All industrial engineering students must take four technical electives. If a student participates in co-op, ENGR 1090 will count as one of these as long as at least three rotations are completed and a final co-op report (that meets required specifications) is submitted.
At least two of the four technical electives must come from the industrial engineering elective undergraduate course offerings. The only time this requirement can be relaxed is when a student participates in co-op and also opts to get a minor in another technical field; in such instances, only one industrial engineering technical elective is required.
The other two technical electives may either be IE courses or they may come from a variety of other technical areas. There is no exhaustive list of technical electives from outside the department and approval of a particular course is left to the discretion of the student's adviser.
In general, some guidelines must be followed when choosing these. First, the course must be from an area that is related to industrial engineering. Second, it must not be a course that is offered at a very basic or introductory level (e.g., lower level math, science, business or computer programming courses). Third, it must not significantly duplicate courses that are required as part of the student's industrial engineering program (e.g., project or operations management).
Typical areas from which Industrial Engineering students select technical electives include: