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Industrial Engineering (BIE)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BIE)

Major: IE

Degree: BIE

Unit: Speed School of Engineering (SS)

Department: Industrial Engineering

Students specializing in Industrial Engineering will complete the program outlined below: two semesters in Engineering Fundamentals and a further period of study in the Department of Industrial Engineering - ten semesters in Departmental Studies (for the Bachelor of Science degree) and a fifth year in Graduate Studies (for the Master of Engineering degree). This curriculum is designed as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education component, culminating in the Master of Engineering degree that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Appropriate design experiences are presented to students throughout the industrial engineering curriculum, starting with IE 240 fundamentals at the sophomore level, continuing through the IE 499 capstone design course at the senior level, and culminating with the IE 697 master of engineering thesis or IE 699, IE masters project. At the senior level, design projects are required in facility location and layout (IE 421), simulation (IE 541), and work philosophy/ergonomics (IE 480), in addition to the capstone design course (IE 499). Students are also exposed to various levels of design experience in their three required co-ops. In the fifth year, students learn material flow systems design (IE 650), in addition to that required in completing the master of engineering thesis (IE 697) or the IE masters project (IE 699).


Engineering Fundamentals

Courses Hours
Speed School Core
ENGR 1001 , 1011 2 , 1021 ,1501 12
ENGL 1011 2 3 , 1021 2 3 6
CHEM 2011 2 3
PHYS 2981 2 4
IE Core
CECS 1211 1
CHEM 2021, 2071 4
PHYS 2951 2 1
Total 31


Departmental Studies

Courses Hours
Engineering Fundamentals
ENGR 201, 205, 330 8
IE 240, 288, 289, 320, 360, 370, 380, 389, 415, 421, 425, 430, 480, 489, 499, 525, 541, 563 49
IE Electives 6
CEE 205 3
CHE 253 3
ECE 252 3
ME 251 3
PHYS 296, 299 5
General Education
Arts/CD/HUM/SBS Electives2 15
COMM 1122 3
HIST 1012 or 1022 or 1052 or 1062 3
Total  101
Total Hours
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering    132

1 Acceptance into the Department of Industrial Engineering requires that a student have a 2.0 GPA in the prescribed set of courses totaling 31 semester hours taken during the first year in Engineering Fundamentals. The prescribed courses are footnoted in the listing above. In addition, the student must be in good standing with the university. The only possible substitution to the list of courses totaling 31 hours above is noted in footnote 3.

2 General Education requirement for this program; see for the listing of Arts/CD/Hum/SBS Electives which satisfy the University-wide General Education requirements, by academic year.

3 Students completing ENGL 105 in lieu of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 satisfy the General Education and Engineering Fundamentals requirements for Written Communication.  However, an additional 3-hour Humanities/SS elective course is needed to satisfy program credit hour requirements; ENGL 303 (Technical Writing) is recommended. 

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