Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Industrial Engineering

Minimum required: 132 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Industrial Engineering requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. In order to declare Industrial Engineering as a major, students must meet one of the following prerequisites:
  • ACT Math score of 24 or higher,
  • SAT Math score of 520 (re-centered) or higher, or
  • credit for one of the following Math courses with a grade of "C" or higher:
MATH 1315College Algebra3
MATH 1317Plane Trigonometry3
MATH 1319Mathematics for Business and Economics I3
MATH 1329Mathematics for Business and Economics II3

   3.  Students who do not meet the above prerequisites may choose Pre-Industrial Engineering as their major. Pre-Industrial Engineering students who complete one of the following MATH courses with a grade of "C" or higher may declare Industrial Engineering as their major: 

MATH 1315College Algebra3
MATH 1317Plane Trigonometry3
MATH 1319Mathematics for Business and Economics I3
MATH 1329Mathematics for Business and Economics II3

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  4.  If two years of the same language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.
  5.  The Industrial Engineering major includes all the courses required for an Applied Mathematics minor.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 13353PHYS 1430 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)4
CHEM 11411ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENGR 23003
ENGR 13133HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)4MATH 24724
US 11001 
 15 17
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
PHYS 2425 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030 and Component Area Option Code 090/093)4CS 13423
MATH 33773MATH 33233
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3ENGR 33753
MFGE 23323ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3ECO 2301 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
 POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 16 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENGR 33113MATH 33733
ENGR 33153IE 33303
ENGR 33733IE 33403
IE 33203IE 33603
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3COMM 1310 (or ENG Literature Component Area Option Code 090)3
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
IE 43103IE 43203
IE 43553IE 43503
Math/Science Elective for Math Minor or IE Elective23IE Elective16
IE Elective13IE 43933
IE 43923MFGE 43963
IE 43703 
 18 18
Total Hours: 132

Advanced Industrial Engineering Electives

IE 4330Reliability Engineering3
IE 4340Optimization Techniques3
IE 4360Human Factors Design3
IE 4399ALean Six Sigma Methodologies3
IE 4399DModern Heuristic Optimization Techniques3
IE 4399EIntroduction to Systems Engineering3
IE 4399FIntroduction to Data-Intensive Analysis and Simulation3
MFGE 4367Polymer Properties and Processing3
MFGE 4392Microelectronics Manufacturing I3
ENGR 3190Cooperative Education1
ENGR 4390Internship3
ENGR 4395Independent Studies in Engineering3