Apr 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial and Systems Engineering, B.S.E.


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The program’s description is noted below:

Requirements for the major in industrial and systems engineering, B.S.E. program


The profession of Industrial and Systems Engineering is about choices. Other engineering disciplines apply skills to very specific areas. Industrial and Systems Engineering gives you the opportunity to work in a variety of businesses. Whether it’s distributing products worldwide, manufacturing superior automobiles, or streamlining the procedures in an operating room, all of these situations share the common goal of increasing efficiencies and saving companies money. The most distinctive aspect of Industrial and Systems Engineering is the career and job flexibility it offers. Industrial and Systems Engineers work in various industries including automotive, energy, healthcare, advanced and digital manufacturing, defense, logistics, service, aerospace, entertainment and others. The B.S.E. in Industrial and Systems Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program educational objectives


The educational objectives of the Industrial and Systems Engineering B.S.E. program are to produce graduates who will:

  • design, develop, implement, sustain and improve systems which integrate people, materials, equipment, information and energy;
  • operate effectively in dynamic and diverse organizations;
  • demonstrate a professional attitude, integrity and commitment to life-long learning in their work.

Course requirements (128 total credits)


In order to earn the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a major in industrial and systems engineering, students must complete a minimum of 128 credits, satisfy all general education and SECS degree requirements, as well as meet the following course requirements:

1) General education course (excluding mathematics and sciences)


The General Education Requirements are comprised of three parts: Foundations, Explorations, and Integration. In addition, U.S. Diversity requirements must also be met. For details, refer to the General Education section of the catalog. In order to satisfy both general education and other program requirements, in some of the general education areas students should select from the courses listed below:

Foundations:

  • Writing Foundations - WRT 1060  
  • Formal Reasoning - Satisfied by MTH 1554  for engineering majors; see Mathematics and sciences section

Explorations: One course from each of the seven Explorations areas

Integration:

  • Knowledge Applications -Satisfied by MTH 1555  for engineering majors; see Mathematics and sciences section
  • Capstone and Writing Intensive in the Major - ISE 4491 
  • Writing Intensive in General Education - May be met by an approved course in the Explorations area

U.S. Diversity:

  • May be met by an approved course in the Explorations area.

* In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with a SECS Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Select one elective course from the following


It is recommended that students discuss their educational and career interests with an ISE Dept. faculty member or a SECS Undergraduate Academic Adviser prior to selecting this course:

5) Professional elective courses - 12 credits with at least 8 credits from Group A


TOTAL CREDITS – 128


Major Standing


To enroll in 3000- or higher level courses and to become candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a major in Industrial and Systems Engineering, students must gain major standing. An application for major standing should be submitted prior to intended enrollment in 3000- or higher level courses.  Forms may be obtained from the SECS Undergraduate advising office or from the SECS website.

To gain major standing in Industrial and Systems Engineering, students must:

1) have an average GPA of at least 2.0 in the following mathematics and sciences courses: MTH 1554 MTH 1555 APM 2555 CHM 1430 PHY 1610 PHY 1620 .

2) have an average GPA of at least 2.0 in the following engineering core courses: EGR 1200 EGR 1400 EGR 2400 EGR 2500 EGR 2600 EGR 2800 .

3) have no more than two grades below C in the courses listed in 1 and 2 above;

4) have not attempted any course listed in 1 and 2 above more than three times. Students may petition to repeat a course a fourth time; and

5) have not repeated more than three different courses listed in 1 and 2 above. Courses in which a W (withdrawal) grade is recorded will not be counted.

Conditional major standing may be granted for the semester in which the student will complete the courses listed in 1 and 2 above.

Performance requirements


Satisfactory completion of the program requires a grade-point average of at least a 2.0 within each of the following three groups of courses: mathematics and sciences courses, engineering core courses, and professional courses (all required professional courses and professional elective courses).

Within the professional courses, at most two grades below C are permitted, at most two different courses may be repeated, and a total of three repeat attempts per course is permitted.

Ethics requirement


All industrial and systems engineering students must also fulfill the ethics requirement. This requirement may be met by completion of either PHL 1310  or ISE 4421 .

Economics requirement


All industrial and systems engineering students must also fulfill the economics requirement. This requirement may be met by completion of ECN 1500 , ECN 2010 ECN 2020  or ECN 2100 .

General business minor


Students may wish to augment their degree with a minor in general business. This may be done by completing 19-23 credits specified by the School of Business Administration (see Minors section in School of Business Administration  portion of this catalog). Credits from the minor may be used to satisfy the social science general education requirement and the economics requirement.

Sample industrial and systems engineering schedule


Industrial and systems engineering students with the required background may follow a schedule such as the one below. However, students will need additional time to complete the program if they do not have the required background upon entrance to the program. All students should contact the SECS Undergraduate Advising Office before completing their schedule.

Freshman year


Sophomore year


Junior year


Fall semester – 16 credits

Senior year


Fall semester – 16 credits

Winter semester – 16 credits

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