Information Sciences and Technology for Industrial Engineering, Minor

Program Code: ISTIE_UMNR

Program Description

Collection and processing of information have increased in all sectors for solving engineering problems, including manufacturing and service related problems. Efficient and timely analysis of data is critical for the survival of companies. There is a need for industrial engineers with a strong background in information technology and systems. The minor in Information Sciences and Technology for Industrial Engineering will augment the skills of students in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in the information systems area. All students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Industrial Engineering are eligible for this minor.

What is Information Sciences and Technology for Industrial Engineering?

Collection and processing of information have increased in all sectors for solving engineering problems, including manufacturing and service related problems. Efficient and timely analysis of data is critical for the survival of companies. There is a need for industrial engineers with a strong background in information technology and systems.

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The minor in Information Sciences and Technology for Industrial Engineering augments the skills of students in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in the information systems area. All students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Industrial Engineering are eligible for this minor.

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 21

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
IE 330Engineering Analytics3
IST 110Information, People and Technology Keystone/General Education Course3
IST 210Organization of Data3
IST 220Networking and Telecommunications3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Cognitive Work Design
Human/Computer Interface Design
Regression Analysis and Design of Experiments
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Emerging Issues and Technologies
The Information Environment
Information Technology in an International Context
Computer and Cyber Forensics
Numerical Computations
Introduction to Numerical Analysis I

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Soundar Kumara
Allen E. Pearce and Allen M. Pearce Professor of Industrial Engineering
222 Leonhard Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-2359
u1o@psu.edu

Contact

University Park

HAROLD AND INGE MARCUS DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
310 Leonhard Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-7601
psuie@psu.edu

http://www.ime.psu.edu/index.aspx