Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering - Undergraduate Program

Overview

Industrial Engineering students will be prepared for engineering practice through a curriculum culminating in a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills in earlier course work and incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. The curriculum will prepare graduates to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy. The curriculum includes in-depth instruction to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.

Program Educational Objectives

Industrial engineers analyze, design, and transform complex systems of people, processes, and technology to accomplish organizational goals. To this end, the program educational objectives of the Industrial Engineering program are what we expect our students to attain within three to five years of graduation. 
The graduates of the UTA industrial engineering program:

  • enter industrial engineering or other professions and make contributions that benefit society, their employers, and themselves.
  • broadly apply knowledge of:
    1. the mathematical, physical and social sciences;
    2. economic, operational, and engineering analysis, and
    3. the principles and practices of engineering design.
  • analyze, design, and transform the complex systems of people, processes and technology that enable the extended enterprise.
  • continue to expand their capabilities through professional development and advanced education.

The following student outcomes prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Students will be prepared for engineering practice through a curriculum culminating in a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills in earlier course work and incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. The curriculum will prepare graduates to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy. The curriculum includes in-depth instruction to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.

ABET Accreditation

Accreditation is an assurance that the professionals that serve us have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public. The program in Industrial Engineering has been accredited since 1967 by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Admission to Industrial Engineering Program

For admission to the industrial engineering program, all students must meet the requirements for admission to the College of Engineering. A grade point average of 2.25 in science, mathematics, and engineering courses is required for unconditional transfer into the department.

Advancement into Industrial Engineering Professional Program

Requirements for advancement into the Professional Program in Industrial Engineering are in accordance with those in the College of Engineering with the added stipulations that:

  • Application to the Professional Program is to be made to the Undergraduate Advisor during the semester following completion of the last pre-professional course.
  • No professional Industrial Engineering course may be taken unless the student is admitted into the professional program or obtains the consent of the Undergraduate Advisor. Professional curses may be taken to fill out a schedule in the semester that the last pre-professional course is taken.
  • Each student must complete all pre-professional courses stipulated under "Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering" with a minimum grade of C in each course and a minimum GPA of 2.25 in each of three categories: (1) overall, (2) required math, science, and engineering courses, and (3) required IE courses.

Most professional Industrial Engineering courses are offered only once a year. Students are urged to plan their course sequence schedules carefully to avoid delaying their graduation

Advising

The advising process is designed to assist students as they make important decisions related to their academic progress at UTA and career goals in general.

Specifically, the prupose of advising is:

  • To empower students to clarify and achieve their educational goals by providing timely and accurate information about degree requirements, as well as College and University policies and procedures.
  • To provide every student with the opportunity to develop a relationship with a knowledgeable advisor in order to obtain sound academic advising with a degree of continuity.
  • To provide students with information about additional services, programs, and support systems available within the College and University as appropriate.

Ultimately, the student is responsible for seeking academic advice, making decisions regarding goals, meeting degree requirements, and enrolling in appropriate courses.  The academic advisor is to provide assistance in these decisions.  Each student is responsible for understanding and complying with University and College practices and procedures.

During each long semester, the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department conducts pre-enrollment advising weeks. All students must receive this pre-enrollment advising prior to registering for classes.

Oral Communication and Computer Use Competency Requirements

Students majoring in Industrial Engineering may use COMS 2302 PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, to demonstrate oral communication competency. Students majoring in Industrial Engineering are required to take IE 1105 INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING LAB and IE 3343 METRICS AND MEASUREMENT. A computer competency examination will be administered in IE 1105 INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING LAB. For transfer students and others who do not take IE 1105 INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING LAB, the computer literacy test will be administered in IE 3343 METRICS AND MEASUREMENT.

Academic Honesty

The College of Engineering takes academic honesty and ethical behavior very seriously.  Engineers are entrusted with the safety, health, and well being of the public.  Students found guilty of academic dishonesty will be punished to the full extent permitted by the rules and regulations of UT Arlington.  In particular, any student found guilty of a second offense by the Office of Student Judicial Affairs will be subject to dismissal from the College of Engineering.

