Curriculum Requirements

Core Requirement Courses
IEN 111Introduction to Engineering I3
IEN 112Introduction to Engineering II2
IEN 201Methods Analysis and Work Measurement3
IEN 312Applied Statistical Methods3
IEN 351Industrial Safety Engineering3
IEN 361Industrial Cost Analysis3
IEN 363Project Management for Engineers3
IEN 380Engineering Economy3
IEN 406Computer-Aided Manufacturing3
IEN 441Deterministic Models in Operations Research3
IEN 442Stochastic Models in Operations Research3
IEN 465Production and Inventory Control3
IEN 494Senior Project3
IEN 512Statistical Quality Control and Quality Management3
IEN 524Decision Support Systems in Industrial Engineering3
IEN 547Computer Simulation Systems3
IEN 557Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering3
IEN 568Materials Handling and Facilities Planning3
IEN Elective Courses
Select 9 credit hours of IEN Electives9
Engineering and Technical Elective Courses
Additional Engineering Credit Hours3
Additional Technical Elective Credit Hours3
Other Courses
Total Math & Basic Sciences Credit Hours33
Total General Education Credit Hours24
Other Credit Hours3
Total Credit Hours128

Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
IEN 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
IEN 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
ECO 211 or 212 Principles of Microeconomics
or Principles of Macroeconomics
3
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
Fall
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
IEN 201 Methods Analysis and Work Measurement 3
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
CAE 210, ECE 205,
Mechanics of Solids I
or Principles of Electrical Engineering--I
or Thermodynamics
3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
Fall
HA Cognate (Advanced HA Elective) 1 3
IEN 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability 3
IEN 351 Industrial Safety Engineering 3
IEN 380 Engineering Economy 3
IEN 441 Deterministic Models in Operations Research 3
PS Cognate (Advanced PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
IEN 312 Applied Statistical Methods 3
IEN 361 Industrial Cost Analysis 3
IEN 363 Project Management for Engineers 3
IEN 406 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3
IEN 442 Stochastic Models in Operations Research 3
Technical Elective 2 3
 Credit Hours18
Senior Year
Fall
IEN 465 Production and Inventory Control 3
IEN 512 Statistical Quality Control and Quality Management 3
IEN 547 Computer Simulation Systems 3
IEN 557 Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering 3
IEN Elective 3 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
IEN 494 Senior Project 3
IEN 524 Decision Support Systems in Industrial Engineering 3
IEN 568 Materials Handling and Facilities Planning 3
IEN Elective 3 3
IEN Elective 3 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours128

Mission

The Department of Industrial Engineering’s mission is to provide contemporary and relevant industrial and systems engineering education and research; impart knowledge and skills necessary to design and to improve a variety of manufacturing and service processes; promote life-long learning; and contribute to emerging societal needs.

Goals

The major goal of the Industrial Engineering program at the University of Miami is to prepare graduates to contribute to the economy by virtue of employment in a variety of industries: manufacturing (heavy and light, traditional and high technology) and service (health care, retail, transportation, logistics, government, consulting, banking, and insurance). In striving to achieve this goal, the objective of the faculty is to provide all graduates with the mathematical, scientific, and design tools required to formulate problems accurately, generate alternative solutions, evaluate those alternatives, and present the best solutions to clients or decision makers in a fashion that facilitates decision-making processes. In addition, superior students are prepared for graduate studies and research. Within the first several years following graduation from the Industrial Engineering program, graduates are expected to be:

  1. Working as professionals by adding value in any one of the following sectors:
    • Service
    • Government
    • Consulting
    • Retail
    • Manufacturing
  2. Pursuing or holding a graduate degree and/or developing professionally through continuing education, licensure, certification and seminars in a new area or their chosen areas of expertise.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.