Industrial Engineering and Management

Major Requirements

Major: Industrial Engineering & Management

Degree Type: B.S.I.E.Mgt.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 130

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 30 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
  6. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  7. Students presenting transfer credit must meet the NDSU residence credits and the minimum upper level credit. Of the 30 credits earned in residence, a minimum of 15 semester credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above, and 15 semester credits must be in the student’s curricula for their declared major.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

Category C: Communication12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Category R: Quantitative Reasoning 3
Category S: Science and Technology 10
Category A: Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Category B: Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Category W: Wellness 2
Category D: Cultural Diversity *†
Category G: Global Perspectives *†
Total Credits39

Courses for category D & G are satisfied by completing D & G designated courses in another general education category.

General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.

Major Requirements

Industrial Engineering & Management Core Requirements
IME 111Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering3
IME 311Work/Station Design and Measurement3
IME 330Manufacturing Processes3
IME 440Engineering Economy3
IME 450Systems Engineering and Management3
IME 456Program and Project Management3
IME 460Evaluation of Engineering Data3
IME 461Quality Assurance and Control3
IME 470Operations Research I3
IME 472Simulation of Business and Industrial Systems3
IME 480Production and Inventory Control3
IME 482Automated Manufacturing Systems3
IME 485Industrial and Manufacturing Facility Design3
IME 489Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Capstone3
MATH 129Basic Linear Algebra3
MATH 165Calculus I (May satisfy general education category R)4
MATH 166Calculus II4
MATH 259Multivariate Calculus3
MATH 266Introduction to Differential Equations3
ME 212Fundamentals of Visual Communication for Engineers3
ME 221Engineering Mechanics I3
ME 222Engineering Mechanics II3
CHEM 121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S)
CHEM 122General Chemistry II (May satisfy general education category S)3
ENGL 321Writing in the Technical Professions (May satisfy general education category C)3
ENGR 327Ethics, Engineering, and Technology3
PHYS 252
University Physics II
and University Physics II Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S)
Industrial Engineering and Management Electives
Computer Science Electives: Select one of the following:3
Visual BASIC
Computer Science Problem Solving
Computer Science I
Computing Fundamentals in Python I
Introduction to Computing
Programming Language: Any programming language course must be approved by your adviser.
Engineering Science Electives: Select 12 credits from the following:
CE 309Fluid Mechanics3
ME 223Mechanics of Materials3
ME 350Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer3
Select one of the following:3-4
Circuit Analysis I
Digital Design
Electrical Engineering I
Technical Electives: Select 9 credits from the following:9
Welding Technology
CAD/CAM for Manufacturing
Human Factors Engineering
Packaging for Electronics
Process Engineering
Production Engineering
Composite Materials Manufacturing
Methods for Precision Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing
Plastics and Polymer Processing in Manufacturing
Logistics Engineering and Management
Hospital Management Engineering
Total Quality In Industrial Management
Reliability Engineering
Reliability Analysis
Introduction to Machine Learning
Only one of the following 5 courses may be counted as a technical elective.
International Business
Business Law I-Contracts, Property and Torts
Foundations of Management
Foundations of Marketing
Management Information Systems
Total Credits110-111

Degree Requirements and Notes  

  • Grades less than ‘C’ will not be accepted for required courses in CHEM, MATH, and PHYS.
  • Students may request approval for other 300-400 level engineering or related courses to be approved as technical electives. To request approval, a student should submit a memo to the IME Department indicating the course of interest and why the course should be approved as a technical elective. This memo will be reviewed by the IME Department Chair for approval. 

  • 300-400 level BUSN courses require at least junior standing and a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA.

Accelerated subplan:

ACCT 200
ACCT 201
Elements of Accounting I
and Elements of Accounting II
3 or 6
or ACCT 102 Fundamentals of Accounting
ECON 201
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics
and Principles of Macroeconomics
3 or 6
or ECON 105 Elements of Economics
FIN 320Principles of Finance3
IME 640Engineering Economy (in place of IME 440; cannot take as 4 credits)3
IME 656Program and Project Management (in place of IME 456)3
IME 670Operations Research I (in place of IME 470)3
IME 672Simulation of Business and Industrial Systems (in place of IME 472)3
IME 680Production and Inventory Control (in place of IME 480)3
MGMT 320Foundations of Management (take as tech elective for IE&M major)3
MRKT 320Foundations of Marketing (take as tech elective for IE&M major)3
STAT 330Introductory Statistics (or IME 460)3
Total Credits33-39

Degree Requirements and notes

  • To be eligible for the accelerated program, students must complete 60 credits and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply to the graduate school.

Minor Requirements

Minor: Industrial Engineering & Management

Required Credits: 18

Required Courses
IME 111Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering3
IME 311Work/Station Design and Measurement3
Electives: Select 12 credits from the following: 12
Systems Engineering and Management
Logistics Engineering and Management
Hospital Management Engineering
Program and Project Management
Quality Assurance and Control
Total Quality In Industrial Management
Reliability Engineering
Introduction to Machine Learning
Operations Research I
Simulation of Business and Industrial Systems
Production and Inventory Control
Automated Manufacturing Systems
Industrial and Manufacturing Facility Design
Total Credits18

Minor Requirements and Notes

  • A minimum of 9 credits must be taken at NDSU.
  • 9 of the 18 credits for this minor must be unique and cannot count toward requirements in the student's engineering major.
  • Only students majoring in an engineering discipline or with department permission agricultural or physical science majors may elect a minor in Industrial Engineering & Management.