Degree Requirements

Students who do not have a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering may be admitted and required to complete the bridge program. Bridge courses do not count toward degree requirements.

A minimum of 30 credits beyond a baccalaureate degree is required. A master's thesis or independent research is optional. Students select an area of specialization and individually design their programs in consultation with the graduate advisor. Faculty advisor approval must be obtained by students before they are permitted to register for IE 701 Master'S Thesis.

Seminar: In addition to the minimum 30 degree credits required, all students who receive departmental or research-based awards must enroll each semester in IE 791 Graduate Seminar.

M.S. in Industrial Engineering (courses only)

Bridge Courses
EM 502Engineering Cost Analysis3
EM 602Management Science3
IE 501Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering3
Total Credits9
Core Courses
IE 604Advanced Engineering Statistics3
IE 618Engineering Cost and Production Economics3
IE 621Systems Analysis and Simulation3
IE 650Advanced Topics in Operations Research3
Areas of Specialization
Select three of the following: 19
Quality Systems Engineering
Industrial Quality Control
Total Quality Management
Design for Manufacturability
Operations Research
Industrial Simulation
Sequencing and Scheduling
Advanced Topics in Operations Research
Information Systems Design
Data Structures and Algorithms
Data Management System Design
Management Aspects of Information Systems
Supply Chain & Logistics
Network Flows and Applications
Special Topics in Industrial Engineering
EM 707
Service Systems Engineering
Industrial Simulation
IE 636
Decision Support Systems for Managers
Total Credits21
1

Students may choose to specialize in any one of the following areas. Completion of all three courses in a specialization will qualify the student for a specialization certificate to be issued by the department. This will be awarded in conjunction with successful completion of the MS degree. 

M.S. in Industrial Engineering (independent research)

Bridge Courses
EM 502Engineering Cost Analysis3
EM 602Management Science3
IE 501Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering3
Total Credits9
Core Courses
IE 604Advanced Engineering Statistics3
IE 618Engineering Cost and Production Economics3
IE 621Systems Analysis and Simulation3
IE 650Advanced Topics in Operations Research3
Independent Research
IE 725Independent Research3
Areas of Specialization
Select three of the following: 19
Quality Systems Engineering
Industrial Quality Control
Total Quality Management
Design for Manufacturability
Operations Research
Industrial Simulation
Sequencing and Scheduling
Advanced Topics in Operations Research
Information Systems Design
Data Structures and Algorithms
Introduction to Computability and Complexity
Management Aspects of Information Systems
Supply Chain & Logistics
Network Flows and Applications
Special Topics in Industrial Engineering
EM 707
Service Systems Engineering
Industrial Simulation
IE 636
Decision Support Systems for Managers
Total Credits24
1

Students may choose to specialize in any one of the following areas. Completion of all three courses in a specialization will qualify the student for a specialization certificate to be issued by the department. This will be awarded in conjunction with successful completion of the MS degree. 

M.S. in Industrial Engineering (Master's thesis)

Bridge Courses
EM 502Engineering Cost Analysis3
EM 602Management Science3
IE 501Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering3
Total Credits9
Core Courses
IE 604Advanced Engineering Statistics3
IE 618Engineering Cost and Production Economics3
IE 621Systems Analysis and Simulation3
IE 650Advanced Topics in Operations Research3
Thesis
IE 701Master'S Thesis6
Areas of Specialization
Select three of the following: 19
Quality Systems Engineering
Industrial Quality Control
Total Quality Management
Design for Manufacturability
Operations Research
Industrial Simulation
Sequencing and Scheduling
Advanced Topics in Operations Research
Information Systems Design
Data Structures and Algorithms
Introduction to Computability and Complexity
Management Aspects of Information Systems
Supply Chain & Logistics
Network Flows and Applications
Special Topics in Industrial Engineering
EM 707
Service Systems Engineering
Industrial Simulation
IE 636
Decision Support Systems for Managers
Total Credits27
1

Students may choose to specialize in any one of the following areas. Completion of all three courses in a specialization will qualify the student for a specialization certificate to be issued by the department. This will be awarded in conjunction with successful completion of the MS degree.