Industrial Engineering Bachelor of science degree

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Overview

Dual Degree

Optimize, design, and manage the operational and manufacturing processes by which goods are made and distributed.


The industrial engineering degree is for students interested in optimizing, designing, and managing the processes by which goods are made and distributed. They also ensure that high-quality products and services are delivered in a cost-effective manner. Industrial engineers aid companies globally, balancing sustainable design with skillful construction of systems. Graduates of the industrial engineering degree are able to address big-picture design and engineering questions, such as how engineers can simultaneously increase efficiency and quality?

Industrial engineers design, optimize, and manage the process by which products are made and distributed across the world (i.e., global supply chain), or the way services are delivered in industries such as banking, health care, energy, or entertainment. Industrial engineers ensure that high-quality products and services are delivered in a cost-effective manner.

Industrial engineering is ideal for those who enjoy both technology and working with people. Industrial engineers frequently spend as much time interacting with other engineers and product users as they do at their desks and computers. Typical work involves developing applied models and simulations of processes to evaluate overall system efficiency.

A degree in industrial engineering offers students a significant opportunity for a flexible long-term career. Employers have consistently praised the quality of RIT's industrial engineering graduates, noting that the range of their abilities includes both strong technical knowledge and communication skills. Graduates have used their technical base as a springboard to careers in management, consulting, manufacturing, sales, health care, law, and education.

Because of the flexible nature of the major, the industrial engineering student can gain a breadth of knowledge in many different areas of industrial engineering, including, but not limited to, advanced manufacturing, distribution/logistics, ergonomics/human factors, modeling/simulation, and sustainable design and development. Students may choose free and professional electives for this purpose. Faculty are committed to high-quality engineering education as well as the program's educational objectives.

The industrial engineering curriculum covers the principal concepts of engineering economics and project management, facilities planning, human performance, mathematical and simulation modeling, production control, applied statistics and quality, and contemporary manufacturing production processes that are applied to solve the challenges presented by the global environment and economy of today. The curriculum stresses the application of contemporary tools and techniques in solving engineering problems.

As described by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers on the organization's website:

"Industrial engineering is about choices. Other engineering disciplines apply skills to very specific areas. IE gives practitioners the opportunity to work in a variety of businesses.

Many practitioners say that industrial engineering education offers the best of both worlds: an education in both engineering and business.

The most distinctive aspect of industrial engineering is the flexibility it offers. Whether it's shortening a roller coaster line, streamlining an operating room, distributing products worldwide, or manufacturing superior automobiles, these challenges share the common goal of saving companies money and increasing efficiencies.

As companies adopt management philosophies of continuous productivity and quality improvement to survive in the increasingly competitive world market, the need for industrial engineers is growing. Why? Industrial engineers are the only engineering professionals trained specifically to be productivity and quality improvement specialists.

Industrial engineers figure out how to do things better. They engineer processes and systems that improve quality and productivity. They work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, energy and other commodities. This is why many industrial engineers end up being promoted into management positions.

Many people are misled by the term industrial engineer. It's not just about manufacturing. It also encompasses service industries, with many IEs employed in entertainment industries, shipping and logistics businesses, and health care organizations."

Industrial engineers are "big-picture" thinkers, much like systems integrators. IEs spend most of their time out in the work environment, using scientific approaches to solve today's problems while they develop solutions for the future.

Educational objectives

Faculty from the department of industrial and systems engineering, in conjunction with its constituents, has established the following educational objectives for the industrial engineering major:

Systems integrators—Graduates will draw upon broad knowledge to develop integrated systems-based engineering solutions that include the consideration of realistic constraints within contemporary global, societal, and organizational contexts.

Lifelong learners—Graduates will develop engineering solutions using the skills and knowledge acquired through formal education and training, independent inquiry, and professional development.

Graduate education—Graduates will be well-prepared to pursue graduate degrees.

Engineering professionals—Graduates will work independently as well as collaboratively with others and demonstrate leadership, accountability, initiative, and ethical and social responsibility.

With rapidly changing work environments, students need a well-rounded education that will allow them to apply engineering principles to new situations.

Industries


  • Aerospace

  • Automotive

  • Manufacturing

  • Health Care

Typical Job Titles

Ergonomist Operations Analyst
Quality Engineer Management Engineer
Materials Handler Manufacturing Engineer
Industrial Engineer Systems Engineer
Process Engineer Supply Chain Engineer
Production Supervisor Controls Engineer
Product Engineer Continuous Improvement Analyst

100%

outcome rate of graduates

$65k

median first-year salary of graduates

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Curriculum

Industrial Engineering, BS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
CHMG-131
General Chemistry for Engineers
This rigorous course is primarily for, but not limited to, engineering students. Topics include an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry, stoichiometry, First Law of Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, electronic theory of composition and structure, and chemical bonding. The lecture is supported by workshop-style problem sessions. Offered in traditional and online format.
3
ISEE-120
Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering
This course introduces students to industrial engineering and provides students with foundational tools used in the profession. The course is intended to prepare students for their first co-op experience in industrial engineering by exposing them to tools and concepts that are often encountered during early co-op assignments. The course covers specific tools and their applications, including systems design and the integration. The course uses a combination of lecture and laboratory activities. Projects and group exercises will be used to cover hands-on applications and problem-solving related to topics covered in lectures.
3
ISEE-140
Materials Processing
A study of the application of machine tools and fabrication processes to engineering materials in the manufacture of products. Processes covered include cutting, molding, casting, forming, powder metallurgy, solid modeling, engineering drawing, and welding. Students make a project in the lab portion of the course.
3
MATH-181
Project-Based Calculus I
This is the first in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, Riemann sums, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals.
4
MATH-182
Project-Based Calculus II
This is the second in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates.
4
PHYS-211
University Physics I
This is a course in calculus-based physics for science and engineering majors. Topics include kinematics, planar motion, Newton's Laws, gravitation, work and energy, momentum and impulse, conservation laws, systems of particles, rotational motion, static equilibrium, mechanical oscillations and waves, and data presentation/analysis. The course is taught in a workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
YOPS-10
RIT 365: RIT Connections
0
 
First Year Writing (WI)
3
 
LAS Elective
3
 
LAS Perspective 1 (ethical)
3
 
LAS Perspective 2 (artistic)
3
 
Wellness Education*
0
Second Year
ISEE-200
Computing for Engineers
A first course in computational problem solving for engineers. Students will learn the theory necessary to develop algorithms to solve computational problems in the engineering disciplines. Topics include: program design and implementation, integrated development environment, mathematical operations, file input/output, data manipulations, functions, and arrays. Course also covers an introduction to implementing object-oriented programming and graphical user interface.
3
ISEE-325
Engineering Statistics and Design of Experiments
This course covers statistics for use in engineering as well as the primary concepts of experimental design. The first portion of the course will cover: Point estimation; hypothesis testing and confidence intervals; one- and two-sample inference. The remainder of the class will be spent on concepts of design and analysis of experiments. Lectures and assignments will incorporate real-world science and engineering examples, including studies found in the literature.
3
ISEE-345
Engineering Economy
Time value of money, methods of comparing alternatives, depreciation and depletion, income tax consideration and capital budgeting. Cannot be used as a professional elective for ISE majors. Course provides a foundation for engineers to effectively analyze engineering projects with respect to financial considerations.
3
MATH-221
Multivariable and Vector Calculus
This course is principally a study of the calculus of functions of two or more variables, but also includes a study of vectors, vector-valued functions and their derivatives. The course covers limits, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Stokes' Theorem, Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and applications in physics. Credit cannot be granted for both this course and MATH-219.
4
MATH-233
Linear Systems and Differential Equations
This is an introductory course in linear algebra and ordinary differential equations in which a scientific computing package is used to clarify mathematical concepts, visualize problems, and work with large systems. The course covers matrix algebra, the basic notions and techniques of ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients, and the physical situation in which they arise.
4
MATH-251
Probability and Statistics I
This course introduces sample spaces and events, axioms of probability, counting techniques, conditional probability and independence, distributions of discrete and continuous random variables, joint distributions (discrete and continuous), the central limit theorem, descriptive statistics, interval estimation, and applications of probability and statistics to real-world problems. A statistical package such as Minitab or R is used for data analysis and statistical applications.
3
MECE-200
Fundamentals of Mechanics
Statics: equilibrium, the principle of transmissibility of forces, couples, centroids, trusses and friction. Introduction to strength of materials: axial stresses and strains, statically indeterminate problems, torsion and bending. Dynamics: dynamics of particles and rigid bodies with an introduction to kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, work, energy, impulse momentum and mechanical vibrations. Emphasis is on problem solving. For students majoring in industrial and systems engineering.
4
PHYS-212
University Physics II
This course is a continuation of PHYS-211, University Physics I. Topics include electrostatics, Gauss' law, electric field and potential, capacitance, resistance, DC circuits, magnetic field, Ampere's law, inductance, and geometrical and physical optics. The course is taught in a lecture/workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
 
LAS Perspective 3 (global)
3
 
LAS Perspective 4 (social)
3
 
Wellness Education*
0
Third Year
ISEE-301
Operations Research
An introduction to optimization through mathematical programming and stochastic modeling techniques. Course topics include linear programming, transportation and assignment algorithms, Markov Chain queuing and their application on problems in manufacturing, health care, financial systems, supply chain, and other engineering disciplines. Special attention is placed on sensitivity analysis and the need of optimization in decision-making. The course is delivered through lectures and a weekly laboratory where students learn to use state-of-the-art software packages for modeling large discrete optimization problems.
4
ISEE-323
Systems and Facilities Planning
A basic course in quantitative models on layout, material handling, and warehousing. Topics include product/process analysis, flow of materials, material handling systems, warehousing and layout design. A computer-aided layout design package is used.
3
ISEE-330
Ergonomics and Human Factors (WI)
This course covers the physical and cognitive aspects of human performance to enable students to design work places, procedures, products and processes that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. Principles of physical work and human anthropometry are studied to enable the student to systematically design work places, processes, and systems that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. In addition, the human information processing capabilities are studied, which includes the human sensory, memory, attention and cognitive processes; display and control design principles; as well as human computer interface design.
4
ISEE-350
Engineering Management
Development of the fundamental engineering management principles of industrial enterprise, including an introduction to project management. Emphasis is on project management and the development of the project management plan. At least one term of previous co-op experience is required.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (fall and summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
MECE-304
Fundamentals of Materials Science
This course provides the student with an overview of structure, properties, and processing of metals, polymers, and ceramics. There is a particular emphasis on steels, but significant attention is given to non-ferrous metals, ceramics, and polymers.
2
MECE-306
Materials Science and Applications Laboratory
A required laboratory course taken concurrently with MECE-304 Fundamentals of Materials Science or MECE-305 Materials Science with Applications. Students investigate the effects of the structure, alloying, and processing of materials on their mechanical properties. Students are also introduced to standardized testing methods and effective, professional, report writing.
1
Fourth Year
ISEE-420
Production Planning/Scheduling
A first course in mathematical modeling of production-inventory systems. Topics included: Inventory; Deterministic Models, Inventory: Stochastic Models, Push v. Pull Production Control Systems, Factory Physics, and Operations Scheduling. Modern aspects such as lean manufacturing are included in the context of the course.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (spring and summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
ISEE-510
Systems Simulation
Computer-based simulation of dynamic and stochastic systems. Simulation modeling and analysis methods are the focus of this course. A high-level simualtion language such as Simio, ARENA, etc., will be used to model systems and examine system performance. Model validation, design of simulation experiments, and random number generation will be introduced.
3
ISEE-560
Applied Statistical Quality Control
An applied approach to statistical quality control utilizing theoretical tools acquired in other math and statistics courses. Heavy emphasis on understanding and applying statistical analysis methods in real-world quality control situations in engineering. Topics include process capability analysis, acceptance sampling, hypothesis testing and control charts. Contemporary topics such as six-sigma are included within the context of the course.
3
 
