Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Technical Electives (Fall 2017)
The undergraduate Industrial Engineering curriculum includes five (5) technical electives.

 

Elective choices:

  • Select at least two (2) courses from any available IE catalog course that is not a required course in the curriculum. Select up to three (3) courses from other technical areas as suggested below.

OR

  • Students may “design their own” technical elective curriculum with the approval of their faculty advisor.  This should be done in the sophomore year so that a logical, approved plan can be made for satisfying the technical elective requirements.

In general, some guidelines must be followed when choosing courses outside of IE. First, the course must not be a course that is offered at a very basic or introductory level.  Second, it must not significantly duplicate material in required IE courses or that are offered as electives in IE.

Note that if a student participates in co-op, 3 rotations of co-op (3 - 1 credit ENGR 1090 enrollments) can be used as one technical elective as long as “S” grades are earned in all three and a final co-op report (that meets required specifications) is submitted.


The following is a list of approved courses in a variety of technical areas but is in no way an exhaustive list


IE -  Any IE catalogued course that is not a required course is approved as a technical elective

 

General Engineering Courses

ENGR 0145 Statics & Mechanics of Materials 2

ENGR 1030 Engineering for Humanity – Service Learning Project

ENGR 1050 Product Realization

ENGR 1060 Social Entrepreneurship – Engineering for Humanity

ENGR 1061 Intrapreneurship:  Entrepreneurship with the Corporation

ENGR 1065 Nanomanufacturing and Nanomaterials for Phototvoltaics

ENGR 1066 Introduction to Solar Cells and Nanotechnology

ENGR 1080 Lean Launchpad: Evidence Based Entrepreneurship

ENGR 1500 Ethical Dilemmas – Balancing Cost, Schedule and Risk

ENGR 1700 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (and other course in the Nuclear Certificate program)

ENGR 1905 Introduction to Sustainability

Study Abroad ENGR courses

 

All other Engineering Disciplines

Technical courses beyond introductory levels with approval of faculty advisor

 

Mathematics

Any course above the 400 level is approved.

 

School of Computing and Information

CS 0155 Data Witchcraft

CS 0401 Intermediate Programming Using Java

CS 0441 Discrete structures for CS

Other technical courses in computer or information science beyond introductory levels with approval of faculty advisor

  

Economics

ECON 1100 Intermediate Microeconomics

ECON 1110 Intermediate Macroeconomics

ECON 1150 Applied Econometrics 1

ECON 1200 Introduction to Game Theory

ECON 1440 Economics of Corporation Finance

ECON 1470 Market Structure and Competition

ECON 1500 Intermediate International Trade

ECON 1510 Intermediate International Finance

ECON 1540 Theory of Economic Growth

 

Business

BUSERV 1920 Financial Accounting

BUSMKT 1040 Introduction to Marketing

BUSORG 1020 Organizational Behavior

BUSMKT 1431 Product Development and Management

BUSERV 1985 Small Business Management (also for PR Certificate)

BUSMIS 1635 Information Technology Systems in Supply Chains

BUSQOM/BUSSCM 1730 Managing Global Supply Chains

BUSQOM/BUSSCM 1740 Procurement and Distribution management

BUSQOM 1765 Projects in Global Supply Chains

BUSSCM 1750 Revenue Management

 

Other sciences (Physics, Chemistry Biology)

Technical courses beyond introductory levels with approval of faculty advisor