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Academic Program Guide

Engineering (Industrial)

College: Engineering
Degree: BS
Specialized Admission: No

Contact: Emily Burgess
Address: 2525 Pottsdamer St., Suite B111, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Phone: (850) 410-6349

Description of Major

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

Industrial Engineering draws upon specialized knowledge and skills in mathematical, physical and social sciences, together with the principles and methods of engineering design and analysis, to design, operate, predict, and evaluate systems. The usual objective is to obtain an optimal system, process or procedure.

The BSIE curriculum includes engineering design for the optimization of industrial systems, specification of manufacturing systems, and scientific management of activities and processes. Specialized training is available in the use of modern engineering tools and techniques such as computer-based modeling, manufacturing, product-process-system design, and applied probability and statistics.

The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET requires that all students graduating from an ABET accredited program meet certain requirements. Completion of the A.A. degree will not meet these requirements. Prospective majors should select courses after consulting an advisor.

Prerequisite Coursework

The following are the state-wide common prerequisites. Those in BOLD are the required prerequisites that students must complete for admission into this major at FSU in preparation for the upper division major. Those in ITALIC are strongly encouraged to be taken. Students are encouraged to complete these in the freshman and sophomore years. All may also apply to other requirements.

MAC X311 (4) Calculus I or MACX281 (4) Engineering Calculus I
MAC X312 Calculus II (4) or MACX282 (4) Engineering Calculus II
MAC X313 Calculus III (4) or MAC X283 (4) Engineering Calculus III
MAPX302 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations or MAP X305(3) Engineering Math I
CHM X045/X045L (4) or CHM X045C (4) General Chemistry I and Lab, or CHS X440/X440L (4) or CHM X095/X095L (4)
PHY X048/X048L (4) or PHY X048C (4) General Physics A with Lab or PHY X043 and PHY X048L

PHY X049/X049L (4) or PHY X049C (4) General Physics B with Lab or PHY X044 and PHY X049L

Note: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of .

Pre-Engineering Program Requirements:
All students are placed in a Pre-Major Engineering code until all of the prerequisites have been completed. Students must earn a grade of "C minus" or better on the first attempt of the courses designated in our Pre-Engineering curriculum (Calculus I, Calculus II, General Physics I*, Pre-Engineering Lab) at any institution attended. A single repeated attempt in only one of the four (4) courses listed above is allowed.

Requirements for Progression to the Upper-Division:
To be admitted, students must complete at least 52 hours of credit with an FSU GPA of a 2.00, including at least one-half of the required hours in the General Education program, including all the Area I English and math. In addition, students must have an earned grade of “C minus“ or better in MAC2311. Students must not be in violation of the pre-engineering program requirements.

Transfer Requirements:
Students wishing to transfer into the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering must meet the following criteria:

• Must earn a grade of "C minus" or better on the first attempt of the courses designated in our Pre-Engineering curriculum (Calculus I, Calculus II, General Physics I with calculus*, Pre-Engineering Lab) at any institution attended. One repeated attempt out of all pre-engineering courses is permitted.

• Transfer students who have one repeated attempt in one of the Pre-Engineering courses, must have already completed all Pre-Engineering courses (excluding Pre-Engineering Lab) prior to transferring to the College of Engineering.

Transfer students who will earn an AA or have more than 60 hours of transfer credit prior to enrollment at the College must have completed at least Calculus I. It is strongly preferred that AA transfer students have the majority of the pre-engineering courses completed before arriving (excluding Pre-Engineering Lab).


Major Program of Study at FSU (103 hours)

Unless otherwise noted, students must complete all major coursework with a final grade of C or better.

EGN 1004L First Year Engineering Lab (1 hour) Must be completed as part of the pre-engineering requirements.

Basic Science and Math: (33 hours)
MAC 2311, 2312, 2313 (4, 4, 5) Calculus I, II, III
MAP 2302 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations
MAS 3105 (3) Linear Algebra
PHY 2048C, 2049C (5, 5) Gen. Physics I and II with Labs
CHM 1045, 1045L (3,1) General Chemistry I with Lab

Core and General Engineering: (14 hours)
EGN1004L (1) First Year Engineering Lab
EGN 2123 (2) Graphics for Engineers
EGM 3512 (4) Engineering Mechanics
EML 3100 (2) Thermodynamics
COP 3014 (3) Programming I
EGN 3613 (2) Principles of Engineering Economy

Industrial Engineering Requirements: (56 hours)
EGN 3443 (3) Statistical Topics in Industrial Engineering
EIN 3104 (3) Introduction to Engineering Management
EIN 3390C (3) Manufacturing Processes and Materials Engineering with Lab
EIN 4243 (3) Human Factors, Work Measurement, and Methods Engineering
EIN 4394C (3) Manufacturing Process II & Materials Engineering with Lab
EIN 4333 (3) Design of Integrated Production Systems and Facilities Layout
EIN 4621 (3) Manufacturing Systems Engineering
EIN 4890 (3) Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project I
EIN 4892 (3) Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project II
EIN 3010(3) Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Tools
EIN 4940 (2) Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Practicum
ESI 3312C (3) Operations Research I
ESI 3628 (3) Computing Topics in IE
ESI 4234 (3) Quality Control and Reliability Engineering
ESI 4313C (3) Operations Research II
ESI 4523 (3) Simulation of Industrial Engineering Systems
ESI XXXX (3) Data Engineering
(3) Technical Elective
(3) IE Elective

Digital Literacy: (0 hours beyond major)
COP 3014 (3) Programming I (preferred) or CGS 3406 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ (3) meets this requirement for the major

Oral Communication Competency: (0 hours beyond the major)
The required course of EIN 3010 (3) Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Tools meets this FSU graduation requirement.

Scholarship in Practice coursework: (0 hours beyond major)
The required courses of EIN 4890 (3) Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project I and EIN 4892 (3) Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project II meet this FSU graduation requirement.

Upper Division Writing: (0 hours beyond major)
The required course of EIN 4890 (3) Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project I meets this FSU graduation requirement.

Minimum Program Requirements - Summary
Total Hrs. Required 128
General Education 24*
Major Coursework 104*
Minor Coursework 0
Digital Literacy 0 beyond major requirements.
Oral Communication Competency 0-3; 0 beyond major requirements.
Electives 0

*Note: Engineering students satisfy the natural science and the mathematics area requirements of General Education through coursework in the Engineering Core. Students not prepared to begin mathematics with Calculus I (MAC 2311) will need to take additional prerequisite hours in mathematics: MAC 1105, 1114, and/or 1140. All students should take the math placement test (ALEKS) to determine proper placement.


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1. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, 30 of which must be taken at this University.
2. Half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University.
3. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.
4. Contact department for curriculum update.

Employment Information
Salary Information: National Association of Colleges and Employers ( or the Occupational Outlook Handbook ( provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Representative Job Titles Related to this Major (Bachelor of Science): Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Production Engineer, Systems Engineer, Applications Engineer, Systems Analyst

Representative Employers: Government, Private Business, Industry, Education. The following illustrates some of the jobs Industrial Engineers perform: Design and installation of a semiconductor manufacturing systems; Creation of more productive work flow within major hospital; Design of instrument display and interior space for commercial aircraft; Scheduling and routing of public transportation system; Determination of airline routes; Design of waiting lines at Disneyland/Disney world; Facilities layout at auto assembly plant; Improvement of product quality; Computer applications in manufacturing.

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