Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
CHEM 121
Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I
or General Chemistry I
FED 101 Fundamentals of Engineering Design 2
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Laboratory 1
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
CHEM 122
Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II
or General Chemistry II
CS 101 Computer Programming and Problem Solving 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Laboratory 1
Physical Education:GUR Elective 1
 Term Credits18
Second Year
1st Semester
IE 203 Applications of Computer Graphics in Industrial Engineering 2
MATH 211 Calculus III A 3
MECH 320 Statics and Strength of Materials 3
ECON 201
or Microeconomics
EPS 202 Society, Technology, and the Environment 3
Select one of the following: 3
The Pre-Modern World  
The Modern World  
The Twentieth-Century World  
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
IE 224 Production Process Design 3
MECH 236 Dynamics 2
MATH 222 Differential Equations 4
IE 331 Applied Statistical Methods 3
Physical Education:GUR Elective 1
ENG 340 Oral Presentations 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
IE 355 Human Factors 3
IE 335 Engineering Cost Analysis and Control 3
IE 439 Deterministic Models in Operations Research 3
ME 339 Fundamentals of Mechanical Design 3
Open Elective in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level):GUR 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
ECE 405 Electrical Engineering Principles 3
IE 334 Engineering Economy and Capital Investment 3
IE 339 Work Measurement and Standards 3
IE 440 Stochastic Models in Operations Research 3
IE 445 Idustrial Simulation 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
IE Technical Elective 1 3
IE 443 Senior Project I 2
IE 461 Product Quality Assurance 3
IE 492
Engineering Management
or Principles of Management
ME 435 Thermodynamics 3
Capstone Seminar Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level):GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
IE 444 Senior Project II 2
IE 459 Production Planning and Control 3
IE 466 Material Handling and Facilities Layout 3
IE Technical Elective 2 3
IE Technical Elective 3 3
 Term Credits14
 Total Credits128

Industrial Engineering Technical Elective-

Students in industrial engineering select 9 credits of technical electives.  With the undergraduate advisor's approval, upper level courses from other departments may be used as technical electives.  Select three courses from the following list:

IE 441Information and Knowledge Engineering3
IE 447Legal Aspects of Engineering3
IE 449Industrial Robotics3
IE 453Computer Integrated Manufacturing3
IE 455Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers3
IE 456Introduction to Industrial Hygiene3
IE 463Invention and Entrepreneurship3
IE 469Reliability in Engineering Systems3
IE 473Safety Engineering3

Refer to the General University Requirements section of this catalog for further information on electives.

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load. 


Two co-op courses taken in sequence replace a technical elective. In industrial engineering,  In INdustrial Engineering,  IE 310 Co-op Work Experience I is taken without credit, and IE 411 Co-op Work Experience II is taken for degree credit, with IE 310 Co-op Work Experience I as a prerequisite.