Professional Elective
3
 
LAS Immersion 1
3
Fifth Year
ISEE-497
Multidisciplinary Senior Design I
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-498
Multidisciplinary Senior Design II
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-561
Linear Regression Analysis
In any system where parameters of interest change, it may be of interest to examine the effects that some variables exert (or appear to exert) on others. "Regression analysis" actually describes a variety of data analysis techniques that can be used to describe the interrelationships among such variables. In this course we will examine in detail the use of one popular analytic technique: least squares linear regression. Cases illustrating the use of regression techniques in engineering applications will be developed and analyzed throughout the course.
3
 
Professional Electives
9
 
Free Electives
6
 
LAS Immersion 2, 3
6
Total Semester Credit Hours
129

Please see General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two different Wellness courses.

Accelerated 4+1 BS/MBA option

An accelerated 4+1 option is available for students who wish to earn a BS in industrial engineering and an MBA. The option is offered in conjunction with Saunders College of Business and allows students to obtain both degrees in five years of study.

Accelerated dual degree options

Accelerated dual degree options are for undergraduate students with outstanding academic records. Upon acceptance, well-qualified undergraduate students can begin graduate study before completing their BS degree, shortening the time it takes to earn both degrees. Students should consult an academic adviser for more information.

Industrial Engineering, BS degree/Industrial and Systems Engineering, ME degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
CHMG-131
General Chemistry for Engineers
This rigorous course is primarily for, but not limited to, engineering students. Topics include an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry, stoichiometry, First Law of Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, electronic theory of composition and structure, and chemical bonding. The lecture is supported by workshop-style problem sessions. Offered in traditional and online format.
3
ISEE-120
Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering
This course introduces students to industrial engineering and provides students with foundational tools used in the profession. The course is intended to prepare students for their first co-op experience in industrial engineering by exposing them to tools and concepts that are often encountered during early co-op assignments. The course covers specific tools and their applications, including systems design and the integration. The course uses a combination of lecture and laboratory activities. Projects and group exercises will be used to cover hands-on applications and problem-solving related to topics covered in lectures.
3
ISEE-140
Materials Processing
A study of the application of machine tools and fabrication processes to engineering materials in the manufacture of products. Processes covered include cutting, molding, casting, forming, powder metallurgy, solid modeling, engineering drawing, and welding. Students make a project in the lab portion of the course.
3
MATH-181
Project-Based Calculus I
This is the first in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, Riemann sums, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals.
4
MATH-182
Project-Based Calculus II
This is the second in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates.
4
PHYS-211
University Physics I
This is a course in calculus-based physics for science and engineering majors. Topics include kinematics, planar motion, Newton's Laws, gravitation, work and energy, momentum and impulse, conservation laws, systems of particles, rotational motion, static equilibrium, mechanical oscillations and waves, and data presentation/analysis. The course is taught in a workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
YOPS-10
RIT 365: RIT Connections
0
 
LAS Perspective 1 (ethical)
3
 
LAS Perspective 2 (artistic)
3
 
LAS Elective
3
 
First Year Writing (WI)
3
 
Wellness Education*
0
Second Year
ISEE-200
Computing for Engineers
A first course in computational problem solving for engineers. Students will learn the theory necessary to develop algorithms to solve computational problems in the engineering disciplines. Topics include: program design and implementation, integrated development environment, mathematical operations, file input/output, data manipulations, functions, and arrays. Course also covers an introduction to implementing object-oriented programming and graphical user interface.
3
ISEE-325
Engineering Statistics and Design of Experiments
This course covers statistics for use in engineering as well as the primary concepts of experimental design. The first portion of the course will cover: Point estimation; hypothesis testing and confidence intervals; one- and two-sample inference. The remainder of the class will be spent on concepts of design and analysis of experiments. Lectures and assignments will incorporate real-world science and engineering examples, including studies found in the literature.
3
ISEE-345
Engineering Economy
Time value of money, methods of comparing alternatives, depreciation and depletion, income tax consideration and capital budgeting. Cannot be used as a professional elective for ISE majors. Course provides a foundation for engineers to effectively analyze engineering projects with respect to financial considerations.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
MATH-221
Multivariable and Vector Calculus
This course is principally a study of the calculus of functions of two or more variables, but also includes a study of vectors, vector-valued functions and their derivatives. The course covers limits, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Stokes' Theorem, Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and applications in physics. Credit cannot be granted for both this course and MATH-219.
4
MATH-233
Linear Systems and Differential Equations
This is an introductory course in linear algebra and ordinary differential equations in which a scientific computing package is used to clarify mathematical concepts, visualize problems, and work with large systems. The course covers matrix algebra, the basic notions and techniques of ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients, and the physical situation in which they arise.
4
MATH-251
Probability and Statistics I
This course introduces sample spaces and events, axioms of probability, counting techniques, conditional probability and independence, distributions of discrete and continuous random variables, joint distributions (discrete and continuous), the central limit theorem, descriptive statistics, interval estimation, and applications of probability and statistics to real-world problems. A statistical package such as Minitab or R is used for data analysis and statistical applications.
3
MECE-200
Fundamentals of Mechanics
Statics: equilibrium, the principle of transmissibility of forces, couples, centroids, trusses and friction. Introduction to strength of materials: axial stresses and strains, statically indeterminate problems, torsion and bending. Dynamics: dynamics of particles and rigid bodies with an introduction to kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, work, energy, impulse momentum and mechanical vibrations. Emphasis is on problem solving. For students majoring in industrial and systems engineering.
4
PHYS-212
University Physics II
This course is a continuation of PHYS-211, University Physics I. Topics include electrostatics, Gauss' law, electric field and potential, capacitance, resistance, DC circuits, magnetic field, Ampere's law, inductance, and geometrical and physical optics. The course is taught in a lecture/workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
 
LAS Perspective 3 (global)
3
 
LAS Perspective 4 (social)
3
 
Wellness Education*
0
Third Year
ISEE-301
Operations Research
An introduction to optimization through mathematical programming and stochastic modeling techniques. Course topics include linear programming, transportation and assignment algorithms, Markov Chain queuing and their application on problems in manufacturing, health care, financial systems, supply chain, and other engineering disciplines. Special attention is placed on sensitivity analysis and the need of optimization in decision-making. The course is delivered through lectures and a weekly laboratory where students learn to use state-of-the-art software packages for modeling large discrete optimization problems.
4
ISEE-323
Systems and Facilities Planning
A basic course in quantitative models on layout, material handling, and warehousing. Topics include product/process analysis, flow of materials, material handling systems, warehousing and layout design. A computer-aided layout design package is used.
3
ISEE-330
Ergonomics and Human Factors (WI)
This course covers the physical and cognitive aspects of human performance to enable students to design work places, procedures, products and processes that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. Principles of physical work and human anthropometry are studied to enable the student to systematically design work places, processes, and systems that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. In addition, the human information processing capabilities are studied, which includes the human sensory, memory, attention and cognitive processes; display and control design principles; as well as human computer interface design.
4
ISEE-350
Engineering Management
Development of the fundamental engineering management principles of industrial enterprise, including an introduction to project management. Emphasis is on project management and the development of the project management plan. At least one term of previous co-op experience is required.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (fall, summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
MECE-304
Fundamentals in Materials Science
This course provides the student with an overview of structure, properties, and processing of metals, polymers, and ceramics. There is a particular emphasis on steels, but significant attention is given to non-ferrous metals, ceramics, and polymers.
2
MECE-306
Materials Science Applications Laboratory
A required laboratory course taken concurrently with MECE-304 Fundamentals of Materials Science or MECE-305 Materials Science with Applications. Students investigate the effects of the structure, alloying, and processing of materials on their mechanical properties. Students are also introduced to standardized testing methods and effective, professional, report writing.
1
Fourth Year
ISEE-420
Production Planning and Scheduling
A first course in mathematical modeling of production-inventory systems. Topics included: Inventory; Deterministic Models, Inventory: Stochastic Models, Push v. Pull Production Control Systems, Factory Physics, and Operations Scheduling. Modern aspects such as lean manufacturing are included in the context of the course.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
ISEE-510
Systems Simulation
Computer-based simulation of dynamic and stochastic systems. Simulation modeling and analysis methods are the focus of this course. A high-level simualtion language such as Simio, ARENA, etc., will be used to model systems and examine system performance. Model validation, design of simulation experiments, and random number generation will be introduced.
3
ISEE-560
Applied Statistical Quality Control
An applied approach to statistical quality control utilizing theoretical tools acquired in other math and statistics courses. Heavy emphasis on understanding and applying statistical analysis methods in real-world quality control situations in engineering. Topics include process capability analysis, acceptance sampling, hypothesis testing and control charts. Contemporary topics such as six-sigma are included within the context of the course.
3
ISEE-760
Design of Experiments
This course presents an in-depth study of the primary concepts of experimental design. Its applied approach uses theoretical tools acquired in other mathematics and statistics courses. Emphasis is placed on the role of replication and randomization in experimentation. Numerous designs and design strategies are reviewed and implications on data analysis are discussed. Topics include: consideration of type 1 and type 2 errors in experimentation, sample size determination, completely randomized designs, randomized complete block designs, blocking and confounding in experiments, Latin square and Graeco Latin square designs, general factorial designs, the 2k factorial design system, the 3k factorial design system, fractional factorial designs, Taguchi experimentation.
3
 
Professional Electives
12
 
Free Electives
6
 
LAS Immersion 1, 2
6
Fifth Year
ISEE-497
Multidisciplinary Senior Design I
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-498
Multidisciplinary Senior Design II
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-561
Linear Regression Analysis
In any system where parameters of interest change, it may be of interest to examine the effects that some variables exert (or appear to exert) on others. "Regression analysis" actually describes a variety of data analysis techniques that can be used to describe the interrelationships among such variables. In this course we will examine in detail the use of one popular analytic technique: least squares linear regression. Cases illustrating the use of regression techniques in engineering applications will be developed and analyzed throughout the course.
3
ISEE-771
Engineering of Systems I
This course covers the principles of product, manufacturing process and supply chain development in an integrated fashion. It will examine the methodologies and tools to systematically define, develop and produce world-class products. Students will work on a project to put these methodologies and tools into practice. Major topics include: product planning and definition, characterization of user value, lean product development, product requirements and benchmarking, concept generation, design for "X" (manufacturing/ assembly/ service/ environment, etc.), sustainable design, design for lean six sigma.
3
ISEE-792
Engineering Capstone
For the Master of Engineering programs in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, and Sustainable Engineering. Students must investigate a discipline-related topic in a field related to industrial and systems engineering, engineering management, or sustainable engineering. The general intent of the engineering capstone is to demonstrate the students' knowledge of the integrative aspects of a particular area. The capstone should draw upon skills and knowledge acquired in the program.
3
 
Graduate Electives
12
 
LAS Immersion 3
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
150

Please see General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two different Wellness courses.

