Undergraduate Program Requirements

The following requirements, totally 129 credits, must be met for students to successfully earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Penn State.

Note: All course descriptions can be found in LionPATH.

Semester 1
Course number Course name Credits
MATH 140 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 4
EDSGN 100 Engineering Design and Graphics 3
ENGL 15 or ENGL 30 Rhetoric and Composition 3
CHEM 110 Chemical Principles 3
Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences 3
16
Semester 2
Course number Course name Credits
MATH 141 Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
PHYS 211 General Physics: Mechanics 4
CHEM 111 Experimental Chemistry 1
ECON 102 or ECON 104 Micro or Macro economic Analysis and Policy 3
Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences 3
First-Year Seminar 1

16
Semester 3
Course number Course name Credits
MATH 231 Calculus of Several Variables  2
MATH 250 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 212 General Physics - Electricity & Magnetism 4
+EMCH 210^ Statics and Strength of Materials 5
Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences 3
17
Semester 4
Course number Course name Credits
CAS 100 A/B Effective Speech 3
MATH 220 Matrices 2
CMPSC 200 or CMPSC 201 Programming for Engineers with Matlab or Programming for Engineers with C++ 3
Science Elective~ 3
Choose 6 credits of engineering electives~  6
17
Semesters 5 and 6
The order in which students take these courses may vary. Prerequisites are listed in parentheses.#
Course number Course name Credits
+IE 302 Engineering Economy (MATH 141) 3
+IE 305 Product Design, Specifications and Measurement (MATSE 259-concurrent) 3
+IE 322 Probabilistics Models in Industrial Engineering (MATH 141) 3
+IE 323 Statistical Methods in Industrial Engineering (IE 322) 3
+IE 327 Introduction to Work Design (MATH 141; EMCH 210 or EMCH 211-prerequisite or concurrent) 3
+IE 330 Engineering Analytics (CMPSC 200 or CMPSC 201 and IE 322) 3
+IE 405 Deterministic Models in Operations Research (MATH 220) 3
Manufacturing Process Elective~ (IE 305) 3
ENGL 202C Technical Writing 3
MATSE 249 Materials, Properties, and Processing (EMCH 210 or EMCH 213) 3
Health and Physical Activity* 1.5
1.5
33
Semesters 7 and 8
The order in which students take these courses may vary. Prerequisites are listed in parentheses.#
Course number Course name Credits
IE 425 Stochastic Models in Operations Research (IE 322 and MATH 220) 3
IE 408, IE 418, or IE 419 Cognitive Work Design, Human/Computer Interface Design, or Work Design - Productivity and Safety - see LionPATH for course prerequisites  3
IE 453 Simulation Modeling for Decision Support (CMPSC 200 or CMPSC 201, IE 323, and IE 425 3
IE 460 Service Systems Engineering (IE 322 and IE 405) 3
IE 470 Manufacturing System Design and Analysis (Manufacturing Process elective-concurrent) 3
IE 480 Capstone Design Project (IE 302, IE 305, IE 323, IE 327, and IE 405 (plus IE 330-concurrent) 3
Technical Elective~ 3
Technical Elective~ 3
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences 3
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences 3
30

Key

Courses listed in boldface italic type require a grade of C or better for entrance into this major.

+Courses listed in boldface type require a grade of C or better for graduation in this major.

^Students may substitute EMCH 211 and EMCH 213 or EMCH 213D for EMCH 210.

~ Science Elective, Engineering Electives, Manufacturing Process Electives, and Technical Electives

#Prerequisites are strictly enforced; students are responsible for ensuring they are meeting prerequisite requirements during registration.

* Students may satisfy this requirement with one, 3-credit GHA course or 3 credits of ROTC upon completion of the ROTC program.

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