BS in Industrial Engineering

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

The program is distinctive in its emphasis on quantitative, economic, computer-aided approaches to production and service management problems. It is focused on providing an experimental and mathematical problem-formulating and problem-solving framework for industrial engineering work. The curriculum provides a broad foundation in the current ideas, models and methods of industrial engineering. 

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 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
  Credit Hours 14
EGN 123 Computing and Digital Solutions for the future 3
WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
ECO 211 or 212

Principles of Microeconomics

or Principles of Macroeconomics

PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
  Credit Hours 17
Sophomore Year
AH Cognate (AH Elective) 1 3
ISE 201 Work Design Systems 3
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 16

AH Cognate (AH Elective) 1

CAE 210ECE 205,

or MAE 303

Mechanics of Solids I

or Principles of Electrical Engineering–I
or Thermodynamics

ISE 224 Python for Engineers 3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
  Credit Hours 16
Junior Year
AH Cognate (Advanced AH Elective) 1 3
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
PS Cognate (Advanced PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 18
ISE 312 Foundations of Data Analysis 3
ISE 363 Project Management for Engineers 3
ISE 406 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3
ISE 442 Stochastic Models in Operations Research 3
Technical Elective 2 3
PS Cognate1 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
ISE Elective - Group 1 or 2 3 3
  Credit Hours 15
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
ISE Elective - Group 1 or 2 3 3
  Credit Hours 15
  Total Credit Hours 128

1To be selected from lists of approved People and Society (PS)/Humanities and Arts (HA) (or applicable cognates). Students take a minimum of 3 courses (9 credit hours) in HA cognate and 3 courses in PS Cognate (9 credit hours).

2The Technical Elective is selected from courses at the 300 level or above, offered by one of the following departments: MTH, BTE (except BTE 417), BME (except BME 320), CAE, ECO, EEN, ISE, MAE, ACC, FIN, MGT (Except MGT 303), MAS, MKT.

3ISE Electives -  Choose one course from each Group 1 - ISE 570, ISE 571, ISE 572. Group 2 - ISE 505, ISE 507, ISE 513, ISE 548 

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

Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Statistics