The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BS IE) degree program is a four-year engineering program that will prepare our students in the full range of intermediate and advanced industrial engineering skills.
The program features a unique concentration system that allows students to obtain a BS IE and to specialize in areas such as Economic and Financial Systems, Operations Research, Statistics with Quality, Supply Chain Engineering and General Industrial Engineering. This blend produces the flexibility that is inherent in the field of industrial and systems engineering, and that affords BS IE graduates a wide array of career options. Each of the concentrations, except General, has depth and breadth requirements. The breadth requirements ensure that you receive a broad industrial engineering education by taking courses in other concentrations. The depth requirements allow you to achieve in-depth knowledge in one of the areas.
The depth courses in this concentration incorporate economic and financial analysis courses. The economic courses provide broader perspectives than the typical cost focus in IE courses; such as using prices and lead-time to influence demand, coordination and competition. The financial courses include options, project selection, risk hedging, and break even analysis. Most organizations have need for knowledge in this concentration, including financial service firms such as banks.
The depth course is one advanced course in any of the concentrations. The breath courses include the five required courses in Industrial Engineering (IE) spanning supply chain engineering, quality and statistics, and capital investment analysis.
This area is concerned with the methodology of Industrial Engineering modeling including optimization, stochastic modeling, and statistics. The depth courses include advanced courses in these areas. This area also prepares students for graduate school. Many companies employ students with good methodology training for operations research or statistical analysis.
The depth courses in this concentration include statistical quality control, forecasting and regression, and statistics. Due to data proliferation in organizations, this area offers students in-depth knowledge in the use of statistical tools in wide areas of applications in manufacturing, logistics, service and government.
The depth courses in this concentration include logistics, manufacturing (or operations) and advanced courses useful in the distribution of goods and services. Logistics deals with facility location, supply network design, transportation and vehicle routing. Manufacturing deals with operations within one facility such as planning and scheduling, inventory control, system dynamics and facility layout. All organizations related to supply chain of goods and services need knowledge in this area.