Information Sciences and Technology for Industrial Engineering Minor

Collection and processing of information have increased in all sectors for solving engineering problems, including manufacturing and service related problems. Efficient and timely analysis of data is critical for the survival of companies. There is a need for industrial engineers with a strong background in information technology and systems.

The minor in Information Sciences and Technology for Industrial Engineering augments the skills of students in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in the information systems area. All students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Industrial Engineering are eligible for this 21-credit minor.

Requirements 

NOTE: All course descriptions can be found in LionPATH.

The minor requires 12 credits of core courses: 

  • IST 110: Information, People and Technology (Semesters 1-4)
  • IE 330: Engineering Analytics (Semesters 5-6)
  • IST 210: Organization of Data (Semesters 5-6)
  • IST 220: Networking and Telecommunications (Semesters 5-6)

Nine additional credits must be completed, including:

  • Six-to-nine credits in IE 418, IE 462, and IE 433 (Semesters 7-8)
  • Zero-to-three credits in MATH 451, MATH 455, MATH 456, IST 441 (Semesters 7-8)

Entrance to minor

Students can register for the Prouct Realization minor through LionPATH.

Contact

Soundar Kumara oversees the IE-IST minor. 

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Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

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