Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering - Operations Research

The principal strength of the academic program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BS IE) is its blend of mathematics, physical sciences and business applications. The methodology foundation is built on probability, optimization, statistics, computing, and economics. The program features a unique concentration system that allows students to get a broad industrial engineering education and to specialize in areas such as

This blend produces the flexibility that is inherent in the field of industrial and systems engineering, and that affords BSIE graduates a wide array of career options. Our graduates are constantly looking for ways to make anything in life work better, more efficiently and more productively.

Program Educational Objectives

The Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering expects our graduates (in 3 to 6 years):

  • to become successful Industrial Engineers;
  • to take leadership in their endeavors;
  • to be self-learners and starters;
  • to succeed in professional and educational advancement.
Wellness
APPH 1040Sci Foundation of Health2
or APPH 1050 Sci of Phys Act & Health
Core A - Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1552Integral Calculus 14
Core B - Institutional Options
CS 1301Intro to Computing3
Core C - Humanities
Any HUM 6
Core D - Science, Math, & Technology
PHYS 2211Intro Physics I4
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II4
MATH 1551Differential Calculus 12
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra 1,22
Core E - Social Sciences
Select one of the following:3
United States to 1877
United States since 1877
American Government
Government of the U.S.
US Constitutional Issues
ECON 2100Economics and Policy3
PSYC 1101General Psychology3
Any SS3
Core F - Courses Related to Major
CS 2316Data Input/Manipulation3
CS 4400Intr to Database Systems3
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus 1,24
Lab Science 38
Ethics Requirement 4
Environmental Requirement 5
Major Requirements
ACCT 2101Accounting I3
or MGT 3000 Financ & Managerial Acct
MATH 2603Intro Discrete Math 14
ISYE 2027Probability With Apps3
ISYE 2028Basic Statistical Meth3
ISYE 3025Engineering Economy1
ISYE 3133Engineering Optimization3
ISYE 3232Stochastic Mfg&Serv Sys3
ISYE 3044Simulation Analy & Dsgn3
ISYE 4106Senior Design4
Engineering Electives 6
Select one of the following:3
Digital System Design
Intro Signal Processing
Circuits & Electronics
and Instrum & Electronic Lab
Select 6 credits of the following: 7,86
Group 1
Dynamics
Thermodynamics&Comp Flow
Conservation Prin in BME
Systems Physiology
Chem Process Principles
Chem Engr. Thermo I
Pulping & Chem Recovery
Bleaching & Papermaking
Statics
Deformable Bodies
Dynamics
Environmental Engr Prin
Geomatics
Construction Engr & Mgt
Environmental Engr Sys
Transportation Plan&Dsgn
Computer Organiz&Program
Machine Learning
Computational Prob Solv
Computing for Data Analy
Data & Visual Analytics
Digital System Design
Intro Signal Processing
Circuit Analysis
Mechanisms-Computing Sys
Computer Communications
Software for Engr System
Circuits & Electronics
Instrum & Electronic Lab
Wireless Communications
Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
Sys Dynamics & Control
Thermodynamics
Intro-Fluid&Thermal Engr
Pulping & Chem Recovery
Bleaching and Papermaking
Prin&Appl-Engr Materials
Thermal&Transport Props
Elec,Optical&Magnet Prop
Radiation Physics
Group 2 9
Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Wind Engineering
Composite Mater& Process
Healthcare Des Of Future
Math Models in Biol
Bio-Inspired Design
Mathematical Biology
Problems-Biomed Engr II
Intro to Biomechanics
Intro to Biomaterials
Composite Mater& Process
Micro/Nano Revolution
Coastal Engineering
Air Pollution Engr
Composite Mater& Process
Urban Transportation
Geographic Info Sys
Digital Design Lab
Circuit Analysis
Packaging Substrate Fab
Creative Decisions& Dsgn
Experimental Methodology
Bio-Inspired Design
Composite Mater& Process
Matls Characterization
Intro Poly/Fib Enterpris
Intro to Biomaterials
Packaging Substrate Fab
Composite Mater& Process
Operations Research Concentration 10
ISYE 4803Special Topics 113
or ISYE 4133 Advanced Optimization
ISYE 4803Special Topics 123
ISYE 4232Advanced Stochastic Sys3
Select three of the following: 139
Machine Learning
Econ & Finance Modeling
Industrial Organization
International Economics
Methods-Quality Improve
Sply Chain Mod:Logistics
Sply Chain Mod:Manf&Ware
Regression/Forecasting
Adv Supply Chain Logists
Supply Chain Economics
Capital Invest Analysis
Special Topics 14
Math Statistics II
Finance & Investments
Free Electives 15
Free Electives11
Total Credit Hours128

Pass-fail only allowed for Free Electives, Humanities, and the Social Sciences elective.

Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the BSIE Major Requirements to graduate.

1

Students must earn a C or better in all required MATH courses in the BSIE curriculum.

2

Students may also complete MATH 1554 and MATH 2550 to satisfy math requirements. If MATH 1554/MATH 2550 combination is taken, then two hours from MATH 1554 may be used in Area F to give Area F 18 hours.

3

 Only one EAS course can be used toward ISYE Lab Science requirements.

4

PSYC 1101 will satisfy the Ethics requirement.

5

 Students must choose from the following to meet the Environmental requirement: BIOL 1510, BIOL 2335, CEE 2300, CEE 4300,EAS 1600, EAS 1601, EAS 2600, EAS 2750, EAS 3110, EAS 4480,ECON 4440, ISYE 4803 titled “Energy and Environmental Analysis,” ISYE 4501, SLS 3120, or PHYS 2750.

6

Students must complete courses from two different eligible engineering elective subjects.

7

Only one computing course (CX or CS) may count toward engineering elective requirements, unless given approval from ISyE Associate Chair.

8

Students must take at least 9 credits of engineering electives. Three credits must be chosen from ECE 2020, ECE 2026, or ECE 3710/ECE 3741. For the remaining 6 credits, at least 2 credits must be from Group 1.

9

To count toward the Engineering Elective Group 2 requirement, all Vertically-Integrated Projects (VIPS) courses must be approved by the ISyE Associate Chair.

10

Students must complete 6 concentration courses: 3 depth courses and 3 breadth courses. A minimum of 5 of the 6 required concentration courses must be ISYE courses.

11

  ISYE 4803 must be titled “Linear and Convex Optimization.”

12

ISYE 4803 must be titled “Advanced Simulation”

13

These 3 courses must be from at least 2 of the following groups:

14

ISYE 4803 must be titled “Advanced Manufacturing” or “Facility Layout and Warehousing” or “Supply Chain Project” or “Business Analytics” or “Energy and Environmental Analysis.”

15

MATH 1113, MGT 2250, ISYE 3770, and PHYS 2XXX (AP credit) not allowed.

Cooperative Plan

The Co-op Program enhances the student's education, employability and earnings potential. For more details, visit co-op pages from Georgia Tech's co-op Website.

  • Co-op courses are designated in the schedule of classes as co-op. All students interested in registering for this course(s) must have been accepted into the co-op Program. Students must have met with their co-op advisor to be issued a permit to register for restricted course(s). Students must register for the co-op course every semester they are at work in order to receive credit for the work term.
  • Students who are in the Co-op Program (U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents) and are returning to work should automatically receive a permit but are advised to remain in close contact with their co-op advisor.
  • International students must receive work authorization from the Office of International Education prior to each work term before a course registration permit will be issued.
  • Neither co-op nor internship courses count for credit towards the industrial engineering degree; however, successful completion of the Co-op Program leads to a degree designator.

For more information about all of the programs in the Center for Career Discovery and Development, visit Center for Career Discovery and Development.

International Plan

The Georgia Tech International Plan is designed to prepare graduates to develop significant global competence. Many Industrial Engineers work in consulting companies, supply chain, economic decision systems, etc. Global perspectives are very important. The significant global competence will give them an additional advantage on the job market and on the jobs.

The major components of International Plan include

  1. Twenty six weeks of international experience (work, research or study)
  2. Foreign language requirements. This can be satisfied by oral proficiency measured tested by an exam by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The foreign language requirement can also be satisfied by course work. It means the passing of two 2XXX level language classes.
  3. Three internationally oriented courses plus an addendum in the capstone design on international perspective.

For more details of the International Plan, including application materials, visit the Office of International Education. Please also see The International Plan Option in ISyE.

BS/MS Program

A combined BS/MS program that will allow students to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Supply Chain Engineering. Contact the School of Industrial Engineering for more information.