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Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Industrial and Management Engineering

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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


  • HASS Elective I Credit Hours: 4


  • Computer Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)

  • HASS Elective II Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


  • HASS Elective III Credit Hours: 4


  • Science Elective  Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 4 below)

Third Year


  • Technical Elective I  Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 7 below)
  • HASS Elective IV Credit Hours: 4
  • Professional Development II Credit Hours: 2
    (See footnote 6 below)


  • Technical Elective II  Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 7 below)
  • Technical Elective III  Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 7 below)
  • HASS Elective V Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective I Credit Hours: 4 

Fourth Year


  • Technical Elective IV  Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 7 below) 
  • Free Elective II Credit Hours: 4



  • Free Elective III Credit Hours: 4 
  • Technical Elective V  Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 7 below)


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, Arts, 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, arts, and social science sequences through which they will obtain adequate breadth and depth in subject areas. Students desiring minors in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences must consult the school or department in which the courses are offered to obtain further information and specific requirements.


  1. This course is only offered in the fall semester.
  2. For these two courses, order does not matter. ENGR 1300 may be replaced with ISYE 1100 Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering. ENGR 1200 may be replaced with ENGR 1400 Engineering Communications.
  3. IME majors must take CSCI 1010 Introduction to Computer Programming or CSCI 1100 Computer Science I for the Computer Science Elective.
  4. IME majors may select any 4-credit course with the designation ASTR, BCBP, BIOL, CHEM, ERTH, MATH, or PHYS to satisfy the science elective requirement.

  5. This course is only offered in the spring semester.

  6. This course can be fulfilled by taking a 2-credit course from a list of courses published at the start of each semester.

  7. IME majors must select five courses from the following list of technical electives. The selected courses must include a minimum of three ISYE numbered courses and at least two courses from among: ISYE 4200, ISYE 4230, ISYE 4240, ISYE 4250 and ISYE 4280:

    ENGR 1600 Materials Science for Engineers

    ENGR 2090 Engineering Dynamics

    ENGR 2250 Thermal and Fluids Engineering I

    ENGR 2300 Electronic Instrumentation

    ENGR 2350 Embedded Control

    ENGR 2530 Strength of Materials

    ENGR 2710 General Manufacturing Processes

    ENGR 4710 Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory I

    ENGR 4720 Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory II

    ISYE 4200 Design and Analysis of Work Systems

    ISYE 4230 Quality Control

    ISYE 4240 Engineering Project Management

    ISYE 4250 Facilities Design & Industrial Logistics

    ISYE 4280 Decision Focused Systems Engineering


    Other approved technical elective options:

    ISYE 4220 Optimization Algorithms and Applications

    ISYE 4260 Human Performance Modeling and Support

    ISYE 4300 - Complex Systems Models for Industrial and Systems Engineering

    ISYE 4310 - Ethics of Modeling for Industrial and System Engineering

    ISYE 4320 Theory of Scheduling

    ISYE-4330 Design of Experiments

    ISYE 4760 Mathematical Statistics

    ISYE 4810 Computational Intelligence


Special undergraduate sections or regular graduate sections of 6000-level ISYE courses can also serve as technical electives except for ISYE 6600, ISYE 6610 and ISYE 6620.


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