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Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019 
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019 [Archived Catalog]

Industrial and Management Engineering

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This curriculum requires a minimum of 131 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


  • HASS Elective II Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


  • HASS Elective III Credit Hours: 4


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

Third Year

The Arch Summer Semester*

*For students who have applied for and been granted an exception, The Arch Summer courses would be taken during the fall semester. For listing of the exception process go to: http://info.rpi.edu/arch/students/#ExceptionProcess.

  • Professional Development II Credit Hours: 2
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • HASS Elective IV Credits Hours: 4

Fall or Spring

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

Fourth Year


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


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

Free 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, 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. ENGR 1200 and ENGR 1300 may be taken in either order. ENGR 1300 may be replaced with ISYE 1100 Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering. ENGR 1200 may be replaced with ENGR 1400 Engineering Communications.
  2. This course is only offered in the spring semester.
  3. 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.
  4. IME majors must select one of the following restricted electives to satisfy the Management Elective:
    ECON 1200 Introductory Economics
    MGMT 1100 Introduction to Management
    MGMT 2300 Financial Accounting
    MGMT 4510 Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship 
    MGMT 4520 Introduction to Technological Entrepreneurship
    ​​PSYC 1200 General Psychology
  5. This course can be fulfilled by taking a 2-credit or 4-credit course from a list of courses approved to satisfy the PD II requirement. This list is published each semester at the start of the preregistration period.
  6. This course is only offered in the fall semester.
  7. IME majors must select five courses from the following list of technical electives. A minimum of three of these courses must have an ISYE prefix. Note that not all courses are offered every year.
    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 Manufacturing Processes and Systems Laboratory I
    ENGR 4720 Manufacturing Processes and Systems Laboratory II  
    ISYE 4200 Design and Analysis of Work Systems
    ISYE 4220 Optimization Algorithms and Applications
    ISYE 4230 Quality Control
    ISYE 4240 Engineering Project Management
    ISYE 4250 Facilities Design and Industrial Logistics
    ISYE 4260 Human Performance Modeling and Support
    ISYE 4280 Decision Focused Systems Engineering
    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 ISY 6620.




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