Industrial Engineering, BS degree/Industrial and Systems Engineering, MS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
CHMG-131
General Chemistry for Engineers
This rigorous course is primarily for, but not limited to, engineering students. Topics include an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry, stoichiometry, First Law of Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, electronic theory of composition and structure, and chemical bonding. The lecture is supported by workshop-style problem sessions. Offered in traditional and online format.
3
ISEE-120
Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering
This course introduces students to industrial engineering and provides students with foundational tools used in the profession. The course is intended to prepare students for their first co-op experience in industrial engineering by exposing them to tools and concepts that are often encountered during early co-op assignments. The course covers specific tools and their applications, including systems design and the integration. The course uses a combination of lecture and laboratory activities. Projects and group exercises will be used to cover hands-on applications and problem-solving related to topics covered in lectures.
3
ISEE-140
Materials Processing
A study of the application of machine tools and fabrication processes to engineering materials in the manufacture of products. Processes covered include cutting, molding, casting, forming, powder metallurgy, solid modeling, engineering drawing, and welding. Students make a project in the lab portion of the course.
3
MATH-181
Project-Based Calculus I
This is the first in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, Riemann sums, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals.
4
MATH-182
Project-Based Calculus II
This is the second in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates.
4
PHYS-211
University Physics I
This is a course in calculus-based physics for science and engineering majors. Topics include kinematics, planar motion, Newton's Laws, gravitation, work and energy, momentum and impulse, conservation laws, systems of particles, rotational motion, static equilibrium, mechanical oscillations and waves, and data presentation/analysis. The course is taught in a workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
YOPS-10
RIT 365: RIT Connections
0
 
First Year Writing (WI)
3
 
LAS Perspective 1 (ethical)
3
 
LAS Perspective 2 (artistic)
3
 
LAS Elective
3
 
Wellness Education*
0
Second Year
ISEE-200
Computing for Engineers
A first course in computational problem solving for engineers. Students will learn the theory necessary to develop algorithms to solve computational problems in the engineering disciplines. Topics include: program design and implementation, integrated development environment, mathematical operations, file input/output, data manipulations, functions, and arrays. Course also covers an introduction to implementing object-oriented programming and graphical user interface.
3
ISEE-325
Engineering Statistics and Design of Experiments
This course covers statistics for use in engineering as well as the primary concepts of experimental design. The first portion of the course will cover: Point estimation; hypothesis testing and confidence intervals; one- and two-sample inference. The remainder of the class will be spent on concepts of design and analysis of experiments. Lectures and assignments will incorporate real-world science and engineering examples, including studies found in the literature.
3
ISEE-345
Engineering Economy
Time value of money, methods of comparing alternatives, depreciation and depletion, income tax consideration and capital budgeting. Cannot be used as a professional elective for ISE majors. Course provides a foundation for engineers to effectively analyze engineering projects with respect to financial considerations.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
MATH-221
Multivariable and Vector Calculus
This course is principally a study of the calculus of functions of two or more variables, but also includes a study of vectors, vector-valued functions and their derivatives. The course covers limits, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Stokes' Theorem, Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and applications in physics. Credit cannot be granted for both this course and MATH-219.
4
MATH-233
Linear Systems and Differential Equations
This is an introductory course in linear algebra and ordinary differential equations in which a scientific computing package is used to clarify mathematical concepts, visualize problems, and work with large systems. The course covers matrix algebra, the basic notions and techniques of ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients, and the physical situation in which they arise.
4
MATH-251
Probability and Statistics I
This course introduces sample spaces and events, axioms of probability, counting techniques, conditional probability and independence, distributions of discrete and continuous random variables, joint distributions (discrete and continuous), the central limit theorem, descriptive statistics, interval estimation, and applications of probability and statistics to real-world problems. A statistical package such as Minitab or R is used for data analysis and statistical applications.
3
MECE-200
Fundamentals of Mechanics
Statics: equilibrium, the principle of transmissibility of forces, couples, centroids, trusses and friction. Introduction to strength of materials: axial stresses and strains, statically indeterminate problems, torsion and bending. Dynamics: dynamics of particles and rigid bodies with an introduction to kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, work, energy, impulse momentum and mechanical vibrations. Emphasis is on problem solving. For students majoring in industrial and systems engineering.
4
PHYS-212
University Physics II
This course is a continuation of PHYS-211, University Physics I. Topics include electrostatics, Gauss' law, electric field and potential, capacitance, resistance, DC circuits, magnetic field, Ampere's law, inductance, and geometrical and physical optics. The course is taught in a lecture/workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
 
LAS Perspective 3 (global)
3
 
LAS Perspective 4 (social)
3
 
Wellness Education*
0
Third Year
 
 
 
ISEE-301
Operations Research
An introduction to optimization through mathematical programming and stochastic modeling techniques. Course topics include linear programming, transportation and assignment algorithms, Markov Chain queuing and their application on problems in manufacturing, health care, financial systems, supply chain, and other engineering disciplines. Special attention is placed on sensitivity analysis and the need of optimization in decision-making. The course is delivered through lectures and a weekly laboratory where students learn to use state-of-the-art software packages for modeling large discrete optimization problems.
4
ISEE-323
Systems and Facilities Planning
A basic course in quantitative models on layout, material handling, and warehousing. Topics include product/process analysis, flow of materials, material handling systems, warehousing and layout design. A computer-aided layout design package is used.
3
ISEE-330
Ergonomics and Human Factors
This course covers the physical and cognitive aspects of human performance to enable students to design work places, procedures, products and processes that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. Principles of physical work and human anthropometry are studied to enable the student to systematically design work places, processes, and systems that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. In addition, the human information processing capabilities are studied, which includes the human sensory, memory, attention and cognitive processes; display and control design principles; as well as human computer interface design.
4
ISEE-350
Engineering Management
Development of the fundamental engineering management principles of industrial enterprise, including an introduction to project management. Emphasis is on project management and the development of the project management plan. At least one term of previous co-op experience is required.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (fall, summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
MECE-304
Fundamentals of Materials Science
This course provides the student with an overview of structure, properties, and processing of metals, polymers, and ceramics. There is a particular emphasis on steels, but significant attention is given to non-ferrous metals, ceramics, and polymers.
2
MECE-306
Materials Science and Applications Laboratory
A required laboratory course taken concurrently with MECE-304 Fundamentals of Materials Science or MECE-305 Materials Science with Applications. Students investigate the effects of the structure, alloying, and processing of materials on their mechanical properties. Students are also introduced to standardized testing methods and effective, professional, report writing.
1
Fourth Year
ISEE-420
Production Planning and Scheduling
A first course in mathematical modeling of production-inventory systems. Topics included: Inventory; Deterministic Models, Inventory: Stochastic Models, Push v. Pull Production Control Systems, Factory Physics, and Operations Scheduling. Modern aspects such as lean manufacturing are included in the context of the course.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
ISEE-510
Systems Simulation
Computer-based simulation of dynamic and stochastic systems. Simulation modeling and analysis methods are the focus of this course. A high-level simualtion language such as Simio, ARENA, etc., will be used to model systems and examine system performance. Model validation, design of simulation experiments, and random number generation will be introduced.
3
ISEE-560
Applied Statistical Quality Control
An applied approach to statistical quality control utilizing theoretical tools acquired in other math and statistics courses. Heavy emphasis on understanding and applying statistical analysis methods in real-world quality control situations in engineering. Topics include process capability analysis, acceptance sampling, hypothesis testing and control charts. Contemporary topics such as six-sigma are included within the context of the course.
3
ISEE-760
Design of Experiments
This course presents an in-depth study of the primary concepts of experimental design. Its applied approach uses theoretical tools acquired in other mathematics and statistics courses. Emphasis is placed on the role of replication and randomization in experimentation. Numerous designs and design strategies are reviewed and implications on data analysis are discussed. Topics include: consideration of type 1 and type 2 errors in experimentation, sample size determination, completely randomized designs, randomized complete block designs, blocking and confounding in experiments, Latin square and Graeco Latin square designs, general factorial designs, the 2k factorial design system, the 3k factorial design system, fractional factorial designs, Taguchi experimentation.
3
ISEE-795
Graduate Seminar I
The first in a two course sequence that introduces students to research methods in industrial engineering and presents the state of the art in industrial engineering research. The two-course sequence is designed to promote discussion and interaction on IE research topics and to present research methods such as conducting critical reviews of research literature, initiating background research on a thesis topic, and preparing a formal thesis proposal.
0
ISEE-796
Graduate Seminar II
The second in a two course sequence that introduces students to research methods in industrial engineering and presents the state of the art in industrial engineering research. The two-course sequence is designed to promote discussion and interaction on IE research topics and to present research methods such as conducting critical reviews of research literature, initiating background research on a thesis topic, and preparing a formal thesis proposal.
0
 
Professional Electives
12
 
Free Electives
6
 
LAS Immersion 1, 2
6
Fifth Year
ISEE-497
Multidisciplinary Senior Design I
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-498
Multidisciplinary Senior Design II
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-561
Linear Regression Analysis
In any system where parameters of interest change, it may be of interest to examine the effects that some variables exert (or appear to exert) on others. "Regression analysis" actually describes a variety of data analysis techniques that can be used to describe the interrelationships among such variables. In this course we will examine in detail the use of one popular analytic technique: least squares linear regression. Cases illustrating the use of regression techniques in engineering applications will be developed and analyzed throughout the course.
3
ISEE-771
Engineering of Systems I
This course covers the principles of product, manufacturing process and supply chain development in an integrated fashion. It will examine the methodologies and tools to systematically define, develop and produce world-class products. Students will work on a project to put these methodologies and tools into practice. Major topics include: product planning and definition, characterization of user value, lean product development, product requirements and benchmarking, concept generation, design for "X" (manufacturing/ assembly/ service/ environment, etc.), sustainable design, design for lean six sigma.
3
ISEE-790
Thesis
In conference with a faculty adviser, an independent engineering project or research problem is selected. The work may be of a theoretical and/or computational nature. A state-of-the-art literature search in the area is normally expected. A formal written thesis and an oral defense with a faculty thesis committee are required. Submission of bound copies of the thesis to the library and to the department and preparation of a written paper in a short format suitable for submission for publication in a refereed journal are also required. Approval of department head and faculty adviser needed to enroll.
6
 
Graduate Electives
9
 
LAS Immersion 3
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
150

Please see General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two different Wellness courses.

