Undergraduate Programs in

Industrial Engineering

If you like figuring out how to make the best use of time, human effort, production processes, and financial and physical resources, you may be an industrial engineer at heart. The field lets you combine engineering and the social sciences to create systems that improve efficiency -- whether in an emergency room, a manufacturing floor, or a baseball lineup. 


In the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering program, you'll first build a foundation in universal engineering theories, mathematics, and the physical sciences and also take courses in accounting, management, computer science, and the social sciences.  

Courses include:

  • Computational Methods in Engineering
  • Static and Dynamic Mechanics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Project Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Management of Change and Innovation in Organizations

You can also advance to management positions in leading engineering and technology firms with the Master of Science (MS) in Engineering Management at Hofstra University. 

Learn from Experts

Meet Dr. Richard Puerzer

Industrial Engineering professor and Engineering Department Chair, Richard Puerzer, PhD, has a research interest in the application of engineering tools and techniques in the game of baseball. He is an avid baseball historian and a regular presenter at the Baseball Hall of Fame who has written on a broad array of topics.

Meet the Faculty

The Student Experience

Explore potential career paths, get real-world insights, develop valuable workplace skills, and build a network of professional contacts through internships, research opportunities, student organizations, and full-time professional work experiences. 

student intern in office

Students have recently interned at:

  • Boeing Co.
  • Canon USA, Inc.
  • D'Addario & Company Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Lizardos Engineering Associates P. C.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Long Island Railroad
  • National Grid
  • NY Department of Transportation
  • Structure Tone
engineering students using machinery

Earn While You Learn

  • The DeMatteis Co-op Program offers a full-time, six-to-eight month paid position with one of more than 200 companies, providing valuable professional experience before you graduate.  
  • The Advanced Summer Program in Research (ASPiRe) lets you work on a research project, with a stipend, under the guidance of a faculty mentor. More than two dozen undergraduates have had their work published in scholarly journals in the last few years.

The Outlook

With our comprehensive program, you’ll be ready to pursue either a career right after graduation or advanced study. According to recent alumni surveys and labor market data: 


Alums who are working, in grad school, or both


Expected job growth for this major by 2026


Average salary within one year of graduation

Alumni Success

DeMatteis School engineering graduates enjoy considerable success upon graduation, whether they obtain positions at prestigious companies or pursue advanced study at top graduate schools. 

Recent alumni work at companies such as:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Boeing Co.
  • Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO)
  • Lizardos Engineering Associates PC
  • Metro-North Railroad
  • National Grid
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • PSEG Long Island
  • Skanska USA Building

Those pursuing graduate degrees study at:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Villanova University

State of the Art Learning Spaces

Take advantage of an extraordinary array of sophisticated laboratory facilities, including the Mechatronics Lab, the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Lab, the Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems and Mobile Computing Lab, and a dozen other engineering and computer science laboratories.

Top Ranked

The engineering program at the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science ranks No. 33 among 220 non-PhD granting schools in U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best Colleges list.

engineering students working together at desk

Questions about our program?

Contact Us

Richard Puerzer

Chair, Department of Engineering