Industrial Engineering, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering


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The Grainger College of Engineering

Current Program Educational Objectives


Industrial engineering is a discipline that encompasses the analysis, development, improvement, implementation, and evaluation of integrated systems and their components, including materials, information, energy, people, money, time, equipment, and associated processes. Industrial engineering draws upon a variety of disciplines, from mathematics to psychology, from communications to computer science, and from production management to process control. Industrial engineers design efficient, productive systems in a wide range of business, industrial, and governmental settings.

The technical portion of the Industrial Engineering curriculum is designed as a sequence of increasingly specialized experiences. The entering student's first year is spent mastering the basics of science: math, chemistry, and physics. Second-year students begin to take fundamental engineering courses such as statics, dynamics, statistics, and strength of materials. Third-year students take a core of industrial engineering courses and begin their chosen area of specialization in one of five tracks, including: Operations Research; Quality Engineering; Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Logistics; Economics and Finance; and Industrial Engineering Fundamentals. The Track Option website contains a full list of courses for each track option. During their senior year, students broaden and deepen their knowledge with additional technical elective courses. Engineering design, communication, teamwork, and laboratory experiences are integrated throughout all four years of the curriculum.

Track Options

  • Economics and Finance
  • Human Factors/Ergonomics
  • Industrial Engineering Fundamentals
  • Operations Research
  • Quality Engineering
  • Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Logistics

The capstone experience for Industrial Engineering undergraduates is the Senior Project Course. Students work collaboratively with industry and a team of faculty members on a real-world problem during their final semester. Students participate in the practice of engineering through the capstone senior design course in which they work in teams to solve problems submitted by industry partnering companies, and present their solutions in reports and presentations supported by complete economic analyses.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering


Graduation Requirements

Minimum Technical GPA: 2.0

TGPA is required for required Engineering and Technical Elective courses, as well as MATH 257. See Technical GPA to clarify requirements.

Minimum Overall GPA: 2.0


Minimum hours required for graduation: 128 hours


General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement. One of the SBS courses must be an introductory economics course (ECON 102 or ECON 103). SE 494 and SE 495 will satisfy a core course requirement and the Campus General Education Advanced Composition requirement.


Orientation and Professional Development

ENG 100Grainger Engineering Orientation Seminar (External transfer students take ENG 300.)1
SE 100Introduction to ISE1
SE 290ISE Undergraduate Seminar0
Total Hours2

Foundational Mathematics and Science

CHEM 102General Chemistry I3
CHEM 103General Chemistry Lab I1
MATH 221Calculus I (MATH 220 may be substituted. MATH 220 is appropriate for students with no background in calculus. 4 of 5 credit hours count towards degree.)4
MATH 231Calculus II3
MATH 241Calculus III4
MATH 257Linear Algebra with Computational Applications3
MATH 285Intro Differential Equations3
PHYS 211University Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS 212University Physics: Elec & Mag4
PHYS 213Univ Physics: Thermal Physics2
Total Hours31

Industrial Engineering Technical Core

CS 101Intro Computing: Engrg & Sci (CS 124 may be substituted.)3
ECE 110Introduction to Electronics3
IE 300Analysis of Data3
IE 310Deterministic Models in Optimization3
IE 360Facilities Planning and Design3
IE 361Production Planning & Control3
IE 370Stochastic Processes and Applications3
IE 371Simulation Modeling with Applications for Industrial Engineering3
IE 400Design & Anlys of Experiments3
ME 330Engineering Materials4
SE 101Engineering Graphics & Design3
SE 261Business Side of Engineering2
SE 494Senior Engineering Project I3
SE 495Senior Engineering Project II2
TAM 211Statics3
TAM 212Introductory Dynamics3
TAM 251Introductory Solid Mechanics3
Total Hours50

