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College of Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Emphasis Areas and Specializations in Industrial Engineering

The elective programs contained within the industrial engineering curriculum allow a student to gain broader understanding in an area where industrial engineering skills are commonly applied.

The School of Industrial Engineering recognizes the following emphasis areas for which suggested courses have been identified:

 Financial Engineering.

Healthcare Engineering.

 Human Factors.


Operations Research.

Production and Management Systems.

A student interested in a particular emphasis area will consult with an academic advisor to select appropriate courses of interest. Students are not required to select a particular emphasis area to complete their degree, and the emphases are not transcripted.

In addition, the School of Industrial Engineering has a specialization in software engineering. The software engineering specialization requires coursework, team projects and internship experience to complete the program. Coursework and projects allow the student to focus on elements of software engineering such as software design, quality assurance and process management, among others. Upon completion of the program, the specialization will be recorded on the student's transcript.