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Industrial Engineering, BSIE


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About the Program

The Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Industrial engineers design, analyze, and manage complex human-integrated systems such as manufacturing systems, supply chain networks, and service systems.  These systems typically consist of a combination of people, information, material, and equipment. In such systems industrial engineers determine how to optimize the system for maximum efficiency, effectiveness, throughput, safety, or some other objective of interest to the stakeholders of the system.  To achieve these objectives, an industrial engineer draws upon knowledge of mathematics, along with physical, engineering, management, and behavioral sciences to function as a problem-solver, innovator, designer, coordinator, and system integrator. Industrial engineers are employed in and apply their skills in an extremely wide range of organizations, including manufacturing industries, service industries, and governmental agencies.

The complexity of these organizations and the emphasis on increased effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity have led to a growing need for industrial engineering analysis and design, resulting in an increased demand for industrial engineering graduates. This increased demand recognizes the modern industrial engineer’s versatility and responsiveness to the challenges of a rapidly changing society. Industrial engineering is one of the nation’s largest and most rapidly growing engineering professions.

The industrial engineering program prepares graduates for careers in all phases of industrial engineering and enables them to perform both technical and managerial functions that require scientific and engineering backgrounds. By combining the study of science, mathematics, engineering fundamentals, design, and management principles, an industrial engineering education provides a unique background and a sound basis for lifelong career development in engineering practice, research, or management.

Senior design projects consist of a real-world application of IE principles by teaming students with a local industry in Indiana. Teams have taken on full-scale projects like designing floor layouts for factories and hospitals, designing operations to improve system efficiency, reducing time and waste in processing, allocating resources to optimize system performance, and developing a safety plan for preventing work-related injuries.

Degree Requirements


123 Credits Required

Industrial Engineering Major Requirements (51 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (48-50 credits)


Mathematics Requirements (18 - 20 credits)


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

Science Requirements (11 credits)


General Education Elective Requirements (24 credits)


Foundational Core


(http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html)

  • (satisfies Information Literacy selective for core; ENGL 10600 /SCLA 10100  /ENGL 10800  ) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • (satisfies Written Communication selective for core; ENGL 10600 /SCLA 10100  /ENGL 10800  ) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • (satisfies Oral Communication selective for core; SCLA 10200  /COM 11400  ) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • (satisfies Human Cultures: Humanities selective for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • (satisfies Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science selective for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • (satisfies Science, Technology, and Society selective for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
     

IE General Education Electives


Industrial Engineering General Education Requirements  

  • General Education Elective I - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00 (Satisfies Information Literacy and Written Communication for core)
  • General Education Elective II - Credit Hours: 3.00   (Satisfies Oral communication for core)
  • General Education Elective III - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective IV - Credit Hours: 3.00 (Satisfies Humanities for core)
  • General Education Elective V - Credit Hours: 3.00  (Satisfies Behavioral/Social Science for core)
  • General Education Elective VI - Credit Hours: 3.00 (Satisfies Science, Tech & Society for core)
  • General Education Elective VII - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective VIII - Credit Hours: 3.00

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Additional Requirements


Click here for Industrial Engineering Technical Electives  

Program Requirements


13-14 Credits


16 Credits


16 Credits


15 Credits


18 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • IE 43100 - Industrial Engineering Design
  • IE Technical Elective I - Credit Hours: 3.00  
  • IE Technical Elective II - Credit Hours: 3.00  
  • Technical Elective III - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective VIII - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Notes


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Critical Course


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