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.
1967: The first batch of Industrial Engineers graduated.
Jose Ventura Gamatero, B.S. IE ’67
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, and 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.
1981: The first summa cum laude of the department—Jesse O. Ang—graduated with a weighted average of 1.078.
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.