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Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineers use a variety of mathematical and computer methods to study, improve, and optimize processes in a wide range of manufacturing and service settings.

In addition to these specific program areas, our faculty have significant expertise in Healthcare Systems Engineering and Human Factors Engineering.

The MS in Industrial Engineering can be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate. Learn more about the benefits of this unique program.


The minimum semester hours required by students to complete this degree are listed below. Typically full-time students are able to complete these requirements in about two years, however it might take longer if the student completes a thesis or participates in co-op.

Degree RequirementsCourse-Only
Option
Project
Option
Thesis
Option
Engineering
Leadership
Required core courses16 SH16 SH16 SH16 SH
Elective courses16 SH12 SH8 SH0 SH
MEIE 6800 Technical WritingN/A0 SH0 SHN/A
MEIE 6850 Research Seminar in
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
N/A0 SH0 SHN/A
Project/thesisN/A4 SH8 SHN/A
Leadership coursesN/AN/AN/A16 SH
Minimum semester hours required32 SH32 SH32 SH32 SH

 

* Updates to the Industrial Engineering MS Curriculum

  • Addition: Course Work Option
    • IE 6300 Manufacturing Methods and Processes (4SH)
    • AND any other approved engineering or business discipline course.
  • Addition: Project Option
    • IE 6300 Manufacturing Methods and Processes (4SH)
    • AND any other approved engineering or business discipline course.
  • Addition: Thesis Option
    • IE 6300 Manufacturing Methods and Processes (4SH)
    • AND any other approved engineering or business discipline course.
  • Addition: Engineering Leadership Option
    • General Requirements
      IE 6200Engineering Probability and Statistics4 SH
      OR 6205Deterministic Operations Research4 SH
    • Core Requirements
      Complete two of the following courses:
      IE 7200Supply Chain Engineering4 SH
      IE 7215Simulation Analysis4 SH
      IE 7315Human Factors Engineering4 SH

 

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