BS in Industrial Engineering

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree from UIC, students need to complete university, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Engineering section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Summary of Requirements
Nonengineering and General Education Requirements56
Required in the College of Engineering57
Technical Electives 12
Electives outside the Major Rubric3
Total Hours128

Nonengineering and General Education Requirements

Required Courses
ENGL 160Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts3
ENGL 161Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research3
Exploring World Cultures course a3
Understanding the Creative Arts course a3
Understanding the Past course a3
Understanding the Individual and Society course a3
Understanding U.S. Society course a3
MATH 180Calculus I b4
MATH 181Calculus II b4
MATH 210Calculus III b3
MATH 220Introduction to Differential Equations3
MATH 310Applied Linear Algebra3
CHEM 122Matter and Energy b,c3
CHEM 123Foundations of Chemical Inquiry I b,c2
PHYS 141General Physics I (Mechanics) b4
PHYS 142General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism) b4
MGMT 340Introduction to Organizations3
STAT 362Elements of Statistical Computing2
Total Hours56

Students should consult the General Education section of the catalog for a list of approved courses in this category.


This course is approved for the Analyzing the Natural World General Education category.


General Education credit is given for successful completion of both CHEM 122 and CHEM 123.

Required in the College of Engineering

Required Courses
ENGR 100Engineering Success Seminar a1
CME 201Statics3
CME 203Strength of Materials3
CS 109Programming for Engineers with MatLab3
ECE 210Electrical Circuit Analysis3
IE 201Financial Engineering3
IE 342Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
IE 345Regression Applications and Forecasting in Engineering3
IE 348Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining for Engineering Applications3
IE 365Work Productivity Analysis4
IE 380Manufacturing Process Principles3
IE 396Senior Design I b3
IE 397Senior Design Il b2
IE 442Design and Analysis of Experiments in Engineering3
IE 463Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling3
IE 466Production Operation Analytics and Inventory Control3
IE 467Discrete Event Computer Simulation Application3
IE 471Operations Research I3
IE 472Operations Research II3
ME 250Introduction to Engineering Design and Graphics3
IE 499Professional Development Seminar0
Total Hours57

ENGR 100 is a one-semester-hour course, but the hour does not count toward the total hours required for graduation.


The IE 444 and IE 445 year-long course sequence satisfies the capstone requirement for IE 396 and IE 397.

Technical Electives

Select four of the following:12
Undergraduate Research
Introduction to Thermodynamics
Engineering Dynamics
Engineering Design and Graphics with Computer-Aided Design and Simulation
Advanced Quality Control and Reliability
Safety Engineering
Stochastic Processes and Queuing Models
Any IE course at the 400 level not required above
Total Hours12

Electives Outside the Major Rubric

Electives outside the IE Rubric3
Total Hours3

Sample Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterHours
MATH 180 Calculus I 4
CHEM 122 Matter and Energy 3
CHEM 123 Foundations of Chemical Inquiry I 2
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3
ENGR 100 Engineering Success Seminar a 1
ME 250 Introduction to Engineering Design and Graphics 3
General Education Core course 3
Second Semester
MATH 181 Calculus II 4
PHYS 141 General Physics I (Mechanics) 4
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
CS 109 Programming for Engineers with MatLab 3
General Education Core course 3
Sophomore Year
First Semester
PHYS 142 General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism) 4
IE 201 Financial Engineering 3
CME 201 Statics 3
MATH 210 Calculus III 3
ECE 210 Electrical Circuit Analysis 3
Second Semester
MATH 220 Introduction to Differential Equations 3
MATH 310 Applied Linear Algebra 3
CME 203 Strength of Materials 3
IE 342 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
General Education Core course 3
Junior Year
First Semester
IE 471 Operations Research I 3
IE 345 Regression Applications and Forecasting in Engineering 3
IE 348 Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining for Engineering Applications 3
IE 365 Work Productivity Analysis 4
General Education Core course 3
Second Semester
IE 442 Design and Analysis of Experiments in Engineering 3
IE 472 Operations Research II 3
STAT 362 Elements of Statistical Computing 2
Technical Elective 3
Elective Outside the Major Rubric 3
MGMT 340 Introduction to Organizations 3
Senior Year
First Semester
IE 380 Manufacturing Process Principles 3
IE 396 Senior Design I b 3
IE 467 Discrete Event Computer Simulation Application 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Second Semester
IE 397 Senior Design Il b 2
IE 463 Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling 3
IE 466 Production Operation Analytics and Inventory Control 3
IE 499 Professional Development Seminar c 0
Technical Elective 3
General Education Core course 3
 Total Hours128

ENGR 100 is one-semester-hour course, but the hour does not count toward the total hours required for graduation.


IE 396 is only offered fall semesters. IE 397 is only offered spring semesters.


IE 499 must be taken the final semester of study.