Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Industrial Department

The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering is a STEM program designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge in multiple areas of industrial engineering. A student may pursue a broad program of study or they may specialize in areas such as general industrial engineering, manufacturing systems, ergonomics/human factors, or advanced analytics/operations research.

Students may select from different options to complete their program, including course work (10 classes), capstone (9 courses and an application-oriented research paper), or thesis (8 courses and a thesis). Students work with an advisor to determine the best option and courses for their needs.

Successful applicants to the Industrial Engineering Master of Science program typically have a bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering or science with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credits of their bachelor's program. Strong math skills are helpful. Successful applicants also have a minimum TOEFL of 79, a minimum GRE of 301 (quantitative of 155 and verbal of 146). Letters of recommendation are not required for the program.

Due to the difficulties in taking standardized tests during the coronavirus pandemic, the program has waived the GRE requirement for applicants for the spring and fall 2021 semesters.

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Courses Available on Campus and Through Distance Learning

In addition to our traditional on-campus program, most of our classes are also available online. This option is available for all students including full-time, part-time, and working professions.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING CORE COURSES

  • IE 5301 Advanced Operations Research
  • IE 5304 Advanced Engineering Economy
  • IE 5317 Introduction to Statistics
  • IE 5318 Applied Linear Regression

SAMPLE ELECTIVE COURSES 

INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

  • IE 5303 Quality Systems
  • IE 5321 Enterprise Analysis and Design
  • IE 5322 Simulation and Optimization
  • IE 5330 Automation and Advanced Manufacturing
  • IE 5342 Metrics and Measurement
  • IE 6302 Facilities Planning and Design

LOGISTICS

  • IE 5310 Production Systems Design
  • IE 5329 Production and Inventory Control
  • IE 5333 Logistics Transportation Systems
  • IE 5334 Logistics Distribution Systems

DECISION ANALYTICS

  • IE 5305 Linear Programming
  • IE 5306 Dynamic Optimization
  • IE 5311 Decision Analysis
  • IE 6308 Design of Experiments
  • IE 6318 Data Mining and Analytics

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

  • IE 5314 Safety Engineering
  • IE 5326 Industrial Biomechanics
  • IE 5331 Industrial Ergonomics
  • IE 5338 Human Engineering

APPROVED COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ELECTIVES

All electives taken outside of the department must be approved by your Graduate Advisor.

ACCOUNTING

  • ACCT 5307 - Measurement and Analysis for Business Decision Making

MARKETING

  • MARK 5328 - Product Management

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT*

  • OPMA 5361 - Operations Management
  • OPMA 5362 - Service Operation
  • OPMA 5364 - Project Management
  • OPMA 5368 - Global Supply Chain Management
  • OPMA 5369 - Logistics Management

* IE 5301 Introduction to Operations Research can be considered equivalent to OPMA 5361

BUSINESS ANALYTICS**

  • INSY 5336 - Python Programming
  • INSY 5376 - Big Data Analytics (Pre-requisite INSY 5378)
  • INSY 5377 - Web and Social Analytics (Pre-requisite BSTAT 5325 or equivalent)
  • INSY 5378 - Data Science: A Programming Approach (Pre-requisite INSY 5336 and INSY 5339)
  • INSY 5380 - Social Network Analysis (Pre-requisite 5336)

** IE 5317 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics can be considered equivalent to BSTAT 5325.
** IE 6318 - Data Mining can be considered equivalent to INSY 5339 - Principles of Business Data Mining.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

  • INSY 5375 - Management of Information Technologies
  • INSY 5345 - Cloud Computing - Theory and Practice

ELECTIVE COURSES FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS

In addition to the above electives, with prior advisor approval, students who are taking the course work option may take up to two electives in other engineering or science programs.

Requirements for Licensure or Certification

All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

Pursuing a Master's Degree in the College of Engineering

The responsibility rests with each student for knowing the rules, regulations, and filing deadlines of the Graduate School and their respective department. This page provides general information only. Requirements of the Graduate School and the academic department must be met.

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