Jul 13, 2024  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Industrial Engineering B.S.

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 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 and upon completion of all degree requirements, graduates will receive a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree.

Since 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.


The program educational objectives of the ISE department are in alignment with the mission of the University in serving the community, region, state, nation, and world by producing future leaders in Industrial Engineering with the knowledge, skills, and tools to meet the requirements of the industrial sector. The ISE department at MSU expects its graduates within a few years of graduation to attain the following:

  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.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

The IE program student outcomes prepare our graduates to meet the stated PEOs. The newly developed ABET SOs (1) - (7) have been adopted by the ISE department as our SOs. These are detailed below: 

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics;
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors;
  3. An ability to communicate efficiently with a range of audiences;
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts;
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan task and meet objectives;
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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



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

A. General Education and University Requirements: 45 Credits


* This is a supporting course that is required by the department which must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas  for courses that satisfy General Education Requirements where not specified by the department

1 Strongly recommend ECON 211 and PSYC 101 to satisfy SB requirement.

2 Strongly recommend COMM 203 to satisfy AH requirement.

D. Industrial Engineering Elective and Concentration Requirements: 12 Credits

  • XXXX - IEGR (400 level) Electives (3) 9 credits. 5
  • XXXX - Approved Elective 3 credits. 6


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.
5At least one IEGR elective must be selected from the following: IEGR 402 IEGR 404 , IEGR 417   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, Transportation Systems, 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