Degree Requirements & Course Catalog

To earn a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering a student must complete a prescribed curriculum including a minimum of 45 hours at course level of 300 or above, and earn a 2.0 GPA for all courses applied to the degree and a 2.0 cumulative GPA for all resident graded courses taken at Kansas State University. 

The total credit hour requirement for the degree is 127 hours.  Of those hours, 27 are engineering or professional electives giving students the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest.

Students who began their studies at K-State on or after the Summer 2011 term, as well as those who have opted for the K-State 8 general education program are required to take an additional nine hours to fullfil the degree and university requirement.

For those students who began under the UGE (University General Education) program and opted to keep this option, six hours that meet the Humanities and Social Science UGE electives is required for degree completion. 

All IMSE students are required to enroll in IMSE 015 - Engineering Assembly (0 credit hours) every semester.  Assembly meets the first Thursday of each month during the semester in Fiedler Auditorium. 

Program overview

Concurrent BS/MS

The industrial engineering department offers a concurrent B.S./M.S. degree program in which high-performing students can earn bachelor's and master's degrees at the same time.  Students choose between completing a thesis or pursing a course-work only option.

To qualify for the program, you must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 after completing 80 hours towards the industrial engineering degree.  Typically, it takes most graduates an additional year to complete the B.S./M.S. degree.

If you are interested in the B.S./M.S. program contact your advisor for additional information and application procedures.

Course Catalog

A full listing of courses offered by the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering department can be found in the Kansas State University course catalog.

Classes

IMSE Students Identify Classes with the Hardest Content

CHE352:

Structural Materials

IMSE 685:

Management Information Systems

MATH 220, 221, & 222:

Calculus I, II, & III

CHEM 210 & 230:

Chemistry I & II

IMSE 541:

Statistical Quality Control

MATH 551:

Applied Matrix Theory

CIS 209:

C Programming for Engineering

IMSE 560, 660, & 666:

Operations Research I, II, & III

PHYSICS 213 & 214:

Engineering Physics I & II

EECE 519:

Electric Circuits & Controls

IMSE 643:

Simulation

STAT 510 & 511:

Introductory Probability & Statistics I & II

 

IMSE Students Identify Classes with the Greatest Time Commitment

CHEM 230:

Chemistry II

IMSE 560, 660, & 666:

Operations Research I, II, & III

IMSE 643:

Simulation

CIS 209:

C Programming for Engineering

IMSE 580:

Manufacturing Systems Design & Analysis

MATH 220, 221, & 222:

Calculus I, II, & III

ENGL 415:

Written Communication for Engineers

IMSE 610:

Occupational Safety Engineering

ME 212:

Engineering Graphics

IMSE 541:

Statistical Quality Control

IMSE 623: Industrial Ergonomics

PHYSICS 213 & 214:

Engineering Physics I & II

Study Aids

Study Rooms
    • IE Library Rm 235 Durland Hall is available to all IE Students
    • Rms 1082 - 1088 Fiedler Hall can be checked out through 1042 Rathbone Hall
    • Rms 1061 - 1068 Rathbone Hall are available to anyone as long as a class in not scheduled
Old Tests
    • Tests for most general classes (i.e. Calculus) can be found at the Reserves Desk on the main floor in Hale Library.
    • Make a friend with a few older IEs so after they have finished most classes you can study from their old tests.
Hale Library
    • Multiple quiet spaces here. Take advantage.
Fielder Library
    • Good place to study with classmates, especially if you are going to need access to computers.