Engineering Honors: Industrial and Systems Engineering Track

This page describes the Industrial and Systems Engineering Track of Engineering Honors (EH-ISEN), which applies to EH scholars majoring in industrial and systems engineering (ISEN track).

Requirements - Honors Courses  - Additional Notes

For questions about the ISEN Track, please contact one of the EH Department Coordinators for Industrial and Systems Engineering.


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Natarajan Gautam

Professor, EH Coordinator
Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Affairs
Jill and Charles F. Milstead '60 Faculty Fellow in Industrial Engineering
(by courtesy appointment) Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office: 4012 ETB
Phone: 979.458.2345
Email: Gautam@tamu.edu


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Thomas Ferris

Assistant Professor , EH Coordinator

Office: 4081 ETB
Phone: 979.458.2340
Email: tferris@tamu.edu

Requirements 

The Engineering Honors (EH) program for students in the Department of Industrial Engineering majoring in Industrial Engineering (ISEN Track) has the following features and requirements in addition to the requirements of the general EH program

Additional features of the ISEN Track of EH include:

  • Renewable Academic Scholarship. Students who have active status in the ISEN track of EH are eligible to apply for an annual scholarship from the ISEN Department.
  • Special honors faculty advisors. The ISEN EH Coordinator serves as an advisor for the students in the EH ISEN Track and meets with each student in the program at least once during each semester that the student is in residence on Texas A&M College Station campus. Additionally, each EH scholar in the ISEN Track will be assigned a faculty mentor after their first semester in the program based on their research and career interests.
  • Other benefits. EH Scholars in the ISEN Track have priority for paid summer and academic year research internships, special opportunities to interact with departmental industrial partners who have internship and fulltime employment opportunities, opportunities to be peer teachers, and access to travel funds to attend technical conferences. 

Additional academic requirements for the ISEN Track of EH include:

  • Complete a thesis with the Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program.
  • Completion of at least 21 Honors credits (i.e., 3 credits more than the basic EH requirements) in courses from any department in Engineering or Science, with the same requirements as the EH course work requirements and including at least 3 Honors credits in an ISEN 400-level or approved ISEN graduate course and 6 hours of ISEN 491H taken as part of the URS program. 

To maintain active status in the ISEN Track of the EH Scholars program, students need to:

  • Pass at least one approved honors course with a grade of B or better during each academic year;
  • Meet with the ISEN EH Coordinator during each regular semester (Fall or Spring) in which they are registered for courses on the Texas A&M College Station campus;
  • Participate in at least two ISEN EH program approved activities each regular semester (Fall or Spring) in which they are registered for courses on the Texas A&M College Station campus. 

Sample Schedules for EH Students in the ISEN Track

Sample program that fulfills the EH requirements for ISEN majors is:

  Sample ISEN Honors Course Plan
Freshman
ENGR 111H Foundations of Engineering I – 2 credits
  ENGR 112H – Foundations of Engineering II - 2 credits
  ENGR 181H – Engineering Honors Seminar - 1 credit
Sophomore ANY ISEN COURSE CAN BE TAKEN AS A "STACKED HONORS" COURSE, WITH PRIOR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL
Junior ANY ISEN COURSE CAN BE TAKEN AS A "STACKED HONORS" COURSE, WITH PRIOR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL
Senior
ANY ISEN COURSE CAN BE TAKEN AS A "STACKED HONORS" COURSE, WITH PRIOR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL
  ISEN 491H Research - as a part of the University Undergraduate Research Scholars Program - 3 credits (per sem)

ISEN Honors Courses

The following lists ISEN Honors courses that have been offered in the last four years, excluding research (291,491) and independent study (285,485) courses.

  • 2016-2017 Academic Year

    Subj

    Crse

    Cred

    Title

    Instructor 

    Semester

    Fall 2016
    ISEN 310 3 HNR-UNCERTAINTY MODELING IE (Syllabus)  Natarajan Gautam (P) Fall 16

ISEN curricular notes:

  • Undergraduate research courses (ISEN 291H, ISEN 491H) and independent study courses (ISEN 285H, ISEN 485H) require prior approval in addition to the standard departmental procedures.
  • Any 600-level ISEN course can be used for honors credit except for ISEN 681, ISEN 684, ISEN 685, ISEN 691.
  • EH Scholars may request to use 6 hours of ISEN 491H to replace two of the technical electives in the industrial engineering (ISEN) degree plan. This replacement requires prior approval.