Industrial Engineering, BS degree/Sustainable Engineering, ME degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
CHMG-131
General Chemistry for Engineers
This rigorous course is primarily for, but not limited to, engineering students. Topics include an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry, stoichiometry, First Law of Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, electronic theory of composition and structure, and chemical bonding. The lecture is supported by workshop-style problem sessions. Offered in traditional and online format.
3
ISEE-120
Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering
This course introduces students to industrial engineering and provides students with foundational tools used in the profession. The course is intended to prepare students for their first co-op experience in industrial engineering by exposing them to tools and concepts that are often encountered during early co-op assignments. The course covers specific tools and their applications, including systems design and the integration. The course uses a combination of lecture and laboratory activities. Projects and group exercises will be used to cover hands-on applications and problem-solving related to topics covered in lectures.
3
ISEE-140
Materials Processing
A study of the application of machine tools and fabrication processes to engineering materials in the manufacture of products. Processes covered include cutting, molding, casting, forming, powder metallurgy, solid modeling, engineering drawing, and welding. Students make a project in the lab portion of the course.
3
MATH-181
Project-based Calculus I
This is the first in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, Riemann sums, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals.
4
MATH-182
Project-based Calculus II
This is the second in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates.
4
PHYS-211
University Physics I
This is a course in calculus-based physics for science and engineering majors. Topics include kinematics, planar motion, Newton's Laws, gravitation, work and energy, momentum and impulse, conservation laws, systems of particles, rotational motion, static equilibrium, mechanical oscillations and waves, and data presentation/analysis. The course is taught in a workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
YOPS-10
RIT 365: RIT Connections
0
 
LAS Perspective 1 (ethical)
3
 
LAS Perspective 2 (artistic)
3
 
First Year Writing (WI)
3
 
LAS Elective
3
 
Wellness Education*
0
Second Year
ISEE-200
Computing for Engineers
A first course in computational problem solving for engineers. Students will learn the theory necessary to develop algorithms to solve computational problems in the engineering disciplines. Topics include: program design and implementation, integrated development environment, mathematical operations, file input/output, data manipulations, functions, and arrays. Course also covers an introduction to implementing object-oriented programming and graphical user interface.
3
ISEE-325
Engineering Statistics and Design of Experiments
This course covers statistics for use in engineering as well as the primary concepts of experimental design. The first portion of the course will cover: Point estimation; hypothesis testing and confidence intervals; one- and two-sample inference. The remainder of the class will be spent on concepts of design and analysis of experiments. Lectures and assignments will incorporate real-world science and engineering examples, including studies found in the literature.
3
ISEE-345
Engineering Economy
Time value of money, methods of comparing alternatives, depreciation and depletion, income tax consideration and capital budgeting. Cannot be used as a professional elective for ISE majors. Course provides a foundation for engineers to effectively analyze engineering projects with respect to financial considerations.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
MATH-221
Multivariable and Vector Calculus
This course is principally a study of the calculus of functions of two or more variables, but also includes a study of vectors, vector-valued functions and their derivatives. The course covers limits, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Stokes' Theorem, Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and applications in physics. Credit cannot be granted for both this course and MATH-219.
4
MATH-233
Linear Systems and Differential Equations
This is an introductory course in linear algebra and ordinary differential equations in which a scientific computing package is used to clarify mathematical concepts, visualize problems, and work with large systems. The course covers matrix algebra, the basic notions and techniques of ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients, and the physical situation in which they arise.
4
MATH-251
Probability and Statistics I
This course introduces sample spaces and events, axioms of probability, counting techniques, conditional probability and independence, distributions of discrete and continuous random variables, joint distributions (discrete and continuous), the central limit theorem, descriptive statistics, interval estimation, and applications of probability and statistics to real-world problems. A statistical package such as Minitab or R is used for data analysis and statistical applications.
3
MECE-200
Fundamentals of Mechanics
Statics: equilibrium, the principle of transmissibility of forces, couples, centroids, trusses and friction. Introduction to strength of materials: axial stresses and strains, statically indeterminate problems, torsion and bending. Dynamics: dynamics of particles and rigid bodies with an introduction to kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, work, energy, impulse momentum and mechanical vibrations. Emphasis is on problem solving. For students majoring in industrial and systems engineering.
4
PHYS-212
University Physics II
This course is a continuation of PHYS-211, University Physics I. Topics include electrostatics, Gauss' law, electric field and potential, capacitance, resistance, DC circuits, magnetic field, Ampere's law, inductance, and geometrical and physical optics. The course is taught in a lecture/workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
 
LAS Perspective 3 (global)
3
 
LAS Perspective 4 (social)
3
 
Wellness Education* 
0
Third Year
ISEE-301
Operations Research
An introduction to optimization through mathematical programming and stochastic modeling techniques. Course topics include linear programming, transportation and assignment algorithms, Markov Chain queuing and their application on problems in manufacturing, health care, financial systems, supply chain, and other engineering disciplines. Special attention is placed on sensitivity analysis and the need of optimization in decision-making. The course is delivered through lectures and a weekly laboratory where students learn to use state-of-the-art software packages for modeling large discrete optimization problems.
4
ISEE-323
Systems and Facilities Planning
A basic course in quantitative models on layout, material handling, and warehousing. Topics include product/process analysis, flow of materials, material handling systems, warehousing and layout design. A computer-aided layout design package is used.
3
ISEE-330
Ergonomics and Human Factors (WI)
This course covers the physical and cognitive aspects of human performance to enable students to design work places, procedures, products and processes that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. Principles of physical work and human anthropometry are studied to enable the student to systematically design work places, processes, and systems that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. In addition, the human information processing capabilities are studied, which includes the human sensory, memory, attention and cognitive processes; display and control design principles; as well as human computer interface design.
4
ISEE-350
Engineering Management
Development of the fundamental engineering management principles of industrial enterprise, including an introduction to project management. Emphasis is on project management and the development of the project management plan. At least one term of previous co-op experience is required.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (fall, summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
MECE-304
Fundamentals of Materials Science
This course provides the student with an overview of structure, properties, and processing of metals, polymers, and ceramics. There is a particular emphasis on steels, but significant attention is given to non-ferrous metals, ceramics, and polymers.
2
MECE-306
Materials Science and Applications Laboratory
A required laboratory course taken concurrently with MECE-304 Fundamentals of Materials Science or MECE-305 Materials Science with Applications. Students investigate the effects of the structure, alloying, and processing of materials on their mechanical properties. Students are also introduced to standardized testing methods and effective, professional, report writing.
1
Fourth Year
ISEE-420
Production Planning and Scheduling
A first course in mathematical modeling of production-inventory systems. Topics included: Inventory; Deterministic Models, Inventory: Stochastic Models, Push v. Pull Production Control Systems, Factory Physics, and Operations Scheduling. Modern aspects such as lean manufacturing are included in the context of the course.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
ISEE-510
Systems Simulation
Computer-based simulation of dynamic and stochastic systems. Simulation modeling and analysis methods are the focus of this course. A high-level simualtion language such as Simio, ARENA, etc., will be used to model systems and examine system performance. Model validation, design of simulation experiments, and random number generation will be introduced.
3
ISEE-560
Applied Statistical Quality Control
An applied approach to statistical quality control utilizing theoretical tools acquired in other math and statistics courses. Heavy emphasis on understanding and applying statistical analysis methods in real-world quality control situations in engineering. Topics include process capability analysis, acceptance sampling, hypothesis testing and control charts. Contemporary topics such as six-sigma are included within the context of the course.
3
 
Professional Electives
12
 
Free Electives
6
 
LAS Immersion 1, 2
6
Fifth Year
ISEE-497
Multidisciplinary Senior Design I
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-498
Multidisciplinary Senior Design II
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-561
Linear Regression Analysis
In any system where parameters of interest change, it may be of interest to examine the effects that some variables exert (or appear to exert) on others. "Regression analysis" actually describes a variety of data analysis techniques that can be used to describe the interrelationships among such variables. In this course we will examine in detail the use of one popular analytic technique: least squares linear regression. Cases illustrating the use of regression techniques in engineering applications will be developed and analyzed throughout the course.
3
ISEE-771
Engineering of Systems I
This course covers the principles of product, manufacturing process and supply chain development in an integrated fashion. It will examine the methodologies and tools to systematically define, develop and produce world-class products. Students will work on a project to put these methodologies and tools into practice. Major topics include: product planning and definition, characterization of user value, lean product development, product requirements and benchmarking, concept generation, design for "X" (manufacturing/ assembly/ service/ environment, etc.), sustainable design, design for lean six sigma.
3
ISEE-785
Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering
This is a high level survey course that reviews the product lifecycle from various perspectives and highlights the leverage over material, process, and environmental impacts available at the design phase. Tools and strategies for reducing the environmental impacts associated with the sourcing, manufacture, use, and retirement of products will be reviewed and evaluated.
3
ISEE-786
Lifecycle Assessment
This course introduces students to the challenges posed when trying to determine the total lifecycle impacts associated with a product or a process design. Various costing models and their inherent assumptions will be reviewed and critiqued. The inability of traditional costing models to account for important environmental and social externalities will be highlighted. The Lifecycle Assessment approach for quantifying environmental and social externalities will be reviewed and specific LCA techniques (Streamlined Lifecycle Assessment, SimaPro) will be covered.
3
ISEE-792
Engineering Capstone
For the Master of Engineering programs in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, and Sustainable Engineering. Students must investigate a discipline-related topic in a field related to industrial and systems engineering, engineering management, or sustainable engineering. The general intent of the engineering capstone is to demonstrate the students' knowledge of the integrative aspects of a particular area. The capstone should draw upon skills and knowledge acquired in the program.
3
MECE-629
Renewable Energy Systems
This course provides an overview of renewable energy system design. Energy resource assessment, system components, and feasibility analysis will be covered. Possible topics to be covered include photovoltaics, wind turbines, solar thermal, hydropower, biomass, and geothermal. Students will be responsible for a final design project.
3
 
LAS Immersion 3
3
 
Technology Elective
3
 
Social Context Elective
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
150

Please see General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two different Wellness courses.

