Bachelor of Science
Northwestern's academic year operates on a three-quarter system. Students complete 12 courses per year by taking four per quarter.
To obtain the Bachelor of Science degree, a total of 48 courses are required. Seven technical electives complete the 16-course major program.
All McCormick School engineering students begin their engineering studies with the four-quarter sequence of Engineering Analysis and the two-quarter sequence of Design Thinking and Communication. Coursework in the major area usually begins sophomore year.
Coursework in industrial engineering and management sciences covers these core areas:
- Probability and statistics
- Operations research
- Applied behavioral science
- Engineering economy
- Computer programming and data management
Concentrations are available in the following areas:
- Economics and finance
- General business management
- Industrial behavioral sciences
- Mathematical sciences/graduate research
- Production and logistics
- Statistics and quality control
Capstone Design Project
A required, two-quarter senior capstone design project integrates the skills a student has learned in order to solve a real-world problem.