MS in Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineers optimally design, build and maintain production/operating systems to maximize effectiveness, efficiency, productivity and competitiveness.

Objective

The MS in Industrial Engineering (IEN) is open to students interested in advancing their career in engineering as well as professionals who seek a deeper knowledge of systems. The program will provide relevant knowledge and skills that are necessary to design and improve a variety of manufacturing and services processes.

Specialty areas of study include:

  • Engineering Management
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Health Care Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Operations Research
  • Productivity Engineering
  • Quality Engineering

Industry Advisory Board

The MS program is informed by an industry advisory board with significant experience in industrial engineering. To view the MS in Industrial Engineering Program advisory board, please click here

Curriculum

Students enrolled in the MS in Industrial Engineering must successfully complete 24 course credits and a six-credit Master's thesis OR 27 course credits and a three-credit research project.

Required Courses

Code Title Credit Hours
ISE 712 Design of Experiments 3
ISE 742 Linear Programming and Extensions 3
ISE 757 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics 3

ISE 761

or ISE 763

Engineering Cost Management

or Project Management Techniques

3

ISE 765

or ISE 764

Advanced Production Systems

or Supply Chain Management

3
3 Elective Courses 9
ISE 810 Master’s Thesis 6
Total Credit Hours 30

 

Non-Thesis Option1

Code Title Credit Hours
5 Common Core Courses
ISE 712 Design of Experiments 3
ISE 742 Linear Programming and Extensions 3
ISE 757 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics 3
ISE 761 Engineering Cost Management 3

ISE 765
or ISE 764

Advanced Production Systems
or Supply Chain Management
3
4 Elective Courses 12
ISE 794 Master's Project 3
Total Credit Hours 30

1All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated

Notes:

  1. In addition to the above required courses, the student will have to take other graduate level elective courses to fulfill the degree requirements. A list of approved electives is maintained by the Graduate Advisor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Substitution of courses is allowed, but must be approved by the Graduate Advisor and the Department Chairman.
  2. Students who do not have previously earned Industrial Engineering degrees must take ISE647 and ISE765.
  3. 600-level courses are open to advanced undergraduates and to graduate students; 700-level courses are open only to graduate students.
  4. 600-level and 700-level courses are also open to qualified graduate students majoring in other disciplines.