Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Program Contact: Emre Tokgoz  203-582-7909

Industrial engineers are employed throughout various industries, including manufacturing, health care 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: 

University Curriculum
Foundations of Inquiry:
FYS 101First-Year Seminar3
EN 101Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing3
EN 102Academic Writing and Research3
Quantitative Literacy:
MA 285Applied Statistics3
Disciplinary Inquiry:
CHE 110
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
Social Science3
Fine Arts3
Personal Inquiry:
Part 1:
BIO 101
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
Humanties, Social Science, Fine Arts (2 classes; must be from two different areas)6
Part 2:
ENR 110The World of an Engineer3
MA 151Calculus I4
PHY 121University Physics4
Integrative Capstone:
University Capstone3
In additional to the University Curricum, students majoring in Industrial Engineering must complete the following requirements:
Foundational Courses for Industrial Engineering
MA 153Calculus II: Part A2
MA 154Calculus II: Part B2
MA 251Calculus III4
Take one of the following CSC Courses3-4
Introduction to Programming for Engineers
Programming and Problem Solving
and Programming and Problem Solving Lab
Select one of the following Mathematics and Science Electives:3
General Biology II
Introduction to Forensic Science
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (CSC 205)
Linear Algebra
Foundations of Advanced Mathematics
Ordinary Differential Equations
University Physics II
Common Engineering Curriculum
ENR 210Engineering Economics and Project Management3
ENR 395Professional Development Seminar1
Industrial Engineering Courses
IER 220Production Systems3
IER 230Lean Systems Engineering3
IER 240Physical Human Factors and the Workplace1
IER 265Cognitive Human Factors and the Workplace2
IER 280Data Analytics I3
IER 310Operations Research I3
IER 360Operations Planning and Control3
IER 375Statistical Process Control3
IER 490Engineering Professional Experience1
IER 491Capstone Project I3
IER 498Capstone Project II3
Industrial Engineering Electives
IER Technical Electives 112
CER, IER, MER, SER Technical Electives 23
Open Electives9-10

Depending on math sequence taken, additional UC electives may be required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Attainment of the following outcomes prepares graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering:

  1. Ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Educational Objectives:

Within four to seven years after graduation, industrial engineering alumni are expected to:

  1. Attain sustained employment in professional positions of increasing responsibility and impact;
  2. Successfully pursue professional training, engineering certification, advanced professional degrees or graduate studies;
  3. Demonstrate professional and intellectual growth as managers and leaders in their profession, society and communities.

Admission Requirements: School of Engineering

The requirements for admission into the undergraduate School of 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 freshmen 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.