Industrial Engineering, BS degree/Sustainable Engineering, MS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
CHMG-131
General Chemistry for Engineers
This rigorous course is primarily for, but not limited to, engineering students. Topics include an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry, stoichiometry, First Law of Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, electronic theory of composition and structure, and chemical bonding. The lecture is supported by workshop-style problem sessions. Offered in traditional and online format.
3
ISEE-120
Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering
This course introduces students to industrial engineering and provides students with foundational tools used in the profession. The course is intended to prepare students for their first co-op experience in industrial engineering by exposing them to tools and concepts that are often encountered during early co-op assignments. The course covers specific tools and their applications, including systems design and the integration. The course uses a combination of lecture and laboratory activities. Projects and group exercises will be used to cover hands-on applications and problem-solving related to topics covered in lectures.
3
ISEE-140
Materials Processing
A study of the application of machine tools and fabrication processes to engineering materials in the manufacture of products. Processes covered include cutting, molding, casting, forming, powder metallurgy, solid modeling, engineering drawing, and welding. Students make a project in the lab portion of the course.
3
MATH-181
Project-based Calculus I
This is the first in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, Riemann sums, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals.
4
MATH-182
Project-based Calculus II
This is the second in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates.
4
PHYS-211
University Physics I
This is a course in calculus-based physics for science and engineering majors. Topics include kinematics, planar motion, Newton's Laws, gravitation, work and energy, momentum and impulse, conservation laws, systems of particles, rotational motion, static equilibrium, mechanical oscillations and waves, and data presentation/analysis. The course is taught in a workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
YOPS-10
RIT 365: RIT Connections
0
 
First Year Writing (WI)
3
 
LAS Perspective 1 (ethical)
3
 
LAS Perspective 2 (artistic)
3
 
LAS Elective
3
 
Wellness Education*
0
Second Year
ISEE-200
Computing for Engineers
A first course in computational problem solving for engineers. Students will learn the theory necessary to develop algorithms to solve computational problems in the engineering disciplines. Topics include: program design and implementation, integrated development environment, mathematical operations, file input/output, data manipulations, functions, and arrays. Course also covers an introduction to implementing object-oriented programming and graphical user interface.
3
ISEE-325
Engineering Statistics and Design of Experiments
This course covers statistics for use in engineering as well as the primary concepts of experimental design. The first portion of the course will cover: Point estimation; hypothesis testing and confidence intervals; one- and two-sample inference. The remainder of the class will be spent on concepts of design and analysis of experiments. Lectures and assignments will incorporate real-world science and engineering examples, including studies found in the literature.
3
ISEE-345
Engineering Economy
Time value of money, methods of comparing alternatives, depreciation and depletion, income tax consideration and capital budgeting. Cannot be used as a professional elective for ISE majors. Course provides a foundation for engineers to effectively analyze engineering projects with respect to financial considerations.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
MATH-221
Multivariable and Vector Calculus
This course is principally a study of the calculus of functions of two or more variables, but also includes a study of vectors, vector-valued functions and their derivatives. The course covers limits, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Stokes' Theorem, Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and applications in physics. Credit cannot be granted for both this course and MATH-219.
4
MATH-233
Linear Systems and Differential Equations
This is an introductory course in linear algebra and ordinary differential equations in which a scientific computing package is used to clarify mathematical concepts, visualize problems, and work with large systems. The course covers matrix algebra, the basic notions and techniques of ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients, and the physical situation in which they arise.
4
MATH-251
Probability and Statistics I
This course introduces sample spaces and events, axioms of probability, counting techniques, conditional probability and independence, distributions of discrete and continuous random variables, joint distributions (discrete and continuous), the central limit theorem, descriptive statistics, interval estimation, and applications of probability and statistics to real-world problems. A statistical package such as Minitab or R is used for data analysis and statistical applications.
3
MECE-200
Fundamentals of Mechanics
Statics: equilibrium, the principle of transmissibility of forces, couples, centroids, trusses and friction. Introduction to strength of materials: axial stresses and strains, statically indeterminate problems, torsion and bending. Dynamics: dynamics of particles and rigid bodies with an introduction to kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, work, energy, impulse momentum and mechanical vibrations. Emphasis is on problem solving. For students majoring in industrial and systems engineering.
4
PHYS-212
University Physics II
This course is a continuation of PHYS-211, University Physics I. Topics include electrostatics, Gauss' law, electric field and potential, capacitance, resistance, DC circuits, magnetic field, Ampere's law, inductance, and geometrical and physical optics. The course is taught in a lecture/workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
 
LAS Perspective 3 (global)
3
 
LAS Perspective 4 (social)
3
 
Wellness Education*
0
Third Year
ISEE-301
Operations Research
An introduction to optimization through mathematical programming and stochastic modeling techniques. Course topics include linear programming, transportation and assignment algorithms, Markov Chain queuing and their application on problems in manufacturing, health care, financial systems, supply chain, and other engineering disciplines. Special attention is placed on sensitivity analysis and the need of optimization in decision-making. The course is delivered through lectures and a weekly laboratory where students learn to use state-of-the-art software packages for modeling large discrete optimization problems.
4
ISEE-323
Systems and Facilities Planning
A basic course in quantitative models on layout, material handling, and warehousing. Topics include product/process analysis, flow of materials, material handling systems, warehousing and layout design. A computer-aided layout design package is used.
3
ISEE-330
Ergonomics and Human Factors (WI)
This course covers the physical and cognitive aspects of human performance to enable students to design work places, procedures, products and processes that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. Principles of physical work and human anthropometry are studied to enable the student to systematically design work places, processes, and systems that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. In addition, the human information processing capabilities are studied, which includes the human sensory, memory, attention and cognitive processes; display and control design principles; as well as human computer interface design.
4
ISEE-350
Engineering Management
Development of the fundamental engineering management principles of industrial enterprise, including an introduction to project management. Emphasis is on project management and the development of the project management plan. At least one term of previous co-op experience is required.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op Education (fall, summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
MECE-304
Fundamentals of Materials Science
This course provides the student with an overview of structure, properties, and processing of metals, polymers, and ceramics. There is a particular emphasis on steels, but significant attention is given to non-ferrous metals, ceramics, and polymers.
2
MECE-306
Materials Science and Applications Laboratory
A required laboratory course taken concurrently with MECE-304 Fundamentals of Materials Science or MECE-305 Materials Science with Applications. Students investigate the effects of the structure, alloying, and processing of materials on their mechanical properties. Students are also introduced to standardized testing methods and effective, professional, report writing.
1
Fourth Year
ISEE-420
Production Planning and Scheduling
A first course in mathematical modeling of production-inventory systems. Topics included: Inventory; Deterministic Models, Inventory: Stochastic Models, Push v. Pull Production Control Systems, Factory Physics, and Operations Scheduling. Modern aspects such as lean manufacturing are included in the context of the course.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
ISEE-510
Systems Simulation
Computer-based simulation of dynamic and stochastic systems. Simulation modeling and analysis methods are the focus of this course. A high-level simualtion language such as Simio, ARENA, etc., will be used to model systems and examine system performance. Model validation, design of simulation experiments, and random number generation will be introduced.
3
ISEE-560
Applied Statistical Quality Control
An applied approach to statistical quality control utilizing theoretical tools acquired in other math and statistics courses. Heavy emphasis on understanding and applying statistical analysis methods in real-world quality control situations in engineering. Topics include process capability analysis, acceptance sampling, hypothesis testing and control charts. Contemporary topics such as six-sigma are included within the context of the course.
3
ISEE-795
Graduate Seminar I
The first in a two course sequence that introduces students to research methods in industrial engineering and presents the state of the art in industrial engineering research. The two-course sequence is designed to promote discussion and interaction on IE research topics and to present research methods such as conducting critical reviews of research literature, initiating background research on a thesis topic, and preparing a formal thesis proposal.
0
ISEE-796
Graduate Seminar II
The second in a two course sequence that introduces students to research methods in industrial engineering and presents the state of the art in industrial engineering research. The two-course sequence is designed to promote discussion and interaction on IE research topics and to present research methods such as conducting critical reviews of research literature, initiating background research on a thesis topic, and preparing a formal thesis proposal.
0
 
Professional Electives
9
 
Free Electives
6
 
Technology Elective
3
 
Social Context Elective
3
 
LAS Immersion 1, 2
6
Fifth Year
ISEE-497
Multidisciplinary Senior Design I
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-498
Multidisciplinary Senior Design II
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-561
Linear Regression Analysis
In any system where parameters of interest change, it may be of interest to examine the effects that some variables exert (or appear to exert) on others. "Regression analysis" actually describes a variety of data analysis techniques that can be used to describe the interrelationships among such variables. In this course we will examine in detail the use of one popular analytic technique: least squares linear regression. Cases illustrating the use of regression techniques in engineering applications will be developed and analyzed throughout the course.
3
ISEE-771
Engineering of Systems I
This course covers the principles of product, manufacturing process and supply chain development in an integrated fashion. It will examine the methodologies and tools to systematically define, develop and produce world-class products. Students will work on a project to put these methodologies and tools into practice. Major topics include: product planning and definition, characterization of user value, lean product development, product requirements and benchmarking, concept generation, design for "X" (manufacturing/ assembly/ service/ environment, etc.), sustainable design, design for lean six sigma.
3
ISEE-785
Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering
This is a high level survey course that reviews the product lifecycle from various perspectives and highlights the leverage over material, process, and environmental impacts available at the design phase. Tools and strategies for reducing the environmental impacts associated with the sourcing, manufacture, use, and retirement of products will be reviewed and evaluated.
3
ISEE-786
Lifecycle Assessment
This course introduces students to the challenges posed when trying to determine the total lifecycle impacts associated with a product or a process design. Various costing models and their inherent assumptions will be reviewed and critiqued. The inability of traditional costing models to account for important environmental and social externalities will be highlighted. The Lifecycle Assessment approach for quantifying environmental and social externalities will be reviewed and specific LCA techniques (Streamlined Lifecycle Assessment, SimaPro) will be covered.
3
ISEE-790
Thesis
In conference with a faculty adviser, an independent engineering project or research problem is selected. The work may be of a theoretical and/or computational nature. A state-of-the-art literature search in the area is normally expected. A formal written thesis and an oral defense with a faculty thesis committee are required. Submission of bound copies of the thesis to the library and to the department and preparation of a written paper in a short format suitable for submission for publication in a refereed journal are also required. Approval of department head and faculty adviser needed to enroll.
6
MECE-629
Renewable Energy Systems
This course provides an overview of renewable energy system design. Energy resource assessment, system components, and feasibility analysis will be covered. Possible topics to be covered include photovoltaics, wind turbines, solar thermal, hydropower, biomass, and geothermal. Students will be responsible for a final design project.
3
 
LAS Immersion 3
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
150

Please see General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two different Wellness courses.

