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Undergraduate Minors, Certificates, and Concentrations

Minors in Other Departments

Industrial Engineering Minor (Effective for students that begin Coursework Fall 2019 and beyond)

The Department of Industrial Engineering offers a minor for students in the Swanson School of Engineering who are not majoring in industrial engineering. This minor should be of interest to any engineering student who wishes to gain a better understanding of systems and of how materials, machines, information, people and other resources are integrated to improve quality and productivity. It should also be of significant interest to students who would like to eventually move into managing systems in any sector of the economy such as the manufacturing, healthcare, service and financial service sectors.

Required Courses:

ENGR 0020: Probability and Statistics for Engineers 1   

IE 1054: Productivity Analysis

IE 1081: Operations Research

Elective Courses, students must choose two (2) of the following eight courses:

IE 1035: Engineering Management

IE 1040: Engineering Economic Analysis  

IE 1051: Engineering Product Design

IE 1052: Manufacturing Processes and Analysis 

IE 1055: Facility Layout and Material Handling

IE 1061: Human Factors Engineering 

IE 1080: Supply Chain Analysis 

IE 1082: Probabilistic Methods in Operations Research

IE 1083: Simulation Modeling 


The student must earn a GPA of at least 2.0 in the five courses used to complete the requirements for the minor.


Industrial Engineering Minor (prior to Fall 2019)

Not available to students in the Industrial Engineering Department.

The Department of Industrial Engineering is offering a minor for students in the Swanson School of Engineering who are not majoring in industrial engineering. This minor should be of interest to any engineering student who wishes to gain a better understanding of systems, and how materials, machines, information, people and other resources are integrated to improve quality and productivity. It should also be of significant interest to all students who would like to eventually move into managing engineering systems.

Required Courses:

    ENGR 0020: Probability and Statistics for Engineers 1   

    IE 1054: Productivity Analysis  

      Elective Courses:

      Any three out of the following eight courses: 

        IE 1080: Supply Chain Analysis 

        IE 1081: Operations Research 

        IE 1083: Digital Systems Simulation  

        IE 1035: Engineering Management 

        IE 1040: Engineering Economic Analysis  

        IE 1052: Manufacturing Processes and Analysis 

        IE 1061: Human Factors Engineering 

        IE 1051: Engineering Product Design 

          The student must earn a QPA of at least 2.0 in the five courses used to complete the requirements for the minor. A passing grade (D- or higher) must be achieved in each of these courses; a failing or incomplete grade (e.g., F, G, I) in any of the five courses will prevent the minor from being awarded, even if the student's cumulative GPA is greater than 2.0.


          Health Systems Engineering Concentration and Certificate:

          For information click here.

          Supply Chain Certificate for Engineering Students:

          For information click here.

          Innovation, Product Design, and Entrepreneurship Certificate:

          For information click here.

          Engineering for Humanity:

          For information click here.

          IE Concentrations:

          For details on the new Concentrations in IE please see the IE Concentration Areas link under "Curriculum."