Undergraduate Studies



Overview

Industrial Engieering at SIUE

Industrial engineers design, produce and deliver quality products (parts or services) to customers at affordable prices in a timely manner. This process involves not only designing and producing value-added products, but also planning and managing people, processes, systems, equipment and other resources efficiently and cost-effectively. At SIUE, students learn the knowledge and skills necessary in engineering and management and are uniquely positioned to work in a variety of industries, such as automobile and aircraft manufacturing industries, health care organizations, shipping and logistics, and business.

Career Opportunities

SIUE graduates of the industrial engineering program are employed as industrial engineers, manufacturing/production engineers, quality engineers/managers, operations/system engineers/managers, and process design engineers at various major corporations. These corporations include Boeing, Caterpillar, Inc., Pepsi, Pinnacle Foods, Schnucks, Kraft Foods, Eaton Corporation, Nestle Purina, Lockheed Martin, Lowe's, GM, Mallinckrodt, Monsanto, Chrysler, Emerson Electric, Motorola, American Airlines, USPS, Intelligrated Systems, Anheuser-Busch, BJC Health Care, AT&T and MasterCard, among other reputable companies.


Sample Curriculum

TRANSFER STUDENTS - To maximize your transfer experience, complete the bolded courses/requirements pre-transfer AND satisfy either the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) General Ed Core or receive an AA, AS, or AAT (early childhood, special ed or math) degree from an IAI community college. If 'Minor' requirements are shown, discuss careful course selection with the academic advising contact listed. Transfer Credit Equivalency Guides are located at siue.edu/transfer.

Low-Division Courses (Pre-Engineering)

Year 1 (Fall Semester)

  • (3) IE 106 Engineering Problem Solving
  • (4) CHEM 131 Engineering Chemistry (BPS)
  • (1) CHEM 135 Engineering Chemistry Lab (EL)
  • (3) ENG 101 English Composition I
  • (5) MATH 150 Calculus I (FQR)
  • 16 - Total Credits
  • Year 1 (Spring Semester)

  • (3) ENG 102 English Composition II
  • (5) MATH 152 Calculus II (BPS)
  • (3) PHYS 141 University Physics I (BPS)
  • (1) PHYS 151L University Physics Lab I (EL)
  • (3) ASC 103 Interpersonal Communication Skills (EUSC)
  • 15 - Total Credits
  • Year 2 (Fall Semester)

  • (3) CE 204 Engineering Graphics & CAD
  • (3) CE 240 Statics
  • (4) MATH 250 Calculus III (BPS)
  • (3) PHYS 142 University Physics II (BPS)
  • (1) PHYS 152L University Physics Lab II (EL)
  • 14 - Total Credits
  • Year 2 (Spring Semester)

  • (3) CE 242 Mechanics of Solids
  • (3) CS 145 Introduction to Computing for Engineers
  • (3) ECE 210 Introduction to Electrical Circuits
  • (3) MATH 305 Differential Equations I or MATH 321-Linear Algebra (BPS)
  • (3) ME 262 Dynamics
  • (3) ECON 111 Principles of Macroeconomics (BSS)
  • 18 - Total Credits
  • Upper-Division Courses (Pre-Engineering)

    Year 3 (Fall Semester)

  • (3) IE 335 Intro to Information Processing Systems
  • (3) IE 345 Engineering Economics Analysis
  • (3) STAT 380 Statistics for Application (BICS)
  • (3) IE 370 Manufacturing Processes
  • (3) IE 375 Three Dimensional Modeling in Product Design
  • (3) Breadth Fine & Performing Arts (BFPA)
  • 18 - Total Credits
  • Year 3 (Spring Semester)

  • (3) IE 415 Operations Res-Deterministic Models
  • (3) IE 451 Methods Design & Work Measurements
  • (3) IE 465 Design & Control of Quality Systems
  • (3) IE 470 Manufacturing Systems
  • (3) Breadth Life Science (BLS)
  • (0-2) Health Experience (EH)
  • 15-17 - Total Credits
  • Year 4 (Fall Semester)

  • (3) IE 468 Operations Research-Simulation
  • (3) IE 476 Plantwide Process Control
  • (3) IE 483 Production Planning & Control
  • (3) IE 484 Facilities Planning
  • (3) IE Elective
  • 15 - Total Credits
  • Year 4 (Spring Semester)

  • (3) IE 490 Integrated Engineering Design
  • (3) IE Elective II
  • (3) IE Elective III
  • (3) PHIL 323 Engineering, Ethics, & Professionalism (BHUM)
  • (3) Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)/Global Cultures (EGC)
  • 15 - Total Credits
  • Total Hours 126-128


    Admission Requirements

    To be admitted to the Bachelor of Science program, students must:

  • Complete all Academic Development courses required by the University.
  • Complete any courses required to address high school deficiencies.
  • Complete MATH 120, College Algebra (or high school equivalents) with a grade of C or better.
  • Attain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.



  • Graduation Requirements

    Degree requirements include the following:

  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for engineering courses.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for Industrial Engineering courses numbered above 299.
  • Completion of all departmental and University requirements.
  • Attain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.