Industrial Engineering Degree

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

Requirements (48 units)

Core Courses (27 units) 1

Course Title
4 mathematics courses
4 units of basic science chosen according to McCormick basic science guidelines
4 engineering analysis and computer proficiency courses
3 design and communications courses
7 social sciences/humanities courses
5 unrestricted electives

Major Program (21 units)

Course Title
1 engineering economics course
Economics and Finance for Engineers 2
3 computer programming courses
Fundamentals of Computer Programming
Fundamentals of Computer Programming 1.5
Data Management & Information Processing
6 industrial engineering methods core courses
Statistical Learning for Data Analysis
Foundations of Optimization
Stochastic Models
Discrete Event Systems Simulation
1 production and logistics course chosen from the options below
Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis
Operations Engineering and Management
Service Engineering and Management
Introduction to Health Systems Management
1 client project course
Industrial Engineering Client Project Challenge
5 IEMS elective courses
4 general technical elective courses chosen from areas below
Any IEMS course not applied towards another degree requirement
Any 200-level or higher course in McCormick, excluding CRDV and PRDV courses
Any 200-level or higher course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics, except for exclusions listed below
Any 300-level or higher course in Math, Statistics, or MMSS, except for exclusions listed below
May include up to 2 units of IEMS 399-0
At most 2 General Technical Electives may be taken P/N; no other electives may be taken P/N.

See general requirements for details. 


May not be taken with or after KELLG_FE 310-0 Principles of Finance; see adviser for alternatives.

  • 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 the following list. Course used towards Production & Logistics requirement may not be used here.
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
Operations Engineering and Management
Service Engineering and Management
Introduction to Health Systems Management
Special Topics in Industrial Engineering (pre-approved topics only)

Management Science Electives

Course Title
2 courses chosen from:
Engineering Entrepreneurship
Qualitative Methods in Engineering Systems
Social Networks Analysis
Organizational Behavior
Project Management for Engineers
Whole-Brain Leadership
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution for Engineers
Special Topics in Industrial Engineering (pre-approved topics only)

Other Approved Non-engineering Technical Electives

Course Title
BUS_INST 302-0Marketing Management
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