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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 133 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
Quantitative Literacy
MA 141 Calculus of a Single Variable I 3
Scientific Literacy
CHE 110/110L General Chemistry I with lab 4
BIO 101 General Biology I 3
Social Science
EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Social Science Elective 3
Fine Arts 3
Humanities 6
University Curriculum Electives
MA 142 Calculus of a Single Variable II 3
MA 229 Linear Algebra 3
Total 46

Foundational Courses for Industrial Engineering (21 credits)

Course Title Credits
MA 241 Calculus of Several Variables 3
MA 242 Integral Calculus and Differential Equations 3
MA 365 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
MA 285 Applied Statistics 3
PHY 121/121L Physics I with lab 4
CSC 110 Programming and Problem Solving 4
BIO 101L General Biology I Lab 1
Total 21

Common Engineering Curriculum (10 credits)

Course Title Credits
ENR 110 Flying Buttresses, Hybrid Cars and iPads: The World of an Engineer 3
ENR 210 Engineering Economics and Project Management 3
ENR 395 Professional Development Seminar 1
ENR 490 Engineering Internship 3
Total 10

Industrial Engineering Courses (56 credits)

Course Title Credits
MER 210/210L Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics and Design with lab 4
MER 220/220L Mechanics of Materials with lab 4
MER 221 Dymanics 3
MG 340 Supply Chain Management 3
IER 310 Operations Research for Engineers I 3
IER 311 Operations Research for Engineers II 3
IER 320 Manufacturing Systems 3
IER 330 Lean Systems Engineering 3
IER 340 Work Analysis and Design 3
IER 350 Facilities Layout and Materials Handling 3
IER 360 Manufacturing Scheduling and Inventory 3
IER 430 Statistical Process Control 3
IER 440 Discrete Event Simulation 3
IER 498 Senior Design Project I 3
IER 499 Senior Design Project II 3
Engineering Electives (3 courses) 9
Total 56