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Fall 2007

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

420 Woolf Hall • Box 19017 • 817-272-3092 •
Degree RequirementsFacultyCourse Descriptions

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering

Pre-Professional Courses

(All pre-professional courses should be completed before enrolling in professional courses.)


1301, 1302.


1426*, 2425, 2326, 3319.

Natural Science

CHEM 1441, 1442; PHYS 1443, 1444.

Design Graphics

DG 1350 or CE 1350.

Computer Science and Engineering

CSE 1311 or approved alternative.

Industrial Engineering

1104, 1105, 3301, 3312, 3315.

General Education Courses


1311, 1312.

Political Science

2311, 2312.


Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute. For engineering majors this University requirement must be met by taking English literature (2000 or higher).

Liberal Arts Elective

For IE majors, COMS 3302 must be used to satisfy this requirement.

Fine Arts**

Three hours in architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Social/Cultural Studies**

Three hours in social or cultural studies.

Professional Courses

Industrial Engineering

3314, 3343, 4302, 4303, 4308, 4315, 4318, 4322, 4325, 4339, 4343, 4344, 4345, 4350.

Technical Electives**

Nine hours of technical electives.

Pre-Professional Total

53 hours.

General Education Total

24 hours.

Professional Total

51 hours.

Total (for degree)***

128 hours.

*Placement in MATH 1426 is based on prior preparation, SAT scores, and UT Arlington math placement scores.

**Lists of acceptable (a) fine arts, (b) social/cultural, and (c) technical electives are available in the departmental office. Electives must have prior approval from the undergraduate advisor. The undergraduate advisor will help each student construct a sequence of three technical electives to address specific student interests. In most cases, the student will be encouraged to use these electives to acquire additional knowledge in a single technical area.

***Total hours will depend upon prior preparation and academic qualifications. Also, students who do not have two units of high school foreign language will be required to take modern and classical languages courses in addition to the previously listed requirements.

Refer to the College of Engineering section of this catalog for information concerning the following topics: Preparation in High School for Admission to the College of Engineering, Admission to the College of Engineering, Admission to the Professional Program, Counseling, College of Engineering Academic Regulations, Transfer Policies, College of Engineering Probation, Repeating Course Policy, Academic Honesty, and Modern and Classical Languages Requirement.

The Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department conducts academic advising each semester. Each student must make an appointment to meet with the undergraduate advisor. Specific dates and times will be posted on the departmental bulletin board and Web page.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester: MATH 1426; IE 1104; IE 1105; CHEM 1441; ENGL 1301; DG 1350 orr CE 1350—Total Credit 16 hours.

Second Semester: MATH 2425; PHYS 1443; CHEM 1442; ENGL 1302; CSE 1311—Total Credit 18 hours.

Sophomore Year

First Semester: MATH 2326; IE 3312; PHYS 1444; HIST 1311; POLS 2311—Total Credit 16 hours.

Second Semester: MATH 3319; IE 3301; IE 3315; HIST 1312; POLS 2312—Total Credit 15 hours.

Junior Year

First Semester: IE 3314; IE 3343; IE 4315; IE 4303; Fine Arts Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: IE 4302; IE 4322; COMS 3302; IE 4344; English Literature, 3 hours; Technical Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 18 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester: IE 4308; IE 4325; IE 4343; IE 4339; Technical Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: IE 4318; IE 4345; IE 4350; Cultural Elective, 3 hours; Technical Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 15 hours.

Oral Communication and Computer Use Competency Requirements

Students majoring in Industrial Engineering may use COMS 3302, Professional and Technical Communication, to demonstrate oral communication competency. Students majoring in Industrial Engineering are required to take IE 1105 and IE 3343. A computer competency examination will be administered in IE 1105. For transfer students and others who do not take IE 1105, the computer literacy test will be administered in IE 3343.

Program Objectives

Industrial engineers analyze, design, and transform complex systems of people, processes, and technology to accomplish organizational goals. To this end, the educational objectives of the Industrial Engineering program are:

From these Program Educational Objectives, the department designed its baccalaureate program to ensure that its graduates have:

Requirements for a Minor in Industrial Engineering

To receive a minor in Industrial Engineering, a student must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each: IE 3301, IE 3312, IE 3315, plus any three upper division IE courses for which the prerequisites are satisfied.

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Faculty


Professor Liles


Corley, Priest

Associate Professors

Chen, Huff, Imrhan, Rogers

Assistant Professors

Ferreira, Kim, Rosenberger

Senior Lecturer


Professors Emeritus

Meier, Pape, Stevens

View Course Descriptions for: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IE)

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