Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019


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.

Major 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.

Preferred Admission Requirements for the Industrial Engineering Department

  1. Completion of: A minimum grade of C in each course and a 3.0GPA based upon the best attempt in these courses.
  2. A minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  3. A minimum USF GPA of 2.5

Students who meet the minimum USF GPA and overall GPA requirements, but not the preferred qualifications may submit a Conditional Admission Application to the IMSE Undergraduate Committee for consideration. Fall applications are due by October 1st. Spring applications are due by March 1st. 
Minimum Continuation Requirement for the Industrial Engineering Department
Continuation in the major requires successful completion of EGN 3443 Probability and Statistics for Engineers with a grade of B (not B-) or higher (best attempt). 

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

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

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.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses 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 in prerequisite courses.

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.


Courses at USF

Courses at a Florida College System Institution

  • MAC X311 or MAC X281
  • MAC X312 or MAC X282
  • MAC X313 or MAC X283
  • MAP X302 or MAP X305

Natural Sciences:

Courses at USF

Courses at a Florida College System Institution

  • CHM X045/X045L or CHM X045C
  • CHS X440/X440L
  • PHY X048/X048L or PHY X048C or PHY X043/X048L
  • 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)

Specialization (48 credit hours)

Note: The BSIE Senior Design Project is a full academic year experience. Therefore EIN 4890 (Senior Design Project I) and EIN 4891 (Senior Design Project II) must be taken sequentially and completed within the same academic year.

Technical Writing (3 credit hours)

Major Elective Courses - 5 Hours

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

Major Internship Opportunities

The College of Engineering and USF’s Career Services Cooperative Education (Co-Op) program provides services for students interested in experiential educational experiences. A wide variety of industries and government agencies offer internships and cooperative education employment opportunities for engineering students. Participants gain valuable expertise in practical applications and other aspects of operations and development in a professional engineering environment. Students normally apply for participation in this program during their first year in the engineering college and pursue actual internships during their sophomore, junior, and senior years. The IMSE department strongly encourages all BSIE students to pursue internship opportunities, and provides continual information to students as new opportunities become available.

Optional Accelerated Program

B.S/M.S. Industrial Engineering

Students majoring in Industrial Engineering have the option to pursue one of the following accelerated programs:

  • B.S.I.E. in Industrial Engineering and M.S.B.E. in Biomedical Engineering
  • B.S.I.E. in Industrial Engineering and M.S.E.M. in Engineering Management

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