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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Industrial Engineering Major, BS in Industrial Engineering


uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Progression Policies and Requirements

Progression of students to departmental upper-division courses is competitive. Factors considered include overall grade point average, performance in selected lower-division courses and evidence of satisfactory and orderly progress through the prescribed curriculum.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128  4 MATH 130  or higher or one Arts and Humanities*, Cultures and Civilizations*, or Social Sciences* Elective
EF 105   1  
EF 151 * or EF 157  4  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
MATH 141 * or MATH 147  4  
Term 2
COSC 102   4 MATH 130  or higher
EF 152 * or EF 158  4  
ENGL 102  3  
MATH 142 * or MATH 148  4  
1Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 3
IE 200 , IE 201 , IE 250 , IE 405   10 EF 151 * or PHYS 135 
MATH 241  or MATH 247   4  
PHYS 231  3  
Term 4
ECON 201 * or ECON 207  4 EF 152 * or PHYS 136 
IE 202   3  
MATH 200 , MATH 231  or MATH 237   5  
2Engineering Science Elective 3  
Term 5
IE 300 , IE 301 , IE 304 , IE 350 *, IE 401  or IE 407 , IE 402   16 CBE 201  or COSC 102  or ME 202  or MSE 201  
Term 6
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 No milestones
2Engineering Science Elective 3  
IE 310  or IE 317 , IE 340 , IE 421  or IE 428   9  
Term 7
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 No milestones
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
IE 404 , IE 450   3  
3Industrial Engineering Elective 3  
4Technical Elective 3  
Term 8
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 No milestones
IE 406  or IE 408 , IE 422 *, IE 427   8  
3Industrial Engineering Elective 3  
4Technical Elective 3  
TOTAL 129  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Chosen from University General Education list . PHIL 244 * or PHIL 252 * is preferred for one of the Arts and Humanities electives.
2 Chosen from ECE 301 ; ME 202  and EF 130 ; ME 331 ; MSE 201  or MSE 207 .
3 Chosen from IE 423 , IE 430 , IE 451 , IE 457 , IE 483 , IE 484 , IE 493 , IE 494 , IE 495 . The same course may not be used to count for both the IE technical elective and the IE elective.
4 Chosen from AE 341  or AE 347 ; BUAD 361 , BUAD 410 ; BULW 301 ; ECE 255 , ECE 302 ; ECON 311 , ECON 312 , ECON 313 , ECON 322 , ECON 331 , ECON 333 , ECON 351 , ECON 361 ; 3 hours of EF 333 ; FINC 300 , FINC 425 , FINC 455 ; IE 423 , IE 430 IE 451 , IE 457 , IE 483 , IE 484 ; INSC 310 , INSC 451 ; MARK 300 ; MGT 300 ; MSE 302 MSE 340  or MSE 347 MSE 360  or MSE 367 MSE 390  or MSE 397 , MSE 405 *; ME 321 ME 363  or ME 367 , ME 365 , ME 366 , ME 405 ; NE 342  or NE 347 . Some courses may require a prerequisite or corequisite that is not part of the IE program.

Honors Concentration – Industrial Engineering Major


In addition to satisfying the requirements for the industrial engineering major, candidates for the honors industrial engineering concentration must also complete the following requirements.

  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.4.
  • Four 100- or 200-level honors courses* (14 hours minimum, at least two courses must be from engineering fundamentals, physics, math, chemistry, or biology).
  • Two upper-division honors courses in industrial engineering (IE 317 , IE 407 , IE 408 , IE 428 ).
  • Satisfy the breadth requirements for the Engineering Honors Program as shown on the Tickle College of Engineering website.
* While most students fulfill this requirement with 100- and 200-level courses, students may substitute upper level courses on approval of the Honors faculty.

Five-Year BS/MS Program – Industrial Engineering Major


The department offers a Five-Year BS-MS program with a major in industrial engineering for qualified students. The primary component of the program is a qualified student may take up to 9 hours of approved graduate courses for their senior undergraduate courses and have them count toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Tennessee. This program is designed for students attending the University of Tennessee for their Master of Science degree because other universities may not accept these courses for graduate credit since they were used to satisfy requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree. The student may also take an additional 9 credit of courses, while working towards their bachelor's, which will count only for the master's degree. Qualifications for admission to the program are:

  • The student must have an earned minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 to be considered for admission to the program. Conditional admission may be granted the student after completing 65 hours of the required coursework.

  • Conditional admission must be obtained before taking a graduate course that is to be used to satisfy the requirements of both the bachelor's and master's degrees. Students admitted to the program must request permission from the Graduate School to take approved courses for graduate credit. Students admitted to the program must also follow the normal procedure for admission to the Graduate School.

  • Full admission may be granted after completing 96 hours of required coursework and with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 in the required coursework.

  • Conditional and full admission of a student into this program must be approved by the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the Tickle College of Engineering, and the Graduate School.

  • Full admission must be obtained before taking a graduate course that is to be used to satisfy the requirements only for the master's degree. These courses must be identified in advance, with the proposed master's advisor or the Industrial Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator.

  • Any course taken for graduate credit prior to satisfying all requirements for the bachelor's degree in industrial engineering must be approved by the department head or designee and the Graduate School.

  • A student will not be eligible for a graduate assistantship until the student is enrolled as a graduate-level student in the Graduate School, has satisfied all of the requirements for the bachelor's degree, or the student is in the final semester of the bachelor's degree and has completed all undergraduate industrial engineering coursework.