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BS Industrial Engineering


The BS program in industrial engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Annual program enrollment and degrees awarded information can be found at: The link is on the left-hand side navigation panel under “ABET Accreditation” (opens as a PDF).

BS Industrial Engineering

With rapidly changing work environments, you need a well-rounded education that will allow you to apply engineering principles to new situations. In your first two years, you study industrial engineering, mechanics, computer tools, mathematics, science, and foundation courses in the liberal arts.

Starting in your third year, you have the choice of a general degree in industrial engineering or a specialization in ergonomics, manufacturing, or information systems. The general degree and  program options encourage a team approach. You may work with students in other engineering disciplines to solve problems for clients outside of RIT. Clients have included manufacturers and service industries (e.g., hospitals, amusement parks). Experiences like these provide opportunities to face challenges you'll find in your career.  .

IE Course Sequence: 


IE course sequences for current students impacted by semester conversion

Class of 2017 (Calculus A, B, C Sequence)

Class of 2017 (Calculus I, II, III Sequence) 

IE course sequences for students enrolling in Fall 2013 forward

IE Course Sequence

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Program Options

The ISE Department currently offers four options within the undergraduate program.  The purpose of these options is to allow students to deepen their expertise in one of these engineering-related fields.  Program options are indicated on the academic transcript.  If you are interested in declaring an option, you can register in the ISE department office.  While the department will track progress towards an option, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the option requirements are fulfilled. 

The following is necessary to fulfill the requirements of an option: 

  • Perform at least 20 weeks of co-op experience in the option area
  • Complete courses in an option area using either professional electives (PE) or free electives (see list of approved courses within each option below)

Ergonomics/Human Factors Option

The Ergonomics Program Option allows for further study in the design of systems with respect to biomechanical, physiological and cognitive human capabilities, and how to best integrate humans within systems. 

Complete three courses:
  • ISEE-730 - Biomechanics
  • ISEE-731 - Advanced Topics in Ergo/HF
  • ISEE-732 - Systems Safety Engineering
  • ISEE-760 - Design of Experiments

Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain Management Program Option provides further study in the design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of distribution and logistics activities with the objective of ensuring the cost-effective delivery of products and services globally. 

Complete three courses:

  • ISTE-608 - Database Design and Implementation
    • or MGIS-755 - Information Technology Strategy and Management
  • ISEE-703 - Supply Chain Management
  • ISEE-704 - Logistics Management
  • ISEE-711 - Advanced Simulation   
  • ISEE-720 - Production Control

Manufacturing Option 

The Manufacturing Program Option allows for advanced learning in how products can be manufactured, assembled, maintained, and ultimately dissembled in safe, efficient, cost effective, and environmentally acceptable ways.

Complete three courses:

  • ISEE-626 - Contemporary Production Systems
  • ISEE-740 - Design for Manufacture and Assembly
  • ISEE-741 - Rapid Prototyping
  • MECE-404 - Robotics

Lean Six-Sigma Option

The Lean Six Sigma Program Option allow students to further expand their learning of industry-recognized skills to streamline processes, improve product quality, reduce waste and increase competitive advantage.  This program option focuses on the integration and application of process and quality methodologies.

Complete three courses:
  • ISEE-626    Contemporary Production Systems
  • ISEE-728    Production Systems Management
  • ISEE-760    Design of Experiments
  • CQAS-682 Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals
Complete one course:
  • ISEE-792 Engineering Capstone
  • CQAS-683 Lean Six Sigma Project

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Developing Engineering Expertise

In the final years of study students develop engineering expertise and leadership skills by taking technical electives and a two-course sequence in senior design.

The Multidisciplinary Senior Design Program prepares students for modern engineering practice through a multidisciplinary, team-based design experience in which the students apply the skills and knowledge acquired in earlier coursework to define, analyze, design and implement solutions to unstructured, open-ended, multidisciplinary engineering problems while adhering to customer requirements and recognized engineering standards. The projects are sponsored by wide range of industries and government organizations.

Current Senior Design Projects can be viewed at

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