Automotive manufacturing companies, hospitals, government agencies and real estate developers alike rely on industrial engineers for the timely creation and delivery of their parts and products. In a production setting, you’ll design and implement systems that effectively coordinate people, machines, materials, energy and other resources to eliminate waste, increase output and ensure quality.
An organization’s budget and bottom line rest on your ability to examine the big picture, whether that means interpreting raw data or assessing the practices of workers. In state-of-the-art facilities, such as our performance optimization lab, you’ll receive hands-on education in the many human and technological factors at play in a production line. In our computer-aided engineering lab, you’ll learn systems analysis as well as modeling for computer simulation.
Interdisciplinary research projects acclimate you to working in teams with other skilled engineering professionals. Additional internships in professional settings such as Sikorsky Aircraft, Comcast, Mectronic and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute prepare you for immediate employment upon graduation in the industry of your interest.
Curriculum and Requirements
BS in Industrial Engineering Curriculum
The program requires 120 credits as outlined here:
|Foundations of Inquiry:|
|FYS 101||First Year Seminar||3|
|EN 101||Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing||3|
|EN 102||Academic Writing and Research||3|
|MA 285||Applied Statistics||3|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Lab
|General Biology I|
and General Biology I Lab
|MA 151||Calculus I||4|
|MA 152||Calculus II||4|
|Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts 1||6|
|Foundational Courses for Industrial Engineering|
|MA 251||Calculus III||4|
|PHY 121||University Physics||4|
|Programming and Problem Solving|
and Programming and Problem Solving Lab
|Select one of the following Mathematics and Science Electives:||3|
|General Biology II|
|Introduction to Forensic Science|
|General Chemistry II|
|Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (CSC 205)|
|Foundations of Advanced Mathematics|
|Ordinary Differential Equations|
|University Physics II|
|Common Engineering Curriculum|
|ENR 110||The World of an Engineer||3|
|ENR 210||Engineering Economics and Project Management||3|
|ENR 395||Professional Development Seminar||1|
|Industrial Engineering Courses|
|IER 310||Operations Research I||3|
|IER 320||Production Systems||3|
|IER 330||Lean Systems Engineering||3|
|IER 335||Systems Engineering and Management||3|
|IER 340||Physical Human Factors and the Workplace||1|
|IER 360||Operations Planning and Control||3|
|IER 430||Statistical Process Control||3|
|IER 465||Cognitive Human Factors and the Workplace||2|
|IER 490||Engineering Professional Experience||1|
|IER 491||Capstone Project I||3|
|IER 498||Capstone Project II||3|
|Industrial Engineering Electives|
|IER Technical Electives 2||12|
|CER, IER, MER, SER Technical Electives 3||3|
Take two classes, each from a different area.
All IER courses that are not required for an IE degree.
One additional IER technical elective or any 300-level or higher ENR, CER, MER, SER courses that are not required for an IE degree.
Depending on math sequence taken, additional UC electives may be required.
Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes
Within four to seven years of graduation, Quinnipiac University industrial engineering program alumni are expected to:
- Attain sustained employment in professional positions of increasing responsibility and impact.
- Successfully pursue professional training, engineering certification, advanced professional degrees, or graduate studies.
- Demonstrate professional and intellectual growth as managers and leaders in their profession, society, and communities.
Upon completion of the industrial engineering program students will have acquired:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
Enrollment and Graduation Data
- 2016-17: 20
- 2015-16: 19
- 2014-15: 14
- 2013-14: 7
- 2012-13: 1
Number of Industrial Engineering Program Graduates
2015-16: 4, Inaugural Class