Industrial Engineering, BSIE/ Operations Research, MS

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog. 

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.

Major GPA Requirement

2.000 minimum GPA required in IE and MEIE courses

Mathematics/Science Requirement

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
PHYS 1155
and PHYS 1156
and PHYS 1157
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
5
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

Engineering

Complete 57 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
2 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:2
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

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 each of the following courses will apply to the professional development area:2
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Graduate Courses Taken Toward the PlusOne Program

Minimum 3.000 GPA required in graduate courses

Required Courses
IE 6200Engineering Probability and Statistics4
OR 6205Deterministic Operations Research4
OR 7230Probabilistic Operation Research4
OR 7245Network Analysis and Advanced Optimization4
or MATH 7234 Optimization and Complexity
If comparable undergraduate courses IE 3412 (or MATH 3081) and IE 4515 have been taken with a B+ or higher, IE 6200 and OR 6205, respectively, can be waived and substituted with other graduate courses.
The remaining 16 credits can be taken by one of the following three options:16
1. OR 7990—Thesis (8 credits), MEIE 6850 Research Seminar (0 credits), and two graduate electives (total of 8 credits) from the list below.
2. OR 7945—Master's Project (4 credits), MEIE 6850 Research Seminar (0 credits), and three graduate electives (total of 12 credits) from the list below.
3. Four courses (total of 16 credits) from the list below.
Graduate Electives
Note: Students may choose any of the following electives and are not bound to any one category. The courses appear under various subject headings for information purposes only. Students may take other course work with the approval of their advisor. For courses outside the list below, a petition form must be submitted to the student's advisor and approved by the Graduate School of Engineering.
Operations Research
Inventory Theory
Integer and Nonlinear Optimization
Multi-Criteria Decision Making
Constraint Programming
Logistics, Warehousing, and Scheduling
Combinatorial Optimization
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Healthcare Systems Modeling and Analysis
Systems Engineering in Public Programs
Lean Concepts and Applications
Mass Customization
Biosensor and Human Behavior Measurement
Manufacturing Methods and Processes
Neural Networks in Engineering
Supply Chain Engineering
Simulation Analysis
Intelligent Manufacturing
Data Mining in Engineering
Statistical Methods in Engineering
Statistical Quality Control
Reliability Analysis and Risk Assessment
Human Factors Engineering
Computer Science/Information Systems
Machine Learning
Theory of Computation
Concepts of Object-Oriented Design
Pattern Recognition
Program Structure and Algorithms
Data Management and Database Design
Concepts of Object-Oriented Design
User Experience Design and Testing
Engineering Management
Engineering Project Management
Engineering/Organizational Psychology
Economic Decision Making
Financial Management for Engineers
Mathematics
Combinatorial Analysis
Graph Theory
Mathematical Statistics
Time Series
Statistical Decision Theory
Stochastic Calculus and Introduction to No-Arbitrage Finance

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 three academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitive courses, each equivalent to 4 semester hours.12

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 Requirements

153 total semester hours required for the BS/MS degree
Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4VacationVacation
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 23414VacationCo-op
PHYS 1155 (ND)3IE 3412 (AD)4  
PHYS 1156 (AD)1IE 45124  
PHYS 11571General elective4  
IE 2310 (WI)4MEIE 20001  
IE 34254   
IE 23110   
IE 34260   
 17 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opIE 45154ENGW 3302 (WD)4Co-op
 IE 45164General elective4 
 IE 45104  
 Undergraduate technical elective 4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opIE 45204IE 45304Vacation
 IE 45254IE 45311 
 MEIE 30001Graduate elective 4 
 IE 62004MEIE 4701 (EI, WI, CE)1 
 Graduate elective 4  
 0 17 10 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Undergraduate technical elective 4MEIE 4702 (EI, WI, CE)5  
MEIE 68500IE 45224  
OR 62054IE 45231  
Graduate elective 4OR 72304  
Graduate elective 4OR 72454  
 16 18  
Total Hours: 153

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4VacationVacation
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-opCo-opVacation
PHYS 1155 (ND)3   
PHYS 1156 (AD)1   
PHYS 11571   
IE 2310 (WI)4   
IE 34254   
IE 23110   
IE 34260   
MEIE 20001   
 18 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 23414Co-opCo-opIE 45304
IE 3412 (AD)4  IE 45311
IE 45124  ENGW 3302 (WD)4
Undergraduate technical elective 4   
 16 0 0 9
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
IE 45154General eective4Graduate elective 4Vacation
IE 45164IE 62004Graduate elective4 
IE 45104General elective4  
Undergraduate technical elective4Graduate elective 4  
MEIE 30001   
 17 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
IE 45204MEIE 4702 (EI, WI, CE)5  
IE 45254IE 45224  
MEIE 4701 (EI, WI, CE)1IE 45231  
OR 62054OR 72304  
Graduate elective 4OR 72454  
MEIE 68500   
 17 18  
Total Hours: 153