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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 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

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, health care, advanced manufacturing, defense, logistics, service, aerospace, entertainment and others.  The ISE B.S.E. 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, successfully pursue 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 (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 courses (excluding mathematics and science) – 28 credits

4) Professional courses – 47 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

All industrial and systems engineering students must also fulfill the economics requirement. This requirement may be met by completion of ECN 150 , ECN 201 ECN 202  or ECN 210 .

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 Academic 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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