BS in Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineers (IEs) apply scientific knowledge to solve problems in manufacturing, service industries, businesses and institutions, and are focused on the design modeling and analysis of complex systems to achieve productivity improvement through better use of human resources, financial resources, natural resources, and man-made structures and equipment. IEs apply a full range of analytical, simulation and experimentation tools to problems in designing, planning, implementing and operating systems. These problems are found in a wide variety of organizations (such as banks, hospitals, social services and government agencies), project-based firms (such as construction and consulting) and product-based firms (such as processing, manufacturing and electronics). The focus of industrial engineering is systems design, systems integration and improvement.
Program Educational Objectives
The educational objectives of the industrial engineering program are driven by WSU’s mission as an urban university. Industrial engineering graduates are expected, within three to five years after graduation, to meet the following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):
- PEO1: Be engaged, innovative professionals and leaders in designing, modeling, analyzing, implementing, managing and improving modern complex systems in all sectors of local, regional, national and global industries.
- PEO2: Pursue life-long learning, such as graduate studies and research, certification and licensure from professional organizations, Fundamentals of Engineering certification, or active participation in professional societies/activities.
- PEO3: Achieve professional success through the program's emphasis on experiential learning through solving real world problems.
The BS in industrial engineering program requires the completion of 125 credit hours for graduation, minus hours commensurate with advanced placement credit. Students may select 17 credit hours of technical electives to emphasize the study of systems engineering, supply chain & analytics or manufacturing engineering. This allows students to specialize in a specific area of industrial engineering. Students’ programs are determined by their own interests in consultation with their faculty advisors. All the prerequisite courses must have a grade that generates 2.000 or more credit points per credit hour. Specific requirements for the industrial engineering program are given in the accompanying table.
|ENGL 101||College English I||3|
|or ENGL 100||English Composition|
|ENGL 102||College English II||3|
|COMM 111||Public Speaking||3|
|PHIL 385||Engineering Ethics||3|
|Fine arts, social/behavioral sciences and humanities courses 1||15|
|MATH 242||Calculus I||5|
|MATH 243||Calculus II||5|
|MATH 511||Linear Algebra||3|
|PHYS 313||Physics for Scientists I||4|
|PHYS 314||Physics for Scientists II||4|
|CHEM 211||General Chemistry I||5|
|IME 254||Engineering Probability and Statistics I||3|
|Select one technical elective in math and science from the following||3|
|Differential Equations I|
|Discrete Structures I|
|Fundamental Concepts of Algebra|
|General Chemistry II|
|Earth & Space Sciences|
|Energy, Resources and Environment|
|Microbes & You|
|The Human Organism|
|The Human Organism Laboratory|
|Solar System Astronomy|
|CS 211||Introduction to Programming||3-4|
|or MIS 310||Fundamentals of Business Application Development|
|or MATH 451||Computational Mathematics Using MATLAB|
|IME 222||Engineering Graphics||2|
|IME 222L||Graphics Lab||1|
|IME 255||Engineering Economy||3|
|IME 258||Manufacturing Methods and Materials I||3|
|IME 258L||Manufacturing Methods and Materials I Lab||1|
|IME 452||Work Systems||3|
|IME 524||Descriptive Analytics||3|
|IME 549||Industrial Ergonomics||3|
|IME 550||Operations Research I||3|
|IME 553||Production Systems||3|
|IME 554||Statistical Quality Control||3|
|IME 556||Information Systems||3|
|IME 563||Facilities Planning and Design||3|
|IME 565||Systems Simulation||3|
& IME 690
|Industrial Engineering Design I|
and Industrial Engineering Design II
|IME 650||Operations Research II||3|
|Technical Electives 2||17|
|Total Credit Hours||125-126|
Refer to graduation requirements at the beginning of this section for details.
There are three tracks from which the students may take technical electives. At least three of the technical elective courses must be from the same track. At least four of the six technical electives must be from ISME.
Students in the Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing the two-course capstone design experience consisting of IME 590 and IME 690.