Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering - Advanced Studies in Operations Research and Statistics

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, and economics. The program features a unique concentration system that allows students to get a broad industrial engineering education and to specialize in areas such as

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):

  • to become successful Industrial Engineers;
  • to take leadership in their endeavors;
  • to be self-learners and starters;
  • to succeed in professional and educational advancement.
APPH 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
Core A - Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1552Integral Calculus 14
Core B - Institutional Options
CS 1301Introduction to Computing3
Core C - Humanities
Any HUM 6
Core D - Science, Math, & Technology
PHYS 2211Introductory Physics I4
PHYS 2212Introductory Physics II4
MATH 1551Differential Calculus 12
MATH 1553Introduction to Linear Algebra 1,2,32
or MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
or MATH 1564 Linear Algebra with Abstract Vector Spaces
Core E - Social Sciences
Select one of the following:3
The United States to 1877
The United States since 1877
American Government in Comparative Perspective
Government of the United States
American Constitutional Issues
ECON 2100Economic Analysis and Policy Problems3
PSYC 1101General Psychology3
Any SS3
Core F - Courses Related to Major
CS 2316Data Manipulation for Science and Industry3
CS 4400Introduction to Database Systems3
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus 1,24
or MATH 2550 Introduction to Multivariable Calculus
or MATH 2561 Honors Multivariable Calculus
MATH 2106Foundations of Mathematical Proof3
ISYE 3025Essentials of Engineering Economy1
Lab Science 54
Ethics Requirement 6
Environmental Requirement 7
Major Requirements
ACCT 2101Accounting I: Financial Accounting3
or MGT 3000 Accounting for Decision Making
MATH 3012Applied Combinatorics3
MATH 3406A Second Course in Linear Algebra3
ISYE 2027Probability with Applications3
ISYE 3030Basic Statistical Methods3
ISYE 3133Engineering Optimization3
ISYE 3232Stochastic Manufacturing and Service Systems3
ISYE 3044Simulation Analysis and Design3
ISYE 4031Regression and Forecasting3
ISYE 4106Senior Design4
Engineering Electives 8,9
Select one of the following:3
Digital System Design
Introduction to Signal Processing
Circuits and Electronics
and Instrumentation and Electronics Lab
Select 5 credits of the following: 105
Group 1
Thermodynamics and Compressible Flow
Conservation Principles in Biomedical Engineering
Systems Physiology
Chemical Process Principles
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I
Pulping and Chemical Recovery
Bleaching and Papermaking
Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
Environmental Engineering Principles
Construction Engineering and Management
Environmental Engineering Systems
Transportation Planning, Operations, and Design
Computer Organization and Programming
Machine Learning
Computability, Algorithms, and Complexity
Computational Problem Solving for Scientists and Engineers
Introduction to Computing for Data Analysis
Data and Visual Analytics
Digital System Design
Introduction to Signal Processing
Circuit Analysis
Mechanisms for Computing Systems
Computer Communications
Software Fundamentals for Engineering Systems
Circuits and Electronics
Instrumentation and Electronics Lab
Wireless Communications
Special Topics (Game Theory and Multiagent Systems)
Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
System Dynamics and Control
Introduction to Fluid and Thermal Engineering
Pulping and Chemical Recovery
Bleaching and Papermaking
Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials
Thermal and Transport Properties of Materials
Electrical, Optical and Magnetic Properties
Radiation Physics
Group 2 11
Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Wind Engineering
Composite Materials and Processes
Healthcare Design of the Future
Math Models in Biology
Biologically-Inspired Design
Problems in Biomedical Engineering II
Introduction to Biomechanics
Introduction to Biomaterials
Composite Materials and Processes
Intro to Microelectronics and Nanotechnology Revolution
Introduction to Coastal Engineering
Air Pollution Engineering
Composite Materials and Processes
Urban Transportation and Planning
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Digital Design Laboratory
Electronic Packaging Substrate Fabrication
Bio-Inspired Design
Mathematical Biology
Creative Decisions and Design
Experimental Methodology and Technical Writing
Biologically Inspired Design
Composite Materials and Processes
Materials Characterization
Introduction to Polymer/Fiber Enterprise
Introduction to Biomaterials
Electronic Packaging Substrate Fabrication
Composite Materials and Processing
Advanced Studies in Operations Research & Statistics Concentration 12
ISYE 8813Special Topics in Operations Research3
or MATH 4317 Analysis I
Select two of the following: 136
Advanced Optimization
Advanced Stochastic Systems
Optimization I: Linear Programming
Optimization II: Network Flows and Discrete Optimization
Optimization III: Nonlinear Programming
Stochastic Optimization
Stochastic Processes I
Theoretical Statistics
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Supply Chain Modeling: Logistics
Introduction to Supply Chain Modeling: Manufacturing and Warehousing
Special Topics (Cornerstone Modeling and Design)
Methods of Quality Improvement
Decision and Data Analytics
ISYE 4045
Adv Simulation
Advanced Supply Chain Logistics
ISYE 4134
Constraint Programming
Supply Chain Economics
Capital Investment Analysis
Energy, Efficiency, and Sustainability
Special Topics (Additive Manufacturing)
Special Topics (Advanced Manufacturing)
Special Topics (Decision Analysis and Risk Modeling)
Special Topics (Facility Layout and Warehousing)
Special Topics (Financial Data Analysis)
Special Topics (Health Systems Engineering)
Special Topics (Introduction to Machine Learning)
Special Topics (Online Learn/Decision Making)
Special Topics (Reliability Engineering)
Special Topics (Supply Chain Project)
Special Topics (Supply Chain Strategy)
Special Topics (Systems Design for IEs)
Free Electives 14
Free Electives11
Total Credit Hours128

Pass-fail only allowed for Free Electives, Humanities, and the Social Sciences elective.

Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.3 in the BSIE Major Requirements to graduate (Math beyond Calculus, BSIE required courses and concentration electives).

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 information about all of the programs in the Center for Career Discovery and Development, visit Center for Career Discovery and Development.

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.

BS/MS Program

A combined BS/MS program that will allow students to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Supply Chain Engineering. Contact the School of Industrial Engineering for more information.