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Rensselaer Catalog 2007-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Industrial and Management Engineering


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The Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering offers a curriculum in Industrial and Management Engineering (IME). The first two years of this curriculum provide a strong foundation in basic science, engineering science, mathematics, and the humanities and social sciences. These two years are oriented toward the quantitative (mathematical) approach. Computer-based technology, including simulation, modeling, and systems design, is emphasized. In the last two years of the program, students concentrate on building expertise in statistics, operations research, manufacturing, and services systems engineering, and industrial engineering methods and models. Through the appropriate choice of electives, students can focus on their selected areas of interest. Design projects include problems in both manufacturing and service systems, including information and public systems. It is advisable to develop a Plan of Study leading to the desired degree and concentration by the beginning of the third year.

DSES recommends that students declare their intent to major in industrial and management engineering as early as possible in their academic career. Students are also urged to work closely with their assigned faculty advisers to ensure that all degree requirements are satisfied. This curriculum requires a minimum of 128 credit hours and completion of the course requirements shown in the typical four-year program presented below.

First Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Multidisciplinary Engineering Elective  Credit Hours: 3-4
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • Management Elective  Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)

Third Year


Fall


  • Multidisciplinary Engineering Elective  Credit Hours: 3-4
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Professional Development II Credit Hours: 2
    (See footnote 4 below)

Spring


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4 

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Technical Elective  Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Technical Elective  Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 5 below) 
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4 

Electives


The free electives indicated above may be chosen from any academic discipline to broaden the student’s educational background and/or develop greater depth in a selected discipline.

Humanities and Social Sciences Electives


The electives in this area are based on the Institute and School of Engineering requirements. Students are urged to elect humanities and social science sequences through which they will obtain adequate breadth and depth in subject areas. Students desiring minors in Humanities and Social Sciences must consult the school or department in which the courses are offered to obtain further information and specific requirements.

Footnotes


1. Students are encouraged to select a life science course such as:


2. Students must select any two of the following approved multidisciplinary electives:


  • ENGR 4050 - Mod. & Control of Dynamic Systems

4. This course can be fulfilled by taking a 2-credit course:


From a list of courses published at the start of each semester.

5. Students may select any two of the following courses to satisfy technical elective requirements:


Certain graduate level DSES courses can also serve as technical electives for eligible undergraduates with permission of the instructor and the adviser.

6. May be taken in either fall or spring semester.


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