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Industrial Engineering

As an industrial engineer, you make products better and less expensive—and you make life easier. You’ll work with complex systems involving people, equipment and information to find ways to make them work more efficiently and productively.

At Arizona State University, you’ll have the opportunity to put your ideas and skills to work early. You’ll use your technical skills, combined with simulation and database tools to enhance efficiency and profitability while also undertaking hands-on activities to spark creativity and originality in design.

Industrial engineers look at all of the pieces of a system and figure out ways to make it faster, safer and easier. They are interested in making companies more successful—not just manufacturing companies, but a wide range of industries including healthcare, entertainment, telecommunications and transportation.

Because industrial engineers help improve both quality and productivity, they are valuable to companies of all sizes—even in lean economic times.

ASU’s industrial engineering program is ranked among the top 20 in the nation.

In addition to gaining core skills in physical, mathematical and social sciences, you have access to hands-on, experiential opportunities through on-campus research projects and our close proximity to the many companies located in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

The Industrial Engineering, B.S.E. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Student enrollment and graduation data are available at

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Accelerated 4+1 program badgeIndustrial Engineering can be pursued as an accelerated 4+1 degree. Accelerated 4+1 programs combine advanced undergraduate course work with graduate course work, enabling students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years. Interested? Learn more about accelerated 4+1 degrees.

Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Fulton Schools of Engineering

Application Deadlines


Priority – February 15
Final – July 1


Priority – October 15
Final – December 1

Financing Your Education

Find and apply for relevant scholarships.

Be sure to check out Fulton Schools’ scholarships available to both new and continuing students at

Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Industrial Engineering Degree

Location Tempe campus
Tempe, Arizona

Graduate DegreesAccelerated 4+1 program badge

Finish two degrees faster by combining advanced undergraduate and graduate coursework during your senior year as part of the accelerated 4+1 bachelor’s plus master’s program.

M.S. in Industrial Engineering Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering

Nicole | Industrial Engineering

As a student in ASU’s Barrett, the Honors College, Nicole thrived as an industrial engineering major. Her affinity for leadership and outreach reflected itself in the leadership roles she took on, including vice president and, later, president of the ASU chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and vice president of the Institute of Industrial Engineers chapter. All of these management experiences served her well in a year-and-a-half internship with U.S. Airways. Read more