Industrial and Systems Engineering Curriculum

All of the engineering curriculum at USD is designed to challenge you with solving open-ended engineering problems on the local and global level, and allow you to practice real-world engineering in a supportive, inspiring environment. Download the printable industrial and systems engineering curriculum (PDF). View and download the most recent academic course catalog.

Engineering Core Program Requirements (Lower Division)

The Engineering Core Program requirements are a common core of classes that all engineering students must take, regardless of their major. This allows you up to two years to decide which field of engineering is best for you.

Freshman Year

Semester I Semester II
MATH 150 - Calculus I (4) MATH 151 - Calculus II (4)
ENGR 101 - Intro to Engineering (3) PHYS 270- Mechanics (4)
CHEM 151 - Chemistry (4) ENGR 102 - Engineering Design Practice (3)
Core Curriculum Elective (3) Core Curriculum Elective (3)
Core Curriculum Elective (3) Core Curriculum Elective (3)

Sophomore Year

Semester I Semester II
ENGR 121 - Engineering Programming (3) ISyE 330 - Engr Prob and Statistics (3)
MENG 210 - Statics (3) ELEC 201 - Electrical Circuits (4)
PHYS 271 - Electricity + Magnetism (4) MENG 260 - Thermodynamics (3)
MATH 250 - Calculus III (4) MATH 310 - Diff. Eq. & Linear Algebra (3)
Core Curriculum Elective (3) COMM 203 - Public Speaking (3)

Industrial and Systems Engineering Program Requirements (Upper Division)

Junior Year

Semester I Semester II
ISyE 220 - Engr Economics (3) ISyE 320 - Intro. to Systems Engineering (3)
ISyE 310 - Work Analysis & Design (4) ISyE 335 - Statistical Process Control (4)
ISyE 340 - Operations Research I (3) ISyE 350 - Manufacturing Processes (4)
ISyE 391W - Professional Practice (3) ISyE 440 - Stochastic Operations Research (3)
ENGR 311 - Materials Sci (3) Core Curriculum Elective (3)

Senior Year I

Semester I Semester II
ISyE 420 - Simulation (4) ISyE 492 - Senior Design (2)
ISyE 430 - Design of Experiments (3) ISyE 460 - Operations & Supply Chain Mgt. (3)
ISyE 470 - Facility Planning (3) ISyE Program Elective II (4)
PHIL 342 - Engr. Ethics (3) ISyE Program Elective III (3)
ISyE Program Elective I (4) Core Curriculum Elective (3)

Senior Year II

Semester I ISyE Program Elective Courses *
Core Curriculum Elective (3) ISyE 410 - Human Factors (4)
Core Curriculum Elective (3) ISyE 450 - Manufacturing Systems (4)
Core Curriculum Elective (3)  
Core Curriculum Elective (3)  
Core Curriculum Elective (3)  

*Student may ask advisor for other accepted courses not in ISyE Program.

Engineering Professional Preparation Requirements

Each engineering major must develop knowledge and demonstrate abilities in economics, oral communication, and understanding the ethical context of engineering. Some of the following courses may also fulfill requirements within the University Core.

  • Communications – All engineering majors must complete public speaking (COMM 203) or, for those students who are enrolled in NROTC, ROTC, or Air Force ROTC programs, a selected approved military science course (NAVS 201, MILS 301, or AS 300A) that emphasizes oral communications skills.
  • Economics – All engineering majors must complete at least one economics (ECON) or engineering economics (ISYE 220) course.
  • Ethics – All engineering majors must complete a course related to the ethical context of technology in society. This requires either engineering ethics (PHIL 342), or computer ethics (PHIL 345), or selected pre-approved special topics in ethics of technology.

i COMP 150 can be substituted for ENGR 121

ii Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering majors may substitute ECON 101 for ISYE 220

iii ROTC students may make a designated substitution for COMM 203 from their military or naval science requirements