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Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE)

Students at CSU-PuebloThe Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) is a 4-year program that can be completed at CSU-Pueblo.

As defined by the Institute of Industrial Engineers: Industrial engineering is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical and physical sciences, together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, to specify, predict and evaluate the results to be obtained from such integrated systems.

Industrial engineering is a major branch of engineering with applications in manufacturing, service, governmental, and non-profit organizations. Industrial engineers are productivity and quality specialists who deal with the human aspects of work in addition to the advanced technologies of computer software and production related hardware.

The BSIE program has the following educational objectives and outcomes, as initially approved and reviewed annually by the BSIE Advisory Board.

BSIE graduates should have:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
(g) an ability to communicate effectively;
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

During the first few years after graduation, BSIE graduates should be able to

  • Identify root causes of symptoms and fix problems in situations where data and resources may be lacking and multiple problems may exist;
  • Function well on teams of engineers with different skill levels;
  • Obtain jobs of increasing responsibility applying industrial engineering skills and knowledge to a wide range of problems in a wide range of industries;
  • Continue their education, for example, in MS, PhD, and MBA programs;
  • Obtain additional certifications, such as Professional Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt, or Certified Manufacturing Engineer; and
  • Achieve management positions.

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Advising Handbook 

The BS in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Department of Mathematics places students into an initial mathematics course based on the student's ACT or SAT score. Students who do not start in Calculus I or higher may need more than 4 years to complete the BSE. Incoming students without high school courses in chemistry and physics may also need courses in addition to those shown in the Advising Handbook.

For more information, please contact the Department of Engineering

    Department of Engineering
    Colorado State University Pueblo
    2200 Bonforte Blvd.
    Pueblo, CO 81001-4901

or send an email to Prof. Fraser or call her at 719.549.2036.