Majors and Minors

(Currently Suspended) - Industrial Engineering

Fenn College of Engineering

Since 1923, the Fenn College of Engineering has provided a tradition of high-quality undergraduate and graduate education in engineering and engineering technology. In our technological society, engineering is increasingly important in the global marketplace of business and industry. In fact, since the present and future well-being of the metropolitan Cleveland area is intricately linked with continued industrial growth, educated professionals such as engineers and technologists are in great demand.

Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineers organize the people, information, energy, materials and machines involved in any process that produces goods and services. As an Industrial Engineer, you may participate in long-range planning; discover a new way to assemble a product that will prevent worker injuries; train workers how to operate new equipment; use software programs to analyze equipment maintenance requirements; or, write proposals to justify the purchase of new equipment. Industrial engineering is known as “people-oriented engineering.”

Fenn College’s curriculum in Industrial Engineering prepares students for successful careers in the following occupations: management engineer, ergonomist, operations analyst, and quality engineer, among others. Graduates are employed in manufacturing industries such as steel, automotives, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications, as well as in service industries such as health care, transportation, government, and consulting.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Career opportunities for industrial engineers are excellent, with projected growth between 10-20 percent through 2012. Engineering ranks among the highest paid professional fields.

PROGRAM

Click here to see the current academic year's Undergraduate Catalog requirements for the Industrial Engineering major .

NOTE: The requirements listed below are unofficial. For official requirements, determine your catalog rights, and go to the undergraduate catalog that matches those rights. (The following requirements are ONLY for students whose FIRST semester at CSU is Fall 2011 or Spring 2012. For students who started BEFORE the 2011-2012 school year AND who have been enrolled during at least one of the past three semesters, including summer, please see your undergraduate catalog).

Here are just a few of the many special opportunities that Cleveland State University’s Fenn College of Engineering offers:

  • The Cooperative Education Program – Provides excellent opportunities for hands-on, paid work experience. Co-op enables our students to alternate between classes and work in the field at many prominent companies.
  • Fully accredited engineering programs
  • Free tutoring
  • Classes emphasize teamwork and communication skills
  • Small classes and labs (average class size is 17)
  • State-of-the-art facilities – Large investments have been made in new labs and the renovation of classrooms and office space in Stilwell Hall, home of the Fenn College of Engineering.
  • Research Centers - Undergraduate students have the opportunity to do research with our nationally recognized faculty
  • Student Support and Activities - Fenn College offers personalized advising and the Engineering Student Enrichment Program, along with 14 student organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, the Society of Women Engineers and the National Society of Black Engineers. Networking events are held with alumni, and two annual career fairs are offered.

A variety of scholarships are available for exceptional students as incoming freshmen and at different class levels. An Honor’s Program is also available for qualified students.

Bachelor of Industrial Engineering students are required to complete 128 hours (excluding orientation and co-op) of course work that includes university, college and major requirements. Adhering to the recommended sequence outlined below provides a balanced workload and ensures that students will have the proper prerequisites and knowledge for maximum benefit of these courses.

SAMPLE COURSE OF STUDY FOR THE INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING MAJOR

First Semester
ENG 101 College Writing I
MTH 181 Calculus I
CHM 261 General Chemistry I
CHM 266 General Chemistry Lab I
ESC 120 Intro to Engineering Design ***
ESC 100 New Student Orientation *

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Writing II
MTH 182 Calculus II
PHY 243 University Physics I (Writing)
CSC 121 Career Orientation **
Gen Ed Elective

Third Semester
MTH 284 Matrices for Engineers
PHY 244 University Physics II (Writing)
ESC 151 C Programming
ESC 250 Differential Equations for Engineers
ESC 270 Materials Science

Fourth Semester
ESC 203 Statics and Dynamics
ESC 310 Engineering Statistics and Probability
ESC 321 Thermodynamics I
COM 242 Public and Professional Speaking
Gen Ed Elective

Fifth Semester
IME 250 Materials Processing and Methods
IME 251 Materials Processing and Methods Lab
IME 304 Work Methods and Measurements
IME 305 Work Methods and Measurements Lab
IME 320 Engineering Experimental Design
IME 330 Operations Research I
ESC 282 Engineering Economy

Sixth Semester
IME 331 Operations Research II
IME 405 Industrial Ergonomics
IME 410 Statistical Quality Control
IME 477 Facility Planning
IME 478 Facility Planning Lab
ESC 315 Electrical Engineering Concepts

Seventh Semester
IME 465 Manufacturing Systems Engineering
IME 470 Production Planning and Control
IME 480 Engineering Design (Writing)
Tech Elective
Gen Ed Elective

Eighth Semester
IME 475 Systems Simulation
IME 481 Senior Design (Writing)
PHL 215 Engineering Ethics (Writing)
Tech Elective
Gen Ed Elective
Gen Ed Elective

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* Not required for transfer students.

** Required for all Industrial Engineering students.

*** Required for freshmen and transfer students admitted to Engineering College Fall, 2003 and after.

For more information, contact:
Fenn College of Engineering
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, SH 104
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Phone: 216.687.2555
www.csuohio.edu/engineering/

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