Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, products, equipment, infrastructure, and information. Industrial engineers are creative problem solvers who work together to observe, model, and improve systems from healthcare, manufacturing, transportation/logistics to emergency response, agriculture, finance, and energy.

Industrial Engineering at Francis Marion University

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree program is a 4-year program. The program was created in response to demand from local industries. A study conducted by Francis Marion University suggested a need for industrial Engineers in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina. The program is the only industrial engineering program in the Pee Dee Region and is housed in the Department of Physics and Engineering. Graduates complete a unique 122-credit hour curriculum that includes instruction in engineering, physics, and mathematics.
The FMU Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


The mission of the Industrial Engineering program is to prepare undergraduate students with the skills, capabilities, confidence and knowledge to fulfill the local and regional needs of South Carolina. The program is dedicated to recruiting, educating, and retaining a diverse student population by offering a rigorous, comprehensive and unique curriculum that enables students to learn current Industrial Engineering concepts.


The Industrial Engineering program uses the educational facilities in the Leatherman Science Facility (LSF) at Francis Marion.


View information on ABET and the ABET accreditation policies and procedures within the IE program at Francis Marion University here.

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