Industrial Engineering Degree

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Course Title
Requirements (48 units)
Core Courses (32 units) 1
4 mathematics courses
4 engineering analysis and computer proficiency courses
4 units of basic science chosen according to McCormick basic science guidelines 2
3 design and communications courses
5 basic engineering courses from at least four different areas:
EECS 211-0Fundamentals of Computer Programming II
EECS 317-0Data Management & Information Processing
CIV_ENV 205-0Economics and Finance for Engineers 3
2 additional courses from two different areas: Computer architecture and numerical methods, Electrical science, Fluids and solids, Materials science and engineering, Thermodynamics
7 social sciences/humanities courses
5 unrestricted electives
Major Program (16 units)
1 computer programming course:
EECS 111-0Fundamentals of Computer Programming
6 IE Methods Core Courses
IEMS 202-0Probability
IEMS 303-0Statistics
IEMS 304-0Statistical Learning for Data Analysis
IEMS 313-0Foundations of Optimization
IEMS 315-0Stochastic Models
IEMS 317-0Discrete Event Systems Simulation
1 production and logistics course chosen from:
Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis
Production Planning and Scheduling
Service Operations Management
Introduction to Health Systems Management
1 Client Project Course
IEMS 394-0Industrial Engineering Client Project Challenge
7 Electives:
2 industrial engineering/operations research electives
2 management science electives
3 General Technical Electives chosen from
Any 200-level or higher course in McCormick, excluding CRDV and PRDV courses
Any 200-level or higher course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Any 300-level or higher course in Math, Statistics, or MMSS
May include up to 2 units of IEMS 399-0
At most 2 courses in this group may be taken P/N; no other electives may be taken P/N.
  • Concentration (optional): at least 4 courses from an approved list
    • Students may pursue more than one concentration.
    • Concentrations may be created from courses that satisfy other requirements or concentrations.
    • A list of available concentration areas may be found on the department website.

Major Program Electives

Industrial Engineering/Operations Research Electives

Course Title
3 courses chosen from:
Quality Improvement by Experimental Design
Data Science and Analytics
Optimization Methods in Data Science
Analytics for Social Good
Intro to Financial Engineering
Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis
Production Planning and Scheduling
Service Operations Management
Introduction to Health Systems Management
Special Topics in Industrial Engineering (selected topics)

Management Science Electives

Course Title
2 courses chosen from:
Engineering Entrepreneurship
Social Networks Analysis
Organizational Behavior
Project Management for Engineers
Leading Organizations and Teams
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution for Engineers
Special Topics in Industrial Engineering (selected topics)

Approved Non-engineering Technical Electives

Course Title
ECON 309-0Public Finance
ECON 331-0Economics of Risk and Uncertainty
ECON 336-0Analytic Methods for Public Policy Analysis
ECON 339-0Labor Economics
ECON 349-0Industrial Economics
ECON 350-0Monopoly Competition & Public Policy
ECON 355-0Transportation Economics and Public Policy
ECON 360-2Investments
ECON 362-0International Finance
ECON 371-0Economics of Energy
ECON 380-1Game Theory
ECON 380-2Game Theory
ECON 381-1Econometrics
ECON 381-2Econometrics
IMC 303-0Integrated Marketing Communications Strategy
ISEN 220-0Introduction to Energy Systems for the 21st Century
ISEN 230-0Climate Change and Sustainability: Ethical Dimensions