Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Degree Programs

MU Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Has a long-standing commitment to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education. Students receive a rigorous foundation in mathematics, natural sciences, basic engineering sciences, applied probability and computer science, as well as a complementary and meaningful exposure to the humanities and social sciences. The program offers collaboration with other departments through a variety of co-listed courses and projects.

The IMSE BSIE curriculum also requires 6 hours of technical electives, 3 hours of engineering electives and 6 hours of IMSE electives to be completed.  Technical electives are defined as courses relevant to but not required by the degree program. Examples of approved technical electives include:

  • math courses (beyond the required Math 2300 and required Math 4100)
  • statistics courses (4000+)
  • chemistry courses (beyond required 1310)
  • physics courses (beyond required 2760)
  • computer courses (2000+)
  • economics courses (3000+)
  • engineering courses (beyond required)
  • IMSE elective courses (beyond required)
  • courses from the business school (accounting 2000+, management 3000+, finance 3000+, marketing 3000+, etc.)

All technical electives must be approved by your advisor.

  • CHINESE CHINSE 1100 Elementary Chinese I
  • CHINESE CHINSE 1200 Elementary Chinese II
  • CHINESE CHINSE 2160 Chinese Conversation and Composition
  • FRENCH FRENCH 1100 Elementary French I
  • FRENCH FRENCH 1200 Elementary French II
  • FRENCH FRENCH 2100 Elementary French III
  • FRENCH FRENCH 2160 Intermediate French Composition and Conversation
  • GERMAN GERMAN 1100 Elementary German I
  • GERMAN GERMAN 1200 Elementary German II
  • GERMAN GERMAN 2100 Elementary German III
  • GERMAN GERMAN 2260 German Conversation and Composition I
  • GREEK GREEK 1100 Elementary Ancient Greek I
  • GREEK GREEK 1100H Elementary Ancient Greek I
  • GREEK GREEK 1200 Elementary Ancient Greek II
  • GREEK GREEK 2000 Greek Reading
  • HEBREW HEBREW 1100 Elementary Hebrew I
  • HEBREW HEBREW 1200 Elementary Hebrew II
  • ITALIAN ITAL 1100 Elementary Italian I
  • ITALIAN ITAL 1200 Elementary Italian II
  • ITALIAN ITAL 2160 Intermediate Composition and Conversation
  • JAPANESE JAPNSE 1100 Elementary Japanese I
  • JAPANESE JAPNSE 1200 Elementary Japanese II
  • JAPANESE JAPNSE 2160 Japanese Conversation and Composition
  • KOREAN KOREAN 1100 Elementary Korean I
  • KOREAN KOREAN 1200 Elementary Korean II
  • LATIN LATIN 1100 Elementary Latin I
  • LATIN LATIN 1100H Honors Elementary Latin
  • LATIN LATIN 1200 Elementary Latin II
  • LATIN LATIN 1200H Elementary Latin II
  • LATIN LATIN 2000 Latin Reading
  • LATIN LATIN 2000H Latin Reading
  • PORTUGUESE PORT 1100 Elementary Portuguese I
  • PORTUGUESE PORT 1200 Elementary Portuguese II
  • PORTUGUESE PORT 2160 Intermediate Portuguese
  • RUSSIAN RUSS 1100 Elementary Russian I
  • RUSSIAN RUSS 1200 Elementary Russian II
  • RUSSIAN RUSS 2130 Second-Year Russian I
  • RUSSIAN RUSS 2160 Second-Year Russian II
  • SPANISH SPAN 1100 Elementary Spanish I
  • SPANISH SPAN 1200 Elementary Spanish II
  • SPANISH SPAN 2100 Elementary Spanish III
  • SPANISH SPAN 2160 Intermediate Spanish Composition and Conversation
  • IMSE 3030
    • Manufacturing and Supply Systems (3)
  • IMSE 3510
    • Manufacturing Systems Design (3)
  • IMSE 4001
    • Topics in Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering (3)
  • IMSE 4085
    • Problems in Industrial Engineering (1-4)
  • IMSE 4330
    • Material Flow and Logistics System Design (3)
  • IMSE 4380
    • Six Sigma Methodology (3)
  • IMSE 4420
    • Web-based Information Systems (3)
  • IMSE 4560
    • Introduction to Rapid Prototyping (3)
  • IMSE 4575
    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing Control (3)
  • IMSE 4580
    • Industrial Energy Efficiency and Management (3)
  • IMSE 4750
    • Entrepreneurial Innovation Management: Enterprise Conception (3)
  • IMSE 4910
    • Industrial Engineering Internship (3)    4910/4920 Internship Co-op Form (PDF)
  • IMSE 4920
    • Industrial Engineering Co-op  (3)   4910/4920 Internship Co-op Form (PDF)
  • IMSE 4990
  • IMSE 4995
    • Undergraduate Research in Industrial Engineering – Honors (3)
  • Any approved IMSE graduate level course

Internship Co-op Form

A student may receive up to 3 hours of credit in IMSE 4910 (Internship) or IMSE 4920 (Co-op) for an internship/co-op work experience if the employment meets the following criteria:

  • The student must be employed on a full-time basis for 40 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks.
  • The student must be employed in an IE related field.
  • The student’s employment activities must be IE relevant work that can be verified.