Industrial Engineering, BS degree/Engineering Management, ME degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
CHMG-131
General Chemistry for Engineers
This rigorous course is primarily for, but not limited to, engineering students. Topics include an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry, stoichiometry, First Law of Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, electronic theory of composition and structure, and chemical bonding. The lecture is supported by workshop-style problem sessions. Offered in traditional and online format.
3
ISEE-120
Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering
This course introduces students to industrial engineering and provides students with foundational tools used in the profession. The course is intended to prepare students for their first co-op experience in industrial engineering by exposing them to tools and concepts that are often encountered during early co-op assignments. The course covers specific tools and their applications, including systems design and the integration. The course uses a combination of lecture and laboratory activities. Projects and group exercises will be used to cover hands-on applications and problem-solving related to topics covered in lectures.
3
ISEE-140
Materials Processing
A study of the application of machine tools and fabrication processes to engineering materials in the manufacture of products. Processes covered include cutting, molding, casting, forming, powder metallurgy, solid modeling, engineering drawing, and welding. Students make a project in the lab portion of the course.
3
MATH-181
Project-based Calculus I
This is the first in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, Riemann sums, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals.
4
MATH-182
Project-based Calculus II
This is the second in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates.
4
PHYS-211
University Physics I
This is a course in calculus-based physics for science and engineering majors. Topics include kinematics, planar motion, Newton's Laws, gravitation, work and energy, momentum and impulse, conservation laws, systems of particles, rotational motion, static equilibrium, mechanical oscillations and waves, and data presentation/analysis. The course is taught in a workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
YOPS-10
RIT 365: RIT Connections
0
 
First Year Writing (WI)
3
 
LAS Perspective 1 (ethical)
3
 
LAS Perspective 2 (artistic)
3
 
LAS Elective
3
 
Wellness Education*
0
Second Year
ISEE-200
Computing for Engineers
A first course in computational problem solving for engineers. Students will learn the theory necessary to develop algorithms to solve computational problems in the engineering disciplines. Topics include: program design and implementation, integrated development environment, mathematical operations, file input/output, data manipulations, functions, and arrays. Course also covers an introduction to implementing object-oriented programming and graphical user interface.
3
ISEE-325
Engineering Statistics and Design of Experiments
This course covers statistics for use in engineering as well as the primary concepts of experimental design. The first portion of the course will cover: Point estimation; hypothesis testing and confidence intervals; one- and two-sample inference. The remainder of the class will be spent on concepts of design and analysis of experiments. Lectures and assignments will incorporate real-world science and engineering examples, including studies found in the literature.
3
ISEE-345
Engineering Economy
Time value of money, methods of comparing alternatives, depreciation and depletion, income tax consideration and capital budgeting. Cannot be used as a professional elective for ISE majors. Course provides a foundation for engineers to effectively analyze engineering projects with respect to financial considerations.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
MATH-221
Multivariable and Vector Calculus
This course is principally a study of the calculus of functions of two or more variables, but also includes a study of vectors, vector-valued functions and their derivatives. The course covers limits, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Stokes' Theorem, Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and applications in physics. Credit cannot be granted for both this course and MATH-219.
4
MATH-233
Linear Systems and Differential Equations
This is an introductory course in linear algebra and ordinary differential equations in which a scientific computing package is used to clarify mathematical concepts, visualize problems, and work with large systems. The course covers matrix algebra, the basic notions and techniques of ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients, and the physical situation in which they arise.
4
MATH-251
Probability and Statistics I
This course introduces sample spaces and events, axioms of probability, counting techniques, conditional probability and independence, distributions of discrete and continuous random variables, joint distributions (discrete and continuous), the central limit theorem, descriptive statistics, interval estimation, and applications of probability and statistics to real-world problems. A statistical package such as Minitab or R is used for data analysis and statistical applications.
3
MECE-200
Fundamentals of Mechanics
Statics: equilibrium, the principle of transmissibility of forces, couples, centroids, trusses and friction. Introduction to strength of materials: axial stresses and strains, statically indeterminate problems, torsion and bending. Dynamics: dynamics of particles and rigid bodies with an introduction to kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, work, energy, impulse momentum and mechanical vibrations. Emphasis is on problem solving. For students majoring in industrial and systems engineering.
4
PHYS-212
University Physics II
This course is a continuation of PHYS-211, University Physics I. Topics include electrostatics, Gauss' law, electric field and potential, capacitance, resistance, DC circuits, magnetic field, Ampere's law, inductance, and geometrical and physical optics. The course is taught in a lecture/workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
 
LAS Perspective 3 (global)
3
 
LAS Perspective 4 (social)
3
 
Wellness Education*
0
Third Year
ISEE-301
Operations Research
An introduction to optimization through mathematical programming and stochastic modeling techniques. Course topics include linear programming, transportation and assignment algorithms, Markov Chain queuing and their application on problems in manufacturing, health care, financial systems, supply chain, and other engineering disciplines. Special attention is placed on sensitivity analysis and the need of optimization in decision-making. The course is delivered through lectures and a weekly laboratory where students learn to use state-of-the-art software packages for modeling large discrete optimization problems.
4
ISEE-323
Systems and Facilities Planning
A basic course in quantitative models on layout, material handling, and warehousing. Topics include product/process analysis, flow of materials, material handling systems, warehousing and layout design. A computer-aided layout design package is used.
3
ISEE-330
Ergonomics and Human Factors (WI)
This course covers the physical and cognitive aspects of human performance to enable students to design work places, procedures, products and processes that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. Principles of physical work and human anthropometry are studied to enable the student to systematically design work places, processes, and systems that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. In addition, the human information processing capabilities are studied, which includes the human sensory, memory, attention and cognitive processes; display and control design principles; as well as human computer interface design.
4
ISEE-350
Engineering Management
Development of the fundamental engineering management principles of industrial enterprise, including an introduction to project management. Emphasis is on project management and the development of the project management plan. At least one term of previous co-op experience is required.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (fall, summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
MECE-304
Fundamentals of Materials Science
This course provides the student with an overview of structure, properties, and processing of metals, polymers, and ceramics. There is a particular emphasis on steels, but significant attention is given to non-ferrous metals, ceramics, and polymers.
2
MECE-306
Materials Science and Applications Laboratory
A required laboratory course taken concurrently with MECE-304 Fundamentals of Materials Science or MECE-305 Materials Science with Applications. Students investigate the effects of the structure, alloying, and processing of materials on their mechanical properties. Students are also introduced to standardized testing methods and effective, professional, report writing.
1
Fourth Year
ISEE-420
Production Planning and Scheduling
A first course in mathematical modeling of production-inventory systems. Topics included: Inventory; Deterministic Models, Inventory: Stochastic Models, Push v. Pull Production Control Systems, Factory Physics, and Operations Scheduling. Modern aspects such as lean manufacturing are included in the context of the course.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
ISEE-510
Systems Simulation
Computer-based simulation of dynamic and stochastic systems. Simulation modeling and analysis methods are the focus of this course. A high-level simualtion language such as Simio, ARENA, etc., will be used to model systems and examine system performance. Model validation, design of simulation experiments, and random number generation will be introduced.
3
ISEE-560
Applied Statistical Quality Control
An applied approach to statistical quality control utilizing theoretical tools acquired in other math and statistics courses. Heavy emphasis on understanding and applying statistical analysis methods in real-world quality control situations in engineering. Topics include process capability analysis, acceptance sampling, hypothesis testing and control charts. Contemporary topics such as six-sigma are included within the context of the course.
3
ISEE-760
Design of Experiments
This course presents an in-depth study of the primary concepts of experimental design. Its applied approach uses theoretical tools acquired in other mathematics and statistics courses. Emphasis is placed on the role of replication and randomization in experimentation. Numerous designs and design strategies are reviewed and implications on data analysis are discussed. Topics include: consideration of type 1 and type 2 errors in experimentation, sample size determination, completely randomized designs, randomized complete block designs, blocking and confounding in experiments, Latin square and Graeco Latin square designs, general factorial designs, the 2k factorial design system, the 3k factorial design system, fractional factorial designs, Taguchi experimentation.
3
 
Professional Electives
9
 
Free Electives
6
 
Professional Elective/Engineering Management Elective
3
 
LAS Immersion 1, 2
6
Fifth Year
ACCT-794
Cost Management in Technical Organizations
A first course in accounting for students in technical disciplines. Topics include the distinction between external and internal accounting, cost behavior, product costing, profitability analysis, performance evaluation, capital budgeting, and transfer pricing. Emphasis is on issues encountered in technology intensive manufacturing organizations. *Note: This course is not intended for Saunders College of Business students.
3
ISEE-497
Multidisciplinary Senior Design I
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-498
Multidisciplinary Senior Design II
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-561
Linear Regression Analysis
In any system where parameters of interest change, it may be of interest to examine the effects that some variables exert (or appear to exert) on others. "Regression analysis" actually describes a variety of data analysis techniques that can be used to describe the interrelationships among such variables. In this course we will examine in detail the use of one popular analytic technique: least squares linear regression. Cases illustrating the use of regression techniques in engineering applications will be developed and analyzed throughout the course.
3
ISEE-750
Systems and Project Management
Systems and Project Management ensures progress toward objectives, proper deployment and conservation of human and financial resources, and achievement of cost and schedule targets. The focus of the course is on the utilization of a diverse set of project management methods and tools. Topics include strategic project management, project and organization learning, cost, schedule planning and control, structuring of performance measures and metrics, technical teams and project management, information technology support of teams, risk management, and process control. Course delivery consists of lectures, speakers, case studies, and experience sharing, and reinforces collaborative project-based learning and continuous improvement.
3
ISEE-771
Engineering of Systems I
This course covers the principles of product, manufacturing process and supply chain development in an integrated fashion. It will examine the methodologies and tools to systematically define, develop and produce world-class products. Students will work on a project to put these methodologies and tools into practice. Major topics include: product planning and definition, characterization of user value, lean product development, product requirements and benchmarking, concept generation, design for "X" (manufacturing/ assembly/ service/ environment, etc.), sustainable design, design for lean six sigma.
3
ISEE-792
Engineering Capstone
For the Master of Engineering programs in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, and Sustainable Engineering. Students must investigate a discipline-related topic in a field related to industrial and systems engineering, engineering management, or sustainable engineering. The general intent of the engineering capstone is to demonstrate the students' knowledge of the integrative aspects of a particular area. The capstone should draw upon skills and knowledge acquired in the program.
3
 
Engineering Management Electives
6
 
LAS Immersion 3
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
150

Please see General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two different Wellness courses.

