Fast Facts About Purdue Industrial Engineering
What's so special about Purdue IE?
Purdue IE consistently ranks in the U.S. News & World Report's Top 10 of industrial engineering schools. Currently, Purdue IE's undergraduate program is #3, and our graduate program is #6.
Extraordinary People, Extraordinary Growth, and Extraordinary Impact. Purdue University's School of Industrial Engineering is well-positioned to help meet today's – and tomorrow's – industrial and society challenges.
Industrial Engineering impacts almost every sector of our society and world: healthcare; manufacturing; financial & consulting; space, aviation & defense; oil; food; services & distribution; energy & utilities; government; pharmaceuticals, etc.
Our graduates are hired by nationally-recognized companies like GE, GM, Cummins, CAT, Honeywell, IBM, Fiat-Chrysler, Intel, Eaton, Wabash National, Deloitte, Accenture, Bank of America, CNO, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Halliburton, Phillips 66, PepsiCo, Nestle, Anheuser-Busch, Kroger, Hormel, Lowe’s, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, OHL, Eli Lilly, Disney, the Veterans’ Administration, Nestle Global, and others.
Purdue IE is “rethinking” industrial engineering to help move the world forward!
Dynamic & Growing Faculty
32 active tenure track faculty members
2 engineering practice faculty
9 emeritus faculty
18% of faculty are women
#3 undergraduate IE school in current U.S. News & World Report rankings (2019)
762 undergraduates enrolled
Extensive industrial and global partnerships for experiential learning and employment (Co-ops/Internships with Disney, Tesla, United Airlines, and others; Study Abroad opportunities in Asia, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Australia, and South America; Corporate Partnerships with companies like Eaton, Intel, GM, Phillips 66, Northrup Grumman, Deloitte, and more)
#6 graduate IE school in current U.S. News & World Report rankings (2020)
305 graduate students enrolled
120 doctoral students
185 Master’s students
Novel distance-learning and professional master’s programs
Top executives in companies like Accenture, Boston Scientific, GE, Seattle Mariners, GM, Intel, AppleCare and Logistics, World Kitchen, AT&T, PPG Industries, Emerson Power Transmission, Tompkins International, Microsoft India, Accuitive Medical Ventures, Latin American Operations for Kimberly-Clark
10 hired in 2015 + 2 in 2017 + 1 in 2018
Actively recruiting more excellent faculty
- Human Factors – developing a deeper understanding of cognition and decision making
- Manufacturing – investigating the interplay between next-generation products and services
- Operations Research – improving computational IE and encompassing information engineering
- Production Systems – focusing on complex systems and networks and systems-of-systems challenges
Founded 1955 – over 60 years of extraordinary contributions to industrial engineering history