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BS in IE and MS in Science, Technology & Public Policy

Industrial and Systems Engineering is critical to socio-economic and socio-technical development, with applications related to advanced manufacturing, energy and environment, healthcare, communications, and transportation.  Students graduating from the BS program in Industrial Engineering will have a firm and practical grasp of engineering principles and the underlying science associated with traditional process improvement and product development. An MS in Science, Technology and Public Policy will add another dimension to the students’ career portfolio that could open the door to working in policy related fields. Their technical knowledge combined with the skills needed to analyze and advocate for policy change in both private and public organizations would put them at a significant advantage over others working in the field. The interdisciplinary nature of the program in conjunction with the quantitative and qualitative approaches taken to analyze policy would also contribute to the students’ ability to gain leadership roles in engineering.

The Industrial Engineering, BS degree, requires a typical course sequence with a total of 129 semester credit hours. The Science, Technology and Public Policy, MS degree requires a total of 30 semester credit hours.

In order to graduate in the same 5 years, that the BS would normally take, students will have one less co-op. They will not have to go on co-op in spring of their fourth year. They will also double count 9 credits for a total of 150 credits. (120 undergraduate and 30 graduate credit hours)

Typical Course Sequence

First Year: Fall

  • Year One Seminar
  • ISEE-120 Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering
  • CHMG-131 General Chemistry for Engineers
  • MATH-181 Project-based Calculus I
  • ISEE-140 Materials Processing
  • Liberal Arts Perspective 1

Frist Year: Spring

  • General Education Elective
  • First Year Writing
  • MATH-182 Project-based Calculus II
  • PHYS-211 University Physics I
  • Liberal Arts Perspective 2
  • Wellness Course

Second Year: Fall

  • ISEE-200 Computing for Engineers
  • STAT-251 Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
  • Liberal Arts Perspective 3
  • MATH-221 Multivariable Calculus
  • PHYS-212 Univ. Physics II
  • EGEN-99 Co-op Prep Seminar

Second Year: Spring

  • ISEE-200 Fundamentals of Mechanics
  • ISEE-345 Engineering Economy
  • MATH-233 Linear Systems and Differential Equations
  • STAT-252 Probability and Statistics for Engineers II
  • Liberal Arts Perspective 4
  • Wellness Course

Third Year: Fall

  • ISEE-499 Co-op

Third Year: Spring

  • ISEE-350 Engineering Management
  • ISEE-323 Facilities Planning
  • ISEE-301 Operations Research
  • ISEE-330 Ergonomics/Human Factors
  • MECE-304/306 Fundamentals of Materials Science and Lab

Fourth Year: Fall

  • ISEE-510 Systems Simulation
  • ISEE-560 Applied Statistical Quality Control
  • ISEE-420 Production Planning and Scheduling
  • ISEE-421 Design and Analysis of Production Systems
  • LAS-Immersion 1: PUBL-701 Graduate Policy Analysis

Fourth Year: Spring

  • PUBL-700 Readings in Public Policy
  • Free Elective I
  • ISEE-Professional Elective 1
  • LAS Immersion 2: PUBL-702 Graduate Decision Analysis
  • STSO-740 Science Tech Policy
  • PUBL-703 Evaluation and Research Design

Fifth Year: Fall

  • ISEE-497 Multidisciplinary Senior Design I
  • ISEE-561 Linear Regression Analysis
  • ISEE-Professional Elective 2
  • LAS Immersion 3: Public Policy Elective 1
  • Public Policy Elective 2
  • Public Policy Elective 3

Fifth Year: Spring

  • ISEE-498 Multidisciplinary Senior Design II
  • ISEE-Professional Elective 3
  • Free Elective 2
  • Thesis Research
  • OR
  • Non-Thesis Option*

*2 additional Graduate electives plus required comprehensive examination


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