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BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering

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.

Marketable Skills

Students will develop the following marketable skills:

  1. Critical thinking: Analyze and evaluate issues in order to solve problems and develop informed opinions
  2. Decision Making
  3. Problem-solving: Find solutions to difficult or complex issues
  4. Research: Be able to search, investigate and critically analyze information in response to a specific research question

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.

Fast Track

The Fast-Track Program enables outstanding undergraduate UTEP students to receive both undergraduate and graduate credit for up to 15 hours of UTEP course work as determined by participating Master's and Doctoral programs.  Not all undergraduate programs have elected to participate in the Fast Track option, so students should see their departmental graduate advisor for information about requirements and guidelines. A list of courses that have been approved for possible use at the graduate level is found here

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 Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
CE 2326Econ for Engrs & Scientists3
CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 13051
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
MATH 1508Precalculus ((Listed if completed, but not required))3-5
or MATH 1310 Trigonometry and Conics
PHYS 2320Introductory Mechanics3
PHYS 2120Laboratory for PHYS 23201
Industrial Engineering Prerequisites (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
MATH 1411Calculus I4
Industrial Engineering Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
CE 2315Statics3
or MECH 1321 Mechanics I-Statics
IE 1333Computational Methods3
MECH 2331Matl & Manufacturing Processes3
or MME 2303 Intro to Materials Sci & Engrg
IE 2333Decision Support Systems3
IE 2377Electro-Mechanical Systems3
or MECH 2342 Electro Mechanical Systems
or ECE 2301 Electric Circuits I
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 3334Intro to Work Design3
IE 3352Design of Experiments3
IE 3373Engr Probability & Stat Models C3
IE 3390Oper Research I: Deter Models3
IE 4266Senior Design2
IE 4334Work Design- Prod. & Safety3
IE 4353Industrial Systems Simulation3
IE 4385Statist Quality Cntrl/Reliabil3
IE 4390Oper Research II: Stoch Models3
IE 4391Prod Plan & Inv Cont Systs3
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
Engineering Problems
Special Topics Industrial Engr
Intl Manufacturing Intern I
Technical Writing
Total Hours120
C

Courses require a grade of C or better.

University Core Curriculum

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

All courses require a C or better

I. Communication (six hours)

Courses in this category focus on developing ideas and expressing them clearly, considering the effect of the message, fostering understanding, and building the skills needed to communicate persuasively. Courses involve the command of oral, aural, written, and visual literacy skills that enable people to exchange messages appropriate to the subject, occasion, and audience.
Select six hours of the following: 6
For students whose secondary education was in English:
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
For students whose secondary education was not in English:
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl
Total Hours6

II. American History (six hours)

Courses in this category focus on the consideration of past events and ideas relative to the United States, with the option of including Texas History for a portion of this component area. Courses involve the interaction among individuals, communities, states, the nation, and the world, considering how these interactions have contributed to the development of the United States and its global role.
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

III. Language, Philosophy & Culture  (three hours)

Courses in this category focus on how ideas, values, beliefs, and other aspects of culture express and affect human experience. Courses involve the exploration of ideas that foster aesthetic and intellectual creation in order to understand the human condition across cultures.
Select one of the following:3
Intro-African Amer Studies
Latina/o Presence in the U.S.
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

IV. Mathematics  (three hours)

Courses in this category focus on quantitative literacy in logic, patterns, and relationships. Courses involve the understanding of key mathematical concepts and the application of appropriate quantitative tools to everyday experience.
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Trigonometry and Conics
Math in the Modern World
Math for Social Sciences I
Calculus I
Precalculus 1,2
Math for Social Sciences II
Statistical Literacy
Elementary Statistical Methods
1 A higher-level course in the calculus sequence can be substituted.
2 TCCN MATH 1314 will also satisfy this requirement.
Total Hours3

V. Life & Physical Sciences  (six hours)

Courses in this category focus on describing, explaining, and predicting natural phenomena using the scientific method. Courses involve the understanding of interactions among natural phenomena and the implications of scientific principles on the physical world and on experiences.
Select one of the following:1-4
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
Intro General Chemistry Lab
Intro Organic & Biochem Lab
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
Intro to General Chemistry
Intro Organic & Biochemistry
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environment Science 2
Intro to Environmental Sci
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Physical Geography
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
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
Intro to Historical Geol
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I
General Physics II
Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Laboratory for PHYS 2321
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours 6

VI. Political Science  (six hours)

Courses in this category focus on consideration of the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the states, with special emphasis on that of Texas. Courses involve the analysis of governmental institutions, political behavior, civic engagement, and their political and philosophical foundations.
Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

VII. Social and Behavioral Sciences  (three hours)

Courses in this category focus on the application of empirical and scientific methods that contribute to the understanding of what makes us human. Courses involve the exploration of behavior and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, and events, examining their impact on the individual, society, and culture.
Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog
Intro-Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Asian American Studies
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics
Cultural Geography
Community Service
An Intro. to Linguistics
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

VIII. Creative Arts (three hours)

Courses in this category focus on the appreciation and analysis of creative artifacts and works of the human imagination. Courses involve the synthesis and interpretation of artistic expression and enable critical, creative, and innovative communication about works of art.
Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Chicana/o Fine Arts Appreciat
Dance Appreciation
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.
Music Appreciation
Jazz to Rock
Music, Culture, and Society
Introduction to Theatre
Total Hours3

