Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (IESBD)
The undergraduate program in industrial engineering, being the first established in the world, has a long tradition of providing a strong, technical, hands-on education in design, control, and operation of manufacturing processes and systems. The curriculum provides a broad-based education in manufacturing, operations research and ergonomics through a base of mathematics, physical and engineering sciences, and laboratory and industrial experiences. It builds a strong foundation for the development of a professionally competent and versatile industrial engineer, able to function in a traditional manufacturing environment as well as in a much broader economy, including careers in financial services, communication, information technology, transportation, health care, consulting, or academia.
We expect our graduates to:
The following outcomes are included in the courses taught in the program:
After completing courses required for the core and fundamental competencies in the major, students can choose two technical elective courses from the department list, out of which must be an I E course. In addition, the students must also complete the 3-credit capstone design course.
ENTRANCE TO MAJOR -- In addition to the minimum grade point average (GPA) requirements* described in the University Policies, all College of Engineering entrance to major course requirements must also be completed with a minimum grade of C: CHEM 110 (GN), MATH 140 (GQ), MATH 141 (GQ) and PHYS 211 (GN). All of these courses must be completed by the end of the semester during which the admission to major process is carried out.
*In the event that the major is under enrollment control, a higher minimum cumulative grade-point average is likely to be needed and students must be enrolled in the College of Engineering or Division of Undergraduate Studies at the time of confirming their major choice.
For the B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, a minimum of 129 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(27 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)
WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 111 credits
(This includes 27 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 9 credits of GWS courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (77 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), EDSGN 100(3), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), PHYS 211 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
EMCH 210(5), ENGL 202C GWS(3), MATH 220 GQ(2-3), MATH 231(2), MATH 250(3), PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
IE 302(3), IE 305(3), IE 322(3), IE 323(3), IE 327(3), IE 330(3), IE 405(3), MATSE 259(3) (Sem: 5-6)
IE 425(3), IE 453(3), IE 460(3), IE 470(3), IE 480(3) (Sem: 7-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (16 credits)
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 15 GWS(3) or ENGL 30 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CAS 100A GWS(3) or CAS 100B GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
CMPSC 201 GQ(3) or CMPSC 202 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ECON 102 GS(3) or ECON 104 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
IE 408(3), IE 418(3), or IE 419(3) (Sem: 7-8) (The course not taken to satisfy this requirement can be taken as a track elective. Please see the list in (iv) of section C.)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 3 credits as a science selection from department list (Sem: 3-4)
Select 6 credits as non-major electives from department list (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits in manufacturing processes from department list. (Sem: 5-6) (The courses not taken to satisfy this requirement can be taken
as a technical elective. Please see the department list)
Select 6 credits of technical electives from the department list, out of which at least 3 credits must be I E credits.
Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2009
Blue Sheet Item #: 37-06-041
Review Date: 4/14/09
UCA Revision #1: 8/8/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07