Nov 22, 2019  
2018 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Industrial Engineering B.S.


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The Industrial Engineering Program provides students with the knowledge, skills and tools to design and improve processes, and apply the basic factors of production (people, machines, materials, information, and energy) to make products and deliver goods and services. The program seeks to provide students with a broad array of talents and experiences that would enable them to work in multi-disciplinary and diverse teams to solve a wide variety of problems. At the same time, the program allows for some focus in a concentration area, such as engineering management, manufacturing systems, information and systems engineering, and ergonomics and human factors.

Our Industrial Engineering Program is currently accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. This is the only accredited Industrial Engineering program in the state of Maryland.

Because industrial production is a critical part of national prosperity and strength, today’s industrial engineers are expected to be creative in problem solving, and to work with new and improved production machinery, robots and automation systems, computers, and in general, new technology, to produce high quality goods and services at low cost and/or for the maximum benefit to society.

The technical, socio-economic and cultural nature of industrial engineering problems requires the industrial engineer to be highly skilled in the basic sciences, computers, engineering, and analytical methods, and to have a broad training that encompasses the behavioral sciences, economics and management, human relations, as well as consciousness of the environment.

Objectives

The objectives of the ISE department are to prepare future leaders in Industrial Engineering with the knowledge, skills, and tools:

  1. To prepare students to apply an exemplary foundation in the basic sciences, computer technology and engineering methods to solving industrial as well as manufacturing engineering problems.
  2. To provide students with the skills to perform industrial engineering design, product design, and analysis, using traditional methods of mechanical, energy and manufacturing engineering.
  3. To prepare and train students to work in multi-disciplinary and diverse teams to solve a wide variety of both technical and non-technical problems.
  4. To educate students in methods and skills that incorporate proven techniques in human engineering and ergonomics in developing engineering solutions. 
  5. To prepare students to apply new tools and techniques of computer and information technology to the solution of industrial engineering as well as manufacturing engineering problems. 
  6. To prepare students to readily communicate complex technical information to a wide variety of audiences in both written and oral form. 
  7. To provide students with tools to continue their professional development and life-long learning.

Requirements for The B.S. Degree In Industrial Engineering

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) are required to have earned a minimum of 120 academic credit hours or equivalent, at the completion of their program of study in the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department. The minimum required credit-hour breakdown is as follows:

Category Credits
General Education & University Requirements 45
Science and Mathematics Requirements 21
Industrial Engineering Core Requirements 42
IE Elective and Concentration Requirements 12

 

TOTAL 120

Students must complete all of the requirements in the sections: A, B, C, and D.

D. Industrial Engineering Elective and Concentration Requirements: 12 Credits


  • IEGR 4XX - ISE Electives (3) 9 credits. 5
  • XXXX XXX - Approved Elective 3 credits. 6

Note


1 May be substituted by any approved Arts and Humanities Electives.
2 May be substituted by any approved Social and Behavioral Science Electives.
3 May be substituted by any approved Health and Healthful Living Electives.
4 Consent of project advisor(s) and approval of department chair are required prior to registration.
5 At least one IEGR elective must be selected from one of the following: IEGR 402 IEGR 404 , and IEGR 455 . In addition, all selected courses must be from the approved Industrial Engineering Concentration Elective courses.
6 Approved electives are courses listed in the Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business programs, Civil and Electrical Engineering, or other relevant courses deemed appropriate for the student’s program of study. Prior to registration, written approval must be obtained from Faculty advisor and Department Chair.

Suggested Curriculum Sequence


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