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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial and Systems Engineering, Bachelors of Science in Engineering

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


Industrial and systems engineering is a discipline with roots in a diverse spectrum of engineering fields including continuous improvement, ergonomics, optimization, simulation, quality control, human factors and product lifecycle management.  The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department applied this diversity to develop an industrial and systems engineering program that focuses on the application of these skills into various domains, such as advanced manufacturing, healthcare, energy, logistics, defense, automotive, service and the entertainment industries.  The program is accredited by ABET.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of Industrial and Systems Engineering programs are to produce graduates who will:

  • design complex human and engineering systems composed of diverse components that interact in prescribed ways to meet specified objectives;
  • use laboratory (instrumentation, testing, prototyping, etc.) and/or computer skills for engineering analysis and design;
  • adapt and contribute to new technologies and methods, and use these in engineering design; if desired, pursue successfully graduate study in industrial and systems engineering or related disciplines;
  • function successfully in local, national or global technology-driven industries;
  • exhibit the willingness and flexibility to seek, accept and be effective in a variety of roles, such as developing and implementing solutions to problems with technical and non-technical elements, serving as a team member and leading others;
  • communicate effectively in both written and verbal forms;
  • exhibit high standard of personal and professional integrity and ethical responsibility.

Course Requirements

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 129 credits, satisfy the general education requirements (see SECS Degree Requirements) and meet the following requirements:

General education (excluding mathematics and science) – 28 credits

Professional subjects – 48 credits


List of approved math or science electives

Performance requirements

In addition to all previously stated requirements, satisfactory completion of the industrial and systems engineering program requires a grade point average of at least 2.00 within each of the following three groups of courses: mathematics and science, engineering core and professional subjects. Within professional subjects, at most two grades below 2.0 are permitted; at most two different courses may be repeated and a total of three repeat attempts is permitted.

Economics requirement

In addition to the requirements stated above, industrial and systems engineering students must fulfill the economics requirement. This may be met by completion of ECN 150 , ECN 200 , ECN 201  or ECN 210 . Note that ECN 201  is not part of the general education requirement.

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 in the 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.

Freshman year

Sophomore year

Junior year

Senior year

Fall semester – 16 credits

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