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Undergraduate Program Requirements

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

Note: Course descriptions can be found in the University Bulletin.

For students admitted to Penn State prior to Summer 2020:

Semester 1
Course Number and 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
Total 16
Semester 2
Course Number and Name Credits
MATH 141: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
PHYS 211: 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
Total 16
Semester 3
Course Number and Name Credits
MATH 231: Calculus of Several Variables 2
MATH 250: Differential Equations 3
PHYS 212: Electricity & Magnetism 4
+EMCH 210A: Statics and Strength of Materials 5
Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences 3
Total 17
Semester 4
Course Number and 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 ElectiveB 3
Engineering ElectivesB 6
Total 17
Semesters 5 and 6
The order in which students take these courses may vary.
Prerequisites are listed in parentheses.C
Course Mumber and Name Credits
+IE 302: Engineering Economy
(MATH 141)
3
+IE 305: Product Design, Specifications and Measurement
(EDSGN 100)
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 306, IE 307, IE 311 or IE 428
(see University Bulletin for individual course prerequisites)
3
ENGL 202C: Technical Writing 3
MATSE 259: Materials, Properties, and Processing
(EMCH 210 or EMCH 213)
3
Health and Physical Activity* 1.5
Health and Physical Activity* 1.5
Total 33
Semesters 7 and 8
The order in which students take these courses may vary.
Prerequisites are listed in parentheses.C
Course Number and 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 University Bulletin for individual 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 ElectiveB 3
Technical ElectiveB 3
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences 3
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences 3
Total 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.

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

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

C 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.


For students admitted to Penn State in Summer 2020 or later:

Semester 1
Course Number and Name Credits
MATH 140: Calculus I 4
EDSGN 100: Engineering Design & Graphics 3
ENGL 15 or 30: Rhetoric & Composition 3
CHEM 110: Chemical Principles 3
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences* 3
Total 16
Semester 2
Course Number and Name Credits
MATH 141: Calculus II 4
PHYS 211: Mechanics 4
CHEM 111: Experimental Chemistry 1
ECON 102 or 104 (Social Sciences) 3
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences* 3
First-Year Seminar 1
Total 16
Semester 3
Course Number and Name Credits
MATH 231: Calculus of Several Variables 2
MATH 250: Differential Equations 3
PHYS 212: Electricity & Magnetism 4
+EMCH 210A: Statics & Strength of Materials 5
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences* 3
Total 17
Semester 4
Course Number and Name Credits
CAS 100A/B: Effective Speech 3
MATH 220: Matrices 2
CMPSC 200 or 201: Matlab or C++ Programming 3
Science ElectiveB 3
Engineering ElectivesB 6
Total 17
Semesters 5 and 6
The order in which you take these courses may vary.
Prerequisites listed in parenthesesC
Course Number and Name Credits
+IE 302: Engineering Economy
(MATH 141)
3
+IE 305: Product Design, Specification & Measurement
(EDSGN 100)
3
+IE 322: Probabilistic Models in IE
(MATH 141)
3
+IE 323: Statistical Methods in IE
(IE 322)
3
+IE 327: Introduction to Work Design
(MATH 141-prerequisite; EMCH 210 or EMCH 211 – prerequisite or concurrent)
3
+IE 330: Engineering Analytics
(CMPSC 200 or 201 and IE 322)
3
+IE 405: Deterministic Models in OR
(MATH 220)
3
Manufacturing Process ElectiveB
(see University Bulletin for individual course prerequisites)
3
ENGL 202C: Technical Writing 3
MATSE 259: Materials, Properties & Processing
(EMCH 210 or 213)
3
Health & Physical Activity** 1.5
Health & Physical Activity** 1.5
Total 33
Semesters 7 and 8
The order in which you take these courses may vary.
Prerequisites listed in parenthesesC
Course Number and Name Credits
IE 425: Stochastic Models in OR
(IE 322 and MATH 220)
3
IE 453: Simulation Modeling for Decision Support
(CMPSC 200 or 201, IE 323 and IE 425)
3
IE 408, 418 or 419: Human Factors Elective
(see University Bulletin for individual course prerequisites)
3
IE 460: Service Systems Engineering
(IE 322 and IE 405)
3
IE 470: Manufacturing System Design & Analysis
(Manufacturing Process elective – concurrent)
3
IE 480: Capstone Design Course
(IE 302, IE 305, IE 323, IE 327, and IE 405, plus IE 330 – concurrent)
3
Technical ElectiveB
(see University Bulletin for individual course prerequisites)
3
Technical ElectiveB
(see University Bulletin for individual course prerequisites)
3
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences* 3
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences* 3
Total 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.

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

B Science Elective, Engineering Electives, Manufacturing Process Electives and Technical Electives - select from Department List.

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

* As part of general education, students are also required to complete 6 credits of Interdomain or Linked courses. For more information, visit gened.psu.edu.

** 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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