University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

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Graduates will demonstrate competence in the professional practice of industrial engineering. In particular, they will (1) demonstrate a thorough understanding and working knowledge of mathematics, physical science, economics, and basic engineering principles to solve industrial engineering problems; (2) independently use appropriate techniques, skills, and tools to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve industrial engineering problems; and (3) design a system, component, or process to meet an identified need.


Graduates will demonstrate the skills needed to assume leadership in their workplaces and their profession. In particular, they will: (4) state a life­long learning plan and demonstrate research skills to gain new knowledge or information necessary; (5) communicate and work effectively on professional teams to solve engineering problems; and (6) act with professional and ethical responsibility, and appreciate the impact of proposed solutions in a global/societal context.


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