The Department of Industrial Engineering is part of the Engineering Faculty of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. It was established in 1954, with the five-year program toward a BSIE. In 1982-83 the graduate program was established with a Masters in Management Systems. During the academic year 1996-1997 the University approved the graduate program of Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Masters in Engineering in Industrial Engineering was later approved. The new Masters options are available.