Industrial Engineering Minor

Industrial Engineering assists organizations in gaining efficiencies and improving processes. The minor in Industrial Engineering will provide you with fundamental skills and knowledge that will complement your chosen major. With a natural connection between engineering and business coursework, the minor expands your ability to tackle business decisions and problems.

Required Courses

The Industrial Engineering minor is available to all students at Millikin University. The minor requires 36 semester hours as follow:

  • IS221 Programming Fundamentals (3)
  • MA140 Calculus I (4)
  • MA240 Calculus II (4)
  • MA340 Calculus III (4)
  • MA303 Linear Algebra (3)
  • MA304 Probability (3)
  • MA305 Differential Equations (3)
  • FI340 Introduction to Financial Management (3)
  • MG 370 Operations Management (3)
  • MG372 Process Improvement (3)
  • MG377 Supply Chain and Logistics (3)
IS221. Programming Fundamentals (3) The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and models of application development. Students will understand the key processes related to building effective applications and appreciate the complexity of application development. Students will learn the basic concepts of program design, data structures, coding, problem solving, programming logic, and fundamental design techniques for event-driven programs in various programming languages. Program development will incorporate the system development life cycle: gathering requirements, designing a solution, implementing a solution in a programming language, and testing and documenting the completed application.
MA140 Calculus I (4)

Differential and integral calculus from the symbolic, graphical and numerical perspectives. Topics covered include: concepts of limit, continuity, derivative and integral; applications of the derivative as rate of change, slope and solving max-min problems. Pre-requisite: successful completion of calculus readiness exam, or a grade of C- or better in MA115.

MA240 Calculus II (4)

Applications of definite integral and Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, methods of integration, power series, Taylor series, Fourier series, use of differential equations to model real-life applications. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in MA140.

MA340 Calculus III (4)

Introduction to calculus of several variables, partial derivatives, multiple and iterated integrals, and vector functions. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in MA240.

MA303 Linear Algebra (3)

Matrices, linear systems, finite dimensional vector spaces, vector geometry, linear transformations, quadratic forms. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in MA240.  Completion of MA208 recommended.

MA304 Probability (3)

Combinatorial analysis, probability axioms, discrete and continuous random variables and their distributions, central limit theorem, and multivariate distributions. Prepares students for Exam P of the Society of Actuaries. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in MA240.

MA305 Differential Equations (3)

Elementary differential equations and applications including linear differential equations with constant coefficients and first order systems, higher order differential equations and applications. Existence and uniqueness theorems. Numerical techniques.  Prerequisite: MA340, and concurrent enrollment or completion of MA303.

FI340 Introduction to Financial Management (3)

An introduction to the terms and concepts involved in financial management. This is a managerial decision-oriented course involving team and individual processes. Financial analysis, forecasting and planning, break-even analysis, sources of financing, analysis of capital project opportunities as well as short-term asset management, cash budgeting and credit policy, valuation. Pre-requisites: AC240, EC100 or EC110.

MG 370 Operations Management (3)

A practical study of the decisions required to design, operate and control a manufacturing or service operations. This course explores the various relationships between these organizational decisions, operations and other disciplines within the organization. The relationships are discussed and documented through the use of business process management and Microsoft Visio. The organizational decisions explored include forecasting, planning of personnel and equipment, inventory planning and control, scheduling, project management, theory of constraints, and quality assurance. Pre-requisite: Junior standing, Tabor statistics requirement.

MG372 Process Improvement (3)

This course continues the use of process management which was introduced in the core through the Operations Management (MG370) course, and introduces the concept of Six Sigma and its tools. Students will develop a working knowledge of how to apply these methodologies across various industries. Each student will learn about quality management systems used globally. Pre-requisite: MG370 or consent of instructor.

MG377 Supply Chain and Logistics (3)

The student is introduced to logistics in the context of integration within a firm’s supply chain strategy and operations. The framework of supply chain management is initially presented thereby creating a foundation for in-depth study of the five logistics operational components. Next the student explores the challenges and strategies related to design and operational integration of logistics within a global supply chain. Lastly, we discuss the administrative challenges related to cross organizational collaboration, performance measurement, and the challenges of managing risk and achieving sustainability. Pre-requisites: MG370 or consent of instructor.