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Industrial Engineering BS - Program Requirements

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

Completing the Industrial Engineering BS Program

Academic Requirements

Students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 in technical classes (engineering, math, and science classes) to be in good standing and graduate with an undergraduate degree. To maintain academic standards and determine eligibility for continued enrollment, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reviews the academic records of all students in an approved undergraduate SEAS major. This academic review is conducted at the end of each fall and spring semester.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Review Policy

All undergraduate majors include at least 24-credit hours at the upper division (at least 300-level).

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Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient. 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.

Transfer students who have completed an engineering science program at a community college or the first three years of a 3+2 program at a four-year college can typically expect to enter the third year of an engineering program at the University at Buffalo. Graduates of technology programs receive limited transfer credit and can expect three to four years of study at the university to complete the requirements.

Residency Requirement

Students seeking an undergraduate engineering degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must complete 30 undergraduate credit hours of junior/senior level courses required in their major at the University at Buffalo.

Prerequisite Courses

Please see the School of Engineering and Applied Science admissions policies listed above.

Required Courses

Basic science elective (CHE 108/CHE 128, PHY 207/PHY 257, BIO 200 or BIO 201/BIO 211)
CHE 107/CHE 127 General Chemistry for Engineers + Lab I or CHE 101/CHE 113 General Chemistry + Lab I Or CHE 105 Honors General Chemistry I
EAS 199 UB Seminar
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 230 Engineering Computations or EAS 240 Introduction to Programming for Engineers or CSE 115 Intro to Programming
EAS 305 Applied Probability
EAS 360 STEM Communications
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 494 Senior Capstone Industry Project
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 from the following list:

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).
Other technical electives (TEs) may be drawn from courses at the 200-400-level with the prefix of IE, or courses at the 300/400-level with the following prefix (note exceptions below):

  • BE
  • CE
  • CIE
  • CSE
  • EAS
  • EE
  • ENS
  • IE
  • MAE
  • MDI
  • MTH (300/400 Level)
  • PHY (300/400 Level)

The following courses are excluded because they substantively duplicate coursework required for the IE degree or are otherwise inconsistent with the objective of the elective requirement

  • Courses numbered 495-499
  • Special topics courses
  • CE 305 Chemical Engineering Lab I: Probability, Statistics, & Data Analysis
  • CIE 308 Engineering Statistics
  • EE 305 Applied Probability
  • MTH 337 Scientific and Math Computations
  • MTH 411 Probability Theory/ STA 301 Probability and Statistics

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.)


**Additional 300- and 400-level courses in management, economics, and psychology may also be acceptable; please see the ISE department for additional information and explicit permission to use the course for a technical elective.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Industrial Engineering BS degree
Credits Required for Major111
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 general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

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

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jun 29, 2022 13:26:44