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Fenn College of Engineering

Bachelor's Degrees

Industrial Engineering (B.I.E.)
At-a-Glance

Minimum hours required for degree: 128. This does not include 1 credit earned in New Student Orientation.

Admission to major: Admission to Fenn College of Engineering

Hours required for minor: There is no authorized minor in the Industrial Engineering Program.

Evening program: No evening program, but the majority of advanced IME courses are offered during late afternoon and evening time slots.

Advising: All students are advised by the department chairperson during advising week each semester. Appointments are strongly recommended. Phone: 216-687-2044.

Student organizations: Institute of Industrial Engineers, Student Chapter, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Alpha Pi Mu (Honor Society), American Society for Quality, American Society for Engineering Education.

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering is the application of scientific and mathematical principles to the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, information, and energy. As an Industrial Engineer, you may participate in long-range planning or project management; create a new design of a product that is easier to assemble, or costs less to produce, or will prevent worker injuries; train workers how to work more efficiently or operate new equipment; use and sometimes create software programs to design and analyze systems or facilities; write proposals to justify the creation of new products or services; or use process mapping to track down and fix root causes of chronic systems problems. Because the work involves integrated systems, 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, human factors engineer, operations analyst, and quality engineer, among others. Graduates are employed in industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, steel, automotive, and telecommunications, as well as in service industries such as health care, banking, finance, 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.

Cooperative Education

The Cooperative Education Program provides excellent opportunities for hands-on, paid work experience, and participation in the Cooperative Education Program is strongly recommended. Co-op enables students to alternate between classes and work in the field at many prominent companies.

The Industrial Engineering curriculum is designed to provide a sound basis for formal advanced study and self development, and many industrial engineering students eventually earn advanced degrees in the field. In concert with the recommendations of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET), the program is designed to fulfill the following objectives.

Program objectives:

The objectives of the Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree program are to produce graduates who are able to:

  1. Practice industrial engineering in one or more of the enterprise areas such as: manufacturing systems, quality systems, operations analysis, production planning or facilities planning and design.
  2. Define and diagnose problems from an industrial engineering perspective, and implement solutions in an enterprise-wide environment.
  3. Communicate effectively with technically and professionally diverse audiences at all levels of the enterprise.
  4. Collaborate with others as a member or as a leader of an engineering or cross-functional enterprise team.
  5. Continue to pursue lifelong learning to develop knowledge professionally and keep current with the latest advancements in industrial engineering.
  6. Pursue graduate studies leading to graduate degrees.

Industrial Engineering students are limited to no more than one grade of D in IME courses, ESC 282 and ESC 310.

Students must choose two technical electives with adviser approval. Technical electives may be 300-level or 400-level courses in Industrial Engineering, other engineering disciplines, science, mathematics, computer science, or business.

Industrial Engineering students can be nominated into the honors organization Alpha Pi Mu during their junior or senior year.

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Program for Industrial Engineering Degree

First Year, Fall Semester

Credits

ENG 101 English I

4

MTH 181 Calculus I

4

CHM 261 General Chemistry I

4

CHM 266 General Chemistry Lab I

1

ESC 120 Introduction to Engineering Design

2

ESC 100 New Student Orientation *
     *Not required for transfer students.

1

Total

16

 

 

First Year, Spring Semester

Credits

ENG 102 English II

3

MTH 182 Calculus II

4

PHY 243 Univ. Physics I with Lab (Writing)

5

CSC 121 Career Orientation **
     **Required for all IME students.

1

GenEd Elective

3

Total

16

 

 

Second Year, Fall Semester

Credits

MTH 284 Matrices for Engineers

2

PHY 244 Univ. Physics II with Lab (Writing)

5

ESC 151 Programming

3

ESC 250 Differential Equations for Engineers

3

ESC 270 Materials Science

3

Total

16

 

 

Second Year, Spring Semester

Credits

ESC 203 Statics & Dynamics

4

ESC 310 Eng. Statistics & Prob.

3

ESC 321 Thermodynamics I

3

COM 242 Public & Professional Speaking

3

GenEd Elective

3

Total

16

 

 

Third Year, Fall Semester

Credits

IME 250 Material Processing and Methods

3

IME 251 Material Processing and Methods Lab

1

IME 304 Work Methods & Measurements

3

IME 305 Work Methods and Measurements Lab

1

IME 320 Engineering Experimental Design

3

IME 330 Operations Research I

3

ESC 282 Engineering Economy

3

Total

17

 

 

Third Year, Spring Semester

Credits

IME 331 Operations Research II

3

IME 405 Industrial Ergonomics

3

IME 410 Statistical Quality Control

3

IME 477 Facility Planning

3

IME 478 Facility Planning Lab

1

ESC 315 Electrical Engineering Concepts 3

Total

16

 

 

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

Credits

IME 465 Manufacturing Systems Engineering

3

IME 470 Production Planning & Control

3

IME 480 Engineering Design

3

Technical Elective

3

GenEd Elective

3

Total

15

 

 

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

Credits

IME 475 Systems Simulation

3

IME 481 Senior Design

2

PHL 215 Engineering Ethics (Writing)

3

Technical Elective

3

GenEd Elective

3

GenEd Elective

3

Total

17

Technical Electives:

Students are required to take a minimum of 6 hours of technical electives from the IME Department. A student may, with department approval, take courses from another engineering department or college within Cleveland State University.

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