Industrial Engineering (IE) B.S.

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) 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

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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 1304Computer-Aided Design (CAD)3
ENGR 113Product Design and Development3
ENGR 2304Computing for Engineers3
ENGR 2308Engineering Economic Analysis3
ENGR 2303Engineering Mechanics- Statics and Dynamics3
ENGR 213Engineering Probability and Statistics3
ENGR 411Engineering Management3
IE 305Facilities Planning & Management3
IE 311Advanced Engineering Statistics3
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 *
COSC 1436Introduction to Computer Science and Programming4
Calculus I (4 sch) *
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 2320Differential Equations3
MATH 2318Linear Algebra3
Prin Macro Economics (3 sch) *
Principles of Micro Economics
University Physics I (4 sch) *
PHYS 2426University Physics II (4 sch) *4
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.

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses in this Major.

ENG 13013
Component Area3
MATH 24134
ENGR 1103
ENGR 13043
Total Hours: 16
ENG 1302*3
HIST 1301*3
PHYS 2425*4
MATH 24144
ENGR 1133
Total Hours: 17
HIST 1302*3
COSC 14364
MATH 23203
ENGR 23033
ENGR 23043
Total Hours: 16
PSCI 2305*3
MATH 23183
PHYS 24264
ENGR 2133
ENGR 23083
Total Hours: 16
CHEM 1311*3
CHEM 1111*1
PSCI 2306*3
ECO 2302*3
IE 3113
IE 3123
Total Hours: 16
IE 3053
IE 3133
IE 3143
IE 3183
IE 4103
Total Hours: 15
ENGR 4113
IE 4033
IE 4093
IE 4313
IE 4713
Total Hours: 15
Creative Arts*3
Language, Philosophy & Culture3
IE 4443
IE 4863
IE 4953
Total Hours: 15

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