BS in Industrial Engineering- Premed Concentration

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The Department of Industrial Engineering offers program leading to BS degree in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) with a Premed Concentration.

The Department of Industrial Engineering offers program leading to BS degree in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) with a Premed Concentration. The program is a broad, interdisciplinary field that applies the science and technology of engineering to problems in biology, life sciences, medicine and biotechnology. The Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Educational Objectives:

Within the first several years following graduation from the Industrial Engineering program, graduates are expected to be:

  1. Working as professionals by adding value in any one of the following sectors:
    • Service
    • Government
    • Consulting
    • Retail
    • Manufacturing
  2. Pursuing or holding a graduate degree and/or developing professionally through continuing education, licensure, certification and seminars in a new area or their chosen areas of expertise.


Students who qualify for graduation in the Industrial Engineering program will have demonstrated the following:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Students enrolled in BSIE – Premed Concentration program are required to complete 128 course credits.

Plan of Study

Freshman Year
Fall Credit Hours
IEN 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
ECO 211 or 212

Principles of Microeconomics or

Principles of Macroeconomics

  Credit Hours 17
IEN 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
  Credit Hours 17
Sophomore Year
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
IEN 201 Methods Analysis and Work Measurement 3
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
  Credit Hours 18
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 18
Junior Year
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHM 205 Chemical Dynamics Laboratory 1
IEN 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability 3
IEN 351 Industrial Safety Engineering 3
IEN 380 Engineering Economy 3
IEN 441 Deterministic Models in Operations Research 3
  Credit Hours 16
Advanced Bioscience Elective 2* 3
Advanced Bioscience Elective 2 3
Technical or Science Lab Elective 3 1
IEN 312 Applied Statistical Methods 3
IEN 361 Industrial Cost Analysis 3
IEN 363 Project Management for Engineers 3
IEN 442 Stochastic Models in Operations Research (Advanced Bioscience Elective) 2 3
  Credit Hours 19
Senior Year
IEN 465 Production and Inventory Control 3
IEN 512 Statistical Quality Control and Quality Management 3
IEN 547 Computer Simulation Systems 3
IEN 557 Ergonomics And Human Factors Engineering 3
HA Cognate (Advanced HA Elective) 1 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 18
IEN 406 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3
IEN 494 Senior Project 3
IEN 524 Decision Support Systems in Industrial Engineering 3
IEN 568 Materials Handling and Facilities Planning 3
PS Cognate (Advanced PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 15
  Total Credit Hours 138
1 To be selected from lists of approved People and Society (PS)/Humanities and Arts (HA) (or applicable cognates). Students take a minimum of 3 courses (9 credit hours) in HA cognate and 3 courses in PS Cognate (9 credit hours) to be selected from the list of available cognates.
2 Advanced Bioscience Elective is to be chosen from BIL 250, BIL 255, BIL 268, MIC 301, CHM 202 or BMB 402. Students should verify admission requirements of their medical school of interest to verify Adv. Bioscience requirements, e.g. organic chemistry II, biochemistry, or both.
3 Technical or Science Elective Lab is selected from a science lab complementing the Adv Bioscience Elective (e.g., CHM or BIL lab).
* Students planning on taking the MCAT should take BMB 401 Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences as their first Adv. Bioscience Elective. 

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