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Industrial Engineering

BS in Industrial Engineering

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Industrial engineers design and implement systems integrating people, materials, machines, energy, and information. Such systems might include production planning, quality assurance, management information, facility planning, inventory control, and workplace design. Students learn how to design and operate manufacturing and services systems. In addition to basic engineering, courses include mathematical and computer modeling and decision making.

Major Details

College: College of Engineering
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the College of Engineering website for more information.

Math Required:


    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Second Language Required:


  • This major doesn't have Language Requirements.
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH 122B or MATH 125 3
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL 101 or 107 or 109H First-Year Composition 3
ENGR 102A/B Introduction to Engineering or ENGR 102 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
MATH 129 Calculus II 3
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II 4
ECE 175 Computer Programming for Engineering Applications or CSC 110 3
ENGL 102 or 108 First-Year Composition 3
PHYS 141 Introductory Mechanics or PHYS 161H 4
3rd Semester
SIE 250 Introduction to Systems and Industrial Engineering 3
MATH 223 Vector Calculus 4
PHYS 241 Introductory Electricity and Magnetism or PHYS 261H 4
SIE 277 Object-Oriented Modeling and Design 3
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
SIE 265 Engineering Management I 3
SIE 270 Mathematical Foundations of SIE 3
SIE 295S Systems and Industrial Engineering Sophomore Colloquium 1
Additional Engineering Course 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
5th Semester
SIE 305 Introduction to Engineering Probability and Statistics 3
SIE 340 Deterministic Operations Research 3
Technical Elective 3
SIE 377 Software for Engineers 3
SIE 410A Human Factors & Ergonomics in Design 3
6th Semester
SIE 321 Probabilistic Models in Operations Research 3
SIE 383 Integrated Manufacturing Systems 3
SIE 370 Embedded Computer Systems 4
SIE 330R Engineering Experiment Design 3
Technical Elective 3
7th Semester
SIE 431 Simulation Modeling and Analysis 3
ENGR 498A Cross-disciplinary Design 3
Technical Elective 3
ENGL 308 Technical Writing 3
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
ENGR 498B Cross-disciplinary Design 3
SIE 462 Production Systems Analysis 3
Technical Elective 3
Social Science Course 3
Tier II General Education 3
General Elective 1

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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