Engineering B.S. (Industrial Concentration)
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The B.S. in Engineering with an Industrial Engineering concentration prepares big-picture thinkers who organize people, material, information, equipment and energy to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems. Students gain strong skills in logistics engineering and enter the workforce prepared for warehouse systems, transportation networks, materials handling devices, and industry supply chains.

With the 4+1 integrated degree program, students can go on to earn an M.S. in Engineering Management with only one additional year of study.

The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET has accredited the B.S. degree programs in Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering.

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Contact Information

Won Joo, Ph.D. 
Department Head, Engineering  
joo@rmu.edu
412-397-4026 phone 

Ergin Erdem, Ph.D., CMfgE 
Coordinator, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
erdem@rmu.edu
412-397-3532 phone 

Priyadarshan A. Manohar, Ph.D. 
Director, SEMS ROC - Grants and Research SEMS - ROC, Grants and Research  
Coordinator, Assessment Engineering 
manohar@rmu.edu
412-397-4027 phone 

Luis E. Monterrubio Salazar, Ph.D., CMfgE 
Coordinator, Engineering Laboratories  
Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering 
monterrubio@rmu.edu
412-397-5441 phone 

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • Intro to Engineering
  • Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
  • Chemistry I with lab
  • Programming
  • Intercultural Communication/Reading & Writing Strategies

Freshman Year, Spring

  • Engineering Graphics
  • Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry II
  • General Physics I with lab
  • Argument & Research
  • Engineering Materials

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • Statics & Strength of Materials
  • General Physics II with lab
  • Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry III or similar
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Public Speaking & Persuasion

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • Value Design
  • Human Factors
  • Safety & Methods
  • Differential Equations
  • Fundamentals of Accounting or similar

Junior Year, Fall

  • Linear Algebra with Applications
  • Survey of Economics
  • Professional Communication in Workplace
  • Manufacturing Planning & Control
  • Industrial Engineering Elective

Junior Year, Spring

  • Management Theory & Practice
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Contemporary American Social Problems or similar
  • Optimization Techniques in Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering Elective

Senior Year, Fall

  • Engineering Practice
  • Materials Handling
  • Industrial Engineering Elective
  • Humanities: Art & Music
  • Reading Literature: Myths or similar

Senior Year, Spring

  • Integrated Engineering Design
  • Industrial Engineering Elective
  • Industrial Engineering Elective
  • General Psychology
  • US History I or similar
Additional Program Details

Program Educational Objectives

Five years after graduation, the graduates should:

  • Be technically competent engineers.
  • Be hands-on practitioners of engineering.
  • Possess strong understanding of business and, strong team and communications skills.
  • Be well-prepared to embrace the continuous learning necessary to practice engineering over their entire professional lifetimes.
  • Have a strong understanding of engineering ethics.

Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, the graduate should have:

  • 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.
  • recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

  • 2017: …………………
  • 2016: …………………
  • 2015:  .... enrolled, 59 graduates
  • 2014: 532 enrolled, 66 graduates
  • 2013: 465 enrolled, 36 graduates
  • 2012: 287 enrolled, 20 graduates
  • 2011: 213 enrolled, 16 graduates
  • 2010: 181 enrolled, 6 graduates
  • 2009: 103 enrolled, 5 graduates

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Statics & Strength of Materials
Material Handling & Plant Layout
Human Factors Engineering
Major Credits
73
Engineering, Math, Physics
Core Credits
41
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
12

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