Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering - Quality and Statistics

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.
APPH 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
Core A - Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1552Integral Calculus 24
Core B - Institutional Options
CS 1301Introduction to Computing3
Core C - Humanities
Any HUM 6
Core D - Science, Math, & Technology
PHYS 2211Introductory Physics I4
PHYS 2212Introductory Physics II4
MATH 1551Differential Calculus 22
MATH 1553Introduction to Linear Algebra 2, 102
Core E - Social Sciences
Select one of the following:3
The United States to 1877
The United States since 1877
American Government in Comparative Perspective
Government of the United States
American Constitutional Issues
ECON 2100Economic Analysis and Policy Problems3
PSYC 1101General Psychology3
Any SS3
Core F - Courses Related to Major
CS 2316Data Manipulation for Science and Industry3
CS 4400Introduction to Database Systems3
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus 2, 104
Lab Science 18
Ethics Requirement 3
Environmental Requirement 7
Major Requirements
ACCT 2101Accounting I: Financial Accounting3
or MGT 3000 Accounting for Decision Making
MATH 2603Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 24
ISYE 2027Probability with Applications3
ISYE 2028Basic Statistical Methods3
ISYE 3025Essentials of Engineering Economy1
ISYE 3133Engineering Optimization3
ISYE 3232Probabilistic Operations Research3
ISYE 3044Simulation Analysis and Design3
ISYE 4106Senior Design4
Engineering Electives 12
Select one of the following:3
Digital System Design
Introduction to Signal Processing
Circuits and Electronics
and Instrumentation and Electronics Lab
Select 6 credits from Group 1 and Group 2: 8,116
Group 1
Low-Speed Aerodynamics
Thermodynamics and Compressible Flow
Conservation Principles in Biomedical Engineering
Systems Physiology
Chemical Process Principles
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I
Pulping and Chemical Recovery
Bleaching and Papermaking
Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
Environmental Engineering Principles
Construction Engineering and Management
Environmental Engineering Systems
Transportation Planning, Operations, and Design
Computer Organization and Programming
Machine Learning
Computational Problem Solving for Scientists and Engineers
Introduction to Computing for Data Analysis
Data and Visual Analytics
Digital System Design
Introduction to Signal Processing
Circuit Analysis
Mechanisms for Computing Systems
Computer Communications
Software Fundamentals for Engineering Systems
Circuits and Electronics
Instrumentation and Electronics Lab
Wireless Communications
Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
System Dynamics and Control
Thermodynamics,Thermodynamics I
Introduction to Fluid and Thermal Engineering
Pulping and Chemical Recovery
Bleaching and Papermaking
Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials
Thermal and Transport Properties of Materials
Electrical, Optical and Magnetic Properties
Radiation Physics
Group 2:
Introduction to Aerospace Vehicle Performance
Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Wind Engineering
Composite Materials and Processes
Healthcare Design of the Future
Mathematical Models in Biology
Biologically Inspired Design
Mathematical Biology
Problems in Biomedical Engineering II
Introduction to Biomechanics
Introduction to Biomaterials
Composite Materials and Processes
Intro to Microelectronics and Nanotechnology Revolution
Introduction to Coastal Engineering
Air Pollution Engineering
Composite Materials and Processes
Urban Transportation and Planning
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Digital Design Laboratory
Circuit Analysis
Electronic Packaging Substrate Fabrication
Bio-Inspired Design
Mathematical Biology
Creative Decisions and Design
Experimental Methodology and Technical Writing
Biologically Inspired Design
Composite Materials and Processes
Materials Characterization
Introduction to Polymer/Fiber Enterprise
Introduction to Biomaterials
Electronic Packaging Substrate Fabrication
Composite Materials and Processing
Quality and Statistics Concentration 9
ISYE 3039Methods of Quality Improvement 3
ISYE 4031Regression and Forecasting3
CS 4641Machine Learning 3
or MATH 4262 Mathematical Statistics I
Select three of the following: 69
Economic and Financial Modeling
Economics of Industrial Competition
International Economics
Introduction to Supply Chain Modeling: Logistics
Introduction to Supply Chain Modeling: Manufacturing and Warehousing
Advanced Supply Chain Logistics
Advanced Optimization
Supply Chain Economics
Advanced Stochastic Systems
Capital Investment Analysis
Special Topics 5
Finance and Investments
Free Electives 5
Free Electives11
Total Credit Hours128

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

ISYE titled courses, excluding free electives, must have cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. 


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


Minimum grade of C required for all Math courses in the BSIE curriculum.


PSYC 1101 will satisfy the Ethics requirement.


ISYE 4803 only allowed with title of "Business Analytics" or "Adv Manufacturing" or "Adv Simulation" or "Facility Layout and Warehousing" or "Supply Chain Design Project" or "Linear and Convex Optimization"


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


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


Students should 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 (with title "Energy and Environmental Analysis") or PHYS 2750


Only one CX course allowed unless given approval from ISyE Associate Chair.


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.


 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.


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.


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

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.