Curriculum

Curriculum

Current Students:

See the Recommended Academic Plan for more detailed recommendations, or the University Bulletin for more requirements and course descriptions. Or find other resources on the Current Students page.

Prospective Students: 

Below is a typical course sequence for the Industrial Engineering bachelor's degree program.

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (3 credits)
  • Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)
  • Chemical Principles I (3 credits)
  • Experimental Chemistry I (1 credit)
  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • Arts Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

  • Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4 credits)
  • General Physics: Mechanics (4 credits)
  • Programming for Engineers with MATLAB (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • Humanities Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 3

  • Statics (3 credits)
  • Matrices (2 credits)
  • Calculus of Several Variables (2 credits)
  • General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (4 credits)
  • Effective Speech (3 credits)
  • Behavioral Science Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 4

  • Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • Strength of Materials (3 credits)
  • Engineering Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • Electrical Circuits and Power Distribution (3 credits)
  • Science Elective (3 credits)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 5

  • Engineering Economy (3 credits)
  • Produce Design, Specification, and Measurement (3 credits)
  • Probabilistic Models in Industrial Engineering (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Work Design (3 credits)
  • Properties and Processing of Engineering Materials (3 credits)
  • Health and Physical Activity (1.5 credits)

Total Credits: 16.5

Semester 6

  • Engineering Analytics (3 credits)
  • Statistical Methods in Industrial Engineering (3 credits)
  • Deterministic Models in Operations Research (3 credits)
  • Machining Process Design and Analysis (3 credits)
  • Effective Writing: Technical Writing (3 credits)
  • Health and Physical Activity (1.5 credits)

Total Credits: 16.5

Semester 7

  • Introduction to Operations Research (3 credits)
  • Human/Computer Interface Design (3 credits)
  • Manufacturing Systems Design and Analysis (3 credits)
  • Capstone Design Course (3 credits)
  • Social Science Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 8

  • Capstone Design Project (3 credits)
  • Simulation Modeling for Decision Support (3 credits)
  • Service Systems Engineering (3 credits)
  • Technical Elective (3 credits)
  • Behavioral Science Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 15

 

The Industrial Engineering program is Accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

This represents a typical course sequence; your schedule will vary depending on your interests. It is recommended that you consult your academic adviser before scheduling any courses. See bulletins.psu.edu for detailed degree requirements and course descriptions.