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Industrial Engineering BS - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 09.13 INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMT ENG, CIP: 14.3501 Industrial Engineering)

Becoming an Industrial Engineering BS Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), SAT or ACT scores and strength of the high school academic record. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2018 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 25-30 and an average SAT score of 1190-1350. The average GPA ranged from 91-96.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

To be considered for admission to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), select the engineering or applied science major of interest on the standard application form. A separate application is not required. If you are undecided about the particular field within SEAS you would like to pursue, simply indicate “engineering.” If you decide on a major after you send in your application, contact the UB Office of Admissions with the update. You need not submit a new application. Enrolled students who remain in good standing can readily switch majors in their first year.

Admissions Criteria

Admission decisions are based on a holistic review of each application, with factors such as an applicant’s high school academic performance, standardized test scores, Regents and Common Core Examination scores, personal statements, letters of recommendation, and noncognitive attributes considered.

Admission to the graduate portion of the degree is handled separately. Please view information on School of Engineering and Applied Science Combined Degrees.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Admission to engineering or computer science as an approved major requires the following:

1.  Submission of the UB Application. Students are strongly encouraged to submit an application by the end of March for fall admission and by early October for spring admission.

2.  Admission to the University at Buffalo.

3.  Submission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Supplemental Application.
Note: Incoming international students do not need to submit this application.

4.  Completion of four required core courses (see below) with grades of C– or better and a combined core course grade point average of at least 2.5. Students are permitted to repeat at most two core courses one time.
Note: A ‘R’ (resign) grade does not count as a repeat. Students are also permitted to repeat test and college credit originally earned while attending High School without penalty from this policy.

5.  The minimum overall cumulative GPA required for the major. The GPAs required for admission vary by academic year and requested major. The table below provides the GPA requirement for the 2019-20 academic year.

Core Courses

Engineering Courses:

1.  Calculus 1 (MTH 141 or MTH 153)
2.  Calculus 2 (MTH 142 or MTH 154)
3. General Chemistry 1 (CHE 101, CHE 105, or CHE 107)
4. General Physics 1 (PHY 107 or PHY 117)

Computer Science / Bioinformatics Courses:

1.    Calculus 1 (MTH 141 or MTH 153; students applying for the BA computer science degree may complete MTH 121 or MTH 131)
2.    Introduction to Computer Science for Majors 1 (CSE 115)
3.    Introduction to Computer Science for Majors 2 (CSE 116)
4.    Discrete Structures (CSE 191 or MTH 191)

Overall GPA Requirements

Major

Overall GPA

Aerospace, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering;
Computer Science (BA and BS); Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

2.8

Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental,
and Industrial Engineering; Engineering Physics

2.5

The SEAS will consider a student's entire academic record in reaching an admission decision. Factors such as a history of repeating, resigning, or failing classes, or low grades in classes relevant to the student's desired discipline may result in conditional admission or denial of admission.

Admission to the graduate portion of the degree is handled separately. Please view information on School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Combined Degrees.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Admission to engineering or computer science as an approved major requires the following:

1.  Matriculated student with academic good standing at the University at Buffalo.

2.  The next step depends on your current UB major:

  • Current UB non-SEAS majors: Students with a major outside of the SEAS must submit the SEAS Supplemental Application. Students are strongly encouraged to submit an application by the end of May for fall admission and by early December for spring admission.
  • Current UB intended engineering or computer science majors: Intended SEAS majors are periodically reviewed for admission to the approved major and do not need to submit a SEAS Supplemental Application. These reviews occur at the end of each fall and spring semester.

3.    Completion of four required core courses (see below) with grades of C– or better and a combined core course grade point average of at least 2.5. Students are permitted to repeat at most two core courses one time.

4.    The minimum overall cumulative GPA required for the major. The GPAs required for admission vary by academic year and requested major. The table below provides the GPA requirement for the 2019-20 academic year.

Note: Students within an intended major are required to meet the GPA requirement for the academic year he/she was admitted to that intended major. Students are encouraged to review their admissions Progress Report to determine the requirement applicable to them.

Core Courses

Engineering Courses:

1.  Calculus 1 (MTH 141 or MTH 153)
2.  Calculus 2 (MTH 142 or MTH 154)
3. General Chemistry 1 (CHE 101, CHE 105, or CHE 107)
4. General Physics 1 (PHY 107 or PHY 117)

Computer Science / Bioinformatics Courses:

1.    Calculus 1 (MTH 141 or MTH 153; students applying for the BA computer science degree may complete MTH 121 or MTH 131)
2.    Introduction to Computer Science for Majors 1 (CSE 115)
3.    Introduction to Computer Science for Majors 2 (CSE 116)
4.    Discrete Structures (CSE 191 or MTH 191)

Overall GPA Requirements

Major

Overall GPA

Aerospace, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering;
Computer Science (BA and BS); Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

2.8

Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental,
and Industrial Engineering; Engineering Physics

2.5

In addition to these specific requirements, the SEAS will consider a student's entire academic record in reaching an admission decision.

 
Published: Oct 09, 2019 09:36:14