Industrial engineers are employed throughout various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare and service, to determine the most effective and efficient ways to utilize resources. Industrial engineers are concerned with increasing productivity through the effective management of people, processes and technology. Through exposure to the University Curriculum, foundational coursework in science, mathematics, major field courses and extracurricular activities, students graduating with a BS in Industrial Engineering achieve intellectual proficiencies in critical thinking and reasoning, scientific literacy, quantitative reasoning, information fluency and creative thinking and visual literacy. They also achieve interpersonal proficiencies in written and oral communication, responsible citizenship, diversity awareness and sensitivity and social intelligence.
BS in Industrial Engineering Curriculum
The program requires 120 credits. Students must complete the following requirements:
Within the policies of the School of Computing and Engineering, the Industrial Engineering program enforces credit limits during the academic terms. Exceeding 18 credits in the Fall or Spring semesters, 4 credits in the January term, or 10 credits in each Summer term requires the approval of the dean's office.
|Foundations of Inquiry:|
|FYS 101||First-Year Seminar||3|
|EN 101||Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing||3|
|EN 102||Academic Writing and Research||3|
|MA 285||Applied Statistics||3|
|Take 4 credits of IE approved UC Natural Science 1||4|
|Take 4 additional credits of IE approved UC Natural Science 1||4|
|Humanties, Social Science, Fine Arts (2 classes; must be from two different areas)||6|
|ENR 110||The World of an Engineer 2||3|
|MA 151||Calculus I||4|
|Complete one of the following||3-4|
|Take additional IE approved UC Natural Science course 1|
Any UC approved course
|In additional to the University Curricum, students majoring in Industrial Engineering must complete the following requirements:|
|Foundational Courses for Industrial Engineering|
|Take one of the following CSC courses||3-4|
|Computing: Multidisciplinary Approach|
|Introduction to Programming for Engineers|
|Programming and Problem Solving|
and Programming and Problem Solving Lab
|ENR 210||Engineering Economics and Project Management||3|
|Select 11 to 15 credits of approved Math and Science Electives 3,4||11-15|
|Common Engineering Curriculum|
|ENR 395||Professional Development Seminar||1|
|Industrial Engineering Courses|
|IER 220||Production Systems (MER 225)||3|
|IER 230||Lean Systems Engineering (MER 235)||3|
|IER 240||Physical Human Factors and the Workplace (MER 245)||1|
|IER 265||Cognitive Human Factors and the Workplace (MER 265)||2|
|IER 280||Data Analytics I||3|
|IER 310||Operations Research I (MER 315)||3|
|IER 375||Statistical Process Control||3|
|IER 401||Introduction to Engineering Management||3|
|IER 402||Engineering Quality Management & Decision Making||3|
|IER 490||Engineering Professional Experience||1|
|IER 491||Capstone Project I||3|
|IER 498||Capstone Project II||3|
|Industrial Engineering Electives|
|IER Technical Electives 5||9|
|CER, IER, MER, SER Technical Electives 6||3|
IE approved UC science include: BIO101 & 101L, BIO102 & 102L, BIO 208 & 208L, BMS 200, CHE 110 & 110L, CHE 111 & 111L, PHY 121, PHY 122, other UC Natural Science course with prior approval of program director
Students that transfer into the IE program after their first year may substitute another engineering-based introductory course with program director approval.
Math & Science Electives: IE approved UC science course above, and BIO211, BIO211L, MA153, MA154, MA205, MA229, MA251, MA265, MA301, MA365, other Math or Science course with prior approval of program director
All IER courses that are not required for an IE degree.
One additional IER technical elective or any 200-level or higher ENR, CER, MER, SER courses that are not required for an IE degree.
Attainment of the following outcomes prepares graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering:
- an ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives.
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Program Educational Objectives
Within four to seven years of graduation, Quinnipiac University industrial engineering program alumni are expected to:
- Attain sustained employment in professional positions of increasing responsibility and impact.
- Successfully pursue professional training, engineering certification, advanced professional degrees or graduate studies.
- Demonstrate professional and intellectual growth as managers and leaders in their profession, society and communities.
Admission Requirements: School of Computing and Engineering
The requirements for admission into the undergraduate School of Computing and Engineering programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.
Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective first-year students are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.
For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.
Seamless Transfer Agreement with Gateway Community College (GCC), Housatonic Community College (HCC) and Norwalk Community College (NCC)
Under this Transfer Agreement, GCC, HCC and NCC graduates will be guaranteed admission into a bachelor’s degree program with third year (junior) status at Quinnipiac University on the condition that they:
- Graduate with an associate in arts, an associate in science in business, College of Technology engineering science and computer science, nursing or an allied health degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (this may be higher in specific programs).
- Satisfy all other Quinnipiac University transfer admission requirements and requirements for intended major.
Quinnipiac University agrees to accept the general education embedded in these associate degree programs in accordance with Quinnipiac preferred choices for general education as meeting all the requirements of its undergraduate general education except for the Integrative Capstone Experience and where courses are encumbered by the major (e.g., General Chemistry for the Disciplinary Inquiry Natural Science requirement for a Biochemistry major).
Suggested Transfer Curriculum for BS in Industrial Engineering
A minimum of 60 credits is required for transfer into the BS in Industrial Engineering program. Below is a sample plan of study for the first two years.
|Introduction to Engineering||3|
|Calculus-based Physics I||3|
|Calculus III - Multivariable||4|
|Introduction to Ethics||3|
|Calculus-based Physics II||3|