Dec 07, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 [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 Core Elective I Credit Hours: 4


  • HASS Core Elective II Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


  • HASS Core Elective III Credit Hours: 4

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:

  • HASS Core 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 Core Elective V Credit Hours: 4
  • Management Elective I Credit Hours: 4

​(See footnote 4 below)

Fourth Year


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


  • Technical Elective IV Credit Hours:3
    (See footnote 7 below)
  • Free Elective II Credit Hours: 4
  • 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 must take 4-credit course hours in one or more of these areas ASTR, BCBP, BIOL, CHEM, ERTH, MATH, IENV, 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. For a list of courses that satisfy the Professional Development - Technical Issues & Solution requirement, refer to the link “Professional Development Courses” on the Registrar’s “Academic Planning” webpage. It should be completed before the capstone design course.
  6. This course is only offered in the fall semester.
  7. IME majors must complete 12 credits of technical electives from the following list.  A minimum of 6 credits must be in engineering (i.e., have an ISYE, ENGR, or other engineering discipline prefix).  Note that not all courses are offered every year

      CSCI 4250 Frontiers of Network Science 

ECON 4570 Econometrics

ECSE 1010 Intro to Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

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 & Systems Laboratory I

ENGR 4720 Manufacturing Processes & 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 & Industrial Logistics

ISYE 4260 Human Performance Modeling and Support 

ISYE 4280 Decision Focused Systems Engineering

ISYE 4300 Complex Systems Models for Industrial & Systems Engineering

ISYE 4310 Ethics of Modeling for Indus. & Systems Eng

ISYE 4320 Theory of Scheduling  

ISYE 4330 Design of Experiments

ISYE 4360 Applied Data Science  

ISYE 4340  Cyber-Physical Systems    
ISYE 4350 Systems Engineering and Social Media    

ISYE 4760 Mathematical Statistics  

ISYE 4810 Computational Intelligence 

MANE 4330 Inventor’s Studio 3

MANE 2710 Thermodynamics 

PSYC  4310 Research Methods And Statistics II 

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.

  1. Students can elect to take MANE 2220 to satisfy this requirement.​
  2. Students can elect to take MANE 4220 to satisfy both ENGR 4010 and ISYE 4270.
  3. ISYE 4290 is only offered in the Spring and ISYE 4210 is only offered in the Fall.  Thus, depending on away semesters, when these two courses are taken can be swapped.




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