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Industrial Engineering, B.S.: 127 units


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

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The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department offers an Industrial Engineering Program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

The Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria, and the Program Criteria for Industrial and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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 

The Program Educational Objectives* of the Industrial Engineering Program are that three to five years after graduation students will:

  1. Experience 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, professionals, and business people.
  4. Understand and influence the fiscal aspects of their business or company.

Note: * Program educational objectives updated 06/28/2023.

The Student Learning Outcomes* at the time of graduation are:

  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.

Note: * Student learning outcomes updated 04/24/2023.

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: 94 units


General Education Requirements: 48 units


Students should view their Degree Progress Report (DPR) for information regarding their General Education requirements. Unless specific GE courses are required for their major, please refer to the list of approved courses in the General Education Program in the University Catalog, https://catalog.cpp.edu. When viewing the catalog, students should select the catalog year associated with the GE requirements listed in their Degree Progress Report.

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 sub-areas B1, B4, and B5 and at least 2 units from sub-area B2; must include 1 unit of lab from sub-area B1 or B2 to fulfill B3
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 (9 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. U.S. History and American Ideals
2. U.S. Constitution and California Government
4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (3 units)


Area F. Ethnic Studies (3 units)


Interdisciplinary General Education: 18 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
First IGE 1100 IGE 1200   A2 and C2
Second/Third       IGE 2150 , IGE 2250 
IGE 2350 
IGE 3100  
D1 and C2
C1
C3 or D4

American Institutions: 6 units


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

Graduation Writing Test


The Graduation Writing Test (GWT) is suspended until Fall 2023. Students entering Cal Poly Pomona before Fall 2023 are not required to take the Graduation Writing Test.

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