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Industrial Engineering (I E)

I E 100S Discover Industrial Engineering: First-Year Seminar (1) Informational First-year on Industrial Engineering as a career choice and profession; lab exercises; guest speakers; real world problems.

I E 100S Discover Industrial Engineering: First-Year Seminar (1)

The objective of this first-year seminar course is to provide information on industrial engineering as a career choice and as a profession. It is a fact that most first-year students have never heard of Industrial Engineering (I E), or the many varied opportunities that exist within the I E major. This course explores the many aspects of the major and also offers the opportunity to interact with I E faculty and students, something that is an uncommon occurrence during the first year of engineering study.

Class time is used for a variety of activities including: interactive class sessions where students work in teams to analyze and solve applied "real-world" problems in industrial and manufacturing engineering; I E faculty guest speakers addressing career opportunities in a particular area within I E; Lab experiences or demonstrations; Alumni guest speakers or panels; Plant tours (1 per semester); I E student panels on topics such as Co-op.

The class atmosphere is relaxed and there are no examinations. Homework assignments are given throughout the semester on relevant topics.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 1999

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.