IME Undergraduate Studies: Industrial Engineering Curriculum; Manufacturing Engineering Curriculum

     Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) is a dynamic, rapidly-developing profession that provides a wide range of career opportunities. Increasing complexity and scarcity of resources in industry, service organizations, and government have led to ever broadening employment opportunities for industrial engineers. At SIUE, the IME students receive a unique background that combines science, mathematics, engineering fundamentals and design, and management principles. As an Industrial Engineer or a Manufacturing Engineer you may:
  • Get involved in long-range planning and facilities design for a major transportation facility.
  • Become a leader in the robotics program at a major automotive manufacturer.
  • Help design and install operations systems for a semi-conductor facility.
  • Create more productive work flow within a major hospital or other health institutions.
  • Design a computer-based management information system for any organization.
  • Perform analytical studies in financial institutions.
     The IME program offers two bachelor of science degree programs at SIUE. Our program offers the ONLY ABET accredited industrial engineering degree program in Southern Illinois and the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. The program is backed by dedicated, committed and excellent faculty and their contents are designed to prepare students for the 21st century. The following information describing upper division enrollment, academic status, and exit requirements.

Upper-Division Enrollment in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Courses

    The requirements for enrollment in upper-division industrial and manufacturing engineering courses are:
     1. Satisfactory completion of all University and School of Engineering admission requirements;
     2. An approved application for enrollment in upper-division Engineering courses;
     3. Satisfactory completion of the lower-division (core) courses CE 204, 240; CHEM 121a, 125a; CS 145; ECE 210; ENG 101, 102; MATH 150, 152, 250, 305; ME 262; PHYS 151, 151L, 152, 152L; and SPC 103; with a grade point average of at least 2.0 for the above courses is required for non-transfer students, transfer students from articulated programs, and Illinois resident transfer students; a grade point average of at least 2.25 for the above courses is required for other transfer students; and
     4. A grade point average of 2.0 or better in CS 145, CE 204, 240, ECE 210, and ME 262 (both original and repeat grades are computed in the grade point average)

Academic Status

     Students must meet the following standards. Students who fail to do so will be placed on probation.
     1. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
     2. Maintain a term grade point average above 1.0 in any term.
     3. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of a least 2.0 in all mathematics and science courses.
     4. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 in courses taught in the School of Engineering.
     5. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in major courses numbered above 299.
     6. Receive no more than two failure grades, incomplete, and/or withdrawals in any combination for a single course required in the major.

     Students placed on probation should seek immediate advisement and will be given the conditions required for removal from probation. If the conditions are not met, students are dropped from the major and may not enroll in upper-division School of Engineering courses without written departmental permission. After one year, students are eligible to re-apply for admission to the major. Students dropped from the major may direct a written appeal to the departmental Academic Standards Committee.

Exit Requirements

     Degree requirements include the following:
     1. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher for engineering courses
     2. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher for Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering courses numbered above 299
     3. Completion of all departmental and University requirements
     4. Completion of the Senior Assignment with IME 490 Integrated Engineering Design, and
     5. A grade of C or better for IME 345, 468 and 483 for industrial engineering majors, or
     6. A grade of C or better for IME 345, 365, 370 and 482 for manufacturing engineering majors.
     7. Taking the FE (Fundamental Engineering) exam.