Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Industrial and Systems Engineering deals with the optimization of complex processes or systems. It typically focuses on the development, improvement, implementation, and evaluation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, materials, etc. Industrial and systems engineering often relies on, among others, the analysis and synthesis of mathematical, physical, social sciences, and the principles and methods of engineering design to specify, predict, and evaluate results from such systems or processes.

This is an archived copy of the 2021-2022 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.ufl.edu.

About this Program

To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

Department Information

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering strives to be a resource for comprehensive ISE education and research training; a department with research thrusts and coursework covering a breadth of disciplines; a department making use of advanced computing technology, cutting-edge programming languages, social media, data mining, AI, etc. to best support needs, interests, and training of students.
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 Curriculum

Industrial and systems engineering prepares students for industrial practice in process design, efficiency planning with technical operation research component, data analytics for Industry 4.0, human and systems analysis, production and quality control and economic analysis of operational systems.

Students are prepared to use engineering principles to solve problems that require a quantitative basis for decision making and the application of operations research, statistics, economics, mathematics and engineering analysis, with dependence on the computer. The curriculum also provides the preparation necessary for graduate study.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to the undergraduate program are an overall 2.5 grade point average and a 2.5 grade point average in the designated pre-engineering technical courses. Students who have not met these requirements at 60 credits may be admitted on probation with successful petition.

Department Requirements

Students must complete each required course with a minimum grade of C in at most three attempts. Grades of H, I, N, U, and W are considered attempts. Registration cancelled for non-payment is also considered an attempt.

The discipline-specific courses offered by the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department fall into two distinct categories:

  1. ISE Core
  2. Restricted Electives

The courses in the ISE Core cover the fundamentals of Industrial and Systems Engineering and introduce students to different sub-disciplines within the profession. These courses provide the essential knowledge necessary for every graduating engineer in ISE and therefore are required for all students.

In addition, the ISE core lays the foundation for different focus areas within the field represented by restricted electives. These courses prepare students to make an informed decision when selecting a specific ISE area (within the restricted electives) in which they would like to focus.

Restricted Electives

In order to facilitate an in-depth study of specific areas within the ISE discipline, the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering offers restricted electives in:

  1. Operations Research and Data Analytics
  2. Human Systems Engineering
  3. Production and Logistics

Grouping of courses into these areas (sets of restricted electives) enable a layered approach, where a specific area is explored by several courses in a thorough and progressive fashion. This allows for not only exploration of topics at a deeper level but also employment of application-focused teaching techniques.

Students must select one of the restricted elective areas listed above. The deadline to make the selection is one week before the start of advance registration preceding the student’s final semester. Students are always encouraged to discuss their decisions with their advisors.

There are two graduation requirements associated with respect to restricted electives:

Depth Requirement

Students must take at least three (3) courses in their selected area. Since some of the courses may have pre-requisites from the same area, course planning must be done carefully to ensure timely graduation.

Breadth Requirement

Students must take at least one (1) course from each of the other two areas. Since most restricted elective courses are offered once a year, course planning must be done carefully to optimize scheduling.

Educational Objectives

The objective of the industrial and systems engineering program is to produce graduates who:

  • will be successful professionals in industrial and systems engineering or other disciplines
  • can acquire advanced knowledge through continuing education or advanced degree programs
  • can become active leaders in their profession and/or community

Mission

The mission of the undergraduate program is to provide a top quality, state-of-the-art education and student research training in industrial and systems engineering and to foster leading-edge instruction and cutting edge research. The program seeks national recognition by peer institutions and key employers of industrial and systems engineering graduates.

Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for progress toward each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

Semester 1

Semester 2

  • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grades of C within two attempts
  • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 3

  • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C within two attempts
  • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 4

  • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C within two attempts
  • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 5

  • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C within two attempts
  • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 6

  • Complete ESI 4356 and ESI 4523
  • Complete 2 additional required courses
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 7

  • Complete 2 restricted ISE electives
  • Complete 2 additional required courses
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 8

  • Complete all remaining required ISE courses
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
Quest 1 (Gen Ed Humanities) 1,2 3
Select one: 3
General Chemistry 1 (State Core Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 1  
Chemistry for Engineers 1 1  
CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 1 1
ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing (State Core Gen Ed Composition; Writing Requirement: 6,000 words) 1 3
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (Critical Tracking; State Core Gen Ed Mathematics) 1,3 4
State Core Gen Ed Humanitieswith Diversity or International, Writing Requirement: 6,000 words 1,2 3
 Credits17
Semester Two
Quest 2 (Gen Ed Physical or Biological Sciences OR Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences) 1,2 3
EGN 2020C Engineering Design & Society (Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 1 2
ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (State Core Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences) 1,2 4
PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 1,3,4 3
MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Mathematics) 1,3 4
 Credits16
Semester Three
COP 2271
2271L
Computer Programming for Engineers
and Computer Programming for Engineers Laboratory (Critical Tracking; VB .NET) 1,3
3
MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Mathematics) 1,3 4
ENC 3246 Professional Communication for Engineers (Gen Ed Composition; Writing Requirement: 6,000 words) 1 3
MAS 3114 Computational Linear Algebra 1,3 3
PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 (Critical Tracking) 1,3,4 3
 Credits16
Semester Four
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics 1 4
EGM 2511 Engineering Mechanics: Statics 1 3
EIN 3354 Engineering Economy 1 3
ESI 3327C Matrix and Numerical Methods in Systems Engineering 1,3 3
Select one: 3
Technical Drawing and Visualization 1  
Computer Aided Graphics and Design 1  
 Credits16
Semester Five
EGS 4034 Engineering Ethics and Professionalism 1 1
EIN 3241 Human Factors & Ergonomics 1 1 3
ESI 3215C Data Anal. for Indus. Apps. 1 4
ESI 3312 Operations Research 1 1 3
Engineering elective 6 3
 Credits14
Semester Six
EIN 4451 Lean Production Systems 1 3
ESI 4313 Operations Research 2 1 3
ESI 4356 Decision Support Systems for Industrial and Systems Engineers (Critical Tracking) 1 4
ESI 4523 Industrial Systems Simulation 1 3
Engineering elective 6 3
 Credits16
Semester Seven
Restricted elective (Breadth) 7 3
Restricted elective (Depth; Critical Tracking) 7 3
Restricted elective (Depth/Breadth; Critical Tracking) 7 3
Technical elective 5 3
Financial accounting course 1 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
EIN 4335 Senior Design Project 1,8 3
Restricted elective (Depth) 7 3
Restricted elective (Breadth/Depth) 7 3
Technical elective 5 3
General elective 5 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits125

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Preparation

Approximately 10 percent of the members of the Institute of Industrial Engineers pursue a professional engineer (PE) license. A PE license is especially desirable for engineers who want to start their own businesses. The industrial and systems engineering curriculum does not require certain courses that are necessary for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam (also known as the Engineer Intern exam). The latter is also a prerequisite for pursuing a professional engineer license.

Students preparing for the FE exam should choose a set of technical electives that properly prepare them for this exam, such as EGM 3520 and EGM 3400 / EGM 3401.


ISE Courses

EGN 4912Engineering Directed Independent Research1-3
EIN 4905Special Problems in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Design of Experiments)3
EIN 4905Special Problems in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Honors Intro to Financial Engineering)3
EIN 4905Special Problems in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Data Mining)3
EIN 4905Special Problems in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Models and Methods for Health Systems Engineering)3
EIN 4905Special Problems in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Occupational Safety)3
EIN 4912Integrated Product and Process Design 13
EIN 4944Practical Work in Industrial and Systems Engineering1-3
EGN 4641Engineering Entrepreneurship3
EGN 4643Engineering Innovation3
EGS 4038Engineering Leadership3
EGS 4625Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management3
ISE Restricted elective3

Restricted Electives

EIN 4210Occupational Safety Engineering3
EIN 4242CWorkplace Ergonomics and Biomechanics3
EIN 4245Human Factors Applications3
EIN 4343Inventory and Supply Chain Systems3
EIN 4360CFacility Planning and Work Design4
ESI 4221CIndustrial Quality Control3
ESI 4317Advanced Topics in Operations Research3
ESI 4610Introduction to Data Analytics3
ESI 4611Advanced Data Analytics3

