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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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 (includes ability to design and develop integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy)
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (including the ability to improve integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy)
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (includes the ability to integrate systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices as well as the ability to implement such systems)

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:

  • 60 units of upper division courses
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)

Note: No major or support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.  No course may be double counted within the curriculum.

IME 101Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering1
IME 140Graphics Communication and Modeling2
IME 141Manufacturing Processes: Net Shape1
IME 144Introduction to Design and Manufacturing4
IME 156Basic Electronics Manufacturing2
IME 223Process Improvement Fundamentals4
IME 239Industrial Costs and Controls3
IME 301Operations Research I4
IME 303Project Organization and Management4
IME 305Operations Research II4
IME 312Data Management and System Design4
IME 314Engineering Economics3
IME 319Human Factors Engineering3
IME 326Engineering Test Design and Analysis4
IME 410Production Planning and Control Systems4
IME 417Supply Chain and Logistics Management4
IME 420Simulation4
IME 429Ergonomics Laboratory1
IME 430Quality Engineering4
IME 443Facilities Planning and Design4
IME 481Senior Design Project I 72
IME 482Senior Design Project II 73
Technical Electives 2, 3, 4, 5
Select from the following:10
The Global Environment
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Managing Technology in the International Legal Environment
Principles of Marketing
Organizations, People, and Technology
International Business Management
Mechanics of Materials II
Electronics Laboratory
Automotive Engineering for a Sustainable Future
Manufacturing Processes: Materials Joining
Computer-Aided Manufacturing I
Manufacturing Automation
Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates 6
Sales Engineering
Systems Engineering
Economic Decision Systems
Automation of Industrial Systems
Product-Process Design
Engineering Metrology
Reliability for Design and Testing
Engineering Supervision I
Engineering Supervision II
Radio Frequency Identification System Design
Advanced Electronic Manufacturing
Microelectronics and Electronics Packaging
Selected Advanced Topics
Selected Advanced Laboratory
Systems Engineering I
Systems Engineering II
Advanced Information Systems for Operations
Design of Experiments
Advanced Operations Research
Applied Reliability Engineering
Applied Human Factors
Advanced Topics in Engineering Economy
Advanced Topics in Simulation
Nanoscale Engineering
Linear Analysis II
Mathematical Software
Thermodynamics I
Introduction to Mechatronics
Fluid Mechanics I
Applied Regression Analysis
Statistical Computing with SAS
Statistical Computing with R
Statistical Analysis of Time Series
BIO 213
BMED 213
Life Science for Engineers
and Bioengineering Fundamentals (B2) 1
CE 204Mechanics of Materials I3
CHEM 124General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I (B3/B4) 14
CSC 232Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers3
EE 201Electric Circuit Theory3
EE 251Electric Circuits Laboratory1
EE 321Electronics3
ENGL 149Technical Writing for Engineers (A3) 14
MATE 210Materials Engineering3
MATE 215Materials Laboratory I1
MATH 141Calculus I (B1) 14
MATH 142Calculus II (B1) 14
MATH 143Calculus III (Add'l Area B) 14
MATH 241Calculus IV4
MATH 244Linear Analysis I4
ME 211Engineering Statics3
ME 212Engineering Dynamics3
PHYS 132General Physics II4
PHYS 133General Physics III4
PHYS 141General Physics IA (Add'l Area B) 14
PSY 201General Psychology (D4) 14
or PSY 202 General Psychology
STAT 321Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists (B6) 14
(See GE program requirements below.)36
Free Electives0
Total units190

Required in Support; also satisfies GE.


Courses meeting technical electives may not be used to satisfy other major, support, or general education requirements (no double counting of coursework).


At least 6 units of technical electives must be upper division (300-level or above) engineering or computer science courses.


A maximum of 4 units of technical electives may be upper division (300-level or above) courses from outside of the College of Engineering or lower division (100 or 200 level) engineering or computer science courses.


Consultation with advisor is recommended prior to selecting technical electives; bear in mind your selections may impact pursuit of post-baccalaureate studies and/or goals. Upper division courses not on this list may substitute as technical electives if approved by advisor and IME department chair. 

IME 400 requires a special problems form and no more than 4 total units are allowed.

ENGR 459, ENGR 460 and ENGR 461 (6) may substitute for IME 481 and IME 482 (5) with the one excess unit counting towards Technical Electives.

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 36 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • Minimum of 8 units required at the 300 level.
Area ACommunication
A1Expository Writing4
A2Oral Communication4
A3Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing (4 units in Support) 10
Area BScience and Mathematics
B1Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science (4 units in Support) 10
B3Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B4One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course
B6Upper-division Area B (4 units in Support) 10
Additional Area B units (8 units in Support) 10
Area CArts and Humanities
C3Fine/Performing Arts4
C4Upper-division elective4
Area D/ESociety and the Individual
D1The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement) (40404)4
D2Political Economy4
D3Comparative Social Institutions4
D4Self Development (CSU Area E) (4 units in Support) 10
Total units36

Required in Support; also satisfies GE