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BS in Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineers figure out how to do things better. They are creative, bold and solution-driven, and particularly equipped with holistic systems thinking approaches. They engineer, design, analyze, implement, and manage complex products, processes, and systems that integrate technical, economic, and social factors for all types of organizations in order to improve productivity, efficiency, and quality. They use technology to eliminate waste and properly manage resources such as personnel, time, money, materials, and energy.

Industrial engineering is not just about manufacturing. Industrial engineers work in a variety of industries and follow career tracks including healthcare, supply chain and logistics management, finance, manufacturing, energy, communications, entertainment, food, medicine and pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, sports, travel and consulting.

Educational Objectives + Student Outcomes

Educational Objectives:
Within 4-7 years of graduation, Quinnipiac University Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering alumni are expected to:

  • Demonstrate core industrial engineering knowledge and skills in their career.
  • Successfully pursue professional training, engineering certification, advanced professional degrees, or graduate studies.
  • Demonstrate professional and intellectual growth as managers and leaders in their profession, society, and communities.

Student Outcomes:
Upon completion of the Industrial Engineering Program students will have acquired: 

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Enrollment + Graduation Data

Student enrollment:

  • 2014-15: 14
  • 2013-14: 7
  • 2012-13: 1

Number of industrial engineering program graduates:
First graduating class scheduled for 2015-16 academic year.

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)

View program information in the University catalog.