Industrial Engineering (BS)

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General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 131
The following courses are required by the program and satisfy the respective General Education Requirement(s):
General Chemistry I
Introduction to Chemical Analysis I
Introduction to Public Speaking
Business and Professional Speaking
Introduction to College Writing
Intermediate College Writing
Engineering Analysis I
Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed on the Overview tab, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program. Using other courses to satisfy General Education requirements will require additional hours to complete the degree requirements.

College/School Requirements

Speed School Core
CHEM 201General Chemistry I 23
CHEM 207Introduction to Chemical Analysis I 21
COMM 111Introduction to Public Speaking 3
or COMM 112 Business and Professional Speaking
ENGL 101Introduction to College Writing 2,33
ENGL 102Intermediate College Writing 2,33
ENGR 101Engineering Analysis I 24
ENGR 102Engineering Analysis II4
ENGR 110Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I2
ENGR 111Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll2
ENGR 201Engineering Analysis III4
ENGR 205Differential Equations for Engineering2
PHYS 298Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound 24
Minimum Total Hours35

Program/Major Requirements

Industrial Engineering Department
IE 240Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering3
IE 250Data Management and Spreadsheet Modelings for Industrial Engineering3
IE 288Industrial Engineering Cooperative Education Seminar0
IE 289Industrial Engineering Cooperative Education I1
IE 320Manufacturing Processes4
IE 360Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
IE 361Developing Decision Support Systems with Excel3
IE 370Engineering Economic Analysis3
IE 380Work Design3
IE 389Industrial Engineering Cooperative Education II1
IE 421Facility Location and Layout3
IE 425Production and Inventory Control3
IE 430Quality Control3
IE 489Industrial Engineering Cooperative Education III1
IE 499IE Capstone Design (CUE)3
IE 515Operations Research Methods3
IE 541Simulation3
IE 563Experimental Design in Engineering3
IE 580Introduction to Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics3
IE Electives6
Industrial Engineering Core
CHEM 202General Chemistry II 3
PHYS 295Introductory Laboratories I 1
Minimum Total Hours59
Supporting Courses
CSE 120Introduction to Programming with Python3
or CSE 130 Introduction to C and C++ Programming Languages
CEE 205Mechanics I: Statics3
CHE 253Materials Science3
ECE 252Introduction to Electrical Engineering3
ME 251Thermodynamics I3
ENGR 151Engineering Graphics Technology1
ENGR 330Linear Algebra for Engineering2
Minimum Total Hours18

A student may accumulate no more than two D-minus, D, or D+ grades in IE prefixed courses to graduate with a baccalaureate degree.  For any additional D-minus, D, or D+ grades beyond two, the student must repeat the course to earn a better grade.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must be in good standing (university GPA ≥ 2.25) and must attain a GPA of at least 2.25 for all courses used to satisfy degree requirements. 

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
IE Capstone Design
1

To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program. Using other courses to satisfy General Education requirements will require additional hours to complete the degree requirements.

2

This course is a General Education requirement for the program; see louisville.edu/provost/ger/ for the listing, by academic year, of AH/D1/D2/SB/SBH Electives which satisfy the University-wide General Education requirements.

3

Students completing ENGL 105 in lieu of ENGL 101 or ENGL 102 satisfy the General Education and Engineering Fundamentals requirements for Written Communication.  However, an additional 3-hr Writing (WR) course or honors Written Communication (WC) course may be needed to satisfy program credit hour requirements.

