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
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.
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
- Completion of:
- Calculus I (MAC 2311 or MAC 2281) and Calculus II (MAC 2312 or MAC 2282) and Calculus III (MAC 2313 or MAC 2283)
- Calculus-based Physics I with Lab (PHY 2048 and PHY 2048L)
- Calculus-based Physics II with Lab (PHY 2049 and PHY 2049L)
- General Chemistry I with Lab (CHM 2045 and CHM 2045L) or (CHS 2440 and CHS 2440L)
- A minimum overall GPA of 2.5
- 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
- MAC 2281 Engineering Calculus I
- MAC 2282 Engineering Calculus II
- MAC 2283 Engineering Calculus III
- MAP 2302 Differential Equations
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
Courses at USF
- CHM 2045/CHM 2045L General Chemistry I with Lab
- CHS 2440/2440L General Chemistry for Engineers with Lab
- PHY 2048/PHY 2048L General Physics I - Calculus Based with Lab
- PHY 2049/PHY 2049L General Physics II - Calculus Based with Lab
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)
- MAC 2281 Engineering Calculus I or MAC 2311 Calculus I
- MAC 2282 Engineering Calculus II or MAC 2312 Calculus II
- MAC 2283 Engineering Calculus III or MAC 2313 Calculus III
- MAP 2302 Differential Equations or EGN 3433 Modeling and Analysis of Engineering Systems
- CHS 2440 General Chemistry for Engineers or CHM 2045 General Chemistry I
- CHS 2440L General Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory or CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab
- PHY 2048 General Physics I
- PHY 2048L General Physics I Laboratory
- PHY 2049 General Physics II
- PHY 2049L General Physics II Laboratory
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
Specialization (48 credit hours)
- ESI 4007 Engineering Programming
- EIN 4312C Work Analysis
- EIN 4621 Manufacturing Processes
- ESI 4312 Deterministic O.R.
- EIN 4333 Production Control
- ESI 4221 Statistical Quality Control
- ESI 4313 Probabilistic O.R.
- ESI 4620 Design of Industrial Information Systems
- ESI 4606 Engineering Analytics I
- EIN 4890 Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project I
- ESI 4244 Design of Experiments
- ESI 4523 Systems Simulation
- EIN 4243C Human Factors
- EIN 4601C Automation and Robotics
- EIN 4891 Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project II
- ESI 4607 Engineering Analytics II
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)
- ENC 3246 Communication for Engineers
Major Elective Courses - 5 Hours
Five (5) credit hours of Departmental Upper-Level Electives (Industrial Engineering Technical Elective)
- EIN 4142 Project Management
- EIN 4172 ISO 9000/14000
- EIN 4173 Quality Systems Management
- EIN 4180 Principles of Engineering Management
- EIN 4200 Creativity in Technology
- EIN 4213 Engineering Systems Safety
- EIN 4214 Occupational Safety Engineering
- EIN 4385 Management of Technical Change
- EIN 4453 Advanced Lean Six Sigma
- EIN 4933 Special Topics in Industrial Engineering
- EIN 5182 Principles of Engineering Management
- EIN 5275 Work Physiology and Biomechanics
- EIN 5510 Manufacturing Systems Analysis
- ESI 4326 Engineering the Supply Chain
- ESI 5236 Reliability Engineering
- ESI 5522 Computer Simulation
The Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) Students program in the USF College of Engineering offers undergraduate students an opportunity to directly participate in state-of-the-art research. Graduate students and professors serve as research partners and mentors as undergraduate research assistants participate in the scientific process and gain relevant experience. Contact Dr. Grisselle Centeno at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on REU opportunities in Industrial Engineering.
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.
Additional Major Information
Students who wish to declare Industrial Engineering as their major must apply to be admitted into the department. A department application and an IE flowchart with courses completed must be obtained from Engineering Student Services in Engineering Building III (ENC) 1302 prior to an initial advising appointment request in the department. This should be done when the four core prerequisites of EGN 1113 Introduction to Engineering Graphics, EGN 3443 Probability and Statistics for Engineers, EGN 4450 Linear Systems, and EGN 3615 Engineering Economics with Social and Global Implications have been satisfactorily completed, and the minimum entrance requirements are met. The first departmental advising session will be scheduled with the Undergraduate Director, Dr. Kingsley Reeves. Subsequently, the student will be assigned to an IE faculty as their permanent advisor for the remainder of their semesters until completion of their degree.
Visit http://www.usf.edu/engineering/imse/about-us/contacts.aspx for contact information.
Chairperson and Professor: T.K. Das; Professors: O.G. Okogbaa (retired), J. Zayas-Castro; Associate Professors: G. Centeno, C. Kwon, S. Lai-Yuen, K. Reeves, A. Savachkin, C. VandeWeerd, M.X. Weng, A. Yalcin; Assistant Professor: H. Charkhgard, D. Das, M. Li; Instructors: P. Anzalone, P. Schnitzler, W. Silva Sotillo.
The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
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