Accreditation

ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology).  The Cal Poly Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.  The College of Engineering accreditation site is:  College of Engineering website.  

The following are the Educational Objectives (PEOs) for the Industrial Engineering Program:

  1. Immediate Practice – Graduates will make immediate contributions to the practice of industrial engineering or a related field by their demonstrated knowledge of contemporary issues and direct, hands-on experience with the modern tools and techniques of the discipline.
  2. Solid Engineering Foundations – Graduates will have successful careers based on their ability to solve problems and make improvements through engineering design, experimentation, and application of scientific principles as well as their ability to analyze and critically evaluate solutions.
  3. Broad Education – Graduates will have careers of distinction and leadership based on their ability to communicate effectively, to contribute meaningfully to a team effort, and to understand the economic, societal, and ethical impacts of their decisions.
  4. Life-Long Learning – Graduates will demonstrate the ability and desire to follow a life-long pursuit of personal fulfillment through education.

The following are the Educational Objectives (PEOs) for the Manufacturing Engineering Program:

  1. Immediate Practice. Graduates will make immediate contributions to the practice of manufacturing engineering or a related field by their demonstrated knowledge of contemporary issues and direct, hands-on experience with the modern tools and techniques of the discipline.
  2. Solid Engineering Foundations – Graduates will have successful careers based on their demonstrated ability to solve problems and make improvements through engineering design, experimentation, and application of scientific principles as well as their ability to analyze and critically evaluate their decisions.
  3. Broad Education – Graduates will have careers of distinction and leadership based on their ability to communicate effectively, to contribute meaningfully to a team effort, and to understand the economic and ethical impacts of their decisions.
  4. Life-Long Learning – Graduates will demonstrate the ability and desire to follow a life-long pursuit of personal fulfillment through education.

The following are the Student Outcomes for the Industrial Engineering Program:

A. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
B. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
C. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic  constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (includes ability to design and develop integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy)
D. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
E. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (including the ability improve integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy
F. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
G. An ability to communicate effectively
H. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
I. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

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A knowledge of contemporary issues
K. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (includes the ability to integrate systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices as well as the ability to implement such systems) 

The following are the Student Outcomes for the Manufacturing Engineering Program:

A. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (includes proficiency in materials)
B. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (includes manufacturing laboratory or facility experience, the ability to measure manufacturing process variables and develop technical inferences about the process) 
C. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (includes proficiency in manufacturing processes, the ability to design manufacturing processes, that result in products that meet specific material and other requirements; proficiency in process, assembly and product engineering, the ability to design products and the equipment, tooling, and environment necessary for their manufacture; and proficiency in manufacturing systems design, the ability to analyze, synthesize, and control manufacturing operations using statistical methods) 
D. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams 
E. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
F. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
G. An ability to communicate effectively
H. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (includes manufacturing competitiveness, of the ability to create competitive advantage through manufacturing planning, strategy, quality, and control) 
I. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning 
J. A knowledge of contemporary issues
K. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice 

Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork Certification

As part of the requirements for graduation, both IE and MFGE majors must participate in a teamwork experience where they join students from multiple disciplines. For IE Majors this requirement is fulfilled by participation in the team project in IME 319, Human Factors Engineering. For MFGE students this is fulfilled by participation in IME 418, Product Process Design. In addition, all IE and MFGE students will participate with students from other majors when they enroll in IME 144, Introduction to Design and Manufacturing.