P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science

Lehigh University's Industrial and Systems Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. For enrollment and degree data, visit Lehigh Engineering's Accreditation page.

Program Educational Objectives

The set of key, over-arching objectives of the Industrial and Systems Engineering program are to prepare our students, within the first several years of the beginning of their careers, to:

  1. meet the expectations of employers of industrial and systems engineers,

  2. pursue advanced study, if desired,

  3. be active leaders in their profession and/or community.

Specifically, these general objectives can be met by graduates that

  1. recognize and analyze problems, design innovative solutions, and lead their implementation,

  2. excel as industrial and systems engineering professionals who are able to operate effectively in a global, culturally diverse society,

  3. communicate effectively using written, oral, and electronic media,

  4. pursue life-long learning and professional growth as ethical and responsible members of society,

  5. form, lead, and participate on multi-disciplinary teams that solve problems in engineering and business.

In each course in the Industrial & Systems Engineering program, a subset of the student outcomes, listed below, are pursued to prepare students to achieve the Industrial and Systems Engineering program’s stated objectives. This list of student outcomes articulated by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org , have been adopted by the program and are 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 effectively 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