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BS in Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineers figure out how to do things better. They engineer processes and systems that improve quality and productivity. They work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, energy and other resources.

The bachelor of science in industrial engineering prepares students for careers in industrial engineering. Industrial engineers are employed throughout business and industry to research, analyze and determine the most effective and efficient ways to utilize the basic factors of production. Industrial engineers are concerned with increasing productivity through the effective management of people, processes and technology.

Through exposure to the University Curriculum, foundational coursework in science, mathematics, major field courses, and extra-curricular activities, graduates will achieve intellectual proficiencies in critical thinking and reasoning, scientific literacy, quantitative reasoning, information fluency and creative thinking and visual literacy.  They will also achieve interpersonal proficiencies in written and oral communication, responsible citizenship, diversity awareness and sensitivity and social intelligence.

Curriculum + Requirements

The bachelor of science in industrial engineering requires 120 credits as outlined below.

University Curriculum (46 credits)

Course Title Credits
University Seminars
QU 101 Individual in the Community 3
QU 201 Seminar on National Community 3
QU 301 Seminar on Global Community 3
English Composition
EN 101 Elements of Composition I 3
EN 102 Elements of Composition II 3
Fine Arts 3
Quantitative Literacy
MA 241 Calculus of a Several Variables 3
Scientific Literacy
CHE 110/110L General Chemistry I with lab 4
BIO 101 General Biology I 3
Social Science 6
Humanities 6
University Curriculum Electives
MA 141 Calculus of a Single Variable I 3
MA 142 Calculus of a Single Variable II 3
MA 229 Linear Algebra 3

Foundational Courses for Industrial Engineering (18 credits)

Course Title Credits
MA 242 Integral Calculus and Differential Equations 3
MA 285 Applied Statistics 3
PHY 121 University Physics 4
CSC 110 Programming and Problem Solving 4
BIO 101L General Biology I Lab 1
Mathematics and Science Elective 3

Common Engineering Curriculum (7 credits)

Course Title Credits
ENR 110 The World of an Engineer 3
ENR 210 Engineering Economics and Project Management 3
ENR 395 Professional Development Seminar 1

Industrial Engineering Courses (28 credits)

Course Title Credits
IER 310 Operations Research I 3
IER 320 Production Systems 3
IER 330 Lean Systems Engineering 3
IER 335 Systems Engineering & Management 3
IER 340 Human Factors & The Workplace 3
IER 360 Operations Planning & Control 3
IER 430 Statistical Process Control 3
IER 490 Engineering Professional Experience 1
IER 497 Senior Design Project I 3
IER 498 Senior Design Project II 3

Industrial Engineering Electives (15 credits)

Course Title Credits
IER Technical Electives 12
CER, IER, MER, SER Technical Electives 3

Free electives (6 credits)