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2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Engineering, B.S.

Industrial Engineering, B.S. Program (125 units) * see Errata-Program page

Program Description

Reach your full potential in the field of engineering and - realize the future you envision with an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from California State University, East Bay (CSUEB). As a graduate of CSUEB’s ABET accredited Industrial Engineering degree program you’ll be prepared for a highly rewarding professional career designing, building, and managing state-of-the-art manufacturing and service systems. Industrial Engineers serve an essential need in today’s technical society as the interface between humans and technology. Industrial engineers work to improve the quality and efficiency of the production of goods and delivery of services.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for industrial engineers exist in many sectors including manufacturing, services, financial, healthcare, pharmaceutical, high tech. It also involves many functions such as planning, logistics and supply chain optimization, quality, forecasting and simulation, project supervision and improvement.


Relatively small class sizes, easy access to faculty for advising and academic help, good opportunities for internships.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering will be able to:
  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Degree Requirements Unit-Outline

  • A baccalaureate of science degree requires a total of 125 units: *see Errata - Programs  page
    • The major requirements consists of 89 units;
    • General Education (GE) & Graduation Requirements (GR) consists of 57 units;
    • Free Electives may consist of 0 units (actual number of free elective units may depend on GE/GR units).

Note: It may be possible to double-count units within the graduation requirements or that a course may satisfy both a graduation requirement and a major requirement. Students should contact their program and AACE advisors for information.

Industrial Engineering Major Requirements (89 units)

Lower Division Core

The following 40 units of lower-division interdisciplinary coursework is required:

Elective Courses

Under consultation with their advisor, students shall select a minimum of 6 units of approved, upper-division Math/Basic Science elective courses.

Other Undergraduate Degree Requirements

In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate requirements for graduation, which are described in the Requirements, Exams & Testing  chapter of this catalog. 

Department Courses Listed by Course Type

Engineering Courses

School of Engineering

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Computer Engineering

Construction Management

Construction Management: Graduate


Engineering: Graduate

Industrial Engineering