common thread in that use by people is considered at each step.

Our Accreditation

The Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET,

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