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Background Information                              » As an operations analyst for an airline, an
A Career of Choices                                   industrial engineer may design a bar coding
The discipline of industrial engineering              system for identifying and transporting
focuses on the effective utilization of               passengers’ luggage to ensure it does not get
equipment, materials and personnel through            lost.
the development of mathematical models              » As a manufacturing engineer for an
and optimization techniques. This unique              automobile maker, industrial engineers may
engineering field distinguishes itself from oth-      improve assembly processes by designing
er engineering disciplines because it includes        and implementing more efficient work
the development of analytical methods and             methods.
techniques that concentrate on higher               » In a television manufacturing plant, industrial
productivity, and improved product and                engineers may change the tools workers use
service quality both in manufacturing and             to assemble televisions to reduce the risk of
service industries.                                   repetitive stress injuries.
                                                    » In an electronics distribution company,
Where IE Graduates Work                               industrial engineers may design an
Manufacturing, service and retail indus-              automated storage and retrieval system for
tries hire a significant number of industrial         fulfilling component orders.
engineers. Specific industries employing
industrial engineers include automobile             Job Outlook
manufacturers, electronics manufacturers,           The demand for industrial engineers is expected     Manufacturing       Company,      Mitsubishi
airlines, construction companies, banks, ship-      to increase as a response to growth in industry.    Caterpillar Forklift America Inc., Cameron,
ping, energy corporations and social services.      For students who sought employment in the           Piping Technology & Products Inc. and Igloo
                                                    region upon graduation from the University of       Products Inc.
An industrial engineer’s job is to figure           Houston Department of Industrial Engineering,
out how to do things better. They engineer          offers were higher than national averages.
processes and systems that improve quality                                                              some nationally recognized IEs
and productivity. Industrial engineers make                                                             Lee A. Iacocca
significant contributions to their employers        Industrial Engineering at uH                        Former Chairman and CEO of Chrysler
by saving money while making the workplace          The department of industrial engineering was
                                                                                                        Michael L. Eskew
better for fellow workers. In addition to           created in 1948. It is the only undergraduate
                                                                                                        Chairman and CEO of UPS
manufacturing, industrial engineers apply           industrial engineering program in the Houston
their skills in a variety of settings. Here are a   metropolitan area and it is also the only           Chad Holliday
few examples:                                       program in the southeast region of Texas that       Chairman and CEO of DuPont
                                                    awards a Ph.D. in industrial engineering. The
                                                                                                        Tom Landry
                                                    program has a favorable faculty to student
                                                                                                        Former Head Coach, Dallas Cowboys
                                                    ratio with only 20 to 30 students in higher-level
                                                    industrial engineering courses. This enables        Charles Armstrong
                                                    the faculty to provide individual attention         President of Seattle Mariners
                                                    to students both inside and outside of the          Nancy Currie
                                                    classroom. The department offers an ABET-           NASA Astronaut
                                                    accredited undergraduate degree in industrial
                                                    engineering. The curriculum is continuously         Rex J. Walheim
                                                    reviewed and improved in order to produce           NASA Astronaut
                                                    the most competitive graduates possible. The        David Perdue
                                                    department regularly places graduates with          CEO of Dollar General
                                                    prestigious organizations such as Continental
                                                                                                        Abe Fatemizadeh
                                                    Airlines, FedEx, UPS, Toyota, Westinghouse
                                                                                                        Former President of Stone & Webster, Inc.
                                                    Electrical Corporation, Schlumberger, Bechtel
                                                    Corporation, KBR Inc., Shell, Academy Sports        Durga D. Agrawal
                                                    + Outdoors, Baker Oil Tools, Goodman                President of Piping Technology & Products
student Organizations                              IndustrIal EngInEErIng CurrICuluM
There are two industrial engineering student
                                                      First Year                                                                                                      second Year
organizations at the University of Houston:           Fall semester                                                                    Credit Hours                   Fall semester                                                                     Credit Hours
Alpha Pi Mu and the Institute of Industrial           CHEM 1372                   Chemistry for Engineers  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3                        PHYS 1322                     University Physics II .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3
Engineers (IIE). Alpha Pi Mu is the student           CHEM 1117                   Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory  .  .1                                           MATH 2433                     Calculus III  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .4
                                                      MATH 1431                   Calculus I  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .4          INDE 2333                     Engineering Statistics I  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3
