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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 seeking an undergraduate degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in technical classes (engineering, math, and science classes). 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

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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

Other technical electives (TEs) may be drawn from courses at the 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
  • IE
  • MAE
  • MTH
  • PHY

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 327 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

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

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for UB Curriculum 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: Oct 09, 2019 09:36:14