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Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE)

Industrial Engineering Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

ABET Accreditation Guidelines

The current ABET curricular requirements and guidelines for accredited engineering programs are:

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credit hours (or equivalent) of a combination of college-level mathematics and basic sciences with experimental experience appropriate to the program.
  2. A minimum of 45 semester credit hours (or equivalent) of engineering topics appropriate to the program, consisting of engineering and computer sciences and engineering design, and utilizing modern engineering tools.
  3. A broad education component that complements the technical content of the curriculum and is consistent with the program educational objectives.
  4. A culminating major engineering design experience that 1) incorporates appropriate engineering standards and multiple constraints, and 2) is based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work.

Program History

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Morgan State University awards the degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) and is the only accredited IE program in the State of Maryland. The Industrial Engineering program at Morgan State University was established in 1986 with the first graduating class in 1990. Initial accreditation was received in 1992, the department is currently preparing for an accreditation visit in Fall 2019. Since the last ABET visit in 2013, a major change has occurred: the number of credits required for the B.S. degree has been changed to 120 credits, to reflect the national average and state average, as advocated by Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).

Institution's Mission Statement

Morgan State University serves the community, region, state, nation, and world as an intellectual and creative resource by supporting, empowering and preparing high-quality, diverse graduates to lead the world. The University offers innovative, inclusive, and distinctive educational experiences to a broad cross-section of the population in a comprehensive range of disciplines at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree levels. Through collaborative pursuits, scholarly research, creative endeavors, and dedicated public service, the University gives significant priority to addressing societal problems, particularly those prevalent in urban communities.

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives of the ISE department are to prepare future leaders in Industrial Engineering with the knowledge, skills, and tools to meet the requirements of the industrial sector.  The ISE department at MSU expects its graduates within a few years of graduation to attain the following:

  1. Be employed as an engineer and/or accepted into graduate school;
  2. Be efficient and innovative in solving engineering problems in different environments;
  3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Professionally communicate complex technical information;
  5. Be responsible leaders who follow the proper code of ethics and values.

Student Outcomes

To meet the requirements of ABET and support the Program Educational Objectives, the ISE department had been using the student outcomes (a) through (k) as per ABET criterion 3, through years 2013-2018. Since fall 2018, student outcomes (1)-(7) as per new ABET criterion 3 are used by our department for guidance. The student outcomes are documented in the ISE student handbook as well as the school web site. The new outcomes (1)-(7) are detailed as follows::

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate efficiently with a range of audiences;
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts;
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives;
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies, consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors

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