Program Contact: Justin Kile  203-582-3372

Industrial engineers are employed throughout various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare and service, to determine the most effective and efficient ways to utilize resources. Industrial engineers are concerned with increasing productivity through the effective management of people, processes and technology. Through exposure to the University Curriculum, foundational coursework in science, mathematics, major field courses and extracurricular activities, students graduating with a BS in Industrial Engineering achieve intellectual proficiencies in critical thinking and reasoning, scientific literacy, quantitative reasoning, information fluency and creative thinking and visual literacy. They also achieve interpersonal proficiencies in written and oral communication, responsible citizenship, diversity awareness and sensitivity and social intelligence.

BS in Industrial Engineering Curriculum

The program requires 120 credits. Students must complete the following requirements: 

Within the policies of the School of Computing and Engineering, the Industrial Engineering program enforces credit limits during the academic terms. Exceeding 18 credits in the Fall or Spring semesters, 4 credits in the January term, or 10 credits in each Summer term requires the approval of the dean's office.

University Curriculum
Foundations of Inquiry:
FYS 101First-Year Seminar3
EN 101Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing3
EN 102Academic Writing and Research3
Quantitative Literacy:
MA 285Applied Statistics3
Disciplinary Inquiry:
Take 4 credits of IE approved UC Natural Science 14
Social Science3
Fine Arts3
Personal Inquiry:
Part 1:
Take 4 additional credits of IE approved UC Natural Science 14
Humanties, Social Science, Fine Arts (2 classes; must be from two different areas)6
Part 2:
ENR 110The World of an Engineer 23
MA 151Calculus I4
Complete one of the following3-4
Take additional IE approved UC Natural Science course 1
Any UC approved course
Integrative Capstone:
University Capstone3
In additional to the University Curricum, students majoring in Industrial Engineering must complete the following requirements:
Foundational Courses for Industrial Engineering
Take one of the following CSC courses3-4
Computing: Multidisciplinary Approach
Introduction to Programming for Engineers
Programming and Problem Solving
and Programming and Problem Solving Lab
ENR 210Engineering Economics and Project Management3
Select 11 to 15 credits of approved Math and Science Electives 3,411-15
Common Engineering Curriculum
ENR 395Professional Development Seminar1
Industrial Engineering Courses
IER 220Production Systems (MER 225)3
IER 230Lean Systems Engineering (MER 235)3
IER 240Physical Human Factors and the Workplace (MER 245)1
IER 265Cognitive Human Factors and the Workplace (MER 265)2
IER 280Data Analytics I3
IER 310Operations Research I (MER 315)3
IER 375Statistical Process Control3
IER 401Introduction to Engineering Management3
IER 402Engineering Quality Management & Decision Making3
IER 490Engineering Professional Experience1
IER 491Capstone Project I3
IER 498Capstone Project II3
Industrial Engineering Electives
IER Technical Electives 59
CER, IER, MER, SER Technical Electives 63
Open Electives7-11

IE approved UC science include: BIO101 & 101L, BIO102 & 102L, BIO 208 & 208L, BMS 200, CHE 110 & 110L, CHE 111 & 111L, PHY 121, PHY 122, other UC Natural Science course with prior approval of program director


Students that transfer into the IE program after their first year may substitute another engineering-based introductory course with program director approval.


Students need a total of 30 credits of Approved Math and Science Electives. These include MA 151, MA 285, IE approved UC science, and Math & Science Electives.


Math & Science Electives: IE approved UC science course above, and BIO211, BIO211L, MA153, MA154, MA205, MA229, MA251, MA265, MA301, MA365, other Math or Science course with prior approval of program director


All IER courses that are not required for an IE degree.


One additional IER technical elective or any 200-level or higher ENR, CER, MER, SER courses that are not required for an IE degree.

Student Outcomes

Attainment of the following outcomes prepares graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Educational Objectives

Within four to seven years of graduation, Quinnipiac University industrial engineering program alumni are expected to:

  1. Attain sustained employment in professional positions of increasing responsibility and impact.
  2. Successfully pursue professional training, engineering certification, advanced professional degrees or graduate studies.
  3. Demonstrate professional and intellectual growth as managers and leaders in their profession, society and communities.

Admission Requirements: School of Computing and Engineering

The requirements for admission into the undergraduate School of Computing and Engineering programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.

Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective first-year students are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.

For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.

Seamless Transfer Agreement with Gateway Community College (GCC), Housatonic Community College (HCC) and Norwalk Community College (NCC)

Under this Transfer Agreement, GCC, HCC and NCC graduates will be guaranteed admission into a bachelor’s degree program with third year (junior) status at Quinnipiac University on the condition that they: 

  • Graduate with an associate in arts, an associate in science in business, College of Technology engineering science and computer science, nursing or an allied health degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (this may be higher in specific programs). 
  • Satisfy all other Quinnipiac University transfer admission requirements and requirements for intended major.

Quinnipiac University agrees to accept the general education embedded in these associate degree programs in accordance with Quinnipiac preferred choices for general education as meeting all the requirements of its undergraduate general education except for the Integrative Capstone Experience and where courses are encumbered by the major (e.g., General Chemistry for the Disciplinary Inquiry Natural Science requirement for a Biochemistry major).

Suggested Transfer Curriculum for BS in Industrial Engineering

A minimum of 60 credits is required for transfer into the BS in Industrial Engineering program. Below is a sample plan of study for the first two years.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterCredits
English I 3
Calculus I 4
Introduction to Engineering 3
History Elective 3
Elective 3
Spring Semester
English II 3
Calculus II 4
Programming 3
Calculus-based Physics I 3
Chemistry 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
Calculus III - Multivariable 4
Introduction to Ethics 3
Calculus-based Physics II 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Spring Semester
Differential Equations 3
Engineering Statics 3
Math Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits63