Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

1930s

  • 1930 First Industrial Engineering courses
  • 5/2/1930 Industrial Engineering curriculum established

    Curriculum in industrial engineering is announced, with the first courses to be offered in the fall of 1930

  • 1931 Department of Industrial Engineering established

    The Department of Industrial Engineering is established and located in Daniels Hall.

  • DefaultDaniels Hall

1940s

  • 1940 Department of Industrial Engineering relocated

    The Department of Industrial Engineering moves from Daniels Hall to the 1911 Building.

1950s

  • 1950 Department of Industrial Engineering moves

    The Department of Industrial Engineering moves from the 1911 Building to Riddick Laboratories.

  • DefaultRiddick Engineering Laboratories
  • 1950 First masters' degree in Industrial Engineering conferred

1970s

  • 1974 Rajendra Pachauri awarded doctorate

    Rajendra Pachauri was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree. He had previously earned a Master of Science degree in 1972. Later, in 2007, he shared the Nobel Peace Prize.

2000s

  • 2005 Department of Industrial Engineering moves

    The Department of Industrial Engineering moves from Riddick Labs to Daniels Hall.

  • 2005 Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    The Department of Industrial Engineering is renamed the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, making it the first named department at NC State. More historical information is available on the departmental website.