BS Industrial & Management Systems Engineering 

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT USA

The  Montana State University Industrial & Management Systems Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

 ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.  Telephone: 1+406-347-7700.


M&IE Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department is to serve the State of Montana, the region, and the nation by providing outstanding leadership and contributions in knowledge discovery, student learning, innovation and entrepreneurship, and service to community and profession.


IMSE Program Mission

The mission of the undergraduate program in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering is to produce graduates well-grounded in both classical and current industrial engineering knowledge and skills consistent with the land grant mission of MSU.  Graduates will be prepared to be productive citizens and contributors to the economic well-being of employers.

IMSE Program Objectives --

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering graduates will:

     I.  Utilize industrial and management systems engineering tools and knowledge in their chosen career paths;

    II.  Employ effective communication;

   III.  Work in multidisciplinary professional teams;

   IV.  Engage in life-long learning, including post-graduate education for some graduates;

    V.  Contribute to industry and society, including involvement in professional and other service activities

   VI.  Design, manage, improve, and integrate systems across a broad range of organizations; and

  VII.  Participate in ethical leadership in design and operational activities that contribute to their organization and community.


IMSE Student Outcomes --

Students completing the Industrial and Management Systems Engineering program will demonstrate:

(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;

(d)  an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;

(e)  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems from a systems perspective;

(f)  an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;

(g)  an ability to communicate effectively;

(h)  the broad education necessary to understand the systems level of 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;

(j)  a knowledge of contemporary issues;

(k)  an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;

(l)  an ability to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy; and

(m) an understanding of the systems used to effectively organize and deploy resources in production, service and other technological environments.


IMSE Program Assessment

Plan and results (ABET Criterion 2, Criterion 3, and Criterion 4)


IE/IMSE Undergraduate Student Enrollment*

Year Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior Total
Fall 2017 18



59 133
Fall 2016 24



53 132
Fall 2015 22 30 36 33 121
Fall 2014 28 31 18 34 111
Fall 2013 23 17 14 35 89

*Data taken from the Office of Planning and Analysis, Report G: 

IE/IMSE Undergraduate Student Graduation for Last Five Years

Academic Year Summer Fall Spring Total
2017 - 2018
0 14 19 33
2016 - 2017 3 4 17 24
2015 - 2016 0 2 6 8
2014 - 2015 1 5 11 17
2013 - 2014 1 2            12 15