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Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

The M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering requires 30 hours of coursework beyond the baccalaureate degree for the non-thesis option, 27 hours of coursework plus a 3 hour capstone for the thesis substitute option, and 24 hours of coursework plus 6 hours of research for the thesis option.  The program of study includes:

Remedial Courses – These courses are prerequisites for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and do not count toward the program of study.

  • IE 5302         Introduction to Industrial Engineering
  • IE 5317         Introduction to Statistics
Core Courses – Students should take the cores courses as soon as possible
  • IE 5301         Advanced Operations Research
  • IE 5304         Advanced Engineering Economy
  • IE 5318         Applied Linear Regression
Application Courses – Students must select a minimum of 3 courses
  • IE 5303         Quality Systems
  • IE 5322         Simulation and Optimization
  • IE 5329         Production and Inventory Control
  • IE 5338         Human Engineering
  • IE 5342         Metrics and Measurement
  • IE 6302         Facilities Planning and Design

Elective Courses – Students must select elective courses to reach a total of 30 credit hours.  With advisor approval students may select a maximum of 2 graduate engineering, science, or business courses outside of industrial engineering.

Students in the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering Non Thesis program will complete 30 credit hours of class work.

Students in the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering Thesis Substitute option will complete 27 credit hours of class work and a 3 credit hour capstone course.  This program requires a faculty sponsor and program advisor approval.

Students in the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering Thesis option will complete 24 credit hours of class work and 6 credit hours of thesis.  This program requires a faculty sponsor and program advisor approval.


The Fast Track Program enables outstanding UT Arlington senior undergraduate students in Industrial Engineering to satisfy degree requirements leading to a master's degree in Industrial Engineering while completing their undergraduate studies.

When senior-level students are within 15 hours of completing their undergraduate degree requirements, they may take up to 6 hours of approved senior level coursework designated by the Industrial Engineering Program to satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. In the limiting case, a student completing the maximum allowable hours (6) while in undergraduate status would have to take only 24 additional masters level hours to meet minimum requirements for graduation.

Interested UT Arlington undergraduate Industrial Engineering students should apply to the Fast Track Program just prior to beginning their last 30 hours of their bachelor's degree. They must have completed at least 30 hours at UTA, achieving an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all work done at UTA. Additionally, they must have completed 9 hours of specified foundation courses with a minimum GPA of 3.3 in those courses.

Contact the Undergraduate Advisor or Graduate Advisor in Industrial Engineering for more information about the program.

Download and fill-out the Fast Track B.S. to M.S. Form.

Admission Requirements

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