Admission Guidelines

Evaluation for admission into the Department of Industrial Engineering is handled differently for each category, as described below.

Students who have ever been assigned a sanction due to academic or behavioral misconduct at any institution of higher education will not be admitted into the Department of Industrial Engineering.

Students classified as "Readmit" or "Post-Baccalaureate" for admissions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  Decisions will be made generally following criteria similar to those for students transferring from institutions outside TAMU.

Incoming Freshman Students

The admission process for incoming freshmen students is handled by the University's Office of Admissions. Prospective incoming freshmen will apply for admission into the College of Engineering and enter as a General Engineering major. Students may then apply for entry into our major between their second and fourth semester.

Please see the Office of Admissions website for guidance on the admission process.

Transfer from outside of TAMU

Students from Institutions outside Texas A&M University (TAMU)

Applicants are expected to have completed most of the courses equivalent to those taken by freshmen in our program. Specifically, the pre-engineering courses listed below are required for successful applicants. Additional coursework in “C++, Java, or Python ” programming language is encouraged.

Admission Criteria:

Reccomended Coursework for Admission
Pre-Engineering CurriculumAcceptable Substitutions
TAMU Course Credits COE Majors Non-COE Majors TCCNS*
MATH 151 4     MATH 171 MATH 2413
MATH 152 4     MATH 172 MATH 2414
PHYS 218 4         PHYS 2425 or
2325/2125
Additional Coursework to Complete
Pre-Engineering CurriculumAcceptable Substitutions
TAMU Course Credits COE Majors Non-COE Majors TCCNS*
ENGL 104 3                  ENGL 1302
PHYS 218 4                                   PHYS 2425 or 
2325/2125
PHYS 208 4                            PHYS 2426 or
2326/2126
CHEM 107/117 4 CHEM 102/112  CHEM 102/112 CHEM 1412

Above coursework should be completed with a grade of ‘B’ or better. Refer to Transfer Course Sheet for details.

*Texas Common Course Numbering System. For institutions that do not use TCCNS, see TAMU Transfer Course equivalency guide.

** Two freshmen engineering courses, ENGR 111 and 112, are required for all freshmen students in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. These courses are specialized to our program and have specific objectives that are typically not met by courses outside the college of engineering or at other universities. Admitted change of curriculum / transfer students will have the opportunity to take these courses once matriculated. Transfer students with an engineering design background and approval from the College of Engineering will be permitted to take ENGR 289 instead of ENGR 111/112. 

***Prospective students attending an institution without an equivalent to CHEM 107/117 can transfer an equivalent to Fundamentals of Chemistry II (CHEM 102/112-CHEM 1412) to fulfill the CHEM 107/117 requirement.

Academic Guidelines for Admission Consideration:

The Department takes a holistic review on all applications. A holistic review includes, but is not limited to: 

  • In process of completing ALL courses listed above in current semester
  • No history of repeating, dropping, or withdrawing from courses
  • Taking a reasonable load of courses and completing them in a timely manner
  • Completion of application short answer questions and work experience/involvement

Factors Affecting Admission Decisions:

  • The academic record of those transfer applicants under review
  • The number of students currently enrolled in the Department
  • The projected number of admitted general engineering students who will enroll in the Department for the semester under review
  • The projected number of admitted transfer students who will enroll in the Department for the semester under review
  • The number of transfer applicants under review

 

**NOTE: Our program in Industrial Engineering continues to be in high demand and under considerable enrollment pressure. Admission is thus highly competitive. Meeting, or exceeding, these guidelines is NO GUARANTEE of being admitted.

How to Apply:

See the University’s Office of Admissions website for more information on the transfer admission process, deadlines, etc, or contact Admissions Customer Service at:


General Services Complex

750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1601

College Station, TX 77843-0200

(979) 845-1060

MON – FRI, 8AM - 5PM CST


More Information

Academic advisors in each department will review your transcript upon admission to determine what transfer courses will fulfill a degree requirement in your admitted major.  It is possible that some transferrable courses will not fulfill a degree requirement. Thus, we recommend that prospective transfer students review the Texas A&M Excess Credit Hour policy to find out if your cost of attendance could potentially be impacted upon admission to Texas A&M.

The current degree plan for each major can be found in the online Texas A&M Course Catalog.

Attend (optional) Transfer Information Day on the Texas A&M campus. This is a great opportunity for prospective transfer students, parents and counselors to get information from various offices on campus and from students and faculty in the college of engineering.

Change of Major Students from TAMU

Applicants are expected to have completed most of the courses equivalent to those taken by freshmen in our program. Specifically, the pre-engineering courses listed below are required for successful applicants. Additional coursework in “C++, Java, or Python ” programming language is encouraged.

Admission Criteria:

Reccomended Coursework for Admission
Pre-Engineering CurriculumAcceptable Substitutions
TAMU Course Credits COE Majors Non-COE Majors TCCNS*
MATH 151 4     MATH 171 MATH 2413
MATH 152 4     MATH 172 MATH 2414
PHYS 218 4         PHYS 2425 or
2325/2125
Additional Coursework to Complete
Pre-Engineering CurriculumAcceptable Substitutions
TAMU Course Credits COE Majors Non-COE Majors TCCNS*
ENGL 104 3                  ENGL 1302
PHYS 218 4                                   PHYS 2425 or 
2325/2125
PHYS 208 4                            PHYS 2426 or
2326/2126
CHEM 107/117 4 CHEM 102/112  CHEM 102/112 CHEM 1412

Above coursework should be completed with a grade of ‘B’ or better. Refer to Transfer Course Sheet for details.

** Two freshmen engineering courses, ENGR 111 and 112, are required for all freshmen students in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. These courses are specialized to our program and have specific objectives that are typically not met by courses outside the college of engineering or at other universities. Admitted change of curriculum / transfer students will have the opportunity to take these courses once matriculated.

***Prospective students attending an institution without an equivalent to CHEM 107/117 can transfer an equivalent to Fundamentals of Chemistry II (CHEM 102/112-CHEM 1412) to fulfill the CHEM 107/117 requirement.

Academic Guidelines for Admission Consideration

The Department takes a holistic review on all applications. A holistic review includes, but is not limited to:

  • In process of completing ALL courses listed above in current semester
  • No history of repeating, dropping, or withdrawing from courses
  • Taking a reasonable load of courses and completing them in a timely manner
  • Completion of application short answer questions and work experience/involvement

Factors Affecting Admission Decisions

  • The academic record of those transfer applicants under review
  • The number of students currently enrolled in the Department
  • The projected number of admitted general engineering students who will enroll in the Department for the semester under review
  • The projected number of admitted transfer students who will enroll in the Department for the semester under review
  • The number of transfer applicants under review 

**NOTE: Our program in Industrial Engineering continues to be in high demand and under considerable enrollment pressure. Admission is thus highly competitive. Meeting, or exceeding, these guidelines is NO GUARANTEE of being admitted. 

How to Apply 

Complete the Change of Major application package by the appropriate deadline. See an ISEN advisor for application. You can make an appointment with an ISEN advisor HERE.

Application Deadlines:     Fall Entry — June 1               Spring Entry — December 1