Important concepts surrounding the Six Sigma minor offered in the industrial engineering program at Penn State.
 

Minor requirements for students admitted to the IE program summer 2018 or later

Policy due to changes in engineering electives and technical electives.

Minor Credits that could be applied towards IE Major

Number of credits unique
(must be at least 6)

Language

Possible GA/GH/GS

Minimum of 6
Biomedical (18-20 credits)

BIOL 141 – Science elective
BME 201 as engineering elective
400-level BME course as engineering elective
IE 327 

Total = 12 credits

6-8
Business/Liberal Arts (25 credits)

PHIL 119 as GH
IE 433 (additional courses – 400-level)
IE 425 (additional courses – 400-level)

Total = 9 credits
Mininum of 7 – Maximum of 13
(depends on any other possible GA/GH/GS courses)
Economics (18 credits)

ECON 102 (GS)
ECON 104 (GS)
ECON 302 (GS – Move 3 option)

Total = 9 credits

9
Engineering Leadership Development (18 credits)

6 credits of GA/GH/GS elective courses

ENGR 405 


Total = 9 credits

9
ENTI (18 credits) No credits double count 18
IE/IST (21 credits) IST 110 (GS)
IE 330 (required)
IE 408 or IE 418 (HF elective)
IE 433 (IE Technical elective)IST 220 (engineering elective)


Total = 15 credits

6
MATH (26-28 credits)

MATH 140, MATH 141, MATH 220, MATH 231, MATH 250 = 15 credits
Science elective (MATH 401, MATH 405, or MATH 411)

Total = 18 credits

8-10

Nanotechnology (18 credits)

ESC 312 and ESC 313 as engineering electives


Total = 6 credits

12
Product Realization (21 credits)

IE 466 as technical elective
9 credits from combination IE 305, IE 306, IE 307, IE 311, and/or IE 428
IE 480

Total = 15 credits
6 credits:  ENGR 407 and sub for ME 240
(cannot meet a degree requirement in IE) – no credits for engineering elective
Psychology (18 credits)

PSYCH 100 (GS)
Possible additional 3 credits of GS via petition for Move 3 option

Total = 6 credits
12
Service Enterprise Engineering

IE 460
IE 478 – Technical elective
6 credits required IE courses


Total = 12 credits

6- credits from Service cluster
Six Sigma

9 credits required: IE 305, IE 322, IE 323
3 credits for one technical elective (IE 433 or IE 434 or IE 436)

Total = 12 credits
6 – must take additional technical elective
Statistics (24 – 26 credits)

MATH 140, MATH 141 (8 credits)
Petition STAT 414 for IE 322

Total = 11 credits
13-15
Supply Chain/IST (18 credits + prerequisites)

IST 110 as GS

Total = 3 credits
15 + prerequisites
 
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