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BS Program

The Industrial Engineering (IE) undergraduate program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET  (http://www.abet.org).

Program Educational Objectives:

Our undergraduate curriculum is designed to prepare our graduates to achieve the following program objectives 3-5 years after graduation:

Objective 1: Have successful professional careers based on industrial engineering knowledge and skills that endow them to integrate, design, and implement effective ways to solve complex problems in industry.

Objective 2: Engage in professional development practices that enable them to remain competent in the ever expanding discipline of industrial engineering.

Objective 3: Provide strong leadership and quality service to their organization, community, and society.

Student Outcomes:

The current Student Outcomes for the IE Program map one-to-one to the seven ABET mandated outcomes (1) through (7). The items in the following list are identified with the equivalent outcome as stated in the 2022-2023 Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs publication of ABET.

    1. Graduates of the UTK industrial engineering program have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
    2. Graduates of the UTK industrial engineering program have an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
    3. Graduates of the UTK industrial engineering program have an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
    4. Graduates of the UTK industrial engineering program have an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
    5. Graduates of the UTK industrial engineering program have an ability to unction effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
    6. Graduates of the UTK industrial engineering program have an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
    7. Graduates of the UTK industrial engineering program have an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Award in the Past Three Years

Academic Year Undergraduate Fall Enrollment Bachelors Degrees Awarded
2022-2023 222
2021-2022 224 45
2020-2021 192 40
2019-2020 193 47
2018-2019 167 34