Quinnipiac Professor Corey Kiassat School of Engineering helps senior computer science major Leah Austin into an aging suit at the School of Engineering open house for faculty and staff Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at the Center for Communications & Engineering on the university's Mount Carmel Campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

BS in Industrial Engineering

Streamlining the manufacturing process of Ford’s latest model F-150 or ensuring that theme parks such as Walt Disney World maintain green energy practices are just a couple ways industrial engineers combine practical problem solving with advanced technical and logistical skills.

Program Overview

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:

Course List
University Curriculum
Foundations of Inquiry:
FYS 101First Year Seminar3
EN 101Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing3
EN 102Academic Writing and Research3
Quantitative Literacy:
MA 285Applied Statistics3
Disciplinary Inquiry:
CHE 110
& 110L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
Social Science3
Fine Arts3
Personal Inquiry:
BIO 101
& 101L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
MA 151Calculus I4
MA 152Calculus II4
Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts 16
Integrative Capstone:
University Capstone3
Foundational Courses for Industrial Engineering
MA 251Calculus III4
PHY 121University Physics4
CSC 110
& 110L
Programming and Problem Solving
and Programming and Problem Solving Lab
Select one of the following Mathematics and Science Electives:3
BIO 102
General Biology II
BIO 208
Introduction to Forensic Science
CHE 111
General Chemistry II
MA 205
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (CSC 205)
MA 229
Linear Algebra
MA 301
Foundations of Advanced Mathematics
MA 365
Ordinary Differential Equations
PHY 122
University Physics II
Common Engineering Curriculum
ENR 110The World of an Engineer3
ENR 210Engineering Economics and Project Management3
ENR 395Professional Development Seminar1
Industrial Engineering Courses
IER 310Operations Research I3
IER 320Production Systems3
IER 330Lean Systems Engineering3
IER 335Systems Engineering and Management3
IER 340Physical Human Factors and the Workplace1
IER 360Operations Planning and Control3
IER 430Statistical Process Control3
IER 465Cognitive Human Factors and the Workplace2
IER 490Engineering Professional Experience1
IER 491Capstone Project I3
IER 498Capstone Project II3
Industrial Engineering Electives
IER Technical Electives 212
CER, IER, MER, SER Technical Electives 33
Open Electives9
Total Credits120

 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.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Student Enrollment

  • 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