Industrial engineering, BS degree/Applied statistics, MS degree program suspended

The BS/MS in industrial engineering and applied statistics is no longer accepting new students. Currently matriculated students are not affected.

Industrial engineering, BS degree/Applied statistics, MS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
 
First Year LAS Elective
3
ISEE-120
Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering
This course introduces students to industrial engineering and provides students with foundational tools used in the profession. The course is intended to prepare students for their first co-op experience in industrial engineering by exposing them to tools and concepts that are often encountered during early co-op assignments. The course covers specific tools and their applications, including systems design and the integration. The course uses a combination of lecture and laboratory activities. Projects and group exercises will be used to cover hands-on applications and problem-solving related to topics covered in lectures.
3
CHMG-131
General Chemistry for Engineers
This rigorous course is primarily for, but not limited to, engineering students. Topics include an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry, stoichiometry, First Law of Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, electronic theory of composition and structure, and chemical bonding. The lecture is supported by workshop-style problem sessions. Offered in traditional and online format.
3
MATH-181
Project-based Calculus I
This is the first in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, Riemann sums, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals.
4
MATH-182
Project-based Calculus II
This is the second in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates.
4
 
LAS Foundation 1 (ethical)
3
 
LAS Foundation 2 (artistic) (WI)
3
ISEE-140
Materials Processing
A study of the application of machine tools and fabrication processes to engineering materials in the manufacture of products. Processes covered include cutting, molding, casting, forming, powder metallurgy, solid modeling, engineering drawing, and welding. Students make a project in the lab portion of the course.
3
PHYS-211
University Physics I
This is a course in calculus-based physics for science and engineering majors. Topics include kinematics, planar motion, Newton's Laws, gravitation, work and energy, momentum and impulse, conservation laws, systems of particles, rotational motion, static equilibrium, mechanical oscillations and waves, and data presentation/analysis. The course is taught in a workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
 
First Year Writing
3
ACSC-010
Year One
The Year One class serves as an interdisciplinary catalyst for first-year students to access campus resources, services and opportunities that promote self-knowledge, personal success, leadership development, social responsibility and life academic skills awareness and application. Year One is also designed to challenge and encourage first-year students to get to know one another, build relationships and help them become an integral part of the campus community.
0
 
Wellness Education*
0
Second Year
ISEE-200
Computing for Engineers
A first course in computational problem solving for engineers. Students will learn the theory necessary to develop algorithms to solve computational problems in the engineering disciplines. Topics include: program design and implementation, integrated development environment, mathematical operations, file input/output, data manipulations, functions, and arrays. Course also covers an introduction to implementing object-oriented programming and graphical user interface.
3
MATH-221
Multivariable Calculus
This course is principally a study of the calculus of functions of two or more variables, but also includes a study of vectors, vector-valued functions and their derivatives. The course covers limits, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Stokes' Theorem, Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and applications in physics. Credit cannot be granted for both this course and MATH-219.
4
PHYS-212
University Physics II
This course is a continuation of PHYS-211, University Physics I. Topics include electrostatics, Gauss' law, electric field and potential, capacitance, resistance, DC circuits, magnetic field, Ampere's law, inductance, and geometrical and physical optics. The course is taught in a lecture/workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
CQAS-251
Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
3
CQAS-252
Probability and Statistics for Engineers II
3
 
LAS Perspective 3 (global)
3
 
LAS Perspective 4 (social)
3
MECE-200
Fundamentals of Mechanics
Statics: equilibrium, the principle of transmissibility of forces, couples, centroids, trusses and friction. Introduction to strength of materials: axial stresses and strains, statically indeterminate problems, torsion and bending. Dynamics: dynamics of particles and rigid bodies with an introduction to kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, work, energy, impulse momentum and mechanical vibrations. Emphasis is on problem solving. For students majoring in industrial and systems engineering.
4
MATH-233
Linear Systems and Differential Equations
This is an introductory course in linear algebra and ordinary differential equations in which a scientific computing package is used to clarify mathematical concepts, visualize problems, and work with large systems. The course covers matrix algebra, the basic notions and techniques of ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients, and the physical situation in which they arise.
4
ISEE-345
Engineering Economy
Time value of money, methods of comparing alternatives, depreciation and depletion, income tax consideration and capital budgeting. Cannot be used as a professional elective for ISE majors. Course provides a foundation for engineers to effectively analyze engineering projects with respect to financial considerations.
3
EGEN-099
Engineering Co-op Preparation
This course will prepare students, who are entering their second year of study, for both the job search and employment in the field of engineering. Students will learn strategies for conducting a successful job search, including the preparation of resumes and cover letters; behavioral interviewing techniques and effective use of social media in the application process. Professional and ethical responsibilities during the job search and for co-op and subsequent professional experiences will be discussed.
0
ISEE-499
Cooperative Education (summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
Co-op
Third Year
ISEE-499
Cooperative Education (summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
Co-op
ISEE-301
Operations Research
An introduction to optimization through mathematical programming and stochastic modeling techniques. Course topics include linear programming, transportation and assignment algorithms, Markov Chain queuing and their application on problems in manufacturing, health care, financial systems, supply chain, and other engineering disciplines. Special attention is placed on sensitivity analysis and the need of optimization in decision-making. The course is delivered through lectures and a weekly laboratory where students learn to use state-of-the-art software packages for modeling large discrete optimization problems.
4
ISEE-350
Engineering Management
Development of the fundamental engineering management principles of industrial enterprise, including an introduction to project management. Emphasis is on project management and the development of the project management plan. At least one term of previous co-op experience is required.
3
ISEE-330
Ergonomics and Human Factors (WI)
This course covers the physical and cognitive aspects of human performance to enable students to design work places, procedures, products and processes that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. Principles of physical work and human anthropometry are studied to enable the student to systematically design work places, processes, and systems that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. In addition, the human information processing capabilities are studied, which includes the human sensory, memory, attention and cognitive processes; display and control design principles; as well as human computer interface design.
4
ISEE-323
Facilities Planning
A basic course in quantitative models on layout, material handling, and warehousing. Topics include product/process analysis, flow of materials, material handling systems, warehousing and layout design. A computer-aided layout design package is used.
3
MECE-304
Fundamentals in Material Science
This course provides the student with an overview of structure, properties, and processing of metals, polymers, and ceramics. There is a particular emphasis on steels, but significant attention is given to non-ferrous metals, ceramics, and polymers.
2
MECE-306
Materials Science with Applications Laboratory
A required laboratory course taken concurrently with MECE-304 Fundamentals of Materials Science or MECE-305 Materials Science with Applications. Students investigate the effects of the structure, alloying, and processing of materials on their mechanical properties. Students are also introduced to standardized testing methods and effective, professional, report writing.
1
Fourth Year
ISEE-420
Production Planning and Scheduling
A first course in mathematical modeling of production-inventory systems. Topics included: Inventory; Deterministic Models, Inventory: Stochastic Models, Push v. Pull Production Control Systems, Factory Physics, and Operations Scheduling. Modern aspects such as lean manufacturing are included in the context of the course.
3
ISEE-421
Design and Analysis of Production Systems
This course will provide an introduction to concepts and techniques in the design and analysis of production systems. A blend of traditional and modern approaches is brought into the classroom. At the end of the semester, the student will be able to assess and analyze the performance of a given manufacturing system as well as to provide a framework for system redesign and improvement. Modern aspects such as lean manufacturing are included in the context of the course.
3
ISEE-510
Systems Simulation
Computer-based simulation of dynamic and stochastic systems. Simulation modeling and analysis methods are the focus of this course. A high-level simualtion language such as Simio, ARENA, etc., will be used to model systems and examine system performance. Model validation, design of simulation experiments, and random number generation will be introduced.
3
CQAS-721
Theory of Statistics I
3
CQAS-722
Theory of Statistics II
3
CQAS-741
Regression Analysis
3
CQAS-611
Statistical Software
3
 
Professional Elective
3
CQAS-701
Foundations of Experimental Design
3
 
LAS Immersion 1, 2
6
 
Free Elective
3
CQAS-795
Graduate Seminar
0
ISEE-499
Cooperative Education
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
Co-op
Fifth Year
ISEE-497
Senior Design I
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-498
Senior Design II
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-460
Statistical Quality Control
3
 
Professional Elective
3
 
Graduate Electives
9
 
LAS Immersion 3
3
 
Free Elective
3
CQAS-792
Capstone
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
150

Please see General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two different Wellness courses.

Industrial Engineering, BS degree/Science, Technology and Public Policy, MS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
CHMG-131
General Chemistry for Engineers
This rigorous course is primarily for, but not limited to, engineering students. Topics include an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry, stoichiometry, First Law of Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, electronic theory of composition and structure, and chemical bonding. The lecture is supported by workshop-style problem sessions. Offered in traditional and online format.
3
ISEE-120
Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering
This course introduces students to industrial engineering and provides students with foundational tools used in the profession. The course is intended to prepare students for their first co-op experience in industrial engineering by exposing them to tools and concepts that are often encountered during early co-op assignments. The course covers specific tools and their applications, including systems design and the integration. The course uses a combination of lecture and laboratory activities. Projects and group exercises will be used to cover hands-on applications and problem-solving related to topics covered in lectures.
3
ISEE-140
Materials Processing
A study of the application of machine tools and fabrication processes to engineering materials in the manufacture of products. Processes covered include cutting, molding, casting, forming, powder metallurgy, solid modeling, engineering drawing, and welding. Students make a project in the lab portion of the course.
3
MATH-181
Project-based Calculus I
This is the first in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, Riemann sums, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals.
4
MATH-182
Project-based Calculus II
This is the second in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates.
4
PHYS-211
University Physics I
This is a course in calculus-based physics for science and engineering majors. Topics include kinematics, planar motion, Newton's Laws, gravitation, work and energy, momentum and impulse, conservation laws, systems of particles, rotational motion, static equilibrium, mechanical oscillations and waves, and data presentation/analysis. The course is taught in a workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
YOPS-10
RIT 365: RIT Connections
0
 
