BSIE in Industrial Engineering

Degree Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering has a core engineering curriculum during the first two years. The objective of this curriculum is to give the student a rigorous foundation in mathematics, natural sciences, basic engineering sciences, applied probability, and computer science, as well as a complementary and meaningful exposure to the humanities and social sciences.

Building on the core courses, students gain knowledge of optimization methodologies, human factors, data analytics and systems modeling. They also learn to model and evaluate integrated systems of people, technology and information in the areas of production and service system design, supply chain design and management, control systems, quality systems, sustainability, data engineering, product and process design.

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Major Program Requirements

Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering are required to complete all University general educationUniversity undergraduate requirements, degree, and major requirements, including selected foundational courses, which may fulfill some University general education requirements. Over half of the course work for the degree is completed in ENGR/IMSE or professionally related courses.

Major Core Requirements

MATH 1500Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5
MATH 1700Calculus II5
MATH 2300Calculus III3
MATH 4100Differential Equations3
CHEM 1320College Chemistry I4
PHYSCS 2750University Physics I5
PHYSCS 2760University Physics II5
CMP_SC 1050Algorithm Design and Programming I4
ENGINR 1100Engineering Graphics Fundamentals2
ENGINR 1200Statics and Elementary Strength of Materials3
ENGINR 2200Intermediate Strength of Materials3
IMSE 1000Introduction to Industrial Engineering1
IMSE 2030Fundamentals of Systems Design and Analysis3
IMSE 2210Linear Algebra for Engineers3
IMSE 2710Engineering Economic Analysis3
IMSE 3110Probability Models for Engineers3
IMSE 3810WErgonomics and Workstation Design - Writing Intensive3
IMSE 4110Engineering Statistics3
IMSE 4210Linear Optimization3
IMSE 4230Operations Research Models3
IMSE 4280Systems Simulation3
IMSE 4310Integrated Production Systems Design3
IMSE 4350Production and Operations Analysis3
IMSE 4410Data Engineering and Predictive Modeling3
IMSE 4550Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing4
IMSE 4610Engineering Quality Control3
IMSE 4970WCapstone Design I - Writing Intensive1
IMSE 4980WCapstone Design II - Writing Intensive3
IMSE electives6
Choose from the following:6
IMSE 3030Manufacturing and Supply Systems3
IMSE 4001Topics in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering3
IMSE 4085Problems in Industrial Engineering1-3
IMSE 4220Optimization Modeling and Computational Methods3
IMSE 4330Material Flow and Logistics System Design3
IMSE 4360Supply Chain Engineering3
IMSE 4370Service Systems Engineering and Management3
IMSE 4380Six Sigma Methodology3
IMSE 4420Web-Based Information Systems3
IMSE 4560Introduction to Rapid Prototyping3
IMSE 4570Computer Integrated Manufacturing Control3
IMSE 4580Industrial Energy Efficiency and Management3
IMSE 4720Introduction to Life Cycle Analysis3
IMSE 4750Entrepreneurial Innovation Management: Enterprise Conception3
IMSE 4810Cognitive Ergonomics3
IMSE 4910Industrial Engineering Internship3
IMSE 4920Industrial Engineering COOP3
IMSE 4990Undergraduate Research in Industrial Engineering1-3
IMSE 4995Undergraduate Research Industrial Engineering - Honors1-3
Engineering elective3
Choose from the following:3
ENGINR 2100Circuit Theory for Engineers3
ENGINR 2300Engineering Thermodynamics3
Technical electives6
A technical elective is defined as any course relevant to the degree program but not required, such as Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Science courses that are at a level beyond courses required in the IE curriculum, and select business (Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing) courses above 3000 and Accounting courses beyond 2000.

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Semester Plan

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.

First Year
MATH 15005ENGLSH 10003
CHEM 13204PHYSCS 27505
IMSE 10001MATH 17005
ECONOM 10143IMSE 20303
Constitutional Requirement (Social Science Elective)3 
 16 16
Second Year
PHYSCS 27605ENGINR 12003
MATH 23003MATH 41003
ENGINR 11002IMSE 41103
IMSE 31103CMP_SC 10504
IMSE 27103IMSE 22103
 16 16
Third Year
ENGINR 22003Humanities/Social Science Elective3
IMSE 38103IMSE 45504
IMSE 42803IMSE 46103
IMSE 42103IMSE 43103
IMSE 42303IMSE 43503
 15 16
Fourth Year
IMSE 44103IMSE 49803
IMSE 49701IMSE Elective3
ENGR Elective3Technical Elective3
IMSE Elective3Humanities/Social Science Elective3
Technical Elective3Humanities/Social Science Elective3
Humanities/Social Science Elective3 
 16 15
Total Credits: 126

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Degree Audit


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MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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