Industrial and Systems Engineering Four-Year Plan

Revised 05/2022

Bold: only offered in indicated semester
Italic: course prerequisites and corequisites (designated by &)
UD: must be admitted to the major prior to enrollment
◊: courses required for admission to this major
+: There are three elective requirements: business course elective (3cr), IE course electives (8cr), and technical electives (11cr). A single course can at most be counted as one elective type. A full list of approved electives for each type is available on the program website.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • Math 1371 Calculus I (placement or prereq) [4cr]
  • Phys 1301W Intro Physics I (&Math 1371) [4cr]
  • Liberal Education course (recommend Biol 1009) [3 or 4cr]
  • Liberal Education course or Writ 1301 [3 or 4cr]
  • CSE 1001 First Year Experience [1cr]

Spring Semester

  • Math 1372 Calculus II (1371) [4cr]
  • ◊ Phys 1302W Intro Physics II (1301W, &Math 1372) [4cr]
  • ◊ Chem 1065 Chem Principles I Lab (&1061) [1cr]
  • ◊ Chem 1061 Chem Principles I (placement or 1015, &1065) [3cr]
  • Liberal Education course or Writ 1301 [3 or 4cr]

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • ◊ Math 2374 Multivariable Calculus (1372) [4cr]
  • IE 1101 Foundations of ISyE (CSE) [4cr]
  • IE 2021 Engineering Econ (CSE, Math 1372) [4cr]
  • CSci 1133 Intro to Computing & Programming Concepts (&Math 1371) [4cr]

Spring Semester

  • Math 2142 Elementary Linear Algebra (1372) [4cr]
  • IE 3521 Stats, Quality, & Reliability (Math 1372) [4cr]
  • Econ 1101 Microeconomics [4cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • IE 3011 Optimization Models and Methods (UD, Math 2142, 2374) [4cr]
  • Business Course Elective+ [3cr]
  • Technical Elective I+ [3 or 4cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • IE 3522 Quality Engineering and Six Sigma (UD, 3521, Math 2142, 2374) [4cr]
  • IE 4011 Stochastic Models (UD, 3521, Math 2142, Math 2374) [4cr]
  • IE 4551 Production, Inventory, and Service Operations (UD, 3521, Math 2142, Math 2374) [4cr]
  • IE Course Elective I+ [4cr]

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • IE 3553 Simulation (UD, 3521, CSci 1133) [4cr]
  • IE 4511 Human Factors (UD) [4cr]
  • IE 4541W Project Management (ISyE senior) [4cr]
  • Technical Elective II+ [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • IE 4041W Senior Design (UD, 3011, 3522, 3553, 4011, 4511, 4551, 4541W) [4cr]
  • Technical Elective III+ [3 or 4cr]
  • Technical Elective IV+ [3 or 4cr]
  • IE Course Elective II+ [4cr]

Total Credits Needed for Degree: 122

Additional Information

The APAS is the official method for tracking completion of your specific degree requirements. This plan is not a contract and curriculum can change.

Applying to a major: z.umn.edu/csemajorapp

Courses required for admission to this major: Phys 1302W, Chem 1061/65, Math 2374, IE 1101, IE 2021

All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Department Contact Information

Website: cse.umn.edu/isye 
Main Phone: 612-624-1582 | Main Office: Mechanical Engineering 130
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Professor Lisa Miller
Department Contact: isyeundergrad@umn.edu

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University Degree Requirements

All students must complete the following requirements. Requirements with an (*) will be fulfilled by taking courses at UM-TC required for this major.

Writing Requirements

University Writing:

  • Writ 1301/1401 or equivalent

Writing Intensive (WI):

  • One: Any level*
  • One: Any level*
  • One: 3/4/5xxx level (in major)*
  • One: 3/4/5xxx level (any dept.)*

Liberal Education

Cores:

  • Biological Sciences w/Lab
  • Physical Sciences w/Lab*
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Social Sciences*
  • Arts/Humanities
  • Literature
  • Mathematical Thinking*

Themes (choose 4 of 5):

  • Race, Power, and Justice in the US (required)
  • Civic Life and Ethics
  • The Environment
  • Global Perspectives*
  • Technology and Society