Industrial Engineering, BSIE

Industrial engineering involves the design and analysis of systems that include people, equipment, and materials and their interactions and performance in the workplace. An industrial engineer collects this information and evaluates alternatives to make decisions that best advance the goals of the enterprise.

The program in industrial engineering offers students a base of traditional engineering courses, such as work design, human-machine systems, probability, statistics, and engineering economy, while emphasizing such contemporary areas as simulation modeling, engineering database systems, quality assurance, logistics and supply chain management, operations research, and facilities planning. Students integrate the knowledge acquired in these courses in a two-semester capstone design project.

Industrial engineers work in manufacturing firms, hospitals, banks, public utilities, transportation, government agencies, insurance companies, and construction firms. Among the projects they undertake are design and implementation of a computer-integrated supply chain or manufacturing system; facilities planning for a variety of industries; design of a robotics system in a manufacturing environment; long-range corporate planning; development and implementation of a quality-control system; simulation analyses to improve processes and make operational decisions; design of healthcare operations to enhance patient safety; and improve efficiency, productivity, and development of computer systems for information control.

More than 90 percent of department undergraduate students take advantage of the cooperative education program. Cooperative education assignments generally increase in level of responsibility as students gain theoretical and technical knowledge through their academic work. A sophomore might begin as a computer/data analyst evaluating the performance of a manufacturing system and progress to designing manufacturing engineering workstations by the senior year.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Engineering

Complete 58 semester hours in engineering as indicated below.

Required Engineering
IE 2310
and IE 2311
Introduction to Industrial Engineering
and Recitation for IE 2310
4
IE 3425
and IE 3426
Engineering Database Systems
and Recitation for IE 3425
4
IE 4510Simulation Modeling and Analysis4
IE 4516Quality Assurance4
IE 4522
and IE 4523
Human-Machine Systems
and Lab for IE 4522
5
IE 4525Logistics and Supply Chain Management4
IE 4530
and IE 4531
Manufacturing Systems and Techniques
and Lab for IE 4530
5
MEIE 4701Capstone Design 11
MEIE 4702Capstone Design 25
Engineering Electives
Complete 8 semester hours of technical electives in the following subject areas:8
CHME, CIVE, EECE, EMGT, IE, ME, and MEIE
Supplemental Credit
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the engineering requirement:1
Engineering Probability and Statistics
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Engineering Economy
2 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:2
Operations Research
2 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:2
Stochastic Modeling
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Professional Development

Required Professional Development
GE 1000Introduction to the Study of Engineering1
MEIE 2000Introduction to Engineering Co-op Education1
MEIE 3000Professional Issues in Engineering1
Additional Required Courses
The remaining credit from the following course will apply to the professional development area:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 1

Supporting Courses: Mathematics/Science 

Complete 39 semester hours in mathematics and science as indicated below.

Required Mathematics/Science
CHEM 1151
and CHEM 1153
General Chemistry for Engineers
and Recitation for CHEM 1151
4
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
PHYS 1151
and PHYS 1152
and PHYS 1153
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
5
Science Elective
Complete one of the following:5
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
and Recitation for CHEM 1214 (and Lab for CHEM 1214)
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
and Recitation for CHEM 2311
General Biology 1 for Engineers
and Lab for BIOL 1115
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1117
Supplemental Credit
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the mathematics/science requirement:3
Engineering Probability and Statistics
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the mathematics/science requirement:1
Engineering Economy
2 semester hours from the following course count toward the mathematics/science requirement:2
Operations Research
2 semester hours from the following course count toward the mathematics/science requirement:2
Stochastic Modeling
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the mathematics/science requirement:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Additional NUpath Courses

Writing
A grade of C or higher is required:
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
or ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
NUpath Requirements through General Electives
NUpath requirements Interpreting Culture (IC), Societies and Institutions (SI), and Differences and Diversity (DD) are not explicitly satisfied by required engineering courses. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements with general electives.

Required General Electives

Complete seven academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitive courses, each equivalent to 4 semester hours.28

Course Work That Does Not Count Toward the Engineering Degree

Students in engineering are allowed to count a maximum of two pass/fail courses toward their degree program. Only general electives outside the College of Engineering may be taken on a pass/fail grading basis. A maximum of one pass/fail course is allowed per semester.