LAS Perspective 1 (ethical)
3
 
LAS Perspective 2 (artistic)
3
 
First Year Writing (WI)
3
 
LAS Elective
3
 
Wellness Education*
0
Second Year
ISEE-200
Computing for Engineers
A first course in computational problem solving for engineers. Students will learn the theory necessary to develop algorithms to solve computational problems in the engineering disciplines. Topics include: program design and implementation, integrated development environment, mathematical operations, file input/output, data manipulations, functions, and arrays. Course also covers an introduction to implementing object-oriented programming and graphical user interface.
3
ISEE-325
Engineering Statistics and Design of Experiments
This course covers statistics for use in engineering as well as the primary concepts of experimental design. The first portion of the course will cover: Point estimation; hypothesis testing and confidence intervals; one- and two-sample inference. The remainder of the class will be spent on concepts of design and analysis of experiments. Lectures and assignments will incorporate real-world science and engineering examples, including studies found in the literature.
3
ISEE-345
Engineering Economy
Time value of money, methods of comparing alternatives, depreciation and depletion, income tax consideration and capital budgeting. Cannot be used as a professional elective for ISE majors. Course provides a foundation for engineers to effectively analyze engineering projects with respect to financial considerations.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
MATH-221
Multivariable and Vector Calculus
This course is principally a study of the calculus of functions of two or more variables, but also includes a study of vectors, vector-valued functions and their derivatives. The course covers limits, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Stokes' Theorem, Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and applications in physics. Credit cannot be granted for both this course and MATH-219.
4
MATH-233
Linear Systems and Differential Equations
This is an introductory course in linear algebra and ordinary differential equations in which a scientific computing package is used to clarify mathematical concepts, visualize problems, and work with large systems. The course covers matrix algebra, the basic notions and techniques of ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients, and the physical situation in which they arise.
4
MATH-251
Probability and Statistics I
This course introduces sample spaces and events, axioms of probability, counting techniques, conditional probability and independence, distributions of discrete and continuous random variables, joint distributions (discrete and continuous), the central limit theorem, descriptive statistics, interval estimation, and applications of probability and statistics to real-world problems. A statistical package such as Minitab or R is used for data analysis and statistical applications.
3
MECE-200
Fundamentals of Mechanics
Statics: equilibrium, the principle of transmissibility of forces, couples, centroids, trusses and friction. Introduction to strength of materials: axial stresses and strains, statically indeterminate problems, torsion and bending. Dynamics: dynamics of particles and rigid bodies with an introduction to kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, work, energy, impulse momentum and mechanical vibrations. Emphasis is on problem solving. For students majoring in industrial and systems engineering.
4
PHYS-212
University Physics II
This course is a continuation of PHYS-211, University Physics I. Topics include electrostatics, Gauss' law, electric field and potential, capacitance, resistance, DC circuits, magnetic field, Ampere's law, inductance, and geometrical and physical optics. The course is taught in a lecture/workshop format that integrates the material traditionally found in separate lecture and laboratory courses.
4
 
LAS Perspective 3 (global)
3
 
LAS Perspective 4 (social)
3
 
 
 
Third Year
ISEE-301
Operations Research
An introduction to optimization through mathematical programming and stochastic modeling techniques. Course topics include linear programming, transportation and assignment algorithms, Markov Chain queuing and their application on problems in manufacturing, health care, financial systems, supply chain, and other engineering disciplines. Special attention is placed on sensitivity analysis and the need of optimization in decision-making. The course is delivered through lectures and a weekly laboratory where students learn to use state-of-the-art software packages for modeling large discrete optimization problems.
4
ISEE-323
Systems and Facilities Planning
A basic course in quantitative models on layout, material handling, and warehousing. Topics include product/process analysis, flow of materials, material handling systems, warehousing and layout design. A computer-aided layout design package is used.
3
ISEE-330
Ergonomics and Human Factors
This course covers the physical and cognitive aspects of human performance to enable students to design work places, procedures, products and processes that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. Principles of physical work and human anthropometry are studied to enable the student to systematically design work places, processes, and systems that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. In addition, the human information processing capabilities are studied, which includes the human sensory, memory, attention and cognitive processes; display and control design principles; as well as human computer interface design.
4
ISEE-350
Engineering Management
Development of the fundamental engineering management principles of industrial enterprise, including an introduction to project management. Emphasis is on project management and the development of the project management plan. At least one term of previous co-op experience is required.
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (fall, summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
MECE-304
Fundamentals of Materials Science
This course provides the student with an overview of structure, properties, and processing of metals, polymers, and ceramics. There is a particular emphasis on steels, but significant attention is given to non-ferrous metals, ceramics, and polymers.
2
MECE-306
Materials Science and Applications Lab
A required laboratory course taken concurrently with MECE-304 Fundamentals of Materials Science or MECE-305 Materials Science with Applications. Students investigate the effects of the structure, alloying, and processing of materials on their mechanical properties. Students are also introduced to standardized testing methods and effective, professional, report writing.
1
Fourth Year
ISEE-420
Production Planning and Scheduling
A first course in mathematical modeling of production-inventory systems. Topics included: Inventory; Deterministic Models, Inventory: Stochastic Models, Push v. Pull Production Control Systems, Factory Physics, and Operations Scheduling. Modern aspects such as lean manufacturing are included in the context of the course.
3
ISEE-460
Applied Statistical Quality Control
3
ISEE-499
Co-op (summer)
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
0
ISEE-510
Systems Simulation
Computer-based simulation of dynamic and stochastic systems. Simulation modeling and analysis methods are the focus of this course. A high-level simualtion language such as Simio, ARENA, etc., will be used to model systems and examine system performance. Model validation, design of simulation experiments, and random number generation will be introduced.
3
PUBL-701
Graduate Policy Analysis
This course provides graduate students with necessary tools to help them become effective policy analysts. The course places particular emphasis on understanding the policy process, the different approaches to policy analysis, and the application of quantitative and qualitative methods for evaluating public policies. Students will apply these tools to contemporary public policy decision making at the local, state, federal, and international levels.
3
PUBL-702
Graduate Decision Analysis
This course provides students with an introduction to decision science and analysis. The course focuses on several important tools for making good decisions, including decision trees, including forecasting, risk analysis, and multi-attribute decision making. Students will apply these tools to contemporary public policy decision making at the local, state, federal, and international levels.
3
 
LAS Immersion 1, 2, 3
9
 
Professional Elective
3
 
Public Policy Elective
3
Fifth Year
ISEE-497
Multidisciplinary Senior Design I
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-498
Multidisciplinary Senior Design II
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
3
ISEE-561
Linear Regression Analysis
In any system where parameters of interest change, it may be of interest to examine the effects that some variables exert (or appear to exert) on others. "Regression analysis" actually describes a variety of data analysis techniques that can be used to describe the interrelationships among such variables. In this course we will examine in detail the use of one popular analytic technique: least squares linear regression. Cases illustrating the use of regression techniques in engineering applications will be developed and analyzed throughout the course.
3
PUBL-700
Readings in Public Policy
An in-depth inquiry into key contemporary public policy issues. Students will be exposed to a wide range of important public policy texts, and will learn how to write a literature review in a policy area of their choosing.
3
PUBL-703
Evaluation and Research Design
The focus of this course is on evaluation of program outcomes and research design. Students will explore the questions and methodologies associated with meeting programmatic outcomes, secondary or unanticipated effects, and an analysis of alternative means for achieving program outcomes. Critique of evaluation research methodologies will also be considered.
3
STSO-710
Graduate Science and Technology Policy Seminar
Examines how federal and international policies are developed to influence research and development, innovation, and the transfer of technology in the United States and other selected nations. Students in the course will apply basic policy skills, concepts, and methods to contemporary science and technology policy topics.
3
 
Free Elective
3
 
Public Policy Electives
6
 
Professional Elective
3
Choose one of the following:
6
  PUBL-790
   Public Policy Thesis
The master's thesis in science, technology, and public policy requires the student to select a thesis topic, advisor and committee; prepare a written thesis proposal for approval by the faculty; present and defend the thesis before a thesis committee; and submit a bound copy of the thesis to the library and to the program chair.
 
  PUBL-798
   Comprehensive Exam plus 2 Graduate Electives
 
Total Semester Credit Hours
150

Please see General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two different Wellness courses.

Accreditation

The BS program in industrial engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Visit the college's accreditation page for information on enrollment and graduation data, program educational objectives, and student outcomes.

Admission Requirements

Freshman Admission

For all bachelor’s degree programs, a strong performance in a college preparatory program is expected. Generally, this includes 4 years of English, 3-4 years of mathematics, 2-3 years of science, and 3 years of social studies and/or history.

Specific math and science requirements and other recommendations

  • 4 years of math required; including pre-calculus or above  
  • Chemistry and physics required

Transfer Admission

Transfer course recommendations without associate degree

Pre-engineering courses such as calculus, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and liberal arts.

Appropriate associate degree programs for transfer

AS degree in engineering science

Learn about admissions and financial aid 

Additional Info

Careers

In order to optimize processes and systems, industrial engineers apply their knowledge in a wide range of areas, including systems simulation modeling, quality, logistics and supply chain management, ergonomics and human factors, facilities layout, production planning and control, manufacturing, management information systems, and project management. Upon graduation, our students work for a wide array of fields (ranging from manufacturing and distribution/logistics to health care, energy and other services) and companies (including Boeing, IBM, Toyota, Xerox, Intel, General Electric, Hershey, Walt Disney World, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Lockheed Martin, and Wegmans Food Markets, to name a few.)

Balance, as well as specialization, has allowed our graduates to pursue varied paths. Examples of the diversity, along with the roles in which an industrial engineer might function, are reflected in the following list of sample industrial engineering co-op assignments.

In manufacturing industries:

  • Perform product life studies
  • Lay out and improve work areas
  • Design production processes to improve productivity
  • Investigate and analyze the cost of purchasing new vs. repairing existing equipment
  • Investigate delivery service, including scheduling, route modification, and material handling
  • Create computer programs to track pricing policies and truck scheduling
  • Perform downtime studies of various operations using time study and work sampling
  • Develop and computerize a forecasting model
  • Perform ergonomic studies and evaluations of workstations and product designs
  • Participate in the design process of products and processes to ensure ease of manufacture, maintenance, and remanufacture or recycling

In service industries:

  • Design information systems
  • Monitor safety and health programs
  • Manage hazardous and toxic materials storage and disposal programs
  • Manage a facility's projects to ensure they are completed on time and on budget
  • Conduct cost analysis of procedures to support decision making
  • Schedule operations and manage information flow
  • Design supply-ordering systems
  • Improve processes in a hospital
  • Evaluate waiting time and space utilization in an amusement park