Engineering B.S. (Industrial concentration)

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The Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an Industrial Engineering degree concentration prepares big-picture thinkers who organize people, material, information, equipment and energy to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems.

Students gain strong skills in logistics engineering and enter the workforce prepared for warehouse systems, transportation networks, materials handling devices, and industry supply chains.

4+1 integrated engineering degree program

With the 4+1 integrated engineering degree program, students can go on to earn an M.S. in Engineering Management with only one additional year of study.

Nationally accredited

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


Contact Information

Won Joo, Ph.D. 

Department Head, Engineering

412-397-4026 phone 

Ergin Erdem, Ph.D., CMfgE 

Coordinator, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

412-397-3532 phone

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • Intro to Engineering
  • Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
  • Chemistry I with lab
  • Programming
  • Intercultural Communication/Reading & Writing Strategies

Freshman Year, Spring

  • Engineering Graphics
  • Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry II
  • General Physics I with lab
  • Argument & Research
  • Engineering Materials

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • Statics & Strength of Materials
  • General Physics II with lab
  • Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry III or similar
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Public Speaking & Persuasion

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • Value Design
  • Human Factors
  • Safety & Methods
  • Differential Equations
  • Fundamentals of Accounting or similar

Junior Year, Fall

  • Linear Algebra with Applications
  • Survey of Economics
  • Professional Communication in Workplace
  • Manufacturing Planning & Control
  • Industrial Engineering Elective

Junior Year, Spring

  • Management Theory & Practice
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Contemporary American Social Problems or similar
  • Optimization Techniques in Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering Elective

Senior Year, Fall

  • Engineering Practice
  • Materials Handling
  • Industrial Engineering Elective
  • Humanities: Art & Music
  • Reading Literature: Myths or similar

Senior Year, Spring

  • Integrated Engineering Design
  • Industrial Engineering Elective
  • Industrial Engineering Elective
  • General Psychology
  • US History I or similar
Additional Program Details

Program Educational Objectives

Five years after graduation, RMU engineering graduates should:

  • Be technically competent engineers.
  • Be hands-on practitioners of engineering.
  • Possess strong understanding of business and, strong team and communications skills.
  • Be well-prepared to embrace the continuous learning necessary to practice engineering over their entire professional lifetimes.
  • Have a strong understanding of engineering ethics.

Student Outcomes

Until 2018-2019 Academic year.

At the time of graduation, the graduate should have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • 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.
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • an ability to communicate effectively.
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

From 2019-2020 Academic Year to Present 

At the time of graduation, the graduate should have:  

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Enrollment and Graduation Data (B.S. Engineering)

  • 2022-2023: 57 new admission, 225 enrolled, 62 graduated
  • 2021-2022: 56 new admission, 248 enrolled, 63 graduated
  • 2020-2021: 42 new admission, 275 enrolled, 74 graduated
  • 2019-2020: 78 new admission, 318 enrolled, 87 graduated
  • 2018-2019: 80 new admission, 349 enrolled, 99 graduated
  • 2017-2018: 94 new admission, 359 enrolled, 149 graduated
  • 2016-2017: 102 new admission, 532 enrolled, 138 graduated

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Statics & Strength of Materials
Material Handling & Plant Layout
Human Factors Engineering
Major Credits
Engineering, Math, Physics
Core Credits
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits

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