Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering focuses on finding ways to eliminate wastefulness and improve systems to help companies run better.

For this major you’ll take lots of industrial engineering classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as an industrial engineer.

Sample Courses

Industrial Engineering Courses:

  • Industrial Engineering Seminar
  • Introduction to Industrial Engineering
  • Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers
  • Industrial Cost Analysis
  • Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Introduction to Operations Research
  • Simulation
  • Work Methods and Ergonomics
  • Occupational Safety and Health Standards
  • Leadership Principles and Practices
  • Quality Engineering and Management
  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Risk Analysis for Transportation and Logistics Systems
  • Advanced Engineering Economy
  • Systems Engineering and Management
  • Project Management
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Application of Machine Vision
  • Facility Logistics
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Renewable Energy: Green Power Sources
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Transportation Logistics
  • Industrial Ergonomics
  • Introduction to Database Concepts

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology
Mathematics & Industrial Engineering Major Ariel A.

“I am currently a junior at Spelman College, studying mathematics and industrial engineering in the dual degree engineering program. I chose those two majors because I’ve always been interested in problem-solving. Mathematics, usually you can get a problem and be able to solve the answer and know that you have the right answer. So I get assurance in knowing that when I am doing these problems, when I am working, I can always figure out if I’m on the right path or not.”

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