BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Introduction

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 Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (BSISE) program has seven student outcomes that we expect our students to achieve at the time of graduation. These student outcomes support the BSISE program educational objectives. Attainment of these outcomes prepares graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering. The student outcomes are:

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

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 2420Introductory Mechanics4
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

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 or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I 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
Writing About Literature
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl 1
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Total Hours6

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature
English Literature
Intro to American Fiction
Intro to American Drama
Intro to American Poetry
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
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
Math for Social Sciences I
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
CHEM 1407
CHEM 1408
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I
General Physics II
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
Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Human Anat/Physiology I
Human Anat/Physiology II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
CHEM 1407
CHEM 1408
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Physical Geography
Intro to Physical Geology
Intro to Historical Geol
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

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

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Dance Appreciation
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.
Music Appreciation
Jazz to Rock
Music, Culture, and Society
Introduction to Theatre
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

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