Institute of Industrial Engineers

UMT Student Chapter


To promote the profession of Industrial Engineering through organized effort in study, research, and discussion of the fields of Industrial Engineering and the dissemination of knowledge thereby gained. The Chapter shall promote membership in IIE by acquainting the student body with the ideas, purposes and objectives of IIE.


To be the premier organization of students to promote industrial engineering profession and serve as a primary contact between the students and the industry for the students of the department.

About Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

IIE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering.

IIE is recognized internationally as:

  • The leading provider of cutting-edge continuing education in industrial engineering.
  • The acknowledged source of productivity improvement information via the Internet, publications, and live events, including an annual conference, topical conferences, and technical seminars.
  • An invaluable source of member benefits that include a magazine, professional development programs, an online career center, networking communities, chapters, and affinity programs that save members time and money.
  • The only association that supports the profession of industrial engineering and promotes an increased awareness of the value of industrial engineers.
  • The only association that supports accredited industrial engineering programs through the ABET Inc.

About Industrial Engineering @UMT

The Department of Industrial Engineering has been recently established at UMT. Industrial Engineering is committed to preparing the next generation of leaders who are technically 

adept and globally aware. These students will truly be Industrial Engineers. Becoming an Industrial Engineer is an exciting journey that begins with undergraduate study and requires a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.

Presently the Department of Industrial Engineering is offering Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) and there are plans for further education leading to MS and PhD.

Industrial Engineering graduates share a distinct set of attributes. World-class industrial engineers are:

  • Aware of the World - Industrial Engineers are aware of the global nature of their profession, and the challenges and opportunities that it brings; they are sensitive to the cultural differences and the diversity that exists within individual cultures.
  • Solidly Grounded - Industrial Engineers are solidly grounded in the fundamentals of their discipline. There solid foundation allows them to tackle complex, real-world problems and serves as the ground on which they build their knowledge and expertise through lifelong learning.
  • Technically Broad - Industrial Engineers are conversant with other engineering and scientific disciplines related to their field, allowing them to work on problems that are cross-disciplinary.
  • Versatile - Industrial Engineers are capable of learning new skills as they grow in their careers and of applying their engineering problem-solving skills in non-traditional fields such as financial services, healthcare, and education.
  • Effective in Team Operations - Industrial Engineers are highly productive members of teams, co-located or geographically dispersed; they communicate effectively within and outside the team.
  • Effective in Leadership Positions - Industrial Engineers are effective leaders at all levels, from technical team leader to CEO