Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


Industrial Engineering (EIE)

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (B.S.I.E.)

8 Semester Plan

128 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 14.3501

College of Engineering


Major Description

Industrial engineering (IE) is a field of study intended for individuals who are interested in formulating mathematical, statistical, and computer simulation models of complex systems in manufacturing, logistics, information, healthcare, transportation, financial, utilities, entertainment, and service. IEs connect big data sets and models to make engineering decisions for improving system performance and developing public policies. Unlike traditional disciplines in engineering, the scope of the industrial engineering field is very broad.

Mission Statement
The mission of the IMSE Department is to:

  • Assure student success through a high quality education which integrates the latest research and practices of the field;
  • Pursue excellence in interdisciplinary research and innovation;
  • Engage with the profession and the community.

Program Educational Objectives
Our graduates are expected to:

  • Have applied industrial engineering effectively and creatively
  • Have demonstrated effective communication and teamwork
  • Have engaged in community service and leadership
  • Have continued to pursue life-long learning

Please see the mission statement on the department website for additional information.

Entrance Requirements for the Industrial Engineering Department
College of Engineering students who have fully met the below admission requirements and are in good academic standing, may declare a major in Industrial Engineering. Prior to being admitted to a department, a student may be permitted to take no more than two departmental Engineering courses.

Minimum Admission Requirements for the Industrial Engineering Department

  1. Completion of: A minimum grade of C in each course and a 2.4 GPA based upon the best attempt in these courses.
  2. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0
  3. A minimum USF GPA of 2.0

GPA and Grade Requirement
Unless otherwise stated, the minimum acceptable grade in all BSIE required math, science, engineering, and specialization courses is a C or higher (C- is insufficient). Students must have and maintain a minimum 2.0 Math and Science GPA, 2.0 Engineering GPA, 2.0 Specialization GPA, 2.0 USF GPA, and 2.0 Overall GPA.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the University. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade.

Students qualify for direct entry to the department if they have completed the following courses at a Florida College System institution or University in the Florida State University System (SUS) and meet all other admissions requirements of the University and College.

Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the University.

Courses at USF Courses at a Florida College System Institution
MAC 2281 Engineering Calculus I MAC X311 or MAC X281
MAC 2282 Engineering Calculus II MAC X312 or MAC X282
MAC 2283 Engineering Calculus III MAC X313 or MAC X283
MAP 2302 Differential Equations MAP X302 or MAP X305

Natural Sciences:

Courses at USF Courses at a Florida College System Institution
CHM 2045/CHM 2045L General Chemistry I with Lab CHM X045/X045L or CHM X045C or
CHS 2440/2440L General Chemistry for Engineers with lab CHS X440/X440L
PHY 2048/2048L General Physics I - Calculus Based with Lab PHY X048/X048L or PHY X048C or PHY X043/X048L
PHY 2049/2049L General Physics II - Calculus Based with Lab PHY X049/X049L or PHY X049C or PHY X044/X049L

Total Major Hours: 107 Hours

Major Core Courses - 102 Hours

Math and Science (27 credit hours)

Basic Engineering (24 credit hours)

  • EGN 3000 Foundations of Engineering
  • EGN 3000L Foundations of Engineering Lab
  • EGN 3443 Probability & Statistics for Engineering
  • EGN 4450 Introduction to Linear Systems
  • EGN 1113 Introduction to Design Graphics
  • EGN 3311 Statics
  • EGN 3373 Introduction to Electrical Systems I
  • EGN 3365 Materials Engineering I
  • EGN 3343 Thermodynamics I
  • EGN 3615 Engineering Economics with Social and Global Implications (required FKL Social and Behavioral Elective)

Specialization (48 credit hours)

Technical Writing (3 credit hours)

  • ENC 3246 Communication for Engineers (WRIN)

Major Elective Courses - 5 Hours

Five (5) credit hours of Departmental Upper-Level Electives (Industrial Engineering Technical Elective)

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