Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Industrial Engineering - Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS
Combined: BS/MBA
Graduate: MS, 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. Jun Zhuang (jzhuang@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

SUNY Seamless Transfer Path

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

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 requirements 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 199 Engineering Solutions
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 230 Engineering Computations or EAS 240 Introduction to Programming for Engineers
EAS 305 Applied Probability
EAS 360 STEM Communications (R)
IE 306 Statistical Methods for Engineering
IE 320 Engineering Economy
IE 322 Analytics and Computing for Industrial Engineers
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
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II
One engineering science elective; must be chosen from EAS 208, EAS 209, EE 200, EE 202, MAE 204.
Six technical electives (four 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).

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major 111
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 128

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting UB Curriculum, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for UB Curriculum and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Industrial Engineering BS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

* See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Requirements section.

Electives and Course Groupings

Six technical electives are required (four 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).

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 Jacobs 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 non-majors in many of the following courses.)

CSE 114 Introduction to Computer Science II
CSE 241 Digital Systems
CSE 250 Algorithms and Data Structures
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

**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 and 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 199 Engineering Solutions
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 230 Engineering Computations or EAS 240 Introduction to Programming for Engineers
EAS 305 Applied Probability
EAS 360 STEM Communications (R)
IE 306 Statistical Methods for Engineers
IE 320 Engineering Economy
IE 322 Analytics and and Computing for Industrial Engineers
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 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
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II
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

Combined Degree Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 99
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 48
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 164

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) 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

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Industrial Engineering BS/MBA which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in five years.

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.

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