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Industrial Engineering (IE) B.S.

The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) defines Industrial Engineering as:

Industrial Engineering is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy.  It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems.

Industrial Engineering is emerging as one of the vital professions that can be counted on for solving complex problems in a highly technological world.  Industrial engineers are confronted with a host of challenging situations ranging from manufacturing and cost estimating to the design of complex systems.  They are needed in all kinds of industries and are employed by a variety of organizations including hospitals, banks, engineering firms, petrochemical industries, airline companies, government and military agencies, computer and software firms, and manufacturing.

Industrial Engineering at Texas A&M University-Commerce emphasizes the application of concepts, principles, and managerial skills required in contemporary business and industry. The program of study:

  • reflects current and future business and industry practices and competencies
  • prepares students for the high-tech engineering world of today and of the future
  • develops analytical, critical, and problem-solving skills
  • develops leadership skills
  • promotes student and faculty interaction with business, industry, and professional organizations
  • promotes student and faculty research activities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering program at Texas A&M University-Commerce will...

  • Function effectively within an engineering profession or graduate program by drawing upon IE skills and knowledge, as evidenced by, but not limited to, continuous employment or successful progress towards a graduate degree.
  • Progress within the engineering profession as evidence by, but not limited to leaderships roles, value added within a team, increased responsibility with decision making, or creation of better or more effective products, processes, technologies, or ideas.
  • Engage in life-long growth within the industrial engineering profession as evidenced by, but not limited to, company training, industry certifications, professional conferences, and graduate work.

IE Student Outcomes

a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g) An ability to communicate effectively

h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning

j) A knowledge of contemporary issues

k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering is accredited by: The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
ENGR 110Introduction to Engineering and Technology3
ENGR 111Computer-Aided Design (CAD)3
ENGR 113Product Design and Development3
ENGR 201Computing for Engineers3
ENGR 207Engineering Economic Analysis3
ENGR 210Engineering Mechanics - Statics and Dynamics3
ENGR 213Engineering Statistics3
ENGR 411Engineering Management3
IE 305Facilities Planning & Management3
IE 311Data Analytics3
IE 312Industrial Operations Research3
IE 313Industrial Operations Research II3
IE 314Statistical Quality Control3
IE 318Analysis of Production Systems3
IE 403Human Factors Engineering3
IE 409Work Design3
IE 410Systems Simulation3
IE 431Manufacturing Support Systems3
IE 444Systems Engineering3
IE 471Planning for Industrial System Design3
IE 486Service Systems Analysis3
IE 495Industrial Systems Design3
Required support courses
General and Quantitative Chemistry I *
General and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory I *
CSCI 151Intro to Comp Sci & Progr4
MATH 2413Calculus I (4 sch) *4
MATH 192Calculus II4
MATH 315Differential Equations3
MATH 335Linear Algebra3
GLB/US-Prin Macro Economics (3 sch) *
Principles of Micro Economics
University Physics I (4 sch) *
University Physics II (4 sch) *
Total Hours126

These courses should be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum Requirements in Social and Behavioral Science, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics, respectively; otherwise, the credit hours required to earn the B.S. in IE will exceed 127.