BE in Industrial Engineering
The Bachelor of Engineering degree program in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org .
ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.
Industrial Engineering is the most flexible engineering domain. The job opportunities that come along with this domain are endless. But what does an Industrial Engineer do? An IE is responsible for bringing together all the ideas developed by other engineers with the objective of piecing them together to produce the most efficient and productive model or process. A major concern of an IE is management and optimization, how to make the best and most out of the resources at hand. In addition to working with physical resources, the IE also works closely with people; communication skills are key.
Students are trained to apply engineering principles to solve problems encountered in environments and situations where a quantitative basis for decision-making is needed. Six credits of professional experience are also included in the summer of the third year to give students an opportunity to integrate classroom instruction with practical work experience as part of their academic program.
What job opportunities do Industrial Engineers have? IE graduates are flexible. They can work in the health care industry, in banks and other financial institutions, in manufacturing firms, among others. They can be in charge of managing an Emergency room, scheduling working hours for the bank teller and the ship crew, maintaining routines in an airline and managing flights and flight paths. Other options include consultancy, system design, product design, quality control, economic analysis of operational systems, facilities planning, plant operation, and evaluation. It is not uncommon for IE graduates to find themselves taking on leadership positions as most notably demonstrated through Tim Cook CEO of Apple, or Michael Duke CEO of Walmart.
The Industrial Engineering program strives to support the mission of the school by providing students with a solid and contemporary industrial engineering curriculum and a broad education that prepares them for successful careers as Industrial Engineers in a globalized world as well as graduate studies.
Program educational objectives
Within a few years of graduation, the graduates of the Industrial Engineering program will:
- Lead successful careers in a wide range of Industrial Engineering areas or succeed in graduate studies
- Be agents of change in dynamic environments
- Establish themselves as responsible professionals.
The students will acquire in their matriculation through the program, following skills, knowledge, and behaviors:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
|ENG202||Advanced Academic English||3|
|ELE305||Introduction to Electrical Eng.||3|
|GNE331||Probability and Statistics||3|
|INE307||Intro. To Deterministic OR Models||3|
|INE212||Computer Applications in INE||2|
|MEE321||Material Properties & Processes||3|
|—||SoE Signature Course||3|
|INE308||Intro. To Stochastic OR models||3|
|INE320||Engineering Economy I||3|
|INE346||Production Systems I||3|
|COM203||Art of Public Communication||3|
|INE446||Production Systems II||3|
|INE—||Technical Elective (1/9) [Area 1]||3|
|INE438||Facilities Planning and Logistics||3|
|INE—||Technical Elective (2/9) [Area 2]||3|
|INE—||Technical Elective (3/9) [Area 3]||3|
|INE593||Capstone Engineering Design||1|
|INE—||Technical Elective (4/9) [Area 4]||3|
|INE—||Technical Elective (5/9) [Free]||3|
|INE—||Technical Elective (6/9) [Free]||3|
|INE491||Seminar on Contemporary Issues||2|
|INE—||Technical Elective (7/9) [Free]||3|
|INE—||Technical Elective (8/9) [Free]||3|
|INE—||Technical Elective (9/9) [Free]||3|
Engineering elective courses
|The following table clarifies the “INE Engineering Elective” requirement in the INE program for students entering Fall 2009 (2010 term):|
|Category||Exclusions from category|
|courses with MEE prefix||
Courses: MEE211, MEE241, MEE498, MEE591, MEE592
Lab (1cr): MEE312, MEE333, MEE404, MEE433
|courses with COE prefix||
Courses: COE201, COE211, COE498, COE595, COE596
Lab (1cr): COE313, COE322, COE324, , COE425.
|courses with ELE prefix||
Courses:ELE201, ELE498, ELE595, ELE596
Lab (1cr): ELE303, ELE402, ELE423, ELE443, ELE540.
|courses with CIE prefix||
Courses:CIE200, CIE498, CIE499, CIE584
Lab and Soft courses: CIE303, CIE305, CIE307, CIE309, CIE321, CIE323, CIE362, CIE425, CIE427, CIE445, CIE447, CIE461, CIE486.
|courses with ACC, FIN, ECO, ITM prefixes||ACC399, ACC521, FIN401, ECO304, ECO332, ECO402, ECO511, ITM201, ITM211, ITM403, ITM420.|
|Courses with CSC, and MTH prefix||CSC201, CSC241, CSC243, CSC480, CSC490, CSC491, CSC495, CSC498, CSC599, MTH101, MTH102, MTH111, MTH201, MTH206, MTH301, MTH304, MTH305, MTH402, MTH410, MTH498.|
Technical elective courses by concentration areas
The INE Technical Elective courses MUST include at least one course from each of the four concentration areas: Optimization, Production Systems, Manufacturing, and Industrial Management & Economics. The remaining INE Technical Elective courses can be taken from ANY concentration area.
INE407 [3-0, 3 cr.] Network Flow
INE505 [3-0, 3 cr.] Dynamic Programming
INE506 [3-0, 3 cr.] Decision Analysis
INE599D [3-0, 3 cr.] Intro to System Dynamics
INE541 [3-0, 3 cr.] Quality Management Systems
INE542 [3-0, 3 cr.] Supply Chain Management
INE544 [3-0, 3 cr.] Inventory Analysis
INE548 [3-0, 3 cr.]Machine Scheduling
INE599I [3-0, 3 cr.] Industrial Eng. App. In Services Industries
INE563 [3-0, 3 cr.] CAD/CAM
INE599A [3-0, 3 cr.] Lean Manufacturing
INE599G [3-0, 3 cr.] Six Sigma
|Industrial Management & Economics|
INE521 [3-0, 3 cr.] Engineering Economy II
INE523 [3-0, 3 cr.] Financial Engineering
INE527* [3-0, 3 cr.] Project Scheduling
INE529 [3-0, 3 cr.]Project Contracting
INE599K [3-0, 3 cr.] Risk Assessment and Management
|INE594 [3-0, 3 cr.] Undergraduate Research Project|
INE599 [1-3, 3 cr.] Topics in Industrial Engineering
|BIO201||General Biology I||4|
|BIO202||General Biology II||4|
|CHM205||Fundamentals of Chemistry||3|
|ENV200||Introduction to Environmental Science||3|
|MTH207||Discrete Structures I||3|
LAS Core Curriculum - 6 credits
|COM203||Art of Public Communication||3|
Liberal Arts Electives - 12 credits
The additional 12 credits of Liberal Arts Electives should be taken as described here effective Fall 2022.
As of Fall 2021, those who are interested in the VIP program can register VIP courses that could count towards their degree as per the below list:
|Current course||Substituted by/VIP credits|
|SOE signature course [3–0, 3 cr.]||
Vertically Integrated Project
|Engineering Elective [3–0, 3 cr.]||
VIP 401 [1–0, 1 cr.]
VIP 402 [2–0, 2 cr.]
VIP 403 [3–0, 3 cr.]
* Courses Not Offered for the Past Two Years
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Please click here to view Course Map Fall 2017 - Summer 2021.
Students who began their degree before Fall 2017 please click here to view Course Map.