Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering - Undergraduate Program
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:
- the mathematical, physical and social sciences;
- economic, operational, and engineering analysis, and
- 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.
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
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 1205 INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING and IE 3343 METRICS AND MEASUREMENT. A computer competency examination will be administered in IE 1205 INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING. For transfer students and others who do not take IE 1205 INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING, the computer literacy test will be administered in IE 3343 METRICS AND MEASUREMENT.
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.
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 1311||HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865||3|
|HIST 1312||HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT||3|
|POLS 2311||GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES||3|
|POLS 2312||STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT||3|
|COMS 2302||PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING||3|
|Language, Philosophy, or Culture Elective||3|
|Creative Arts Elective||3|
|Pre-Professional Courses 1|
|ENGL 1301||RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I||3|
|ENGR 1300||ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING||3|
|MATH 1426||CALCULUS I 2||4|
|MATH 2425||CALCULUS II||4|
|MATH 2326||CALCULUS III||3|
|MATH 3319||DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS & LINEAR ALGEBRA||3|
|PHYS 1443||GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS I||4|
|PHYS 1444||GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS II||4|
& CHEM 1442
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I|
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
|CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS|
& Approved Science Elective
|MAE 1351||INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN||3|
|IE 1205||INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING||2|
|IE 2305||COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (or approved alternative)||3|
|IE 2308||ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERS||3|
|IE 3301||ENGINEERING PROBABILITY||3|
|IE 3315||OPERATIONS RESEARCH I||3|
|IE 3314||ENGINEERING RESEARCH METHODS||3|
|IE 3343||METRICS AND MEASUREMENT||3|
|IE 4302||ENGINEERING ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION||3|
|IE 4303||PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY CONTROL||3|
|IE 4308||QUALITY SYSTEMS||3|
|IE 4315||OPERATIONS RESEARCH II||3|
|IE 4318||ENTERPRISE DESIGN||3|
|IE 4322||ENTERPRISE SIMULATION||3|
|IE 4325||AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS I||3|
|IE 4339||PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCIBILITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP||3|
|IE 4340||ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT||3|
|IE 4343||FACILITIES PLANNING AND DESIGN||3|
|IE 4344||HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING||3|
|IE 4345||APPLIED KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING AND DATA ANALYTIC APPLICATIONS||3|
|IE 4350||INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING CAPSTONE DESIGN||3|
All pre-professional courses must be completed before enrolling in professional courses.
Placement in MATH 1426 CALCULUS I is based on 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, ENGR 1300, 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 Mathematics and ENGR 1300 and 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 2308||ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERS||3|
|IE 3301||ENGINEERING PROBABILITY||3|
|IE 3315||OPERATIONS RESEARCH I||3|
|Three upper division IE courses for which the prerequisites are satisfied||9|
Certificate in Unmanned Vehicle Systems
The Certificate in UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) is offered through the Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Department and will educate undergraduate students in the knowledge and skills required for design, development and operation of UVS including UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground Systems), and UMS (Unmanned Maritime Systems). The certificate program will emphasize the common aspects of UVS such as sensors, actuators, communications, and more importantly, decision-making capabilities (autonomy). This program aims at the dual goal of providing the UVS industry with a knowledgeable, locally available workforce and developing career opportunities for its participants. To this end, the IMSE Certificate in UVS will be awarded concurrently with a BSIE undergraduate degree.
The certificate is open to all degree-seeking students. Students should see the undergraduate advisor for the Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Department for admission to the program.
Students must complete 15 hours of coursework as outlined below that include 6 hours of a core curriculum that is interdisciplinary and forms the basis of a common core in UVS Certificate and 9 hours of discipline specific curriculum. A combined GPA of 3.0 or better must be earned on all courses used to satisfy the certificate requirements.
|INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLES SYSTEMS|
|UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT|
|9 credit hours from the following list||9|
|COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING|
|ENGINEERING RESEARCH METHODS|
|AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS I|
One 3 hour alternate UVS related course may be substituted based on consultation with the undergraduate curriculum advisor in the program.
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.