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The Industrial Engineering program helps students develop a global view of operations needed to deliver goods and services. Industrial and systems engineering applies engineering methods and the principles of scientific management to the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. The industrial and systems engineer drives increased productivity and quality improvement.

The industrial and systems engineering (ISE) profession uses a variety of specialized knowledge and skills. These include communications, economics, mathematics, physical and social sciences, together with the methods of engineering analysis and design. Many ISEs move into management and are later entrusted to lead companies.

ISE is essential to all segments of the industry and also applies to other types of organizations, such as transportation, health care, public utilities, agriculture, defense, government, merchandising, distribution, logistics, and other service sectors. With increasing emphasis on quality and productivity for successful international competition, it is expected that ISEs will be in increasing demand in the coming years.

The ISE program aims to graduate students with a broad education, with emphasis in ISE fundamentals and practices, enabling them to function effectively in systems involving people, materials, information, energy, and money.

Inquire today about a future in industrial and systems engineering to and be a part of the next generation of innovation.

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree:

  • Students must complete the required 128 credit hours.
    • Up to 64 hours may be transferred from an accredited community college
  • Students must have a GPA of 2.00 on all college work prior to entering the major.
  • A grade of C or better is required in each departmental course (IE course prefix) to count toward the degree.

Transfer Credit

  • Students may transfer up to 64 hours from an accredited community college. AOP 12.11
    • Any course planned to be transferred in and applied to the program of study will need to have a syllabus on file to be reviewed for applicability. BCOE Off Campus Course Request
  • Courses planned to take at another institution should be pre-approved to ensure transferability/applicability to the program.
  • You may not transfer any credits from a community college after you have a total of 64 credits accepted by and/or earned at Mississippi State University.
  • A minimum of 32 hours at the Junior and Senior levels (3000 and 4000) must be taken at Mississippi State University. AOP 12.11
  • Transfer students must have an average GPA of 2.00 to be admitted.
  • Upon admission to the university, the Registrar's Office will evaluate transfer credit to determine how it transfers to Mississippi State University.

Core Curriculum

All students who enter MSU must meet the common core curriculum requirements as set by the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning of the State of Mississippi to qualify for any bachelor's degree.

  • English Composition (6 hours)
  • Fine Arts (3 hours)
  • Humanities (6 hours)
  • Social Sciences (6 hours)
    • EC 2123 Principles of Microeconomics is required.
    • PSY 1013 General Psychology is required.

Required Courses

MA 1713 Calculus I 3
MA 1723 Calculus II 3
MA 2733 Calculus III 3
MA 2743 Calculus IV 3
MA 3113 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
  Hours Needed: 15
Natural Sciences
CH 1213* Chemistry I* 3
CH 1211* Investigations in Chemistry I* 1
CH 1223* Chemistry II* 3
PH 2213* Physics* 3
PH 2223* Physics II* 3
  Hours Needed: 13
Industrial Engineering Topics
IE 13134 Lean Work Systems 3
IE 31233 Industrial Ergonomics 3
IE 3323 Manufacturing Process 3
IE 3913 Engineering Economy I 3
IE 4333 Production Control Systems I 3
IE 4543 Logistics Engineering 3
IE 4613 Engineering Statistics I 3
IE 4623 Engineering Statistics II 3
IE 4653 Quality Engineering 3
IE 4733 Linear Programming I 3
IE 4753 Systems Engineering and Analysis 3
IE 4773 Systems Stimulation I 3
IE 4914 Industrial Systems Design 4
IE 4933 Information Systems in IE 3
Engineering Mechanic Elective - IE 4513 or IE 4533 3
IE Design Electives 6
  Hours Needed 52
Engineering Topics
EM 2413* - Engineering Mechanics I*   3
Engineering Science Electives   6
Computer Programming Elective   3
  Hours Needed: 12
Math/Science Elective   3
Approved Electives   3
ACC 2023 - Managerial Accounting   3
Professional Enrichment Elective   3
GE 3513 - Technical Writing   3
  Hours Needed: 15
  Total Hours Needed for Degree: 128

* Not available online through Mississippi State University. A transferable equivalent course will need to be taken through another institution.

Admissions Process

New Admissions

If you have never attended Mississippi State University, please complete the online .All new admits will pay a non-refundable application fee online.

  • You will choose Industrial Engineering (BS) as your major and Online Education as your campus.
  • Request that official ACT or SAT scores be sent to MSU.
  • Request that your high school send your official transcript. Faxed transcripts will not be accepted.
  • Submit a separate official final transcript from each college or university attended; faxed transcripts will not be accepted. An applicant may not ignore previous college attendance and must list all colleges attended on the application for admission. You must be in good standing at the last college or university attended.
  • If you are able to submit official transcripts and other documentation electronically, you may send them to
  • If you are unable to submit official transcripts and other documentation electronically, you may send them via U.S. Postal Service to:
  • Office of Admissions & Scholarships, P.O. Box 6334, Mississippi State, MS 39762

Academic Advising

After gaining admission to the university, email to request assistance with advising. More information on the department’s curriculum, requirements, and processes and procedures can be found at Mississippi State University uses email as its official means of communication with all MSU students. Please check your MSU email account ( daily. Information on setting up your MSU email can be found at the link for student services.

Mississippi State University uses email as its official means of communication with all MSU students. Please check your MSU email account ( daily. Information on setting up your MSU email can be found at the link for student services.

Accessing Online Courses

Accessing Course Videos

Online students will have access to course videos within 24 hours of the on campus course completion. Students should visit Engage to access the course videos. Instructions for viewing the recordings and downloading the recordings are offered below.

View Videos

Instructions for viewing course videos, use our course video viewing instructions.

Download Videos

Instructions for downloading videos, use our video download instructions.

Viewing Classes Live

To view the class live, distance students will need to go to and make sure they change "?id=buildingroom" to the correct room for their class (i.e.

If you experience technical difficulties or have any questions regarding the recording or format of our lecture capture, please contact:

IT Support & Staff
Bagley College of Engineering
Mississippi State University

Accessing Course Information

Course information may be accessible through Canvas (NetID and Net Password login required). If you do not find course information within Canvas please refer to the course videos (links listed above) for information from your professor regarding the class. Within Canvas clicking on the title for a course will take you to the default course view. On the left, there will be a toolbar with options selected by the professor – these may be Assignments, Announcements, Grades, Web Links, or any combination of a wide variety of utilities. These will be different for each class. If you experience technical difficulties or have any questions regarding Canvas, please contact the Center for Distance Education’s Technical Assistance.

Contact Information

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Mindy Wolfe

Online Education

  • Coordinator
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Dr. Brian Smith

Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering

  • Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
Tamra Swann

Tamra Swann


  • Distance Education Coordinator