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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial and Systems Engineering B.S.

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Program Description

The Industrial and Systems Engineering program is a combination of Industrial Engineering and Systems Engineering.  Industrial engineering is concerned with design, improvement and implementation of integrated processes of people, processes, information, materials, management and equipment.  IE’s draw upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences combined with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, to specify, predict, and evaluate processes and systems.

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary and structured approach to designing and deploying successful systems to blends engineering, systems thinking, and management topics. Systems engineering deals with work-processes, optimization methods, and risk management tools while ensures that all likely aspects of a project or system are considered, and integrated into a whole.

Students in this major have the opportunity to concentrate in either Industrial or Systems.  Due to the relevance of the two disciplines, 75% of the curriculum is shared providing graduates with an expanded job market opportunities while the remaining 25% is directed towards the specifics of each area of engineering.

Upon graduation, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Engineering Standing Requirements   

This program is a part of the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology .

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The Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

Admission Requirements 

This program does not have separate admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions  section of the Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the requirements outlined in Academic Policies 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION  .

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Program Course Requirements

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)

General Education Core Curriculum  

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific for This Major

Engineering Majors must take MATH 1190  in Area A2 and MATH 2202  in Area D1. Area D2: (PHYS 2211  and PHYS PHYS 2211L ) and (CHEM 1211  and CHEM 1211L )

Concentrations (28 Credit Hours)

Select one of the following concentrations and appropriate Technical Electives: 

Technical Electives

Any 3xxx or 4xxx level courses in ISYE, CE, CPE, EE, ENGR, IS, ISA, MATH, ME, MTRE, SWE, or STAT, except ENGR 3305, IS 3220, IS 3720, MATH 3272, STAT 3120, STAT 3125, or STAT 3130. Other technical courses will be considered with permission of the department chair. At most 4 hours can be applied to the degree from internship/cooperative study courses and at most 4 hours can be applied to the degree from directed study courses.

Program Total (127 Credit Hours)

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