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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (includes proficiency in materials)
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (includes manufacturing laboratory or facility experience, the ability to measure manufacturing process variables and develop technical inferences about the process)
  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 proficiency in manufacturing processes, the ability to design manufacturing processes that result in products that meet specific material and other requirements; proficiency in process, assembly and product engineering, the ability to design products and the equipment, tooling, and environment necessary for their manufacture; and proficiency in manufacturing systems design, the ability to analyze, synthesize, and control manufacturing operations using statistical methods)
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  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 (includes manufacturing competitiveness, of the ability to create competitive advantage through manufacturing planning, strategy, quality, and control)
  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

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 Requirements (GWR)
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)

Note: No major or support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.

IME 101Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering1
IME 140Graphics Communication and Modeling2
IME 141Manufacturing Processes: Net Shape1
IME 142Manufacturing Processes: Materials Joining2
IME 144Introduction to Design and Manufacturing4
IME 156Basic Electronics Manufacturing2
IME 223Process Improvement Fundamentals4
IME 314Engineering Economics3
IME 327Test Design and Analysis in Manufacturing Engineering4
IME 330Fundamentals of Manufacturing Engineering4
IME 335Computer-Aided Manufacturing I4
IME 342Manufacturing Systems Integration4
IME 356Manufacturing Automation4
IME 417Supply Chain and Logistics Management4
IME 418Product-Process Design4
IME 430Quality Engineering4
IME 450Manufacturing Process and Tool Engineering4
IME 481Senior Project Design Laboratory I2
IME 482Senior Project Design Laboratory II3
Technical Electives 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Select from the following:14
Aerospace Engineering Analysis
Aerothermodynamics I
Aerothermodynamics II
Experimental Aerothermodynamics
Fundamentals of Dynamics and Control
The Global Environment
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Design
Biomedical Engineering Measurement and Analysis
Principles of Biomaterials Design
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Managing Technology in the International Legal Environment
Principles of Marketing
Planning and Managing New Ventures
Mechanics of Materials II
Electronics Laboratory
Automotive Engineering for a Sustainable Future
Operations Research I
Project Organization and Management
Operations Research II
Data Management and System Design
Human Factors Engineering
Leadership and Project Management
Computer-Aided Manufacturing II
Advanced Material Removal Process Design
Sales Engineering
Systems Engineering
Economic Decision Systems
Production Planning and Control Systems
Automation of Industrial Systems
Manufacturing Organizations
Design of Experiments
Engineering Metrology
Ergonomics Laboratory
Reliability for Design and Testing
Engineering Supervision I
Engineering Supervision II
Facilities Planning and Design
Advanced Electronic Manufacturing
Microelectronics and Electronics Packaging
Selected Advanced Topics
Selected Advanced Laboratory
Systems Engineering I
Systems Engineering II
Applied Reliability Engineering
Applied Human Factors
Technological Project Management
Engineering Entrepreneurship
Product Design and Development
Industrial Materials
Packaging Fundamentals
Packaging Polymers and Processing
Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing and Services
Industrial Sales
Applied Business Operations
Commercialization of New Technologies
Noncrystalline Material Systems
Composite Materials Systems
Electronic Materials Systems
Structural Materials Systems
Metallurgical Materials Systems
Nanoscale Engineering
Micro/Nano Fabrication
Microfabrication Laboratory
Welding Metallurgy and Joining of Advanced Materials
Joining of Advanced Materials Laboratory
Linear Analysis II
Mathematical Software
Introduction to Mechatronics
Mechanical Vibrations
Intermediate Dynamics
Introduction to Design
Fluid Mechanics I
Heat Transfer
Composite Materials Analysis and Design
Energy Conversion
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
CHEM 125General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering II4
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
ME 302Thermodynamics I3
PHYS 132General Physics II4
PHYS 133General Physics III4
PHYS 141General Physics IA (Add'l Area B) 14
STAT 321Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists (B6) 14
(See GE program requirements below.)40
Free Electives0
Total units192

Required in Support; also satisfies GE


The courses selected to satisfy this requirement may not be used to satisfy other major, support, or general education requirements (no double counting of coursework).


At least 10 units must be upper level (300-level or above) engineering or computer science courses.


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


Students may take other 300 level or above courses not in the list subject to the approval by advisor and IME department chair. 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.


IME 400 and IME 500 require a special problems form and no more than 4 total units are allowed.

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 32 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
Total units40

Required in Support; also satisfies GE