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Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Overview

Industrial Engineering students will be prepared for engineering practice through a curriculum culminating in a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills in earlier course work and incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints.  The curriculum will prepare graduates to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy.  The curriculum includes in-depth instruction to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.

Program Educational Objectives

Industrial engineers analyze, design, and transform complex systems of people, processes, and technology to accomplish organizational goals.  To this end, the program educational objectives of the Industrial Engineering program are what we expect our students to attain within three to five years of graduation.

  1. To create value for stakeholders through the identification, development, and implementation of new or optimized processes, products, or integrated systems.
  2. To successfully communicate and document process descriptions, methodologies, data, analyses, results, and proposals to stakeholders.
  3. To achieve goals through effective team interactions, followership, and leadership.
  4. To maintain basic knowledge and skills and to evolve capabilities through professional development and advanced education.
  5. To maintain connection with the University and the professional community.

The following student outcomes prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives:

  • 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 multi-disciplinary 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

Students will be prepared for engineering practice through a curriculum culminating in a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills in earlier course work and incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints.  The curriculum will prepare graduates to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy.  The curriculum includes in-depth instruction to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.

ABET resized logo  ABET Accreditation

Accreditation is proof that a collegiate program has met standards essential to produce graduates ready to enter the critical fields of STEM education.  Graduates from an ABET-accredited program have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.  The program in Industrial Engineering has been accredited since 1967 by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.  See http://www.abet.org for more details.

The undergraduate degree requirements includes:

  • 24 semester hour general education component
    • The general education component includes courses in History, Political Science, Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, and Social Studies.
  • 53 semester hour pre-professional component
    • The pre-professional component includes courses in English, Mathematics, Science, Design Graphics, Computer Science and lower level Industrial Engineering.
  • 51 semester hour professional component.
    • The professional component includes upper level Industrial Engineering courses and technical electives.
  • A minimum 128 semester hours and a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 are required for graduation

For details, view the BSIE Flowchart and BSIE Degree Plan.

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If you have specific questions about the Undergraduate IE program, email your advisor, Eric Etheridge.