Track Option Electives

Track options include courses selected from departmentally approved lists. Courses on these elective lists may only be used to fulfill one curricular requirement.12
Computational Methods in IE
Track Core requirement - complete 2 courses:
CS 173Discrete Structures3
CS 225Data Structures4
Track Electives - select remaining courses from this list:
All 200-, 300-, and 400-level CS courses excluding CS 210, CS 211, CS 397, CS 398, and CS seminar and senior project courses.
Economics and Finance (E&F)
Track Core - complete 2 courses from this list:
ACE 427Commodity Price Analysis3
IE 420Financial Engineering3
SE 450Decision Analysis I3
Track Electives - select remaining courses from this list of courses. Of these courses, only 1 selected may be at the 100 or 200 level:
ACE 410Energy Economics3
ACE 427Commodity Price Analysis3
ACE 428Commodity Futures and Options3
ACCY 200Fundamentals of Accounting3
ECON 302Inter Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 303Inter Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON 420International Economics2 to 4
ECON 471Intro to Applied Econometrics2 to 4
FIN 221Corporate Finance3
FIN 300Financial Markets3
FIN 411Investment & Portfolio Mngt3
FIN 412Options and Futures Markets3
FIN 415Fixed Income Portfolios3
FIN 461Banking and Financial Regulation3
Human Factors12
Track Core - complete the following course:
IE 340Human Factors4
Track Electives - complete at least 3 of the following courses:
Physical Ergonomics Focus
BIOE 461Cellular Biomechanics4
or TAM 461 Cellular Biomechanics
ETMA 421Industrial and Agricultural Safety-Injury Prevention3
ETMA 422Industrial and Agricultural Occupational Illness Prevention3
ETMA 425Managing Industrial and Agricultural Safety Risks3
KIN 355Biomechanics of Human Movement3
KIN 401Measure & Eval in Kinesiology3 or 4
ME 481Whole-Body Musculoskel Biomech3 or 4
ME 482Musculoskel Tissue Mechanics3 or 4
Cognitive Ergonomics Focus
SE 450Decision Analysis I3 or 4
IE 445Human Performance and Cognition in Context3 or 4
Organizational Ergonomics Focus
ANTH 411Research Methods in Socio-Cultural Anthropology3 or 4
ARCH 423Soc/Beh Factors for Design3
BADM 310Mgmt and Organizational Beh3
BADM 312Designing and Managing Orgs3
BADM 357Digital Making Seminar3
PSYC 245Industrial Org Psych3
Optional Health Focus
CHLH 470Technology, Health, and Aging3 or 4
Industrial Engineering Fundamentals (IEF)
Track Core - complete the following 4 courses:
IE 330Industrial Quality Control3
IE 411Optimization of Large Systems3
IE 412OR Models for Mfg Systems3
IE 340Human Factors4
Operations Research (OR)
Track Core - complete the following 2 courses:
IE 410Advanced Topics in Stochastic Processes & Applications3
IE 411Optimization of Large Systems3
Track Electives - complete 2 courses from this list:
ECE 490Introduction to Optimization3
IE 420Financial Engineering3
MATH 444Elementary Real Analysis3-4
or MATH 447 Real Variables
MATH 484Nonlinear Programming3 or 4
SE 411Reliability Engineering3
STAT 410Statistics and Probability II3
or MATH 464 Statistics and Probability II
STAT 420/ASRM 450Methods of Applied Statistics3
STAT 424Analysis of Variance3
STAT 425Statistical Modeling I3
Quality Engineering (QE)
Track Core - complete the following course:
IE 330Industrial Quality Control3
Track Core Elective - complete at least 1 of the following courses:
IE 431Design for Six Sigma3
SE 411Reliability Engineering3
Track Elective- complete remaining courses from this list:
STAT 410/MATH 464Statistics and Probability II3
STAT 420/ASRM 450Methods of Applied Statistics3
STAT 424Analysis of Variance3
STAT 426Statistical Modeling II3
Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Logistics (SC&L)
Track Core - complete the following course:
IE 412OR Models for Mfg Systems3
Track Electives - complete 3 of the following courses:
ECE 470Introduction to Robotics4
IE 330Industrial Quality Control3
ME 270Design for Manufacturability3
ME 451Computer-Aided Mfg Systems3
ME 452Num Control of Mfg Processes3

Technical Electives

Courses on these elective lists may only be used to fulfill one curricular requirement.
Computer science elective selected from the departmentally approved list of Computer Science Electives below:3
CS 225Data Structures4
CS 357Numerical Methods I3
CS 411Database Systems3
CS 450Numerical Analysis3
IE 405Computing for ISE3
IE technical electives selected from the departmentally approved list of IE Technical Electives below:3
IE 330Industrial Quality Control3
IE 340Human Factors4
IE 411Optimization of Large Systems3
IE 412OR Models for Mfg Systems3
IE 420Financial Engineering3
IE 431Design for Six Sigma3
IE 445Human Performance and Cognition in Context3
SE 310Design of Structures and Mechanisms3
SE 320Control Systems4
SE 424State Space Design for Control3

Free Electives

Additional course work, subject to the Grainger College of Engineering restrictions to Free Electives, so that there are at least 128 credit hours earned toward the degree.11
Total Hours of Curriculm to Graduate128

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering


Sample Sequence

The curriculum sequence below is a sample sequence, as all Grainger Engineering students work with a department academic advisor to achieve their educational goals, specific to their needs and preparation. The curriculum sequence can also be viewed via dynamic and static curricular maps, which include prerequisite sequencing.

General Education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement. One of the SBS courses must be an introductory economics course (ECON 102 or ECON 103). SE 494 and SE 495 will satisfy a core course requirement and the Campus General Education Advanced Composition requirement.

Free Electives: Additional course work, subject to the Grainger College of Engineering restrictions to Free Electives, so that there are at least 128 credit hours earned toward the degree.

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SE 1001CS 101 (CS 124 may be substituted.)3
MATH 221 (MATH 220 may be substituted. MATH 220 is appropriate for students with no background in calculus. 4 of 5 credit hours count toward degree.)4MATH 2313
CHEM 1023PHYS 2114
CHEM 1031ECE 1103
RHET 105 (if UIN is even) or SE 101 (if UIN is odd)4-3SE 101 (if UIN is even) or RHET 105 (if UIN is odd)3-4
ENG 100 (External transfer students take ENG 300.)1 
Free Elective2 
 16-15 16-17
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SE 2612IE 3003
MATH 2414MATH 2853
PHYS 2124PHYS 2132
TAM 2113TAM 2123
ECON 102 or ECON 103 (Counts as General Education Elective)3TAM 2513
 SE 2900
 General Education Elective3
 16 17
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
IE 3103IE 3613
MATH 2573IE 3703
IE 3603Track Option Elective3
ME 3304Track Option Elective3
General Education Elective3IE Technical Elective3
 16 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
IE 4003IE 3713
SE 494 (& SE 495 if UIN is even) or Free Elective (if UIN is odd)5-3Free Elective (if UIN is even) or SE 494 & SE 495 (if UIN is odd)3-5
Track Option Elective3Track Option Elective3
Computer Science Elective3Free Elective3
General Education Elective3Free Elective3
 17-15 15-17
Total Hours 128