Harold and Inge Marcus Department of

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


About Us

Paul GriffinWelcome to the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Located in the Leonhard Building, the Marcus Department houses some of the most state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in the country. From its establishment as the first industrial engineering department in the nation in 1909, the department has continued to advance and is recognized today as an international leader in industrial engineering education, research and outreach.

With a renowned group of diverse faculty, we focus on addressing today’s most pressing issues through innovative research and collaborative study. Our faculty is committed to providing the highest standards of academic excellence. We strive to be student-centered and to maintain an open and diverse community of scholarship.

As a student, you will be challenged and educated by faculty dedicated to offering the best learning environment possible to ensure you are equipped with the analytical and organizational skills necessary to succeed in today’s global economy. You will be given the opportunity to participate in co-op programs, study abroad programs, research and professional societies that further your development. The Marcus Department offers B.S., M.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering. Over the last 100 years, more than 7,000 industrial engineers have received degrees from Penn State and many are now world-class leaders in their field.

As you consider which university to attend, please take the time to browse through our web site and learn more about our department. If you have questions or would like to tour the Leonhard Building facilities, please call 814-865-7601 and set up an appointment to visit.


Paul Griffin
Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Head Chair