IX. Component Area Option (six hours)

a. A minimum of 3 SCH must meet the definition and corresponding Core Objectives specified in one of the foundational component areas. b. As an option for up to 3 semester credit hours of the Component Area Option, an institution may select course(s) that: (i) Meet(s) the definition specified for one or more of the foundational component areas; and (ii) Include(s) a minimum of three Core Objectives, including Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, and one of the remaining Core Objectives of the institution's choice.
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking
Business/Profession Comm
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Eng Innovation and Leadership
Introduction to Leadership
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Total Hours0

4-Year Sample Degree Plan 

BS Industrial and Systems Engineering (Starting with Pre-Calculus) 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Summer
MATH 1508Precalculus3-5
or MATH 1310 Trigonometry and Conics
FRESHMAN
Fall
RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I +3
MATH 1411Calculus I +4
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry +3
CHEM 1305
CHEM 1105
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305 +
4
IE 1333Computational Methods3
Spring
RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 2 +3
PHYS 2320Introductory Mechanics3
PHYS 2120Laboratory for PHYS 23201
MME 2303Intro to Materials Sci & Engrg +3
or MECH 2331 Matl & Manufacturing Processes
IE 2333Decision Support Systems3
MATH 1312Calculus II +3
SOPHOMORE
Fall
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 1865 +3
COMM 1302Business/Profession Comm3
MECH 1305Graphic & Design Fundamentals +3
CE 2315Statics +3
or MECH 1321 Mechanics I-Statics
MATH 2313Calculus III +3
Spring
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics +3
Creative Arts +3
IE 2377Electro-Mechanical Systems +3
or MECH 2342 Electro Mechanical Systems
or ECE 2301 Electric Circuits I
IE 3373Engr Probability & Stat Models +3
MATH 3323Matrix Algebra +3
JUNIOR
Fall
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 1865 +3
CE 2326Econ for Engrs & Scientists +3
IE 3390Oper Research I: Deter Models3
MATH 2326Differential Equations +3
MATH 4329Numerical Analysis3
Spring
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics +3
PHIL 2306Ethics3
IE 3334Intro to Work Design3
IE 4334Work Design- Prod. & Safety3
IE 3352Design of Experiments3
SENIOR
Fall
IE 3331Systems Engineering3
IE 4353Industrial Systems Simulation3
IE 4391Prod Plan & Inv Cont Systs3
Technical Elective I3
Technical Elective II3
Spring
MECH 2131Manufacturing Engineering Lab1
IE 4390Oper Research II: Stoch Models3
IE 4385Statist Quality Cntrl/Reliabil3
IE 4266Senior Design2
Technical Elective III3
Notes:
+ Grade of “C” or better required.
Technical Electives: Select three courses from the following IE 4333, IE 4371, IE 4395, IE 4396, IE 4397; RWS 3359; or any Junior or Senior level course from the College of Engineering, College of Science, or College of Business Administration
Total Hours123-125

BS Industrial and Systems Engineering (Starting with Calculus) 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
FRESHMAN
Fall
RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I +3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry +3
CHEM 1305
CHEM 1105
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305 +
4
MATH 1411Calculus I +4
IE 1333Computational Methods3
Spring
RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 2 +3
PHYS 2320Introductory Mechanics3
PHYS 2120Laboratory for PHYS 23201
MME 2303Intro to Materials Sci & Engrg +3
or MECH 2331 Matl & Manufacturing Processes
IE 2333Decision Support Systems3
MATH 1312Calculus II +3
SOPHOMORE
Fall
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
COMM 1302Business/Profession Comm3
MECH 1305Graphic & Design Fundamentals +3
CE 2315Statics +3
or MECH 1321 Mechanics I-Statics
MATH 2313Calculus III +3
Spring
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics +3
Creative Arts +3
IE 2377Electro-Mechanical Systems +3
or MECH 2342 Electro Mechanical Systems
or ECE 2301 Electric Circuits I
IE 3373Engr Probability & Stat Models +3
MATH 3323Matrix Algebra +3
JUNIOR
Fall
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
CE 2326Econ for Engrs & Scientists +3
IE 3390Oper Research I: Deter Models3
MATH 2326Differential Equations +3
MATH 4329Numerical Analysis3
Spring
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics +3
PHIL 2306Ethics3
IE 3334Intro to Work Design3
IE 4334Work Design- Prod. & Safety3
IE 3352Design of Experiments3
SENIOR
Fall
IE 3331Systems Engineering3
IE 4353Industrial Systems Simulation3
IE 4391Prod Plan & Inv Cont Systs3
Technical Elective I3
Technical Elective II3
Spring
MECH 2131Manufacturing Engineering Lab1
IE 4390Oper Research II: Stoch Models3
IE 4385Statist Quality Cntrl/Reliabil3
IE 4266Senior Design2
Technical Elective III3
Notes:
+ Grade of “C” or better required.
Technical Electives: Select three courses from the following IE 4333, IE 4371, IE 4395, IE 4396, IE 4397; RWS 3359; or any Junior or Senior level course from the College of Engineering, College of Science, or College of Business Administration
Total Hours120