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Coming this Fall 2016… MS, Healthcare Systems Engineering

The Masters in Industrial Engineering, Healthcare Systems Engineering track produces graduates with strong fundamental skills in systems engineering along with a strong background in healthcare delivery systems and processes. Graduates will be ideally positioned for skilled professional management roles aimed at improving quality, streamlining processes, and improving efficiency in the constantly evolving healthcare systems.

Students Working To Design NASA Workstation

Undergraduate students in the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems department have been working together to design a workstation and full facility layout for NASA. The University of Central Florida students: Sylvia DiPaulo, Karissa Hall, Leo Shane and Brian Strevens traveled to the Kennedy Space Center to record dimensions of the firing room and to observe how the facility was currently utilizing space. 


Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola and UCF are proud to offer UCF’s BSIE program at USIL’s Center for Global Education (CGE) in Lima, Peru, under a joint academic agreement. Faculty from the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Systems have begun delivering courses via distance learning and on the USIL campus in Lima. With courses taught entirely in English, the dual degree program will allow participating students to pursue both the University of Central Florida BSIE degree, as well as a baccalaureate degree in engineering from USIL.

IEMS Student Assistant Featured in UCF Today.

UCF mechanical engineering senior Kevin Bauer wants people to know that the national award-winning student club he leads – the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers – is devoted to reducing global energy consumption, and not to repairing appliances.

The student engineers design and build heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems for buildings and for seven of the past nine years, UCF’s designs have placed in the top three in ASHRAE national contests.

UCF Industrial Engineer Solves Big Problem at Juilliard

The search for open rehearsal spaces at the Juilliard School in New York – where aspiring actors, musicians and dancers outnumber available practice rooms by almost 7 to 1 – has been streamlined, thanks to the engineering skills of the school’s operations manager Adam Gagan, a UCF 2012 alumnus with a master’s degree in industrial engineering.

Gagan devised an online reservations system that streamlines how students find open practice rooms on campus of the world-famous performing arts school.

Dr. McCauley Awarded Jefferson Fellowship

Dr. Pamela McCauley, professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, has been awarded a Jefferson Science Fellowship with the U.S. State Department for the 2015-2016 term. The Jefferson Science Fellowship program serves as an innovative model for engaging the American academic science and engineering communities in U.S. foreign policy.

Engineering Student Takes Top Prize in Business Competition

Brandon Naids, who is pursuing a master’s degree in industrial engineering, has won the 2015 UCF Business Model Competition for his presentation about his company Talon Simulations.

The annual event is hosted by the UCF Blackstone LaunchPad, an initiative of the College of Business Administration’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

New UCF Design Class Brings Art, Engineering Students Together

Dr. Robert Hoekstra, an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, was recently named an associate professor of art and is co-teaching this spring with art professor Robert Reedy to bring both fields together in the class Advanced Design Lab. Hoekstra is the first at UCF to share a joint appointment between the art and engineering colleges.

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$2.6 Million Gift from Presagis

Oct. 28, 2014 - Presagis, a world leader in Modeling and Simulation software, was recognized for their in-kind gift of the Presagis Suite software valued at $2.6 million. Dr. Michael Georgiopoulos, dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, was presented with a ceremonial check by Jean-Michel Brière, Presagis General Manager, in an event held in the Lockheed Martin Synthetic Environment Learning Laboratory.

Dr. McCauley BEYA STEM "Promotion of Education" award recipient

Dr. Pamela McCauley, professor in Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, will be receiving the College-Level Promotion of Education award at the 29th BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference in Washington D.C. on February 7, 2015.

Dr. McCauley is being recognized for “demonstrated strong commitment to preserving superior engineering, scientific and technical education programs.”  Congratulations!