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The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering



420 Woolf Hall · Box 19017 · 817-272-3092
www.uta.edu/ie


Overview

Industrial Engineering students will be prepared for engineering practice through a curriculum culminating in a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills in earlier course work and incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. The curriculum will prepare graduates to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy. The curriculum includes in-depth instruction to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.



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Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering

Pre-Professional Courses

(All pre-professional courses should be completed before enrolling in professional courses.)

English

1301, 1302.

Mathematics

1426*, 2425, 2326, 3319.

Natural Science

CHEM 1465 and approved science elective or CHEM 1441 and 1442; PHYS 1443 and 1444.

Design Graphics

MAE 1351

Industrial Engineering

1104, 1105, 2305 or approved alternative, 3301, 3312, 3315.

General Education Courses

History

1311, 1312.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute. For engineering majors this University requirement must be met by taking English literature (2000 or higher).

Liberal Arts Elective

For IE majors, COMS 2302 must be used to satisfy this requirement.

Fine Arts**

Three hours in architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Social/Cultural Studies**

Three hours in social or cultural studies.

Professional Courses

Industrial Engineering

3314, 3343, 4302, 4303, 4308, 4315, 4318, 4322, 4325, 4339, 4343, 4344, 4345, 4350.

Technical Electives**

Nine hours of technical electives.

Pre-Professional Total

53 hours.

General Education Total

24 hours.

Professional Total

51 hours.

Total (for degree)***

128 hours.

*Placement in MATH 1426 is based on prior preparation, SAT scores, and UT Arlington math placement scores.

**Lists of acceptable (a) fine arts, (b) social/cultural, and (c) technical electives are available in the departmental office. Electives must have prior approval from the undergraduate advisor. The undergraduate advisor will help each student construct a sequence of three technical electives to address specific student interests. In most cases, the student will be encouraged to use these electives to acquire additional knowledge in a single technical area.

***Total hours will depend upon prior preparation and academic qualifications. Also, students who do not have two units of high school foreign language will be required to take modern and classical languages courses in addition to the previously listed requirements.

Refer to the College of Engineering section of this catalog for information concerning the following topics: Preparation in High School for Admission to the College of Engineering, Admission to the College of Engineering, Admission to the Professional Program, Counseling, College of Engineering Academic Regulations, Transfer Policies, College of Engineering Probation, Repeating Course Policy, Academic Honesty, and Modern and Classical Languages Requirement.

The Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department conducts academic advising each semester. Each student must make an appointment to meet with the undergraduate advisor.



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Suggested Course Sequence

For a suggested course sequence see the departmental website.



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Oral Communication and Computer Use Competency Requirements

Students majoring in Industrial Engineering may use COMS 2302, Professional and Technical Communication for Science and Engineering, to demonstrate oral communication competency. Students majoring in Industrial Engineering are required to take IE 1105 and IE 3343. A computer competency examination will be administered in IE 1105. For transfer students and others who do not take IE 1105, the computer literacy test will be administered in IE 3343.



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Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives

Industrial engineers analyze, design, and transform complex systems of people, processes, and technology to accomplish organizational goals. To this end, the program educational objectives of the Industrial Engineering program are what we expect our students to attain within three to five years of graduation.
The graduates of the UTA industrial engineering program:

  • enter industrial engineering or other professions and make contributions that benefit society, their employers, and themselves.
  • broadly apply knowledge of: (a) the mathematical, physical and social sciences; (b) economic, operational, and engineering analysis, and (c) the principles and practices of engineering design.
  • analyze, design, and transform the complex systems of people, processes and technology that enable the extended enterprise.
  • continue to expand their capabilities through professional development and advanced education.

The following student outcomes prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Students will be prepared for engineering practice through a curriculum culminating in a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills in earlier course work and incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. The curriculum will prepare graduates to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy. The curriculum includes in-depth instruction to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.



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ABET Accreditation

Accreditation is an assurance that the professionals that serve us have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public. The program in Industrial Engineering has been accredited since 1967 by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.



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Admission to Industrial Engineering Program

For admission to the industrial engineering program, all students must meet the requirements for admission to the College of Engineering. A grade point average of 2.25 in science, mathematics, and engineering courses is required for unconditional transfer into the department.



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Advancement into Industrial Engineering Professional Program

Requirements for advancement into the Professional Program in Industrial Engineering are in accordance with those in the College of Engineering with the added stipulations that:

  • Application to the Professional Program is to be made to the Undergraduate Advisor during the semester following completion of the last pre-professional course.
  • No professional Industrial Engineering course may be taken unless the student is admitted into the professional program or obtains the consent of the Undergraduate Advisor. Professional curses may be taken to fill out a schedule in the semester that the last pre-professional course is taken.
  • Each student must complete all pre-professional courses stipulated under "Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering" with a minimum grade of C in each course and a minimum GPA of 2.25 in each of three categories: (1) overall, (2) required math, science, and engineering courses, and (3) required IE courses.
  • Most professional Industrial Engineering courses are offered only once a year. Students are urged to plan their course sequence schedules carefully to avoid delaying their graduation.


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Academic Honesty

The College of Engineering takes academic honesty and ethical behavior very seriously. Engineers are entrusted with the safety, health, and well being of the public. Students found guilty of academic dishonesty will be punished to the full extent permitted by the rules and regulations of UT Arlington. In particular, any student found guilty of a second offense by the Office of Student Judicial Affairs will be subject to dismissal from the College of Engineering.



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Requirements for a Minor in Industrial Engineering

To receive a minor in Industrial Engineering, a student must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each: IE 3301, IE 3312, IE 3315, plus any three upper division IE courses for which the prerequisites are satisfied.



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Fast Track Program for a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering

The Fast Track Program enables outstanding UT Arlington senior undergraduate students in Industrial Engineering to satisfy degree requirements leading to a master's degree in Industrial Engineering while completing their undergraduate studies. When senior-level students are within 15 hours of completing their undergraduate degree requirements, they may take up to nine hours of coursework designated by the Industrial Engineering Program to satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. In the limiting case, a student completing the maximum allowable hours (9) while in undergraduate status would have to take only 27 additional hours to meet minimum requirements for graduation.

Interested UT Arlington undergraduate Industrial Engineering students should apply to the Industrial Engineering Program when they are within 30 hours of completing their bachelor's degrees. They must have completed at least 30 hours at UT Arlington, achieving an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all work done at UT Arlington and in the last 30 hours. Additionally, they must have completed nine hours of specified foundation courses with a minimum GPA of 3.3 in those courses. Contact the Undergraduate Advisor or Graduate Advisor in Industrial Engineering for more information about the program.



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BS to PhD Program

The BS to PhD track in Industrial Engineering requires 30 credit hours including 18 hours of diagnostic coursework, a three credit hour elective and nine credit hours of research coursework. This is in addition to the PhD requirements.



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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Faculty
Chair

Professor Liles

Professors

Chen, Corley, Priest

Associate Professors

Huff, Imrhan, Jones, Rogers, Rosenberger

Assistant Professors

Ferreira, Zeng

Senior Lecturer

Boardman

Professors Emeritus

Meier, Pape, Stevens



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Course Descriptions

View Course Descriptions for:

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IE)



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