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.

Students also have the opportunity to obtain Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification and/or an interdisciplinary Global Supply Chain Management certificate while completing the program requirements.

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. Students are also required to complete one 3-hour cultural awareness course which is selected from an approved cultural awareness course list, created and maintained by the College of Engineering or which meets the Arts and Science (A&S) diversity intensive (DI) requirement. Currently ECONOM 1014, which is required for the BSIE, meets this requirement. The curriculum is designed so that over half of the course work for the degree is completed in ENGR/ISE 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
INFOTC 4401Python 1: Learn to Program in Python3
MAE 1100Introduction to Computer Aided Design3
ENGINR 1200Statics and Elementary Strength of Materials3
ENGINR 2200Intermediate Strength of Materials3
ECONOM 1014Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECONOM 1014H Principles of Microeconomics-Honors
IMSE 1000Introduction to Industrial Engineering1
or ENGINR 1000 Introduction to Engineering
ENGINR 1050Foundations of Engineering2
IMSE 2030Fundamentals of Systems Design and Analysis3
IMSE 2210Linear Algebra for Engineers3
IMSE 2710Engineering Economic Decision-Making3
IMSE 3110Probability Models for Engineers3
IMSE 3500Introduction to Manufacturing Methods2
IMSE 3505Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Processes Laboratory2
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 4610Quality Engineering and Analytics3
IMSE 4970WCapstone Design I - Writing Intensive1
IMSE 4980WCapstone Design II - Writing Intensive3
IMSE electives9
Choose nine credit hours from the following:
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 Methodology 3
IMSE 4420Web-Based Information Systems3
IMSE 4560Introduction to Rapid Prototyping3
IMSE 4570Integrated Industrial Automation and 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 three credit hours from the following:
ENGINR 2100Circuit Theory for Engineers3
ENGINR 2300Engineering Thermodynamics3

Accelerated BSIE to MS in Industrial Engineering

The accelerated option will allow students to earn a bachelors and masters degree within five years. Eligible students who have completed at least 90 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The academic requirements of the accelerated MS program will require a total of 30 graduate credit hours, to graduate.  Accepted undergraduate students can take up to 15 hours of graduate level courses that will count toward both the undergraduate and the graduate degrees. Once the student has completed 126 credit hours (includes up to 15 credit hours of dual enrollment), the corresponding bachelor’s degree will be conferred and they will become graduate students in our MS program to complete the remaining 15 hours of graduate credit. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be from courses at the 8000 level or above and of those classes 9 credit hours must be ISE courses. The student's graduate course GPA must be 3.0 or greater. 

Total credits required for graduation must be at least 144 total credit hours:

  • Total undergraduate credit hours: 126
  • Total dual enrollment credit hours: 15
  • Total graduate credit hours: 30
First Year (as Provisional Graduate Student)15
IMSE 8110Design and Analysis of Engineering Experiments3
IMSE 8087Industrial Engineering Graduate Seminar0
IMSE 7000 or 8000-level elective12
Second Year (as Graduate Student)15
IMSE 8990Research-Masters Thesis in Industrial Engineering6
or IMSE 8085 Problems in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
IMSE 8000-level or higher elective6
8000-level elective3

Thesis/Non-Thesis Option

All candidates for the MS degree are required to complete an independent research effort, submit a thesis or project report and defend it in a final oral examination.

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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 15005MATH 17005
CHEM 13204PHYSCS 27505
ECONOM 10143ENGLSH 10003
Constitutional Requirement (Social Science Elective)3ENGINR 10502
IMSE 1000 or ENGINR 10001 
 16 15
Second Year
MATH 23003MATH 41003
PHYSCS 27605ENGINR 12003
MAE 11003IMSE 22103
IMSE 20303IMSE 27103
IMSE 31103IMSE 41103
 17 15
Third Year
INFOTC 44013ENGINR 22003
IMSE 38103IMSE 35002
IMSE 42103IMSE 35052
IMSE 42303IMSE 43103
IMSE 42803IMSE 43503
 IMSE 46103
 15 16
Fourth Year
IMSE 44103IMSE 49803
IMSE 49701IMSE Elective3
ENGR Elective3IMSE Elective3
IMSE Elective3Humanities/Social Science Elective3
Humanities/Social Science Elective3Humanities/Social Science Elective3
Humanities/Social Science Elective3 
 16 15
Total Credits: 125

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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, click on the Academic Progress Tile, then select Request Degree Audit. 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.

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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 are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.

  • If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career 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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