BS in Industrial Engineering

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

Educational Objectives:

The program is distinctive in its emphasis on quantitative, economic, computer-aided approaches to production and service management problems. It is focused on providing an experimental and mathematical problem-formulating and problem-solving framework for industrial engineering work. The curriculum provides a broad foundation in the current ideas, models and methods of industrial engineering. 

The Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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

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

Outcomes:

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.

Curriculum

Students enrolled in BSIE 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
  Credit Hours 14
Spring
IEN 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
ECO 211 or 212

Principles of Microeconomics

or Principles of Macroeconomics

3
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
  Credit Hours 16
Sophomore Year
Fall
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
IEN 201 Methods Analysis and Work Measurement 3
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 16
Spring
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
CAE 210, ECE 205,

or MAE 303

Mechanics of Solids I

or Principles of Electrical Engineering–I
or Thermodynamics I

3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 16
Junior Year
Fall
HA Cognate (Advanced HA Elective) 1 3
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
PS Cognate (Advanced PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 18
Spring
IEN 312 Applied Statistical Methods 3
IEN 361 Industrial Cost Analysis 3
IEN 363 Project Management for Engineers 3
IEN 406 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3
IEN 442 Stochastic Models in Operations Research 3
Technical Elective 2 3
  Credit Hours 18
Senior Year
Fall
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
IEN Elective 3 3
  Credit Hours 15
Spring
IEN 494 Senior Project 3
IEN 524 Decision Support Systems in Industrial Engineering 3
IEN 568 Materials Handling and Facilities Planning 3
IEN Elective 3 3
IEN Elective 3 3
  Credit Hours 15
  Total Credit Hours 128

1To 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.

2The Technical Elective is selected from courses at the 300 level or above, offered by one of the following departments: MTH, BTE (except BTE 417), BME (except BME 320), CAE, ECO, EEN, IEN, MEN, ACC, FIN, MGT (Except MGT 303), MAS, MKT.

3IEN Electives are selected from courses at the 300 level or above, offered by the Department of Industrial Engineering.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Statistics