Technical and General Electives



  1. Options 1 and 2 listed below are available to students who entered UF before 2015.
    1. Complete 9 hours of technical electives.
    2. Complete 6 hours of technical electives and 3 hours of general electives.  You must complete a departmental petition for the general elective option.
    3. Students who entered UF in 2015 or after are required to complete 5 hours a technical electives and don’t have the general option.


  • General Electives are 3000-level or above courses required for a minor degree program or in areas complementary to industrial and systems engineering.
  • Technical Electives are 3000-level or above courses with significant scientific and/or technical content.
  1. Choose Your General and Technical Electives Wisely

    ISE students are strongly encouraged to make the best use of the general and technical electives requirement, by making a cohesive choice of courses that will strengthen your understanding through their interaction, and give you more depth in a specific area. In particular, you may wish to prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, which is a first step in obtaining a professional engineer (PE) license, or you may want to pursue a minor in Business, Sales Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or some other technical area. Information on the PE exam process can be found at National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, and information on minors that have been popular with ISEs can be accessed in the menu to the right.

  2. Pre-Approved General and Technical Electives

    The courses listed below are pre-approved for general and technical elective credits. You should discuss these choices with your adviser, and any course from this list will automatically be accepted in your SASS audit. This list will be reviewed by the faculty and updated each semester

  3. Other Choices

    Other 3000-level or above courses that fit the above definitions in Business, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics may be used as general or technical electives by submitting the online technical and general elective petition along with supporting documents.

Pre-Approved Technical Electives

ISE Courses

EIN4905 Design of Experiments 3
EIN4905 Honors Intro to Financial Engineering 3
EIN4905 Data Mining 3
EIN4905 Models and Methods for Health Systems Engineering 3
EIN4905 Occupational Safety 3
EIN4912 Integrated Product & Process Design 1 3
EIN4944 Internship or Co-op in ISE 3
EGN4641 Engineering Entrepreneurship 3
EGN4643 Engineering Innovation 3
EGS4038 Engineering Leadership 3
EGS4625 Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management 3


Other Courses

CAP4621 Artificial Intelligence and Heuristics 3
CDA3101 Introduction to Computer Organization 3
CEN3031 Introduction to Software Engineering 3
CEN4072 Software Testing and Verification 3
CIS4301 Information System Design and Development 3
COP3530 Data Structures and Algorithms 4
COP4600 Operating Systems 3
COT3100 Applications of Discrete Structures 3
ECO3101 Intermediate Microeconomics (only counts as 1 credit of tech) 3
ECO3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics (only counts as 1 credit of tech) 3
ECO4400 Game Theory and Applications 4
EEE3308C Electronic Circuits I 4
EEL3701C Digital Logic and Computer Systems 4
EEL3135 Introduction to Signals and Systems 4
EES3008 Energy & Environment 3
EGM 3520 Mechanics of Materials 3
EGM3400 Elements of Dynamics (will not count if receiving tech credit for EGM3401) 2
EGM 3401 Dynamics (will not count if receiving tech credit for EGM3400) 3
EGM4590 Biodynamics 3
EGM4592 Bio-Solid Mechanics 3
EML4321 Manufacturing Engineering 3
FIN3403 Business Finance 4
FIN4243 Debt and Money Markets 4
FIN4504 Equity and Capital Markets 4
FIN4414 Financial Management 4
GIS3072C Geographic Information Systems 3
ISM3004 Computing in the Business Environment 4
ISM4113 Business Systems Design and Applications 2
ISM4210 Database Management 2
ISM 4220 Business Data Communications 1 2
ISM 4221 Business Data Communications 2 2
MAA4211 Advanced Calculus 1 3
MAA4212 Advanced Calculus 2 3
MAA4226 Introduction to Modern Analysis 1 3
MAA4227 Introduction to Modern Analysis 2 3
MAA4402 Functions of a Complex Variable 3
MAD4203 Introduction to Combinatorics 1 3
MAD4204 Introduction to Combinatorics 2 3
MAS4301 Abstract Algebra 1 3
MAS4302 Abstract Algebra 2 3
MHF3202 Sets and Logic 3
PKG3103 Food Packaging 3
PKG4101C Computer Tools for Packaging 3
STA4183 Theory of Interest 3
STA4210 Regression Analysis 3
STA4211 Design of Experiments 3
STA4222 Sample Survey Design 3
STA4502 Nonparametric Statistical Methods 3
STA4504 Categorical Data Analysis 3
STA4702 Multivariate Statistical Methods 3
STA4712 Introduction to Survival Analysis 3
STA4853 Introduction to Time Series and Forecasting 3
SUR3103C Geomatics 3
TTE4004C Transportation Engineering 4
TTE4106 Urban Transportation Planning 3
TTE4201 Traffic Engineering 3
TTE 4300 Transportation Systems Analysis 3

Pre-Approved General Electives (General electives are not allowed for students after 2014)

AEB3341 Selling Strategically 3
ABE4932 Special Topics varies
EGN4930 Sales Engineering Seminar 1
EIN4944 Practical Work in Industrial & Systems Engineering varies
ESI4949 Co-Op Work Experience 1
MAN3025 Principles of Management (only counts up to 3 credit of general) 4
MAR3023 Principles of Marketing (only counts up to 3 credit of general) 4
URP3001 Cities of the World 3