2013-14 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

4141 Etcheverry Hall #1777
(510) 642-5484
ieor.berkeley.edu
Chair: Phil Kaminsky Ph.D.

Department Overview

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research combines two closely-related professions concerned with the efficient operation of complex systems. The industrial engineering profession involves the design, organization, implementation, and economic operation of integrated production and service systems using people, materials, and equipment. Operations research emphasizes the basic understanding of the functioning of complex systems of technology and management through the development and analysis of mathematical models for the purpose of predicting system behavior and/or optimizing system performance, under economic and technological constraints. 

Undergraduate Program

The Bachelor of Science degree program in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research is designed to prepare students for technical careers in production or service industries as well as provide preparation for specialized graduate study in operations research, industrial engineering, or business administration. The core of the program includes basic training in science, mathematics, probability, statistics, and engineering, followed by courses in optimization and stochastic models. These courses form the methodological foundation for upper division IEOR elective courses addressing the analysis and design of production and service systems, information systems, human work systems and organization.

The department also offers a minor in industrial engineering and operations research that is open to students not majoring in IEOR who have completed the necessary prerequisites for the minor course requirements. The department also offers graduate degree programs in IEOR leading to the degrees Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy. For complete information on all IEOR degree programs, please visit the IEOR department’s web site, http://www.ieor.berkeley.edu/.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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Undergraduate Program in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research*
Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A and 1AL-General Chemistry or Chemistry 4A-General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)
4
-
E 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers
-
4
Engineering Breadth(3)
3
-
Mathematics 1A-Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 1B-Calculus
-
4
Physics 7A-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
Reading and Composition Course from List A(2)
4
-
Reading and Composition Course from List B(2)
-
4
Optional Freshman Seminar or E 92 (Survey Course)
1
-
Total
15-16
16
Sophomore Year
E 120-Engineering Economics
-
3
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
Programming Course(5)
-
2
Engineering Breadth(3)
3
3
First and Second Additional Humanities/Social Science Course(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
14-15
14-15
Junior Year
IEOR 160-Operations Research I
3
-
IEOR 161-Operations Research II
-
3
IEOR 162-Linear Programming
3
-
IEOR 165-Engineering Statistics, Quality Control and Forecasting
-
3
IEOR 172-Probability and Risk Analysis for Engineering or Statistics 134-Concepts of Probability
3
-
IEOR Electives(4)
3
6
Third and Fourth Additional Humanities/Social Science Course(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
15-16
15-16
Senior Year
IEOR 131-Computer Simulation of Industrial Engineering Systems
-
3
IEOR 180-Senior Project
-
4
IEOR Electives(4)
6
3
Unrestricted Electives(6)
9
3
Total
15
13

 

Notes

1Chemistry 4A is for students majoring in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a closely related field.

2The Humanities/Social Science (H/SS) requirement includes two approved reading and composition courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Reading and Composition "A" and "B" must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. See coe.berkeley.edu/hssreq for complete details and a list of approved courses.

3Engineering Breadth:9 units must be completed from the following list BioE 102; CE 11, C30, 60, 70, 155; Engin 10, 28, 36, 45, 115; EE 40 (or 42 or 100); MSE 111, ME 40, C85, 132.

4Students must take a minimum of six courses from the list below:

  • IEOR 115-Industrial and Commercial Data Systems
  • IEOR 130-Methods of Manufacturing Improvement
  • IEOR 140-Industrial Production and Design
  • IEOR 166-Decision Analysis
  • IEOR 150-Production Systems Analysis
  • IEOR 151-Service Operations Design and Analysis
  • IEOR 153-Facilities Planning and Design
  • IEOR 170-Human Factors for Engineering Design
  • IEOR 171-Introduction to Design of Human Work Systems and Organization

5A course in Computer Programming must be completed: CS 9C, 9F, 9G, 61A or any equivalent course work (with evaluation and approved petition) is acceptable. CS 9C is a prerequisite for CS 9G. IEOR 140 can be used to complete both an IEOR elective and the Computer Programming requirement. 

Additional requirements/Notes:

  1. 1. No course, other than IEOR 140, can be used to simultaneously satisfy two requirements.
  2. 2. IEOR 172 is an alternative course for Statistics 134. In semesters when both are offered, we recommend you take IEOR 172. Students may not receive credit for both Statistics 134 and IEOR 172. IEOR 172 cannot be used to fulfill any engineering unit or elective requirements. It can only be used as a statistics course.
  3. 3. The IEOR 190 series courses cannot be used to fulfill any engineering requirements (units, courses, technical electives or otherwise).

6Unrestricted electives can be any technical or non-technical course. A course of your interest offered by any department at Cal; there are no restrictions.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.