Accreditation (ABET)

The University of Washington's Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET The goal of the undergraduate program is to provide a comprehensive education to prepare students for the profession.

UW Industrial Engineering Educational Objectives:

Our graduates are employed in productive careers utilizing industrial engineering skills in industry and/or academia.

Engineering Expertise

Our graduates apply engineering design methods and tools to represent, integrate and solve important problems, and their work reflects an appreciation of the non-deterministic nature of engineering systems and devices. 

Our graduates are ethical leaders who are socially responsible, work collaboratively with others, and have an appreciation for other disciplines. 
Lifelong Learning
Our graduates remain at the leading edge of the industrial engineering discipline and respond to challenges of an ever-changing environment with the most current knowledge and technology. 
UW IE ABET Learning Outcomes:

a.  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b.  An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data

c.  An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within   realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

d.  An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

e.  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f.  An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g.  An ability to communicate effectively

h.  The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i.  A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j.  A knowledge of contemporary issues

k.  An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

l.  An understanding of the integrated, inter-disciplinary nature of the discipline


IE Enrollment:

  • Undergraduate:  135
  • Master of Science:  26                         
  • Master of Engineering:  20
  • PhD:  22

Graduation Numbers: (2012-2013)

  • Undergraduate: 39
  • Master of Science:  11                             
  • Master of Engineering: (first year)
  • PhD:  3