Other Provisions

Refer to the College of Engineering section of this catalog for information concerning the following topics: Preparation in High School for Admission to the College of Engineering, Admission to the College of Engineering, Admission to the Professional Program, Counseling, College of Engineering Academic Regulations, Transfer Policies, College of Engineering Probation, Repeating Course Policy, Academic Honesty, and Modern and Classical Languages Requirement.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering

General Education Courses
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
COMS 2302PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING3
Language, Philosophy, or Culture Elective3
Creative Arts Elective3
Pre-Professional Courses 1
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
MATH 1426CALCULUS I 24
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
MATH 2326CALCULUS III3
MATH 3319DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS & LINEAR ALGEBRA3
PHYS 1443GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 1444GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS II4
CHEM 1441
  & CHEM 1442
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
   and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
8
Or:
CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS
& Approved Science Elective
MAE 1351ENGINEERING GRAPHICS AND INDUSTRIAL PRACTICES3
IE 1104INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING1
IE 1105INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING LAB1
IE 2305COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (or approved alternative)3
IE 2308ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERS3
IE 3301ENGINEERING PROBABILITY3
IE 3315OPERATIONS RESEARCH I3
Professional Courses
IE 3314ENGINEERING RESEARCH METHODS3
IE 3343METRICS AND MEASUREMENT3
IE 4302ENGINEERING ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION3
IE 4303PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY CONTROL3
IE 4308QUALITY SYSTEMS3
IE 4315OPERATIONS RESEARCH II3
IE 4318ENTERPRISE DESIGN3
IE 4322ENTERPRISE SIMULATION3
IE 4325AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS I3
IE 4339PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCIBILITY AND RELIABILITY DESIGN3
IE 4343FACILITIES PLANNING AND DESIGN3
IE 4344HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING3
IE 4345KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT3
IE 4350INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING CAPSTONE DESIGN3
Technical Electives12
Total Hours128
1

All pre-professional courses must be completed before enrolling in professional courses.

2

Placement in MATH 1426 CALCULUS I is based on prior preparation, SAT scores, and UT Arlington math placement scores.

Note: Total hours will depend upon prior preparation and academic qualifications. Also, students who do not have two units of high school foreign language will be required to take modern and classical languages courses in addition to the previously listed requirements.

The Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department conducts academic advising each semester. Each student must make an appointment to meet with the undergraduate advisor.

Recommended Core Curriculum

Industrial Engineering students will satisfy the university core curriculum requirement by completing all General Education courses specified under “Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering” along with ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, MATH 1426, MATH 2425, PHYS 1443, PHYS 1444, and IE 2308, which are within the Pre-Professional Program.  The university core curriculum allows each degree plan to designate a component area to satisfy three hours of the core requirement.  For the industrial engineering degree plan, the designated component area is Communication and COMS 2302 is selected to satisfy the requirement.  For more information, see https://nextcatalog.uta.edu/degreerequirements/generalcorerequirements/.

Suggested Course Sequence

For a suggested course sequence see the departmental website.

Requirements for a Minor in Industrial Engineering

To receive a minor in Industrial Engineering, a student must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in:

IE 2308ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERS3
IE 3301ENGINEERING PROBABILITY3
IE 3315OPERATIONS RESEARCH I3
Three upper division IE courses for which the prerequisites are satisfied9
Total Hours18

Fast Track Program for a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering

The Fast Track Program enables outstanding UT Arlington senior undergraduate students in Industrial Engineering to satisfy degree requirements leading to a master's degree in Industrial Engineering while completing their undergraduate studies. When senior-level students are within 15 hours of completing their undergraduate degree requirements, they may take up to nine hours of coursework designated by the Industrial Engineering Program to satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. In the limiting case, a student completing the maximum allowable hours (9) while in undergraduate status would have to take only 27 additional hours to meet minimum requirements for graduation.

Interested UT Arlington undergraduate Industrial Engineering students should apply to the Industrial Engineering Program when they are within 30 hours of completing their bachelor's degrees. They must have completed at least 30 hours at UT Arlington, achieving an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all work done at UT Arlington and in the last 30 hours. Additionally, they must have completed nine hours of specified foundation courses with a minimum GPA of 3.3 in those courses. Contact the Undergraduate Advisor or Graduate Advisor in Industrial Engineering for more information about the program.

BS to PhD Program

The BS to PhD track in Industrial Engineering requires 30 credit hours including 18 hours of diagnostic coursework, a three credit hour elective and nine credit hours of research coursework. This is in addition to the PhD requirements.