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Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

The MSIE program provides a various selection of electives which allows students to explore a specific area of industrial engineering. The electives, as approved by the graduate advisor, are used to complete the 36-hour MSIE program.

Each student must complete the Industrial Engineering core and nine hours of Industrial Engineering applications.

Industrial Engineering Core Classes
  • IE 5301 - Advanced Operations Research
  • IE 5304 - Advanced Engineering Economy
  • IE 5318 - Applied Regression Analysis
Industrial Engineering Applications (Pick Three)
  • IE 5303 – Quality Systems
  • IE 5322 – Simulation and Optimization
  • IE 5329 – Production and Inventory Control Systems
  • IE 5338 – Human Engineering
  • IE 5342 – Metrics and Measurement
  • IE 6302 – Facilities Planning and Design

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
with Electives in Traditional IE

The traditional IE electives are designed to equip students with the of skills and understanding required to succeed in the wide variety of jobs available to industrial engineering graduates.

Each student must complete the Industrial Engineering core and nine hours of Industrial Engineering applications. The traditional IE electives listed or other electives as approved by the graduate advisor are used to complete the 36-hour MSIE program. IE 5317 must be taken only by students without a Statistics and Operations Research background and in the first semester.

Traditional IE Electives
  • IE 5303 – Quality Systems
  • IE 5310 – Production Systems Design
  • IE 5317 – Introduction to Statistics and Operations Research
  • IE 5312 – Planning and Control of Enterprise Systems
  • IE 5322 Simulation and Optimization
  • IE 5329 Production and Inventory Control Systems
  • IE 5342 – Metrics and Measurements
  • IE 6302 Facilities Planning and Design
Other Traditional IE Electives
  • IE 5330 Automation and Advanced Manufacturing
  • IE 5331 Industrial Ergonomics
  • IE 5350 Graduate Design Capstone
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Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
with Electives in Manufacturing Systems

The manufacturing systems electives are designed to equip students with the necessary skills and understanding required to succeed in the dynamic world of Manufacturing Systems operations and management.

Manufacturing is the transformation of materials into items of greater value through the performance of processes or assembly tasks. The manufacturing system consists of all the people, processes, technologies, and resources required to accomplish the manufacturing objective. A study of manufacturing systems must include all aspects of the manufacturing enterprise which include: business functions, product design, manufacturing planning, production operations, and manufacturing control.

Each student must complete the Industrial Engineering core and nine hours of Industrial Engineering applications. The manufacturing systems electives listed or other electives as approved by the graduate advisor are used to complete the 36-hour MSIE program.

Manufacturing Systems Electives
  • IE 5303 - Quality Systems
  • IE 5321 - Enterprise Analysis and Design
  • IE 5322 - Simulation and Optimization
  • IE 5330 - Automation and Advanced Manufacturing
  • IE 6302 - Facilities Planning and Design
Other Manufacturing Systems Electives
  • IE 5310 – Production System Design
  • IE 5342 – Metrics and Measurements
  • IE 6310 – Industrial Robot Applications
  • IE 5339 – Product Design, Development, Producibility, and Reliability Design
  • IE 5350 – Graduate Design Capstone
  • IE 5312 Planning and Control Enterprise Systems
  • IE 5320 – Enterprise Engineering Methods
  • IE 5334 Logistics Distribution Systems Design
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Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
with Electives in Logistics

Logistics Electives

The logistics electives are designed to equip students with the necessary skills and understanding required to succeed in the dynamic world of Logistics.

Logistics is the set of functions associated with the flow of goods, information, and payments among suppliers and consumers from the origination of raw material to final recycling or disposal of finished goods. Logistics represents a significant and growing segment of the United States economy. It also plays a critical role in international trade, which is expected to more than quadruple over the next 15 years. Companies increasingly view logistics as a crucial element in their corporate strategy. If modern enterprises are to meet customer demands for responsiveness, customization, quality, and value, they must effectively and efficiently link their entire global supply chain.

Each student must complete the Industrial Engineering core and nine hours of Industrial Engineering applications. The logistics electives listed or other electives as approved by the graduate advisor are used to complete the 36-hour MSIE program.

  • IE 5322 – Simulation and Optimization
  • IE 5320 – Enterprise Engineering Methods
  • IE 5321 – Enterprise Analysis and Design
  • IE 5333 – Logistics and Transportation Systems Design
  • IE 5334 – Logistics Distribution Systems Design
  • IE 5310 - Production Systems Design
Other Logistics Electives
  • IE 6302 – Facilities Planning and Design
  • IE 5350 – Graduate Design Capstone
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Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
with Electives in Enterprise Engineering

The enterprise systems electives are designed to equip students with the necessary skills and understanding required to succeed in the dynamic world of Enterprise Systems and Consulting.

The enterprise is a complex system of people, processes, and technology designed to accomplish organizational goals. Enterprise systems engineering is the body of knowledge, principles, and practices having to do with the analysis, design, implementation, and operation of the enterprise. The enterprise may include multiple companies participating in a supply chain. In a continually changing and competitive environment, the enterprise must be “engineered” through the use of engineering methods and tools to better accomplish enterprise objectives.

Each student must complete the Industrial Engineering core and nine hours of Industrial Engineering applications. The enterprise systems electives listed or other electives as approved by the graduate advisor are used to complete the 36-hour MSIE program.

Enterprise Engineering Electives
  • IE 5303 – Quality SystemsK
  • IE 5322 – Simulations and Optimization
  • IE 5320 - Enterprise Engineering Methods
  • IE 5321 – Enterprise Analysis and Design
  • IE 6301 – Enterprise Architectures and Frameworks
  • IE 6305 – Engineering Management I
  • IE 6306 – Engineering Management II
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Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
with Electives in Quantitative Methods

Decision-making in complex systems requires the analysis of data, the formulation of mathematical models, and the selection of optimal values of decision variables according to appropriate criteria. A computer is usually employed. These electives provide a student with the background in statistics, modeling, optimization, and decision-making techniques to make sound objective decisions in the increasingly complicated industrial environment.