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 207 Introduction to Chemical Analysis I 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
ENGR 101 Engineering Analysis I 4
ENGR 110 Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective US Diversity - AHD1, SBD1, or SBHD1 3
 Hours16
Spring
CHEM 202 General Chemistry II 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
ENGR 102 Engineering Analysis II 4
ENGR 111 Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll 2
PHYS 295 Introductory Laboratories I 1
PHYS 298 Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound 4
 Hours17
Summer
ENGR 151 Engineering Graphics Technology 1
ENGR 201 Engineering Analysis III 4
CEE 205 Mechanics I: Statics 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective - AH, SB, or SBH 3
 Hours11
Year 2
Fall
CSE 120
Introduction to Programming with Python
or Introduction to C and C++ Programming Languages
3
COMM 111
Introduction to Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speaking
3
ENGR 205 Differential Equations for Engineering 2
IE 240 Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering 3
IE 250 Data Management and Spreadsheet Modelings for Industrial Engineering 3
IE 288 Industrial Engineering Cooperative Education Seminar 0
IE 380 Work Design 3
 Hours17
Spring
IE 289 Industrial Engineering Cooperative Education I 1
 Hours1
Summer
IE 360 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
CHE 253 Materials Science 3
ENGR 330 Linear Algebra for Engineering 2
IE 370 Engineering Economic Analysis 3
 Hours11
Year 3
Fall
IE 389 Industrial Engineering Cooperative Education II 1
 Hours1
Spring
IE 361 Developing Decision Support Systems with Excel 3
IE 320 Manufacturing Processes 4
IE 425 Production and Inventory Control 3
IE 430 Quality Control 3
ME 251 Thermodynamics I 3
 Hours16
Summer
IE 489 Industrial Engineering Cooperative Education III 1
 Hours1
Year 4
Fall
IE 421 Facility Location and Layout 3
IE 515 Operations Research Methods 3
IE 541 Simulation 3
IE 580 Introduction to Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics 3
Industrial Engineering Elective 3 3
 Hours15
Spring
IE 499 IE Capstone Design 3
ECE 252 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 3
IE 563 Experimental Design in Engineering 3
Industrial Engineering Elective 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective - AH, SB, or SBH 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective - AH, SB, or SBH 3
 Hours18
 Minimum Total Hours124

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan.  What-if reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  Should you have questions about either report, please consult with your academic advisor.

To create either report:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
  3. Next, click on "View my Degree Audit" to run a Degree Audit report in the Undergraduate Advising area. 
  4. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, or create a What-if report.

Flight Planner
Based on your major, the Flight Planner tool may be available for you to create a personalized Flight Plan.  The Flight Planner can be found in the ULink Student Center.  Consult with your advisor for assistance with the Flight Planner.

Accelerated Program Participants

Students accepted into an Accelerated Pathway may substitute select Graduate-level courses for equivalent Undergraduate courses as discussed with their Graduate Program Advisor.

Accelerated BS-MSIE and BS-MEEMO Pathways

Industrial Engineering majors that are interested in pursuing and MS IE or MEng EM (Online) can consider an Accelerated Pathway. The Accelerated Pathway allows 12 credit hours of Graduate Coursework to be counted towards both degrees, speeding up the timeline for overall completion. 


Students may apply as early as Summer 2 of the BS IE given they meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of 60+ credit hours towards BS IE degree
  • Completion of 10+ credit hours in IE coursework
  • Current enrollment in, or previous completion of IE 360
  • GPA of 3.3 or above

Applications are available in the Department of Industrial Engineering, JB Speed Building Room 304, or online at engineering.louisville.edu/academics/departments/industrial/ .
Students who are admitted to the Accelerated Pathway and wish to complete the MSIE or MEEMO degree, should formally submit an application for the Master's Program of their choosing, to the Graduate School when they are nearing completion of the BSIE degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (IE BIE) program prepares students to meet the requirements for certification and/or licensure.  If you plan to pursue professional licensure or certification you should first determine your state’s criteria for examination and licensure to see how/if our program meets those requirements prior to enrollment. We recommend that you also contact your state’s licensing board directly to verify that the requirements have not changed recently and to answer any questions especially those regarding additional requirements beyond the degree. 

More information about certification or licensure is available at the following website:  https://louisville.edu/oapa/licensure-information (you may search by school or by the name of the program then click on 'View Details' to display the information).

For programs with an online option, more information about certification or licensure is available here: http://louisville.edu/online/About-Us (please scroll down near the bottom of the page and click on the licensing disclosures tab).