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    Industrial and Systems Engineering

    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.

    About This Major


    Industrial and systems engineering prepares students for industrial practice in product design, process design, plant operation, production control, quality control, facilities planning, work system analysis and evaluation, 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 economics, operations research, statistics, 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 hours may be admitted on probation with successful petition.

    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


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

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    Critical Tracking

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

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

    Semester 1

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
    • 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking coursework for semesters 1-5
    • Complete 1 of 7 critical-tracking courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts: COP 2271, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302, PHY 2048, PHY 2049

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical tracking course with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical tracking courses with minimum grades of C in each course within two attempts

    Semester 4

    • Complete 3 additional critical tracking courses with minimum grades of C in each course within two attempts

    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. Students are required to complete HUM 2305 The Good Life (GE-H) in semester 1 or 2.

    Semester 1 Credits
    If you do not place out of ENC 1101, take it in the fall.
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1 (GE-P) or
    CHM 2095 Chemistry for Engineers 1
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (GE-P) 1
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (GE-S) 1 4
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE-M) 4
    Humanities (GE-H) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (GE-S) 1 4
    ENC 3254 Professional Communication for Engineers (GE-C) 3
    HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ 3​
    MAC 2312 Geometry and Calculus 2 (GE-M) 4
    Total 14
    Semester 3 Credits
    EML 2023 Computer Aided Graphics and Design or
    CGN 2328 Technical Drawing and Visualization
    MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (GE-M) 4
    PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (GE-P) 2 3
    PHY 2048L Physics with Calculus 1 Laboratory (GE-P) 2 1
    Humanities (GE-H) or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 14
    Semester 4 Credits
    COP 2271 Computer Programming for Engineers 2
    COP 2271L Computer Programming for Engineers Laboratory 1
    EIN 3101C Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering 5 2
    MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations 3
    PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 3
    PHY 2049L Physics with Calculus 2 Laboratory 1
    Financial Accounting 3
    Total 15
    Semester 5 Credits
    EGM 2511 Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3
    EIN 4354 Engineering Economy 5 3
    ESI 4327C Matrix and Numerical Methods in Systems Engineering 5 4
    STA 4321 Introduction to Probability 5 3
    Total 13
    Semester 6 Credits
    EIN 4365 Facilities Planning and Material Handling 5 3
    ESI 4221C Industrial Quality Control 5 3
    ESI 4312 Operations Research 1 5 3
    STA 4322 Introduction to Statistics Theory 5 3
    Total 12
    Semester 7 Credits
    EIN 3314C Work Design and Human Factors 5 3
    Technical elective 3 3
    Total 6
    Semester 8 Credits
    EIN 4401 Lean Production Systems 5 3
    EMA 3010 Materials 3
    ESI 4313 Operations Research 2 5 3
    ESI 4356 Decision Support Systems for Industrial and Systems Engineers 5 3
    Total 12
    Semester 9 Credits
    EIN 4321 Industrial Energy Management or
    EML 3100 Thermodynamics
    EIN 4343 Inventory and Supply Chain Systems 5 3
    ESI 4523 Industrial Systems Simulation 5 3
    Technical elective 3/4 3
    Total 12
    Semester 10 Credits
    EEL 3003 Elements of Electrical Engineering 3
    EIN 4335 Senior Design Project 4/5 3
    ESI 4357 Web-based Decision Support Systems for Industrial and Systems Engineers 5 3
    Technical elective 3 3
    Total 12
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    1 Acceptable courses in economics: ECO 2013 and 2023 or the single course ECO 3101. These courses satisfy general education social and behavioral sciences requirements. Students should complete EIN 4354 and ESI 4312 before taking ECO 3101. Admission to ECO 3101 may require instructor approval. If ECO 3101 is taken, one credit accrues to technical elective.

    2 Students with deficient backgrounds in physics should first take a lower-level course such as PHY 2020. After successful remediation, they can begin the physics sequence: PHY 2048/2048L and PHY 2049/2049L.

    3 The curriculum requires nine technical elective credits. Students should select technical electives that are related to one another and provide expertise in an ISE concentration area. Several minors provide such concentrations; information is available in 371 Weil.

    4 Students should participate in the Integrated Product and Process Design (IPPD) program, which requires six hours of coursework and is offered as a sequence of two 3-credit courses during fall and spring of the senior year. Multidisciplinary teams of engineering students work closely with an industry liaison engineer to design a new product or process for an industry sponsor. The first of these courses is an approved substitute for three credits of technical electives; the second course is an approved substitute for the capstone design course (senior project) EIN 4335.

    5 Minimum grade of C is required. A grade of C- will not satisfy the requirement.

    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 business. The industrial and systems engineering curriculum does not require certain courses that are necessary for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, which is also known as the Engineer Intern exam, and is a prerequisite for pursuing Professional Engineer certification.

    Students preparing for the FE exam should select a set of technical electives that properly prepare them for this exam, such as EGM 3520 Mechanics of Materials and EGM 3400 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics. Students should not substitute EIN 4321 Industrial Energy Management for EML 3007 Thermodynamics.

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majors: industrial-and-systems-engineering