Grade Requirements in ISE Curriculum

IE Courses: A student must earn a C in all industrial engineering courses (IE prefix for the course number). If one IE class is a prerequisite to another, then the student must earn a C in the prerequisite course before taking the next course in the sequence.

Non-IE Courses: A lot of students ask about what minimum grades needed in non-IE prerequisite classes in order to take the follow-on classes. Here are some common oversights:

  • CH 1223 - Chemistry 2: Students need a C or better in this class to take either of the materials electives.
  • PH 2223 - Physics 2: Students need a C or better in this class to take ECE 3413 – Intro to Elect. Circuits.
  • EM 2413 - Eng Mechanics 1 (Statics): Students need a C or better in this class to take many of the Engineering Science (ES) electives.
  • ME 3213 - Mech of Materials (ES Elective): If students take this before ME 3403 – Materials for ME Design, they need a C or better.

Courses where a D is permitted: The courses in which students can earn a grade of D on their transcript and still graduate are:

  • ACC 2023 - Managerial Accounting
  • CH 1211 - Chem 1 Lab
  • CO 1003 - Speech
  • EC 2123 - Microecon
  • ECE 3413 - Circuits
  • EN 1103 - Comp 1
  • EN 1113 - Comp 2
  • Engineering Science elective (except for Mech of materials if taking ME 3403 for your materials elective)
  • Fine Arts Elective
  • GE 3513 - Tech Writing
  • Humanities Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Math/Science Elective (CHE 3413 or ME 3403)
  • MA 2743, Calculus 4
  • Materials Elective (CHE 3413 or ME 3403)
  • PSY 1013 - Psychology

Engineering Science Electives:

  • ECE 3413 – Intro to Elect. Circuits - requires C in PH 2223 and MA 1723
  • EM 2433, 3213 and 3313 - all require a C in EM 2413.
  • ME 3513 – Thermodynamics - requires C in CH1211/1213, MA 2733, and PH 2213.
  • ECE 3424 – Intermediate Elect. Circuits - requires C in ECE 3413 and MA 3253

Other Notes:

  • A grade of F is never accepted.
  • Please note that for transfer courses, the university does NOT accept any grades of D or F.  A student must make a grade of C or higher on ANY transfer class in order for it to apply toward their degree.