Industrial Engineering : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS
Combined: BS/MBA
Graduate: MS, MEng, PhD

Special Programs: Six Sigma Certification is available with completion of additional work experiences and examinations (see department web site for details).

Advisement

Interested students are encouraged to seek advice on course registration from the engineering advisors in Bonner Hall, or from the IE Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Ann Bisantz (bisantz@buffalo.edu). Once admitted to the IE major, all students are assigned a faculty advisor.

Acceptance Information

Students admitted to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences may select IE as a major (current students in SEAS must be in good standing to transfer to IE). See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Acceptance Information

Transfer Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. For admission of transfer students to engineering, see the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Transfer Policy

Industrial Engineering - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Acceptance Information.

Note: Please see the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences entry in this catalog for additional requirements.

Advising Notes

Students must meet minimum GPA and residency equirements in engineering as specified by the Dean of Engineering to graduate from the program. See School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Requirements.

Required Courses

Basic science elective (CHE 108, PHY 207/PHY 257, BIO 200 or BIO 201)
CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 140 Engineering Solutions
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 230 Higher-Level Language
EAS 305 Applied Probability
IE 306 Statistical Methods for Engineering
IE 320 Engineering Economy
IE 323 Ergonomics
IE 326 Planning for Production
IE 327 Facilities Design
IE 373 Introduction to Operations Research: Deterministic Models
IE 374 Introduction to Operations Research: Probabilistic Models
IE 408 Quality Assurance
IE 420 Industrial and Systems Laboratory
IE 477 Digital Simulation
IE 496 Industrial Engineering Internship
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
MTH 309 Linear Algebra
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II
PHY 158 Physics II Lab
One engineering science elective; must be chosen from EAS 208, EAS 209, EE 200, EE 202, MAE 204.
Six technical electives (three must be IE courses including one of either IE 441 or IE 435 or IE 436; other choices are restricted to those approved by the department).

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 112

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 107, EAS 140, MTH 141
Spring EAS 202, MTH 142, PHY 107, basic science elective; IE 101 (optional)

SECOND YEAR
Fall EAS 207, EAS 230, MTH 241, PHY 108, PHY 158
Spring Engineering science elective, IE 320, MTH 306 or MTH 309.

THIRD YEAR
Fall EAS 305, MTH 309 or MTH 306, IE 326, IE 323
Spring IE 306, IE 373, IE 327, IE 374

FOURTH YEAR
Fall IE 420, IE 477, 3 technical electives
Spring IE 408, IE 496, 3 technical electives,

Electives and Course Groupings

Six technical electives are required (four must be IE courses including one of either IE 441 or IE 435; other choices are restricted to those approved by the department).

Other technical electives (TEs) may be drawn from 400 level electives from the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, 300/400/500-level courses offered by other engineering departments or approved departments in the College of Arts and Sciences or in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (see the IE director of undergraduate studies for details on departments meeting this criterion). Note that electives which substantively duplicate coursework required for the IE degree, or other electives taken, can NOT be applied to the degree. (Generally, for instance, this precludes using CIE 308 or similar courses for a TE).

Technical electives may also be selected from the list below. **

(Note: Limited space may be available for nonmajors in many of the following courses.)

CSE 114 Introduction to Computer Science II
CSE 241 Digital Systems
CSE 250 Algorithms and Data Structures
EAS 480 Technical Communication or EAS 483 Engineering Procedure Writing (both may not be applied)
ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory
ECO 406 Topics in Microeconomic Theory
ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory
MGA 201 Introduction to Accounting 1
MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting 2
PSY 333 Psychology of Work in Organizations
PSY 341 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 342 Cognitive Science
PSY 343 Sensory Processes and Perception
Some 300/400-level management school courses (with approval of the IE Director of Undergraduate Studies)

**Additional courses in management, economics, and psychology may be applied; please see the IE department for additional information and explicit permission to use the course for a technical elective.

Industrial Engineering/Business Administration - B.S / M.B.A

Acceptance Criteria

Good standing as an industrial engineering student and acceptance as a graduate student by the School of Management.

Advising Notes

Students apply directly to the management school during their junior year to be admitted to the MBA program. The MBA courses listed below are representative of those that have been required but may change prior to a students' acceptance into the MBA program. Students should confirm MBA program requirements upon their application & acceptance to that program directly with the School of Management.

Required Courses

Basic science elective (CHE 108, PHY 207/PHY 257, BIO 200 or BIO 201)
CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 140 Engineering Solutions
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 230 Higher-Level Language
EAS 305 Applied Probability
IE 306 Statistical Methods for Engineers
IE 320 Engineering Economy
IE 323 Ergonomics
IE 326 Planning for Production
IE 327 Facilities Design
IE 373 Introduction to Operations Research: Deterministic Models
IE 374 Introduction to Operations Research: Probabilistic Models
IE 408 Quality Assurance
IE 420 Industrial and Systems Laboratory
IE 477 Digital Simulation
IE 496 Industrial Engineering Internship
MGA 603 Financial Accounting for Managers
MGA 605 Accounting for Management Decision Making
MGB 610 Organizational Behavior
MGB 611 Team Skills
MGE 604 Business Economics
MGF 611 Financial Analysis for Managers
MGG 601 Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability
MGG 635 Management Communication
MGM 615 Marketing for Managers
MGO 620 Operations Management
MGO 640 Business Strategy
MGO 642 Integration of Business Functions
MGO 644 Business Practice
MGQ 608 Statistical Analysis for Managers
MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers
MGS 605 IT Management
Seven MGT electives (may include internship)
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
MTH 309 Linear Algebra
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II
PHY 158 Physics II Lab
One engineering science elective; must be chosen from EAS 208, EAS 209, EE 200, EE 202, MAE 204.
Two IE technical electives (selected from the IE department), including one from IE 435 or IE 441 or IE 436

Summary
Total required credit hours for IE portion of the degree: 112

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Refer to the School of Management's handbook for requirements for MBA candidates.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 107, EAS 140, MTH 141
Spring EAS 202, MTH 142, PHY 107, basic science elective; IE 101 (optional)

SECOND YEAR
Fall EAS 207, EAS 230, MTH 241, PHY 108, PHY 158
Spring Engineering science elective; IE 320, MTH 306 or MTH 309.

THIRD YEAR
Fall EAS 305, MTH 309 or MTH 306, IE 326, IE 323
Spring IE 306, IE 373, IE 327, IE 374

FOURTH YEAR
Fall IE 477, MGA 603, MGB 610, MGB 611, MGF 611, MGG 601, MGG 635, MGM 615, MGQ 608, MGQ 609
Spring IE 408, IE TE, MGA 605, MGE 604, MGO 620, MGO 640, MGS 605

FIFTH YEAR
Fall IE 420, IE TE, four MGT electives
Spring IE 496, MGO 642, MGO 644, three MGT electives

Note: It may be possible to take an MBA elective to the spring semester, in order to take an IE elective in the fall semester. Students should consult with MBA and IE advisors in choosing their electives if there are any questions.

A BS diploma and an MBA diploma are awarded upon completion, with a transcript notation that these degrees were awarded as part of a combined degree program.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:27 EST