If you have an interest in engineering and a desire to learn about applied math and business topics, a bachelor’s in industrial engineering may be right for you. A bachelor’s in industrial engineering can prepare you for a career as an industrial engineer in a variety of fields. Industrial engineers provide innovation and problem-solving skills to enhance an organization’s productivity across numerous industries.
Earn Your Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering From GCU
Grand Canyon University (GCU) offers an industrial engineering degree that prepares you for career success. With the help of GCU’s dedicated faculty and rigorous curriculum, students will develop the skills and competencies of an industrial engineer. GCU’s lab equipment and state-of-the-art facilities support your hands-on educational experience. Likewise, GCU’s broad curriculum supports academic growth across a broad range of math, science and design courses.
What You Will Learn
As an industrial engineer, you will need to be familiar with the manufacturing processes and best practices for performing statistical analyses. This is accomplished through a thorough understanding of sustainable design, engineering design principles, applied probability and statistics and quality assurance.
Ultimately, an industrial engineer needs to be able to provide new processes or suggest design changes to eliminate production waste and promote efficient utilization of employees and equipment.
In addition, bachelor’s in industrial engineering students will learn:
- Quality engineering
- Systems design
- Project management
- Process improvement
- Supply chain management
- Inventory control
Careers With a Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering Degree
GCU offers a rigorous on-campus curriculum that prepares students for a career as an industrial engineer. The bachelor’s in industrial engineering program provides a well-rounded education that allows students to develop a broad engineering knowledge base alongside business concepts.
Some areas of study include:
- Lean and Quality Management
- Human Work Design
- Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems
- Design for Sustainability
- General Chemistry
- Engineering Innovation
- Computer Aided Design
Industrial engineering students are not only equipped with technical skills but are challenged to develop their communication and critical thinking skills. The best industrial engineers are adept at analyzing and designing system improvement as well as communicating changes to clients and coworkers. GCU provides a well-rounded approach that prepares industrial engineering students for career success.
Bachelor’s in industrial engineering students are required to complete a capstone project at the end of their program. This capstone project allows students to implement their gained knowledge and skills. Students will work to complete a real-world, multidisciplinary industrial engineering design and research project, with the support of classmates and mentors. GCU also provides a Christian worldview and encourages students to think of their education through the lens of faith. GCU’s bachelor’s in industrial engineering campus degree maintains a welcoming and faith-based community that reflects GCU’s values.
Frequently Asked Questions
General Education Requirements
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.
Upon completion of the Grand Canyon University's University Foundation experience, students will be able to demonstrate competency in the areas of academic skills and self-leadership. They will be able to articulate the range of resources available to assist them, explore career options related to their area of study, and have knowledge of Grand Canyon's community. Students will be able to demonstrate foundational academic success skills, explore GCU resources (CLA, Library, Career Center, ADA office, etc), articulate strategies of self-leadership and management and recognize opportunities to engage in the GCU community.
- UNV-112, Success in Science, Engineering and Technology & Lab: 4
- UNV-103, University Success: 4
- UNV-303, University Success: 4
- UNV-108, University Success in the College of Education: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.
- UNV-104, 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy: 4
- ENG-105, English Composition I: 4
- ENG-106, English Composition II: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV-101/CWV-301.
- CWV-101, Christian Worldview: 4
- CWV-301, Christian Worldview: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of intermediate algebra or higher.
- MAT-154, Applications of College Algebra: 4
- MAT-144, College Mathematics: 4
- PHI-105, 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: 4
- BIO-220, Environmental Science: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.). If the predefined course is a part of the major, students need to take an additional course.
- HIS-144, U.S. History Themes: 4
- PSY-102, General Psychology: 4
- SOC-100, Everyday Sociology: 4
Required General Education Courses
* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.