In order to receive credit for the work experience, the student must complete the following:

  • The student must submit a work abstract discussing the potential IE related aspects of the proposed work for approval.
  • The work experience for credit must be approved and the student must be enrolled in IMSE 4910 for 3 hours, or IMSE 4920 for 3 hours before the employment begins.
  • In order to receive credit for the work experience, the student must receive a “C” or better for their grade in IMSE 4910 or IMSE 4920.
  • The grade for IMSE 4910 or IMSE 4920 will be determined by the following:
  • The student must maintain a daily Log Book of activities and observations. (Incomplete or abbreviated Log Books will reduce the student’s grade.)
  • Write a paper detailing your activities during employment (15-20 pages). This paper must follow the outline below.
  1. Description of Company
  2. Description of your internship/Co-op duties
  3. Specific examples of IE related work done (by project or topic area):
    • Describe the specific project requirements, people you worked with, data required, relevance to company (i.e. why it is important to the company)/ company performance measures impacted by your work.
    • Describe what IE tools were used
    • Describe the new tools that you learned
    • Discuss what IE tools could have been beneficial to the work (i.e. look at the classes you still have to take).
  4. Discuss the lessons learned that will help you in your professional development.
  • Make a 15-minute oral presentation (with PPT) based on your work and submit the written report within 3 weeks of the start of the semester following the Internship/Co-op.

Please note that the credit for IMSE 4910/4920 can be applied as an IMSE elective or technical elective.

If a student wishes to use IMSE 4910/4920 as a technical elective, the work experience need not be IE related, but must be engineering related.  If the student wishes to use IMSE 4910/4920 as an IMSE elective, the work experience must be IE related.

A student can receive at most 3 hours of credit for IMSE 4910/4920 work experience.

The IMSE Honors Program follows the general rules, regulations, and philosophy of the College of Engineering Honors Program, and as such is intended to encourage, facilitate and reward independent study in high ability undergraduate students.

Undergraduate Honors Project
The heart of the program is an Undergraduate Honors Project, undertaken and completed by the time of graduation while enrolling in a total of 3 or 6 hours of IMSE 4995 (Undergraduate Honors Research) credit. The academic credit for the Honors Project (i.e., 3 or 6 hrs of IMSE 4995) can be used to satisfy an equivalent number of technical elective and/or IMSE Elective hours towards the BSIE degree.

The project is conducted under the direction of an IMSE professor (honors adviser) who is selected by the student, with agreement by the professor. The project culminates in an honors thesis, which is read and approved by the honors adviser and a second reader, then approved by the Chair of the IMSE Honors Committee. A finished copy of the honors thesis, signed by the honors adviser and second reader, is required for satisfactory completion of the project.

Academic Qualifications for the Honors Program
Honors students must maintain and graduate with a 3.0 overall GPA. In the case of a transfer student, their transferred credit plus their MU credit will average 3.0/4.0. Students must have a minimum of 60 credit hours.

If a student pursuing the honors program fails to satisfy the 3.0 GPA requirements, the project credit effectively becomes technical/IMSE elective credit under the heading of IMSE 4085 (Problems in Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering).

Special Features
The successful Honors Scholar is given a degree of flexibility in their BSIE degree program. The Honors Scholar may replace up to 12 credit hours of IMSE & Technical electives with an equivalent number of 7001+ IMSE electives. The advantage of taking electives at the 7001+ level is that it gives the Scholar a head start on a graduate degree. Registration for 7001+ courses as an undergraduate will require the Scholar to apply for dual enrollment. The Director of Undergraduate Studies will assist with the application for dual enrollment.

Honors Enrollment Process and Forms
When the academically qualified student determines he/she is interested in considering the Honors Program, he/she should submit an “IMSE Undergraduate Honors Program Application” form at the time of pre-registration for IMSE 4995. The form is available from the Honors Program Director.

Subsequently, the student establishes a work plan with the Honors Adviser that provides sufficient time (approximately 2 semesters) for formulation, completion and proper documentation of the Honors Project.

Upon successful completion of the foregoing items, as confirmed by the IMSE Honors Program Director to the College Honors Committee Chair, the student is designated as an Honors Scholar on both his/her diploma and transcript.

Additionally, the signed copy of the bound Honors thesis is maintained by the IMSE Department.

The student will need to submit the “IMSE Application to Graduate with Honors” before “Reading Day” the semester they are graduating.

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