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Industrial Engineering Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Industrial engineers are often thought of as "efficiency experts" for reducing costs and increasing throughput in a manufacturing setting. You’ll also find them in sales, hospitals, warehousing, distribution, construction, finance, retail and virtually any organization.

Academics

Fall
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering
    1
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course Elective
    3
17
Spring
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGR 102 Engineering Problem-Solving 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • PHYS 111 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course Elective
    3
17
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • Participate in the PRT cram

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Take a language course
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Attend the study abroad fair

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Exercise daily
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Take a writing or communications class

Academics

Fall
  • MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry or
    PHYS 112 General Physics
  • MAE 241 Statics Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • IENG 200 Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
  • IENG 220 Re-Engineering Management Systems Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
18
Spring
  • MATH 261 Elementary Differential Equations Exclamation Point
    4
  • MAE 243 Mechanics of Materials Exclamation Point
    3
  • IENG 213 Engineering Statistics Exclamation Point
    3
  • IENG 377 Engineering Economy Exclamation Point
    3
  • EE 221 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Exclamation Point
    3
  • EE 222 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
17
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Spend a day without technology
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Join a club sport team

Academics

Fall
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
  • IENG 301 Materials and Costing Exclamation Point
    1
  • IENG 314 Advanced Analysis of Engineering Data
    3
  • IENG 305 Introduction to Systems Engineering
    2
  • IENG 350 Introduction to Operations Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • IENG 360 Human Factors Engineering
    3
15
Spring
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • IENG 302 Manufacturing Processes Exclamation Point
    2
  • IENG 303 Manufacturing Processes Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • IENG 316 Industrial Quality Control
    3
  • IENG 331 Computer Applications in Industrial Engineering Exclamation Point
    3
  • IENG 343 Production Planning and Control Exclamation Point
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Join a student organization
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Take a class on healthy cooking

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • IENG Technical Elective
    3
  • IENG 445 Project Management for Engineers
    3
  • IENG 455 Simulation by Digital Methods
    3
  • IENG 471 Design of Productive Systems 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • Technical Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • IENG 472 Design of Productive Systems 2
    3
  • IENG Technical Elective
    3
  • IENG 446 Plant Layout/Material Handling
    3
  • MAE Elective
    3
  • Technical Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Become a leadWELL Trainer
  • Join an intramural team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

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