Begin Date: Summer Session 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 2000
PROFESSOR A. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN, Professor and Head of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
This major helps prepare students who intend to enter the technical area of industrial or commercial enterprises, or government services. The fundamentals of engineering are supplemented by sequences of courses essential to production and management positions where a scientific and engineering background is necessary. The following fields of study are included in the general program: (1) Management Systems: management information systems, manufacturing and distribution systems utilizing mathematical models, programming a computer to do simulations, and related quantitative operations research and management science techniques; (2) Manufacturing Engineering: automation, material removal, casting, forging, plastic working of metals, materials joining, fabrication of polymeric materials, tool engineering, robotics, computer-aided manufacturing, and manufacturing systems analysis; (3) Management Controls: engineering economy, inventory control, quality control and reliability, production control, cost control; (4) Methods: work simplification and measurement, factory planning and materials handling, data processing; and (5) Ergonomics Engineering: human factors, work physiology, biomechanics, industrial safety.
Students are allowed considerable flexibility in selecting their own programs. Interested students may further specialize in one or two of the above areas by appropriate use of 12 credits of engineering and science electives.
For the B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, a minimum of 132 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)
WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 108 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (86 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), 014 GN(1), ED&G 100(3), MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4), PHYS 211 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
CSE 271(3), E MCH 012(3), 210(5), MATH 220 GQ(2), 231(2), 250(3), PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
ENGL 202C GWS(3), I E 302(3), 310(3), 311(3), 322(3), 323(3), 327(3), 328(3), 425(3), MATSE 259(3) (Sem: 5-6)
I E 405(3), 408W(3), 423(3), 450(3), 453(3) (Sem: 7-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (10 credits)
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 201C GQ(3) or 201F GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ECON 002 GS(3) or 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
M E 023(3) or 030(3) (Sem: 3-4)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 3 credits as a science selection from department list (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits as a technical selection from department list (Sem: 7-8)
Select 6 credits in I E from senior selections from department list (Sem: 7-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
 Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC towards the technical and senior electives or 3 credits of ENGR 295(1), 395(1), and 495(1) towards the technical elective.
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1999