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.


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.


Industrial & Management Systems Engineering 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.

Program Educational 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 with a range of audiences;

   III.  Display effective teamwork when working with persons from diverse backgrounds, disciiplines and skill sets;

   IV.  Engage in professional development throughout their careers;

    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.


Student Outcomes

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

(a)  Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems[1] by applying principles of mathematics, science, and         engineering;
(b)  Develop and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
       apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs;
(d)  function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive               environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
(e)  recognize professional and ethical responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments;
(f)  factor global, economic, environmental, cultural and social considerations into engineering decisions;
(g)  communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
(h)  acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies;
(i)  design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information,
     equipment and energy; and
(j)  identify and evaluate systems used to effectively organize and deploy resources in production, service and other             technological environments.


[1] Complex engineering problems (as defined by ABET) involve conflicting technical issues, diverse stakeholders, multiple interacting components, non-obvious solutions, or significant consequences in a range of contexts.


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 2018
Fall 2017
Fall 2016 24 25 30 53 132
Fall 2015 22 30 36 33 121
Fall 2014 28 31 18 34 111

*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
2018 - 2019
1 5 14 20
2017 - 2018 0 14 19 33
2016 - 2017 3 4 17 24
2015 - 2016 0 2 6 8
2014 - 2015 1 5            11 17