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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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.

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Certificate in Integrated Risk Management

Gain advanced understanding of risk, economics, finance and management with a new Certificate in Integrated Risk Management program, offered by the K-State Center for Risk Management Education and Research in coordination with the IMSE department and the department of finance.

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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.