Each student must complete the Industrial Engineering core and nine hours of Industrial Engineering applications. The quantitative electives listed or other electives as approved by the graduate advisor are used to complete the 36-hour program MSIE.

Quantitative Methods Electives
  • IE 5303 - Quantitative Systems
  • IE 5322 - Simulation and Optimization
  • IE 5329 - Production and Inventory Control Systems
  • IE 5305 – Linear Programming
  • IE 5306 – Dynamic Optimization
  • IE 5309 – Stochastic Processes
  • IE 5332 – Nonlinear Programming
Other Quantitative Methods Electives
  • IE 5307 – Queuing Theory
  • IE 5311 - Decision Analysis
  • IE 6303 – Combinatorial Analysis
  • IE 6308 – Design of Experiments
  • INSY 5335 - Applied Database Management
  • MATH 5310 - Mathematical Game Theory
  • MATH 5315 Graph Theory
  • MATH 5316 – Combinatorial Optimization
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Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
with Electives in Engineering Management

The engineering management electives are designed to equip students with the necessary skills and understanding required to succeed in Engineering Management.

Each student must complete the Industrial Engineering core and nine hours of Industrial Engineering applications. The engineering management electives listed or other electives as approved by the graduate advisor are used to complete the 36-hour MSIE program.

Engineering Management Electives
  • IE 5339 – Product Design, Development, Producibility, and Reliability Design
  • IE 5345 – Management of Knowledge and Technology
  • IE 5346 – Technology Development and Deployment
  • IE 6305 – Engineering Management I
  • IE 6306 – Engineering Management II
Other Engineering Management Electives
  • IE 5350 - Graduate Design Capstone
  • FIN 5311 Business Financial Management
  • MARK 5328 – Product Management
  • MANA 5333 – Management of Technology and Innovation
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Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
with Electives in Human Factors/Ergonomics

The human factors/ergonomics electives are designed to equip students with the necessary skills and understanding required to function in an environment where the human components of a system is critical to its successful functioning.

Human factors engineering, or ergonomics as it is also called, deals with the interaction between people and all aspects of work. The ultimate goal of  Human Factors/Ergonomics is to design work systems such that productivity and efficiency are enhanced while, at the same time, accidents and injuries are minimized/eliminated and the worker’s health is maintained. The strategy is to match job/task demands to workers’ capacities. Emphasis in this concentration is placed on the physical aspects of work. These include studies of the interrelationships between the following: body size and workspace; physical strength and loads to be handled or equipment to be operated; cardiopulmonary fitness and tasks requiring heavy human energy expenditure; upper body/arm characteristics and manual work including handtool design and use; sensory and physiological characteristics (vision, hearing, balance, etc.) and environmental variables (heat, cold, noise, vibration, etc.); and work characteristics and human behavior and interpersonal relationships.

Each student must complete the Industrial Engineering core and nine hours of Industrial Engineering applications. The human factors electives listed or other electives as approved by the graduate advisor are used to complete the 36-hour MSIE program.

Human Factors/Ergonomics Electives
  • IE 5314 – Safety Engineering
  • IE 5326 – Industrial Biomechanics
  • IE 5331 – Industrial Ergonomics
  • IE 5335 – Advanced Occupational Environmental Hygiene Engineering
  • IE 5338 – Human Engineering
Other Human Factors/Ergonomics Electives
  • IE 6305 – Engineering Management I
  • IE 6306 – Engineering Management II
  • IE 5350 – Graduate Design Capstone
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Admission Criteria
M.S. Program in Industrial Engineering

Applicants for the master's degree who hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering must meet the general requirements described below. Applicants not meeting all criteria may be admitted on a probationary basis.

For applicants with no prior training in engineering, the same minimum criteria will apply. In addition, their records will be reviewed in relation to the intended program of study, and specific remedial work may be required.

The acceptance of applicants who have already received a master's degree in engineering will be based on the above-mentioned minimum criteria and results of graduate work.

Performance on the GRE will not be the sole criterion for admitting applicants or the primary criterion to deny admission to either the master's or Ph.D. program. In cases where GRE performance is relatively poor all other qualifications presented by the applicant will be carefully evaluated for evidence of potential for success.

Unconditional Admission

Unconditional Admission into the M.S. program in Industrial Engineering is granted if all of the following conditions are met:

  • A GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 in all prior graduate work
  • A minimum score of of 148 on the GRE Quantitative and 146 on the GRE Verbal (600 and 400, respectively, on the old scale)
  • A minimum score of 500 on the handwritten TOEFL (213 on the computer-based version or 79 on the TOEFL iBT, or 6.5 on the IELTS) if English is not the applicant's native language
  • Adequate preparation in mathematics, science, and industrial engineering
Probationary Admission

Prospective students not meeting the conditions for unconditional admission may be granted probationary admission if their GPA is at least 2.6 and if their qualifications indicate a potential for success. Deficiency coursework in IE, mathematics, or other courses relevant to the IE degree program may be required, at the discretion of the graduate advisor. Probationary status may be cleared by satisfying all deficiency requirements and achieving a GPA of at least 3.0 in the first two semester of graduate work.

Provisional Admission

An applicant unable to supply all required official documentation prior to the admission deadline, but whose available documentation otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission.

Deferral

The admission decision is deferred if sufficient information is not available.

Denial

Prospective students with a GPA below 2.6 may be denied admission at the discretion of the Graduate Advisor. The Graduate Advisor may grant probationary admission if other factors suggest a potential for success in the graduate program.

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