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The Industrial and Systems Engineering Curriculum is designed for students who desire to enter industry or pursue advanced studies. The curriculum provides a broad range of courses in the areas of human interface design and management, plant design, operations research, production and inventory control and quality control.

Vision

The Industrial and Systems Engineering program strives to graduate industrial engineers of the highest quality and to conduct state-of-the-art research for the end-to-end enterprise.

Mission

The Industrial and Systems Engineering program makes available a high quality, relevant engineering education available to all residents of the El Paso bi-national region. The department dedicates itself to providing Indicates Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) students with a set of skills, knowledge and attitudes that will permit its graduates to succeed and thrive as engineers and leaders.

Program Educational Objectives

The Industrial and Systems Engineering program produces diverse and exceptional graduates who within a few years after graduation will:

  • Gain successful employment in a competitive global marketplace in leadership positions.
  • Engage and be successful in graduate studies and/or professional training programs

Student Outcomes

The Industrial and Systems Engineering program must demonstrate that their graduates have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze data and interpret results;
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired need within realistic constrains such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health & safety, manufacturability & sustainability;
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Joint Degree BSISE-MBA Program

Students with at least 90 hours accumulated toward their degree, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30, and admission to the full-time MBA program can pursue a joint-degree BSISE-MBA program.  Students admitted to this program (a) will apply credit for ECON 5360 Global Econ Environment-Mgrs, BLAW 5306 Business Law and Ethics, and ACCT 5301 Financial Accounting toward the requirements of three technical electives and (b) will apply credit for nine credit hours of graduate courses (approved for fast-track) in Industrial (IE), Manufacturing (MFG) or Systems (SE) Engineering toward the elective requirements of the MBA program.

Fast-Track Combined BSISE/Master Program in Industrial, Manufacturing, or Systems Engineering

Students with at least 90 hours accumulated toward their BSISE degree and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 may be eligible for admission into the fast-track BSISE/Master Program. Students admitted to this program take graduate classes that count both toward graduate degree requirements and undergraduate degree requirements, for up to 9 credit hours of IE, MFG, or SE graduate courses per approval of the undergraduate and graduate advisors. Eligible IE, MFG, or SE graduate courses come from a list approved for fast-track by the IMSE Faculty. Students must earn a B or better in the graduate course to count as graduate credit for the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering, or for the Master of Science in Systems Engineering. If the grade is a C, it will not count towards the graduate degree but will still count towards the undergraduate degree.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 120

University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Industrial Engineering Prerequisites (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 13051
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
PHYS 2320
PHYS 2120
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
3
Industrial Engineering Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
CE 2315Statics3
or MECH 1321 Mechanics I-Statics
CE 2326Econ for Engrs & Scientists3
IE 2303Materls & Manuftng Processes3
or MECH 2331 Matl & Manufacturing Processes
or MME 2303 Intro to Materials Sci & Engrg
IE 2377Electro-Mechanical Systems3
or MECH 2342 Electro Mechanical Systems
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
MECH 1305Graphic & Design Fundamentals3
MECH 2131Manufacturing Engineering Lab1
Industrial Engineering Major
Required Courses:
IE 3331Systems Engineering3
IE 3332Safety Engineering3
IE 3352Design of Experiments3
IE 3373Engr Probability & Stat Models C3
IE 3390Operations Research I3
IE 3477Methods and Indust. Ergonomics4
IE 4353Industrial Systems Simulation3
IE 4384Industrial Layout3
IE 4385Statist Quality Cntrl/Reliabil3
IE 4390Probabilistic Operations Res3
IE 4391Production & Inventory Control3
IE 4466Senior Design4
MATH 3323Matrix Algebra C3
MATH 4329Numerical Analysis3
Technical Electives:
Select three courses from the following, or any other upper divison course from the College of Engineering, College of Science, or College of Business Administration:9
Sup Chain Mgmt I: System Model
Engineering Problems
Special Topics Industrial Engr
Intl Manufacturing Intern I
Intl Manufacturing Intern II
Technical Writing
Total Hours120
C

Courses require a grade of C or better.

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl (C) 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl (C) 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 1865 (C)3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 1865 (C)3
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature (C)
English Literature (C)
Intro to American Fiction (C)
Intro to American Drama (C)
Intro to American Poetry (C)
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500 (C)
World History Since 1500 (C)
Introduction to Philosophy (C)
Ethics (C)
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World (C)
Math for Social Sciences I (C)
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus (C)
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Differential Equations
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology (C)
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Human Anat/Physiology I (C)
Human Anat/Physiology II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci (C)
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Physical Geography (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Laboratory for PHYS 2321
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6
1

Based on the major selected, options listed might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics (C)3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics (C)3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog (C)
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics (C)
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics (C)
Principles of Economics (C)
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics(C)
Cultural Geography (C)
An Intro. to Linguistics (C)
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology (C)
Introduction to Sociology (C)
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation (C)
History of Art I (C)
History of Art II (C)
Dance Appreciation (C)
Intro-Art of Motion Pict. (C)
Intro to Music History
Music Appreciation (C)
Jazz to Rock (C)
Introduction to Theatre (C)
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking (C)
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
Total Hours6