BSE in Industrial & Systems Engineering

The University of Michigan Dearborn is on a semester system. The students pursuing the BSE degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering follow the curriculum that was approved by the faculty in 2014 and took into effect starting Fall 2015. 

The 128 credit hours required to finish the degree include at least 21 credit hours of distribution requirements that include courses in English Composition, Economics, Humanities, Behavioral Sciences, and Social Sciences. It also includes 50 credit hours of basic preparation courses that include courses in Basic Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. The remaining 54 credit hours are in professional Industrial and Systems Engineering, 41 of which are in required courses and the other 13 credit hours are in elective courses depending on the interest of the student.

Curriculum Requirements

Please note that beginning in Fall 2015, all freshmen must follow the Dearborn Discovery Core (DDC) requirements. 

Curriculum requirement sheets and sample course sequences are available through the Office of Advising and Academic Success:

  • Area I: Distribution Requirements (24 Credits)

    COMP 105, Composition I (3)

    COMP 270, Technical Writing for Engineers  I (3)

    ECON 201 Macroeconomics (3)

    Two courses in the humanities, from specified choices (6)

    Two courses in the behavioral/social sciences, from the specified choices (6)

    Two of the courses above, in the Humanities Area OR the Behavioral/ Social Sciences Area OR ECON must be in the same academic discipline and al least one of them 300 -or 400- level.

    One course, 100 to 400 level from the Humanities or Behavioral Sciences Area OR one IMSE 300/400-level course. (3)

  • Area II: Basic Preparation Requirements (50 Credits)

    ENGR 100, Introduction to Engineering (2)

    ENGR 126, Engineering Computer Graphics (2)


    MATH 115, Calculus I (4)

    MATH 116, Calculus II (4)

    MATH 205, Calculus III for Engineers (3)

    MATH 216, Differential Equations (3)

    MATH 217, Matrix Algebra (2) 

    Chemistry, (Anatomy/Physiology), and Physics

    CHEM 144, Chemistry I (4)

    CHEM 146, Chemistry II or BIO 103 (4)

    PHYS 150, Physics I (4)

    PHYS 151, Physics II (4)

    Core Engineering Courses

    ENGR 100, Introduction to Engineering and Computers (2)

    ENGR 126, Engineering Computer Graphics (2)

    ENGR 250, Principles of Engineering Materials (3)

    IMSE 255, C Programming (30

    ME 265, Applied Mechanics or ME 260, Design Stress Analysis (4)

    ECE 305, Introduction to Electrical-Engineering (4)

  • Area III: Professional Requirements (41 Credits)

    IMSE 3005, Introduction to Operations Research (4)

    IMSE 317, Engineering Probability and Statistics (3)

    IMSE 382, Manufacturing Processes I (4) 

    IMSE 421, Engineering Economy and Decision Analysis (3) 

    IMSE 4425, Human Factors and Ergonomics (4) 

    IMSE 4745, Facilities Design (4) 

    IMSE 4585, Simulation in Systems Design (4) 

    IMSE 4675, Six Sigma & Statistical Process Improvement (4)

    IMSE 4795, Production, Inventory Control, Lean Manufacturing (4) 

    ENGR 400, Applied Business Techniques for Engineers (3) 

    IMSE 4951, Design Project I (2) 

    IMSE 4952, Design Project II (2)

  • Area IV: Technical, Professional and Freel Electives (13 Credits)

    The students are also required to take a minimum of additional 13 credit hours (including at most 3 credits of general electives) in technical and professional electives with the approval of the faculty advisor. These courses can be from IMSE, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences or from a selected set of courses from College of Business. Some of these courses are:

    IMSE 351, Data Structures (3)       

    IMSE 381, Industrial Robots (4)

    IMSE 453, Data Communications & Distributed Processing (4)

    IMSE 456, Introduction to Data Base Systems (4)

    IMSE 4545, Information System Design (4)

    IMSE 4815, Manufacturing Processes II (4)

    IMSE 4825, Industrial Controls (4)

    IMSE 4835, Computer Aided Process Design & Manufacturing (4)

    IMSE 486, Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (3)

    ACC 298, Financial Accounting (3)

    ACC 299, Managerial Accounting (3)

    ENT 400, Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)

    HRM 405, Human Resource Policy & Administration (3)

    LE 452, The Legal Environment for Business (3)

    OB 354, Behavior in Organizations (3)

    OB 401, Management Skill Development (3)

    OB 402, Organizational Change & Development (3)

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex (HPEC)
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