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In addition to the Major program, the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering offers three engineering minors to supplement the other majors in the School.

Minor in Operations Research and Management Science (OR/MS)

This Minor is open to all students except majors in Operations Research & Engineering and Information Science, Systems, and Technology (ISST).

The Minor exposes students to the rational basis for decision making through understanding and modeling complex situations. Students use this understanding to predict system behavior and improve system performance. Students have the opportunity to obtain a wide exposure to the core methodological tools used in OR/MS including mathematical programming, stochastic and statistical models, and simulation.

The objective of the Minor is for students to obtain a broad knowledge of these fundamentals versus training students in one specific domain. Students are able to adjust the selection of their advanced courses in the Minor to pursue areas—either methodological or application oriented—of greatest interest to their educational goals.

The minor consists of (at least) 6 courses, which must satisfy the following stipulations:

At least three (3) courses from the following:

ENGRD 2700 Basic Engineering Probability and Statistics
ORIE 3300 Optimization I
ORIE 3310 Optimization II
ORIE 3500 Engineering Probability and Statistics
ORIE 3510 Introduction to Engineering Stochastic Processes I
ORIE 4580 Simulation Modeling and Analysis

Any ORIE courses at the 3000 level or higher including those above.

Minor in Industrial Systems and Information Technology 

This Minor is open to all students except majors in Operations Research and Engineering and Information Science, Systems, and Technology (ISST).

The Minor provides an in-depth education in the issues involved in the design and analysis of information systems and the tools from the process.

Students will become familiar with the problems, perspectives, and methods of modern information engineering and will be prepared to work with industrial engineers in designing and managing manufacturing and service operations.

The minor consists of (at least) 6 courses, which must satisfy the following stipulations:

Required courses:

ENGRD 2700 Basic Engineering Probability and Statistics
ORIE 3120 Industrial Data and Systems Analysis
ORIE 4800 Information Technology

Remaining courses from the following:

ORIE 3150 Financial and Managerial Accounting
ORIE 3300 Optimization
ORIE 4150 Economic Analysis of Engineering Systems
ORIE 4580 Simulation Modeling and Analysis
ORIE 4810 Delivering OR Solutions with Information Technology
ORIE 4850 Applications of Operations Research and Game Theory to IT
ORIE 5100 Design of Manufacturing Systems
ORIE 5120 Production Planning and Scheduling Theory and Practice
ORIE 5770 Quality Control

Minor in Engineering Statistics

This Minor is open to all students except majors in Operations Research & Engineering.

The Minor requires students to develop expertise in engineering statistics. The goal of the program is to provide students with a firm understanding of statistical principles and engineering applications and the ability to apply this knowledge in the real world.

At least six (6) courses (minimum of 18 credits) from the following: 

Required Courses:

ENGRD 2700 Basic Engineering Probability and Statistics
ORIE 3500 or Basic Engineering Probability and Statistics II or
ECE 3100 Introduction to Probability and Random Signals

Four Courses (11 credits minimum)*

ORIE 3510 or Introductory Engineering Stochastic Processes I or
ECE 4110 Random Signals in Communications/Signal Processing
ORIE 4580 Simulation Modeling and Analysis
ORIE 4710 Applied Linear Statistical Models
ORIE 4711 Experimental Design
ORIE 4712 Regression
ORIE 5550 Applied Time Series Analysis
ORIE 5770 Quality Control
MATH 4720 or Basic Probability or
BTRY 4090 Theory of Statistics
BTRY 6020 Statistical Methods II
BTRY 6030 or Statistical Methods III or
ILRST 4110 Statistical Analysis of Qualitative Data
ILRST 3100 Statistical Sampling
ILRST 4100 Techniques of Multivariate Analysis

Academic Standards

Students are required to achieve at least a C- in each course in the Minor and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better in all courses in the Minor.

Students may not receive credit for more than one Minor offered by the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering.