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Undergraduate Professional Electives

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Purpose of Professional Electives (PEs)
Professional electives are used to customize and tailor your degree program towards your career interests. In order to deepen your expertise in industrial and systems engineering, you should select at least two advanced level industrial engineering courses as professional electives from the A List.

As a secondary objective, professional electives can be used to broaden your exposure to other engineering-related topics or to fulfill a minor. With the remaining professional electives (typically 2 courses), you can either:

1. choose other courses from the A List
2. choose other engineering-related courses from the B List
3. choose minor courses to fulfill minor requirements (review minor authorization form with advisor)

The ISE faculty will entertain other courses that you might wish to consider as professional electives, that are not reflected on the lists below, on a case-by-case basis. These courses will only be accepted if you have discussed the choice with your advisor and received approval from your advisor. Students should not assume that a professional elective deemed appropriate for one will be appropriate for all.

PE Substitution Form

Courses taken in CQAS may need an extra credit hour of independent study to equal 4 credit hours. Some courses in CQAS are only 3 credit hours. You should receive approval from CQAS that they will provide you with this extra credit hour before enrolling in a CQAS course.

A List:

ISE Department (0303)
626 Contemporary Production Systems
701 Linear Programming
702 Integer and Nonlinear Programming (W)
704 Logistics Management
711 Advanced Simulation Techniques (Sp)
720 Production Control (W)
727 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (F)
728 Production Systems Management
731 Advanced Topics in Ergonomics & Human Factors (W - even years)
732 Biomechanics (Sp)
734 Systems Safety Engineering (W - odd years)
735 Design Project Management
756 Decision Analysis (On demand)
758 Design of Experiments (W)
760 Product and Process Design & Development(F)
761 Rapid Prototyping (W)
765 Databases for Information Systems (F)
771 Special Topics in Industrial Engineering
784 Systems and Project Management (W)
790 Introduction to Sustainable Design (F)
791 Life Cycle Analysis & Costing (W)
792 Design for the Environment (Sp)
801 Design for Manufacture (Sp)

B List:

Electrical Engineering Department (0301)
**240 Digital Systems (W)
362 Introduction to Electrical Engineering (Sp, Su)

Mechanical Engineering Department (0304)
413 Thermodynamics
415 Fluid Mechanics
460 Contemporary Issues in Energy and the Environment
604 Design for Manufacture
615 Robotics
710 Fuel Cell Technology
864 Production Tool Design

Microelectronic Engineering Department (0305)
350 IC Technology (Undergraduate version of 701) (Sp)
701 Microelectronics I (Lab: 0305-701.40 - 0 credits)
702 Microelectronics II (Lab: 0305-702.40 - 0 credits) (Prereq.: 0305-701)
703 Microelectronics III (Lab: 0305-703.40 - 0 credits) (Prereq.: 0305-701)
731 Microelectronics Mfg. I (Prereq.: 0305-701)
732 Microelectronics Mfg. II (Prereq.: 0305-731)

Computer Engineering Department (0306)
**341 Introduction to Digital Systems (F, Sp)

Center for Quality and Applied Statistics (0307)
772 Applied Survey Design/Analysis
831 Multivariate Analysis Applications
851 Nonparametric Statistics
862 Reliability Statistics I
873 Time Series Analysis and Forecasting

CCIS - Information Technology (4002)
341 Data Communications and Computer Networks
703 Algorithms and Data Structures
720 Data Modeling and Database Implementation

CCIS - Computer Science (4005)
750 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
751 Knowledge Based Systems
755 Neural Networks and Machine Learning
757 Introduction to Computer Vision
759 Topics in Artificial Intelligence

COB - College of Business (0101)
494 Cost Accounting in Technical Organizations

*Courses taken in CQAS may need an extra credit hour of independent study to equal 4 credit hours. Many courses in this department are only 3 credit hours. You should receive approval from CQAS that they will provide you with this extra credit hour before enrolling in course.

**You can count Digital Systems (0301-240) OR Introduction to Digital Systems (0306-341) as a professional elective, but not both due to similar course content. Only one of these courses may count as a professional elective.

Note: Other courses not on this list may be acceptable as professional electives. However, alternative courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students must discuss their choice with their advisor and receive permission from their advisor and department head in writing. Students should not assume that a professional elective deemed appropriate for one will be appropriate for all.