About the Department
As the home of the first industrial engineering program in the world (established in 1908), the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.
Both the undergraduate and graduate industrial engineering programs are consistently recognized as top programs in the country thanks to a diverse faculty, exceptional students, ever-evolving curricula, world-class facilities, and extensive research and outreach efforts that are aimed at improving the design, production, and delivery of products and services.
Industrial engineering students at Penn State emerge as the next generation of leaders in industry, research, academia, and beyond.
We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.
We you to visit our department and see all of the tremendous things we are doing to advance industrial engineering.
310 Leonhard Building
University Park, PA 16802
Getting to Penn State
Conveniently situated amidst many major cities, the State College, Pa., campus is within driving distance from metropolitan hubs like Harrisburg (1.5 hours, 90 miles), Pittsburgh (3 hours, 137 miles), Philadelphia (3.5 hours, 194 miles), Baltimore (3.5 hours, 155 miles), Washington, D. C. (4 hours, 190 miles), New York City (5 hours, 250 miles), and Toronto (6.5 hours, 304 miles).
From the northeast (New York City, the Poconos), follow I-80 West to Exit #161 (Bellefonte), and follow I-99 south to State College. Take Exit $74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University.
From the southeast (Philadelphia), follow I-76 West (the Pennsylvania Turnpike) to Exit #247 (Harrisburg East), then follow I-283 to I-83, proceeding north on I-83 to the I-81 interchange. Then follow I-81 South to the exit for Route 322/22 West. Proceed west on Route 322 through Lewistown to State College, Exit #74.
From the southwest (Pittsburgh), follow Route 22 East to the exit for Route 22 at Duncansville, then follow I-99/Route 220 North to Route 322 East to the Mt. Nittany Expressway/State College Exit #73.
From the northwest (Erie), follow I-80 East to Exit #124 (Woodland) just east of Clearfield, then follow Route 322 East to the Mt. Nittany Expressway/State College Exit #73.