Industrial Engineering - BS

The four-year curriculum in industrial engineering at Texas A&M is designed to provide students with a solid basis in mathematics and science, as well as in engineering economics, manufacturing systems, production and inventory control, operations research, quality engineering, simulation, human factors and informatics. The program culminates with a senior design course in which students apply principles and knowledge acquired through the curriculum to an actual industrial problem.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, multidisciplinary engineering technology, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, and petroleum engineering. The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering in that students take CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112. Biomedical Engineering also requires a two semester sequence of chemistry courses consisting of CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112.  Students pursuing degrees in biological and agricultural engineering should refer to the specific curriculum for this major. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric 13
ENGR 111Foundations of Engineering I 12
MATH 151Engineering Mathematics I 1,24
PHYS 218Mechanics 14
University Core Curriculum 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
CHEM 107General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,43
CHEM 117General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 11
ENGR 112Foundations of Engineering II 12
MATH 152Engineering Mathematics II 14
PHYS 208Electricity and Optics 14
University Core Curriculum 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 33

A grade of C or better is required.


Entering students will be given a math placement exam. Test results will be used in selecting the appropriate starting course which may be at a higher or lower level.


Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum electives, 3 must be from creative arts (for Industrial Distribution this is 3 hours from language, philosophy and culture, see IDIS curriculum for more information), 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from American history, and 6 from government/political science. The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the creative arts, social and behavioral sciences (for Industrial Distribution this is language, philosophy and culture), and American history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses.


BMEN and CHEN require 8 hours of freshman chemistry, which may be satisfied by CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112; Credit by Examination (CBE) for CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 plus CHEM 102/CHEM 112; or 8 hours of CBE for CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112.

Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
MATH 251Engineering Mathematics III 3
STAT 211Principles of Statistics I 3
MMET 181Manufacturing and Assembly Processes I 3
CSCE 206Structured Programming in C 4
ISEN 210Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering Design 4
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
MATH 304Linear Algebra 3
ISEN 230Informatics for Industrial Engineers 3
MEEN 221Statics and Particle Dynamics 3
MEEN 222/MSEN 222Materials Science 3
ENGL 210Technical and Business Writing 3
University Core Curriculum 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours18
Third Year
ISEN 310Uncertainty Modeling for Industrial Engineering 3
ISEN 320Operations Research I 3
MATH 308Differential Equations 3
ECEN 215Principles of Electrical Engineering 3
ISEN 330Human Systems Interaction 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
ISEN 340Operations Research II 3
ISEN 350Quality Engineering 3
ISEN 355System Simulation 3
ISEN 370Production Systems Engineering 3
University Core Curriculum 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Technical electives 59
University Core Curriculum 36
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
ISEN 460Capstone Senior Design 3
ENGR 482/PHIL 482Ethics and Engineering 3
Technical electives 59
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 95

A total of 18 hours of technical electives is required, of which 12 hours must be industrial engineering courses. The choice of courses to be taken must be made in consultation with the student’s advisor and/or the Industrial Engineering Advising Office.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering requires a grade of C or better for required industrial engineering (ISEN) courses. If a course is repeated, only the most recent grade is used in fulfilling this requirement.

Total Program Hours 128