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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Industrial Engineering BS

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Admission Criteria

Current or transfer students wishing to pursue this major must meet School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Admission Criteria .

Course Requirements

Industrial Engineering Core (86 credits)

One Engineering Science Elective (3 credits)

Six Technical Electives (18 credits)

Four must be IE courses including one of either IE 441  or IE 435  or IE 436 ; other choices are restricted to those approved by the department). Other technical electives (TEs) may be drawn from courses at the 200-400-level with the prefix of IE, or courses at the 300/400-level with the following prefix (note exceptions below). All SEAS 200 level classes are acceptable for the general technical elective requirement, except for non-IE special topics courses (must be 3 credits minimum) :

  • BE
  • CE
  • CIE
  • CSE
  • EAS
  • EE
  • ENS
  • IE
  • MAE
  • MDI
  • MTH (300/400 Level)
  • PHY (300/400 Level)

The following courses are excluded because they substantively duplicate coursework required for the IE degree or are otherwise inconsistent with the objective of the elective requirement

Total Credits Required for Major: 111

Additional Degree Requirements Include:

  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • Elective courses as needed to complete the 128 credit hour total

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 128

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.


**Additional 300- and 400-level courses in management, economics, and psychology may also be acceptable; please see the ISE department for additional information and explicit permission to use the course for a technical elective.

Academic Requirements

Students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 in technical classes (engineering, math, and science classes) to be in good standing and graduate with an undergraduate degree. To maintain academic standards and determine eligibility for continued enrollment, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reviews the academic records of all students in an approved undergraduate SEAS major. This academic review is conducted at the end of each fall and spring semester.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Review Policy

Transfer Credit Policy

Students seeking an undergraduate engineering degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must complete 30 undergraduate credit hours of junior/senior level courses required in their major at the University at Buffalo.

Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

Total Credits: 17 or 18

Total Credits: 16 or 17

Second Year Fall

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 16 or 17

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 18

Fourth Year Fall

Total Credits: 16

Fourth Year Spring

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits Required: 128

Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes

The curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop the following knowledge, skills, and behaviors by the time of graduation:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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