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Industrial engineering (IE) is a profession dedicated to the design, integration, and optimization of systems of people and machines that produce and deliver high quality goods and services. Oregon State University's graduate studies in Industrial Engineering are designed to prepare students for an industrial, academic, service or government career.
To be eligible for graduate studies in the industrial engineering graduate program at Oregon State University, applicants must have a baccalaureate or master’s degree in science, mathematics, engineering, computer science, or business as well as at least one course in each of the following preparatory areas: linear algebra, statistics, engineering economy and computer programming.
Please review the Graduate Options in Industrial Engineering below.
Advanced Manufacturing focuses on the integration of nanomaterial synthesis and microfabrication techniques and conventional macroscale manufacturing technologies to produce nano- and microscale systems in an economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable manner.
Such efforts require both an understanding of the physical and chemical phenomena influencing manufacturing processes and bottom-up cost estimating to evaluate the economics of competing manufacturing strategies. Process-specific manufacturability rules, tooling and metrology can then be developed and applied.
Advanced manufacturing work done at Oregon State University is summarized below:
Nanomanufacturing. Nanomanufacturing differs from nanotechnology in that it controls matter at the scale of a nanometer at high production rates. Low-cost routes to nanostructured surfaces and materials involve moving away from gas-phase processing to solution processing. Microchannel process technology (MPT) can enhance heat and mass transfer within solution processes leading to better process control. At Oregon State, researchers are using computational fluid dynamics to evaluate the effects of mixer design on nanoparticle size distribution during nanomaterial synthesis.
Micromanufacturing. Typical micromanufacturing processes are developed around microchannel lamination or powder processing platforms drawing on backgrounds in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics and material science. Examples of analysis and modeling studies being conducted at OSU include effects of powder/binder systems on flow and compaction behavior in injection molds and effects of device geometry and materials on the outcome of bonding processes.
MIME Graduate Faculty in Advanced Manufacturing
Other Oregon State Advanced Manufacturing Faculty
Human Systems Engineering uses engineering methods and knowledge from the physical, biological, information, social, and management sciences to develop, implement, operate, evaluate, and improve human–machine, human–human, and human–organization systems. Topical areas include management systems engineering and human factors and ergonomics.
MIME Graduate Faculty in Human Systems Engineering
Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MSE) focuses on the development of reliable, economically competitive, and environmentally benign manufacturing processes and systems. Topical areas include operations research, computer integrated manufacturing, environmentally responsible manufacturing, simulation, and statistical quality engineering.
MIME Graduate Faculty in Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Information Systems Engineering (ISE) uses information systems to integrate organizational mechanisms, people, and processes for purposes of improving organizational performance. Typical ISE technologies include database management systems, networks, wireless communications, web-enabled technologies, and automatic identification and data collection using bar codes, RFID, EDI, and other such devices.
At Oregon State, IE graduate students pursuing the ISE option apply these technologies to such applications as supply chain engineering, cost management, warehouse management, health services management, and production scheduling.
MIME Graduate Faculty in Information Systems Engineering