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Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering graduates engineers who are concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment and energy.


Three industrial engineering students working on and looking at a robotic device

The Industrial Engineering program focuses on manufacturing, with an emphasis on automation. The program of study is designed for graduates to enter the workforce in manufacturing, whether from a design and implementation perspective or control and managerial perspective. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Industrial Engineering will facilitate advanced study in engineering (MSIE or Ph. D. in IE, or other engineering areas), or professional degree pursuits such as business or law.

Students follow a sequence of courses beginning with basic mathematics and science, followed by their application to courses in engineering science and engineering design. Relevant clusters of studies in the humanities and social sciences are included within the context of engineering education to create well-rounded graduates.

The department offers several tracks for students with different levels of preparation in mathematics and English. It may take some students five years to complete their degree.

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In order to be admitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Industrial Engineering transfer student (Undeclared Engineering and those in other majors/colleges) one must meet the following requirements:  
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  • Have a minimum grade of C in MATH.1310 (Calculus I) and MATH.1320 (Calculus II) (or equivalent)
  • Have a minimum grade of C in PHYS.1410 (Physics I) (or equivalent)
  • Have a minimum grade of C in CHEM.1210 (Chemistry I) (or equivalent)
Borderline students may be considered on a case-by-case basis.