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Industrial and Management Systems Engineering 1+3 Agreement with MSU Bozeman

The 1+3 Agreement with articulated coursework in Engineering and General Education is designed for students interested in a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering at Montana State University.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.

Tuition and Fees $3,255
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $85
Books/Supplies $618
Total $4,175


Fall 2017 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Year 1: Courses taken at GFC MSU

Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedule.

First Year
CHMY 141 College Chemistry I w/Lab **,+ 4
M 171 Calculus I **,+ 4
CSCI 111 Programming with Java I 3
COMX 111 Intro to Public Speaking + 3
University Core -- Select one of the following: + 3
Art (IA and RA) Options
MUSI 101 Enjoyment of Music 3
MUSI 103 Fundamntls of Musical Creation 3
MUSI 203 American Popular Music 3
MUSI 207 World Music (equiv to 307) 3
PHOT 154 Exploring Digital Photography 4
ARTZ 105 Visual Language-Drawing 3
Humanities (IH and RH) Options
HSTA 101 American History I 3
HSTA 102 American History II 3
LIT 110 Intro to Lit 3
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Ethics 3
Social Science (IS and SN) Options
PSCI 210 Intro to American Government 3
PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Diversity (D) Options
EDU 211 Multicultural Education 3
NASX 232 MT Ind Cltrs/Hstry/Iss (=332) 3
SPNS 102 Elementary Spanish II * 4

First Year
M 172 Calculus II *,+ 4
PHSX 220 Physics I w/Lab *,+ 4
University Core not previously taken -- Art (IA and RA), Humanities (IH and RH), Social Science (IS and SN), or Diversity (D) Options listed above 6
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
Total Credits34


Indicates prerequisite needed


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation

Years 2-4: Outline for Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management Systems Engineering Degree at Montana State University

The following courses would be taken at MSU in Bozeman after transferring with Year 1 coursework from Great Falls College. These courses are all required for degree completion; the course sequencing indicated below is a general guide on when they can be taken.


Year 2 - Fall Semester
EIND 101Intro to Industrial Engineering1
EMEC 103CAE I: Engr Graphics Communication2
EMAT 251Materials, Structures, and Properties3
EGEN 201Engineering Mechanics - Statics3
M 273QMultivariable Calculus4
University Core (Art, Humanities, Social Science, or Diversity)3

Year 2 - Spring Semester
EIND 142Intro to Systems Engineering2
EGEN 205Mechanics of Materials3
ETME 215Manufacturing Processes3
M 221Linear Algebra3
PHSX 222Physics II4


Year 3 - Fall Semester
EIND 300Engineering Management & Ethics3
EIND 354Engineering Probability & Statistics I3
EIND 364Principles of Operations Research I3
EIND 371Intro to Computer Integrated Manuf3
Engineering Core Elective *3-4

Year 3 - Spring Semester
EIND 313Work Design & Analysis3
EGEN 310Introduction to Engineering Design3
EGEN 325Engineering Economic Analysis3
EIND 464Principles of Operations Research II3
EIND 458Production and Engineering Management3

Select one of the following:3
EING 455DOE for Engineers
EIND 457Regression & Multivariate Analysis for Engineers


Year 4 - Fall Semester
EIND 413Ergonomics & Human Factors Engineering3
EIND 422Intro to Simulation3
EIND 434Project & Engineering Management3
EIND 442Facility/Material Handling Systems Design3
Industrial Engineering Cognate Electives *3

Year 4 - Spring Semester
EIND 410Interaction Design2
EIND 499RCapstone: Industrial Engineering Design3
EIND 477Quality Assurance3
EGEN 488FE Exam0
Industrial Engineering Cognate Electives *6-7


Students who select a 4-credit engineering core elective need a minimum of 9 credits of cognate electives, but students who select a 3-credit engineering core elective need a minimum of 10 credits of cognate electives to meet the 128-credit requirement below.

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation; 42 of those credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.