Program Requirement

137 total semester hours required

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1342 (FQ)4MATH 2321 (FQ)4General elective4Vacation0
Students will need to have AP credit for Calc. AB (MATH1341–Calculus 1–4 SH)PHYS 1151 (ND)3General elective4 
CHEM 11514PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
CHEM 11530PHYS 11531  
GE 10001GE 1502 (ER)4  
GE 15014General elective4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4   
 17 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 23414Co-opCo-opMATH 3081 (AD)4
IE 2310 (WI)4  General elective4
IE 23110   
IE 34254   
IE 34260   
Science elective5e   
MEIE 20001   
 13-18 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
IE 45104Co-opCo-opGeneral elective4
IE 45154ENGW 3302 (to be taken online during co-op (WD))4 General elective4
IE 45164   
MEIE 30001   
IE 45304   
IE 45311   
 18 4 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
IE 45124MEIE 4702 (EI, WI, CE)5  
IE 45204IE 45224  
IE 45254IE 45231  
MEIE 4701 (EI, WI, CE)1Technical elective4  
Technical elective4General elective4  
 17 18  
Total Hours: 128-133

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1342 (FQ)4MATH 2321 (FQ)4General elective4Vacation0
Students will need to have AP credit for Calc. AB (MATH1341–Calculus 1–4 SH)PHYS 1151 (ND)3General elective4 
CHEM 11514PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
CHEM 11530PHYS 11531  
GE 10001GE 1502 (ER)4  
GE 15014General elective4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4   
 17 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 23414IE 3412 (AD)4General elective4Co-op
IE 2310 (WI)4IE 45124General elective4 
IE 23110MEIE 20001  
IE 34254General elective4  
IE 34260General elective4  
Science elective5   
 17 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opIE 45104MEIE 4701 (EI, WI, CE)1Co-op
ENGW 3302 (to be taken online during co-op (WD))4IE 45154General elective4 
 IE 45164Technical elective4 
 MEIE 30001  
 IE 45304  
 IE 45311  
 4 18 9 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opMEIE 4702 (EI, WI, CE)5  
 IE 45204  
 IE 45224  
 IE 45231  
 IE 45254  
 0 18  
Total Hours: 133

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4Vacation0Vacation0
CHEM 11514PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
CHEM 11530PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014GE 1502 (ER)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4General elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 2321 (FQ)4MATH 23414Vacation0Co-op0
IE 2310 (WI)4IE 3412 (AD)4  
IE 23110IE 45124  
IE 34254MEIE 20001  
IE 34260General elective4  
Science elective5   
 17 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0IE 45164General elective4Co-op0
 ENGW 3302 (WD)4General elective4 
 IE 45154  
 IE 45104  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0MEIE 30001MEIE 47011Co-op0
 IE 45204General elective4 
 IE 45254General elective4 
 IE 45304  
 IE 45311  
 Technical elective4  
 0 18 9 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0MEIE 4702 (EI, WI, CE)5  
 IE 45224  
 IE 45231  
 Technical elective4  
 General elective4  
 0 18  
Total Hours: 137

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4Vacation0Vacation0
CHEM 11514PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
CHEM 11530PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014GE 1502 (ER)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4General elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 2321 (FQ)4Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
IE 2310 (WI)4   
IE 23110   
IE 34254   
IE 34260   
Science elective5   
MEIE 20001   
 18 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 3302 (WD)4Co-op0Co-op0General elective4
IE 3412 (AD)4  General elective4
IE 45124   
MATH 23414   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
IE 45104Co-op0Co-op0General elective4
IE 45154  General elective4
IE 45164   
MEIE 30001   
IE 45304   
IE 45311   
 18 0 0 8
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Technical elective4MEIE 4702 (EI, WI, CE)5  
IE 45254IE 45224  
MEIE 4701 (EI, WI, CE)1IE 45231  
IE 45204Technical elective4  
General elective4General elective4  
 17 18  
Total Hours: 137