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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Engineering (IE) (B.S.)

The Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Bachelor’s degree requirements

Freshman year

1st Semester (17 credit hours)

  • Humanities or Social Science Elective Credits: (3)

Sophomore year

Junior year

1st Semester (15 credit hours)

  • Computer Programming Elective Credits: (3)
  • Engineering Elective Credits: (3)

Senior year

1st Semester (15 credit hours)

  • IMSE Elective Credits: (3)
  • Professional Elective Credits: (3)
  • Engineering Elective Credits: (3)

2nd Semester (16 credit hours)

  • IMSE Elective Credits: (3)
  • Professional Elective Credits: (3)
  • Professional Elective Credits: (3)


*Prerequisite for ENGL 415 is a “B” or better in ENGL 100.  ENGL 200 must be taken if ENGL 100’s grade is less than or equal to a “C”.

Substitutions: ECON 110 can substitue for ECON 120. IMSE 501 can substitute for MANGT 420; IMSE 591 and IMSE 592 can substitute for IMSE 580. Concurrent or prerequisite requirement for IMSE 591 is 24 credit hours of IMSE courses.

Humanities and Social Science electives are to be selected from the College of Engineering Humanities and Social Science Elective list.

IMSE Electives: The IMSE electives must be selected from the IMSE department. Each class must also be at least 3 credit hours.

IMSE Assembly Requirement: Each semester a student must enroll in IMSE 015 unless he/she is a concurrent B.S./M.S.I.E. student in which case he/she must enroll in either IMSE 015 or IMSE 892.

Computer Programming Elective: The computer programming elective must be taken from the following courses: CIS 200, CIS 209 or ME 400.

Engineering Electives: The 9 credit hours of basic engineering credit may not include more than 6 credit hours from a single department and the 9 credit hours must be selected from the following courses. Note, a student planning to take the FE exam would be advised to take their 9 credit hours from classes with an *. BAE 345; CE 333, 530* (at most one of 333 and 530) and 533; CHE 350, 354*, 355*, 356*, 520 and 521; ECE 410, 511, 519* and 571; ME 512*, 513, 571 and 573.

Professional Electives: The 9 credit hours of professional electives are designed so that the student may specialize in an area of interest.  Any of the following classes may count toward the professional elective requirement.  Any IMSE class; any engineering class above 300 level; any CIS class above 200 level; MATH 240 and any Mathematics class above 500 level except MATH 570 and 591; any Statistics class above 500 level except STAT 702, 703, 706 and 710; BIOL 198, BIOL 201, CHEM 230; FINAN 450, 510, 520, and 643; ACCTG 241, 331, 342 and 433; ECON 510, 520, 530, and 540.

K-State 8: The courses required from a BSIE degree satisfy five of the K-State 8 areas. The student must fulfill the aesthetic experience, global perspectives, and historical perspectives tags. Most students will fill these tags with their humanities, social science or professional electives. ECON 110 fulfills the global perspective area.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Students who first enroll in Summer 2011 or later must meet the requirements of the K-State 8 General Education Program.

Students who began their programs of study in earlier terms under the University General Education (UGE) program may complete their degrees with UGE requirements or may choose to move to the K-State 8. Students should check with their academic advisors to determine which choice would be better. To switch, students must consult with their academic advisors.

Students who are readmitted in Summer 2011 and later will be designated as meeting the K-State 8 by the Office of Admissions. Deans’ offices can make an exception for the readmitted student who has completed UGE or who would prefer to complete UGE requirements.

For additional information about the University General Education program, check the requirements specified by the College of Engineering.

Total hours required for graduation (127)