Industrial Engineering | LSU Majors

Industrial Engineering

You want to make complex processes easier in everyday life.

About Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineers are known as “the people’s engineers” because they design the systems of machines, materials, information, and people to produce products and services. From design of emergency rooms to design of the distribution system that supports UPS and FedEx, industrial engineers are well equipped to work in any type of industry.

Sample Course Plan

This is to be used as a guide for prospective students to get an idea of what courses are taken with this program. The General Catalog houses the most accurate and current degree requirements for each program at LSU.

Year 1
General Chemistry
Industrial Engineering Fundamentals
Analytic Geometry and Calculus
Engineering Graphics for Mechanical Engineering
Particle Mechanics
Introductory Physics Laboratory
Methods and Systems Engineering
Fundamentals of Communication
Year 2
Economic Principles
Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
Fluids, Thermodynamics, Waves and Modern Physics
Biology for Science Majors
Comprehensive Electrical Engineering
Engineering Statistics
Materials of Engineering
Introduction to the Use of Computer
Principles of Engineering Economy
Year 3
Mechanics of Materials
Supply Chain Logic
Advanced Engineering Statistics
Manufacturing Processes and Methods
Information Systems Engineering
Quality Control and Six Sigma
Human Factors Engineering
Information Technology Project Management
Year 4
Lean Manufacturing Systems
Industrial Engineering Capstone Design
Plant and Systems Design
Industrial Engineering Electives
General Education Course: Arts
General Education Course: Social Sciences
General Education Course: Humanities

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • grade of “C” or better in MATH 1550

Senior College

College of Engineering


B.S.I.E., Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Math:  High Intensity
  • Technology:  High Intensity
  • Business & Economics:  Medium Intensity
  • Communication:  Low Intensity
  • Lab Hours or Field Work:  Low Intensity
  • Science:  Low Intensity

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