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Five reasons Clemson University ranks in the top 20 in industrial engineering


Clemson University’s Department of Industrial Engineering moved up five spaces and now ranks 16th in the nation overall and 11th among public universities in the latest U.S. News & World report rankings. Here’s what makes the department such a special place:

Exemplary educational experiences: The Department of Industrial Engineering offers a full spectrum of programs that lead to Bachelors of Science, Masters of Science, Masters of Engineering and Doctors of Philosophy. Students have opportunities to expand their education beyond the classroom by conducting research, studying abroad, engaging in service projects and applying their knowledge in real-world settings. Areas of emphasis include: supply chain optimization, scheduling and logistics; human-computer interaction and ergonomics; and naturalistic decision making.

Top talent: Investments in personnel and facilities have helped attract some of the globe’s top industrial engineering faculty to Clemson. They are tackling some of the foremost challenges in engineering and are having an impact in industries that range from transportation and manufacturing to healthcare, public policy and consulting.

Leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs of the future: Clemson industrial engineering students continuously win high honors and scholarships, and several serve in leadership positions in campus organizations. Faculty and staff in the department create an environment rich with opportunity to lead, innovate and learn entrepreneurship.

Best alumni: After graduation, many Clemson industrial engineers begin successful careers with top companies ranging from BMW to Accenture to Amazon. Many also continue their education in top graduate programs. Either way, they stay in touch with their alma mater, offering time and treasure to make the Clemson experience even better for the next generation.

Beautiful place to live: Clemson is nestled on the shores of Lake Hartwell, and the Upstate offers abundant opportunities to engage in outdoor recreation, sports, the arts and dining. The University’s football team has won three national championships, including two since 2016, and the stadium experience is one of the most exciting in the NCAA.

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