Other Courses

CAP 4621Artificial Intelligence and Heuristics3
CDA 3101Introduction to Computer Organization3
CEN 3031Introduction to Software Engineering3
CEN 4072Software Testing and Verification3
CIS 4301Information and Database Systems 13
COP 3530Data Structures and Algorithm3
COP 4600Operating Systems3
COT 3100Applications of Discrete Structures3
ECO 3101Intermediate Microeconomics (Only counts as 1 credit of tech)4
ECO 3203Intermediate Macroeconomics (Only counts as 1 credit of tech)4
ECO 4400Game Theory and Applications4
EEE 3308CElectronic Circuits 14
EEL 3701CDigital Logic and Computer Systems4
EEL 3135Introduction to Signals and Systems4
EES 3008Energy and Environment3
EGM 3520Mechanics of Materials3
EGM 3400Elements of Dynamics (Will not count if receiving tech credit for EGM 3401)2
EGM 3401Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics (Will not count if receiving tech credit for EGM 3400)3
EGM 4590Biodynamics3
EGM 4592Bio-Solid Mechanics3
EML 4321Manufacturing Engineering3
FIN 3403Business Finance4
FIN 4243Debt and Money Markets4
FIN 4504Equity and Capital Markets4
FIN 4414Financial Management4
GIS 3072CGeographic Information Systems3
ISM 3004Computing in the Business Environment4
ISM 4113Business Systems Design and Applications2
ISM 4210Database Management2
ISM 4220Business Data Communications 12
ISM 4221Business Data Communications 22
MAA 4211Advanced Calculus 13
MAA 4212Advanced Calculus 23
MAA 4226Introduction to Modern Analysis 13
MAA 4227Introduction to Modern Analysis 23
MAA 4402Functions of a Complex Variable3
MAD 4203Introduction to Combinatorics 13
MAD 4204Introduction to Combinatorics 23
MAR 3023Principles of Marketing4
MAS 4301Abstract Algebra 13
MAS 4302Abstract Algebra 23
MHF 3202Sets and Logic3
PKG 3103Food Packaging3
PKG 4101CComputer Tools for Packaging3
STA 4183Theory of Interest3
STA 4210Regression Analysis3
STA 4211Design of Experiments3
STA 4222Sample Survey Design3
STA 4502Nonparametric Statistical Methods3
STA 4504Categorical Data Analysis3
STA 4702Multivariate Statistical Methods3
STA 4712Introduction to Survival Analysis3
STA 4853Introduction to Time Series and Forecasting3
SUR 3103CGeomatics3
TTE 4004CTransportation Engineering4
TTE 4106Urban Transportation Planning3
TTE 4201Traffic Engineering3
TTE 4300Transportation Systems Analysis3

Industrial and systems engineering prepares students for industrial practice in process design, efficiency planning with technical operation research component, data analytics for Industry 4.0, human systems analysis, production and quality control, quality control, and economic analysis of operational systems. Students will be prepared to use engineering principles to solve problems that require a quantitative basis for decision making and the application of data analytics, production and logistics, and human systems for economics, operations research, statistics, mathematics and engineering analysis, with significant digital impact.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

ABET EAC Program Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes, and Enrollment and Graduation Numbers can be found on the college website.

Before Graduating Students Must

  • Pass an assessment by two or more faculty and/or industry practitioners of performance on a major design experience.
  • Pass assessment in two courses of individual assignments targeted to each learning outcome. Assessment will be provided by the instructor of the course according to department standards.
  • Complete an exit interview in your final semester.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

Students in the Major Will Learn to

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Content

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.

Critical Thinking

  1. Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

Communication

  1. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

Curriculum Map

I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

Courses SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4
EGN 2020C I I I I
COP 2271 and COP 2271L I
MAS 3114 I
ESI 3215C R I
EIN 3241 R A I
ESI 3312 A I
ESI 3327C I
EIN 3354 I
ESI 4313 R I
EIN 4335 A A A A
ESI 4356 R R R R
EIN 4451 R R
ESI 4523 R A R

Assessment Types

  • Instructor's outcome scorecards
  • Senior design project evaluations
  • Additional assessments include:
    • Exit interviews
    • Co-op/internship evaluations
    • Alumni survey