Bachelor of Science Degree Program

Why Choose Industrial Engineering?

If you like working with people, have a knack for planning and seek unlimited opportunities, industrial engineering could be an exciting career for you. Industrial Engineers are the future planners for most companies and agencies. They analyze the best methods and designs for making products and offering services. Industrial Engineering graduates from New Mexico State historically have received higher salaries than the national average for beginning engineers (averaging $50,000 to $55,000 with a high of $65,000 for first year hires). New Mexico State is a key recruiting institution for many major companies looking for excellent engineers.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

The objective of our industrial engineering program is to produce graduates who can design and analyze production, service and distribution systems for manufacturing and service industries as well as for government and research organizations. Industrial engineers use mathematical, physical and social science tools to function successfully on multi-disciplinary teams. Our Industrial Engineering program stresses professional and ethical responsibility, effective communication skills.

The College of Engineering offers the only industrial engineering degree program in New Mexico that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The program prepares students for a wide variety of employment opportunities or for advanced education in fields such as engineering, law, medicine or business. Students in the program have plenty of opportunity for hands-on experience in laboratories and they are encouraged to take part in cooperative education and internship opportunities. Actual work experience is a big advantage when seeking employment after graduation.

What can I expect from the NMSU Department of Industrial Engineering?

  • Individual attention – Our program is based on strong student-faculty relationships
  • Strong student support – Our students are active in department, college and university activities. Our alumni actively recruit our students for employment
  • Availability of faculty – Our faculty are ready to help you succeed.

What kind of opportunities can I expect with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering?

New Mexico State industrial engineering graduates begin their careers in various settings. Some start working for large organizations such as manufacturing companies, national laboratories, retail or medical facilities. Others start their own firms. Some go to graduate school and study engineering or business. Studying industrial engineering gives you a a strong background in engineering and science with global perspective.

Industrial engineers enter the workforce at an average starting salary of more than $50,000. Industrial engineering is unique in the engineering disciplines because its focus is on the human element in systems. Members of this versatile engineering discipline work in nearly all industries, finding employment with manufacturers, national laboratories, research organizations, retail firms, medical facilities, utility companies or consulting firms. Recent graduates have gone to work for companies such as Intel, General Motors, Ford, Boeing, Ethicon, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and General Electric.