BS in Industrial Engineering- Premed Concentration

The Department of Industrial Engineering offers program leading to BS degree in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) with a Premed Concentration.

The Department of Industrial Engineering offers program leading to BS degree in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) with a Premed Concentration. The program is a broad, interdisciplinary field that applies the science and technology of engineering to problems in biology, life sciences, medicine and biotechnology. The Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Educational Objectives:

Within the first several years following graduation from the Industrial Engineering program, graduates are expected to be:

  1. Working as professionals by adding value in any one of the following sectors:
    • Service
    • Government
    • Consulting
    • Retail
    • Manufacturing
  2. Pursuing or holding a graduate degree and/or developing professionally through continuing education, licensure, certification and seminars in a new area or their chosen areas of expertise.


Students who qualify for graduation in the Industrial Engineering program will have demonstrated the following:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Students enrolled in BSIE – Premed Concentration program are required to complete 128 course credits.

Plan of Study

Freshman Year
Fall Credit Hours
EGN 114 Global Challenges Addressed by Engineering and Technology 3
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
ECO 211 or 212

Principles of Microeconomics

or Principles of Macroeconomics

  Credit Hours 17
EGN 123 Computing and Digital Solutions for the future 3
WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
CHM 121 Principles of Chemistry 4
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
  Credit Hours 18
Sophomore Year
ISE 201 Work Design Systems 3
BIL 150 General Biology 4
CHM 221 Introduction to Structure and Dynamics 4
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
  Credit Hours 18
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
CHM 222 Organic Reactions and Synthesis 2 4
CHM 205 Chemical Dynamics Laboratory 1
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 18
Junior Year
BMB 401 Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences 2 4
CHM 206 Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory 2
ISE 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability 3
ISE 351 Safety and Ethics in Engineering 3
ISE 380 Engineering Economic Analysis 3
ISE 441 Deterministic Models in Operations Research 3
  Credit Hours 18
AH Cognate (AH elective) 1 3
AH Cognate (AH elective) 1 3
ISE 224 Python for Engineers 3
ISE 312 Foundations of Data Analysis 3
ISE 363 Project Management for Engineers 3
ISE 442 Stochastic Models in Operations Research 3
  Credit Hours 18
Senior Year
ISE 465 Inventory and Supply Chain Management 3
ISE 512 Quality Management Systems 3
ISE 547 Simulation Modeling and Systems Analysis 3
ISE 557 Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering 3
AH Cognate (Advanced AH Elective) 1 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 18
ISE 406 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3
ISE 494 Senior Design Project 3
ISE 516 Introduction to Applied Data Analytics 3
ISE 524 Decision Support Systems in Industrial Engineering 3
ISE 568 Facilities Planning and Logistics 3
PS Cognate (Advanced PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 18
  Total Credit Hours 138
1 To be selected from lists approved People and Society (PS)/Arts and Humanities (AH) (or applicable cognates). Students take a minimum of 3 courses (9 credit hours) in AH cognate and 3 courses in PS cognate (9 credit hours).
2 Can be replaced with an Advanced Bioscience Elective to be chosen from BIL 250BIL 255BIL 268MIC 301CHM 202CHM 222BMB 401 or BMB 402Students should verify admission requirements of their medical school of interest to verify Adv. Bioscience requirements, e.g. organic chemistry II, biochemistry, or both.
3 Technical or Science Elective Lab is selected from a science lab complementing the Adv Bioscience Elective (e.g., CHM or BIL lab).
* Students planning on taking the MCAT should take BMB 401 Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences as their first Adv. Bioscience Elective. 

Note: Failure to follow the plan of study may result in a delay in your graduation.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Statistics