honor society, which is active throughout the         ENGL 1303                   Freshman Composition I                                       .  .  .  .  .  .  .3   POLS 1336                     U .S . and Texas Constitutions and Politics3
year. The student chapter of IIE is also active,      HIST 1377                   The United States to 1877  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3                            INDE 3330                     Industrial Cost Systems  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3
                                                      Humanities Core                                                                 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3                                 total  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .16
with a number of students attending the
                                                                                  total  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .17
regional student conference annually.                                                                                                                                 Spring Semester
                                                      Spring Semester                                                                                                 INDE 2331                     Comp . Applications for IE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3
                                                      PHYS 1321                   University Physics I  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3                  INDE 3333                     Engineering Economy I  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3
                                                      MATH 1432                   Calculus II  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .4         MATH 3321                     Engineering Mathematics  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3
admission Information                                 INDE 1331                   Computing for Engineers                                      .  .  .  .  .  .  .3   ENGI 2304                     Technical Communications .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3
                                                      ENGL 1304                   Freshman Composition II  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3                              MECE 3400                     Introduction to Mechanics  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .4
Students can be admitted to the department            HIST 1378                   The United States since 1877  .  .  .  .  .  .3                                                                   total  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .16
of industrial engineering directly after high                                     total  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .16
school or as transfer students if college credit
was received at another institution. Admission        third Year                                                                                                      Fourth Year
requirements are in the undergraduate and             Fall semester                                                                     Credit Hours                  Fall semester                                                                     Credit Hours
post-baccalaureate admission application              INDE 3382                   Stochastic Processes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3                     INDE 3370       Discrete Event Simulation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3
                                                      INDE 3364                   Engineering Statistics II  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3                      INDE 4111       Industrial Engineering Seminar  .  .  .  .  .  .  .1
booklet, which can be obtained from the Office        INDE 3432                   Manufacturing Processes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .4                           INDE 3320       Computer-Integrated Manufacturing  .  .  .  .3
of Admissions by calling (713) 743-1010, or by        INDE 3310                   Quality Control and Improvement  .  .  .  .  .3                                     ECE 3336        Introduction to Circuits and Electronics .  .3
                                                      POLS 1337                   U .S . Government  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3                  ENGI 2334       Thermodynamics  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3
visiting the department’s website, www.egr.
                                                                                  total  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .16     Social and Behavioral Sciences Core  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3
uh.edu/ie.                                                                                                                                                                            total  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .16
                                                      Spring Semester
                                                      INDE 3362        Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing  .3                                                        Spring Semester
                                                      INDE 4331        Analysis of Industrial Activities  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3                                        INDE 3315         Supply Chain Design and Management 3
Financial aid                                         INDE 3381        Linear Optimization  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3                                 INDE 4334         Engineering Systems Design .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3
                                                      INDE 4369        Facilities Planning and Design  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3                                           INDE 4337         Human Factors and Ergonomics  .  .  .  .  .  .3
The department of industrial engineering              Visual and Performing Arts Core .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3                        INDE 4372         Operations Control .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3
offers Sam Scharff and Piping Technology                               total  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .15                Technical Elective*  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3
in Products Scholarships as well as other                                                                                                                                               total  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .15

scholarships for qualified students. Additional                                                                                                                                                     degree total  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .127
scholarship support may be available from the
Engineering Dean’s Office and the UH Office
of Scholarships and Financial Aid.



For More Information
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Houston
E206 Engineering Bldg. 2
Houston, Texas 77204-4008
www.egr.uh.edu/ie
Tel: (713) 743-4180
Fax: (713) 743-4190
E-mail: industrial@egr.uh.edu




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