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2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
2022-2023 University Catalog

Industrial Engineering, BSIE


About the Program

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.

The undergraduate program in industrial engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABEThttp://www.abet.org.

Industrial Engineering Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


123 Credits Required

Industrial Engineering Major Requirements (51 credits)


IE Technical Selectives and Electives (15 credits)


IE Selectives (6 credits)


Technical Electives (9 credits)


  • Technical Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 
  • Technical Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 
  • Technical Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 

Other Departmental/Program Requirements (72-85 credits)


If pursuing Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, CS 15900 - Prog Appl for Engineers is required to graduate, but not required to complete the First Year Engineering program.

First-Year Engineering Requirements (29-39 credits)


Click here for First-Year Engineering  requirements.

  • Requirement #1 - Intro to Engineering I (2-4 credits)
  • Requirement #2 - Intro to Engineering II (2-4 credits)
  • Requirement #3 - Calculus I (4-5 credits) (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core) 
  • Requirement #4 - Calculus II (4-5 credits) (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core) 
  • Requirement #5 - Chemistry I (4-6 credits) (satisfies Science #1 for core)
  • Requirement #6 - Physics (4 credits) (satisfies Science #2 for core)
  • Requirement #7 - First-Year Engineering Selective (3-4 credits)
  • Requirement #8 - Written and Oral Communication (6-7 credits) (could satisfy Written Communication, Information Literacy or Oral Communication for core)

IE General Education Requirement (18 credits)


  • General Education Elective I - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Human Cultures: Humanities for core)
  • General Education Elective II - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science for core)  
  • General Education Elective III - Credit Hours: 1.00-3.00 (satisfies Science, Technology & Society for core)
  • General Education Elective IV - Credit Hours: 0.00-3.00 (satisfies Information Literacy for core, if needed)
  • General Education Elective V - Credit Hours: 3.00 
  • General Education Elective VI - Credit Hours: 3.00-5.00

 

General Education Electives - Credits Hours: 6.00 (should be satisfied in First-Year Engineering for Written Communication & Oral Communication)

At least 6 credits must be 30000-level or higher or Non-Introductory

Industrial Engineering GE List  

Additional Requirements


Click here for Industrial Engineering Supplemental Information   

University Requirements


University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.



Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


First Year Engineering Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


13-14 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


Industrial Engineering Program Requirements


16 Credits


18 Credits


15-18 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


Notes


  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Engineering degree.
  • All courses must be taken for a grade (No Pass/No Pass courses will count)

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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