Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

The principal strength of the academic program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BS IE) is its blend of mathematics, physical sciences and business applications. The methodology foundation is built on probability, optimization, statistics, computing, economics, and psychology. The program features a unique concentration system that allows students to get a broad industrial engineering education and to specialize in areas such as Economic and Financial Systems, Operations Research, Statistics with Quality, Supply Chain Engineering and General Industrial Engineering. This blend produces the flexibility that is inherent in the field of industrial and systems engineering, and that affords BSIE graduates a wide array of career options. Our graduates are constantly looking for ways to make anything in life work better, more efficiently and more productively.

Program Educational Objectives

The Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering expects our graduates (in 3 to 6 years):

  1. to become successful Industrial Engineers;
  2. to take leadership in their endeavors;
  3. to be self-learners and starters;
  4. to succeed in professional and educational advancement.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering - Cooperative Plan

The Co-op Program enhances the student's education, employability and earnings potential. For more details, visit co-op pages from Georgia Tech's co-op Website.

  1. Co-op courses are designated in the schedule of classes as co-op. All students interested in registering for this course(s) must have been accepted into the co-op Program. Students must have met with their co-op advisor to be issued a permit to register for restricted course(s). Students must register for the co-op course every semester they are at work in order to receive credit for the work term.
  2. Students who are in the Co-op Program (U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents) and are returning to work should automatically receive a permit but are advised to remain in close contact with their co-op advisor.
  3. International students must receive work authorization from the Office of International Education prior to each work term before a course registration permit will be issued.
  4. Neither co-op nor internship courses count for credit towards the industrial engineering degree; however, successful completion of the Co-op Program leads to a degree designator.

For more details, visit the Division of Professional Practice.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering - International Plan

The Georgia Tech International Plan is designed to prepare graduates to develop significant global competence. Many Industrial Engineers work in consulting companies, supply chain, economic decision systems, etc. Global perspectives are very important. The significant global competence will give them an additional advantage on the job market and on the jobs.

The major components of International Plan include

  1. Twenty six weeks of international experience (work, research or study)
  2. Foreign language requirements. This can be satisfied by oral proficiency measured tested by an exam by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The foreign language requirement can also be satisfied by course work. It means the passing of two 2XXX level language classes.
  3. Three internationally oriented courses plus an addendum in the capstone design on international perspective.

For more details of the International Plan, including application materials, visit the Office of International Education. Please also see The International Plan Option in ISyE.