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2020-2021 University Catalog 
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Industrial Engineering, B.S.: 127 units

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Offered by: College of Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department

The curriculum matrix for the degree program may be found here. The curriculum matrix is the alignment of courses (curriculum) with the desired goals and student learning outcomes of the program. It shows what is taught and how these outcomes are achieved through the completion of the degree program.

Industrial engineering is a dynamic profession with incredible growth and increasing importance. Industrial engineers use engineering principles to design, develop, implement and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. As problem-solvers, industrial engineers are equipped with practical and scientific tools to tackle complex industrial problems and to increase the productivity of workers, capital, and facilities.

The industrial engineering curriculum provides a broad background in humanities and social sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, engineering science, analysis, design, and systems. It provides a good balance between the traditional industrial engineering subjects and the most recent developments in the discipline. Industrial engineering students take courses in work analysis and design, process design, human factors, facilities planning and layout, engineering economic analysis, production planning and control, systems engineering, computer utilization and simulation, operations research, quality control, automation, robotics, and productivity engineering. The program is designed to provide the student with a good foundation of basic concepts and principles in addition to applied engineering techniques. The department and university laboratories and equipment, including computers, are integrated into the coursework throughout the program.

Address: 3801 W. Temple Avenue
                 Building 17, Room 2643
                 Pomona, CA 91768
Telephone: 909-869-2555
Email: kdavis@cpp.edu
URL: http://www.cpp.edu/~ime 

Program Educational Objectives:

Industrial Engineering graduates will:

  1. Enjoy successful careers in industry, research, or academia.
  2. Continue to pursue knowledge and professional growth.
  3. Perform leadership roles by enhancing collaboration between engineers, scientists, professional, and business people.
  4. Contribute as professionally, ethically, and globally aware members of society.
  5. Engage in design and integration of production, quality management, and information systems to provide optimal solutions.
  6. Understand and influence the fiscal aspects of their business or company.

The Student Learning Outcomes at the time of graduation are:

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of foundational material in the sciences and communication arts. 
  2. Ability to design and conduct an experiment.   
  3. Understand system design concepts and approaches and how to assess the interaction between sub-systems.  
  4. Be able to successfully function on an interdisciplinary team. 
  5. Ability to identify problems and determine their root causes. 
  6. Knowledge of what constitutes professional and ethical behavior. 
  7. Demonstrate the ability to develop a mathematical model and disseminate it so others can understand it.  
  8. Understanding of diversity between cultures, countries, and groups. 
  9. Ability to recognize the need for and be able to pursue lifelong learning. 
  10.  Awareness and understanding of contemporary issues including organizations and resources that could be used for further enrichment. 
  11. Knowledge and ability to choose proper tools for design and problems solving. Effective use of software and other tools to design and solve problem.
  12. Understand financial aspects of business organizations and make viable recommendations to management. 
  13. Professional employment upon graduation.


Industrial Engineering students are encouraged to join the Cal Poly Pomona chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Eligible students may be invited to join the student chapter of Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honor society. There are also student chapters of the American Foundrymen’s Society and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

The Industrial Engineering program consists of 127 semester units: 97 semester units of Required courses including Engineering Science, 7 units of Elective courses, and 48 units of General Education courses (reduced by 22 units being double-counted and satisfaction of GE Area A3 - Critical Thinking requirement by completion of the B.S. in Industrial Engineering).

Major Required: 97 units

General Education Requirements: 48 units

Students should consult the Academic Programs website https://www.cpp.edu/~academic-programs/general-education-course-listings.shtml for current information regarding this requirement. Unless specific courses are required, please refer to the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.

  Course Term Taken Grade
Area A. English Language Communication and Critical Thinking (9 units)
At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Oral Communication      
2. Written Communication      
3. Critical Thinking **Satisfied by completion of undergraduate Engineering degree.**
Area B. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (12 units)
At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Physical Sciences      
2. Life Sciences      
3. Laboratory Activity      
4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning      
5. Science and Technology Synthesis      
Area C. Arts and Humanities (12 units)
At least 3 units from each sub-area and 3 additional units from sub-areas 1 and/or 2
1. Visual and Performing Arts      
2. Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Civilization      
3. Arts and Humanities Synthesis      
Area D. Social Sciences (12 units)
At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. U.S. History and American Ideals      
2. U.S. Constitution and California Government      
3. Social Sciences: Principles, Methodologies, Value Systems, and Ethics      
4. Social Science Synthesis      
Area E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (3 units)      

Interdisciplinary General Education: 21 units

An alternate pattern for partial fulfillment of GE Areas A, C, and D available for students is the Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) program.  Students should see an advisor for specific GE coursework required by their major.  Please refer to the University Catalog General Education Program section for additional information.

How IGE fulfills General Education Requirements:

Year Completion of IGE Courses Satisfies GE Requirements
Freshman IGE 1100 , IGE 1200   A2 and C2
Sophomore IGE 2100 , IGE 2200   C1 and C2
Junior IGE 2300 , IGE 2400   D1 and D3
Senior IGE 3100   C3 or D4

American Institutions: 6 units

Courses that satisfy this requirement may also satisfy GE Areas D1 and D2.

American Cultural Perspectives Requirement: 3 units

Refer to the University Catalog General Education Program section for a list of courses that satisfy this requirement.  Course may also satisfy major, minor, GE, or unrestricted elective requirements.

Graduation Writing Test

All persons who receive undergraduate degrees from Cal Poly Pomona must pass the Graduation Writing Test (GWT).  The test must be taken by the semester following completion of 60 units for undergraduates.

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