In 1965, the College of Engineering started offering the degree of B.S. Industrial Engineering under the supervision of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Professors from the Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mathematics Departments were among the first teachers of the first batch of industrial engineering students. Many of the first batches of IE students were shiftees from Mechanical Engineering.

Prof. Johnny Uy was one of the program's first teachers.

Prof. Johnny Uy was one of the program’s first teachers.

1967: The first batch of Industrial Engineers graduated.

Jose Ventura Gamatero, B.S. IE '67

Jose Ventura Gamatero, B.S. IE ’67

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1967: The UP Industrial Engineering Club was founded.

1971: The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research was officially established, becoming the newest department of the College of Engineering.

Dr. Luis Pascual became the new department's first chairperson

Dr. Luis Pascual became the new department’s first chairperson

1976: The UP Society of Industrial Engineering Majors (now known as the UP Circle of Engineering Majors) was officially recognized.

A class during the late 1970s.

A class during the late 1970s.

1981: The first summa cum laude of the department—Jesse O. Ang—graduated with a weighted average of 1.078.

Members of UP IE Club performing during the Engineering Smoker's Night in the early 1980s.

Members of UP IE Club performing during the Engineering Smoker’s Night in the early 1980s.

1980s-colloquia

During the late 1980s, the department initiated a series of colloquia facilitated by the faculty members and attended by members of both the industry and the academe.

1998–2004: The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) named the Department as the country’s sole Center of Excellence in the field of Industrial Engineering.

The faculty and staff of the department at the close of the last millennium.

The faculty and staff of the department at the close of the last millennium.

2006: The UP IE Alumni Association was incorporated.

Prof. Amado San Mateo, ME ’56 received a lifetime achievement award in 2009 after decades of service in the university. Lolo Madz, as he is fondly called, is one of the first IE professors who taught to the first batch of IE students.

Prof. Amado San Mateo, ME ’56 received a lifetime achievement award in 2009 after decades of service in the university. Lolo Madz, as he is fondly called, is one of the first IE professors who taught to the first batch of IE students.

A jam-packed Engineering Theater during the First Lean Six Sigma Symposium last November 2008.

A jam-packed Engineering Theater during the First Lean Six Sigma Symposium last November 2008.

2009: The department completed its transfer from the first floor of Melchor Hall to the fourth floor vacated by the College of Architecture. The renovation of the Faculty Room was aided by the UPIEAA.

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Up until now, the students of the IE Department continue to excel in sports. The department has been a consistent placer in the Engineering Cup tournaments.

UP Industrial Engineering Alumni Association

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A photo dated May 26, 1995 offers a glimpse of how it all started. The UP IE Alumni Association was incorporated in 2006—more than a decade after it was initially conceptualized.

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The UPIEAA led the inauguration of the newly renovated IE/OR Faculty Room last August 2009. During the occasion, a commemorative plaque for the First Hundred UPIEAA Lifetime Members was also unveiled.