Catalogue 2017 - 2018

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE)

Industrial engineers play key roles and are at the forefront of designing effective and efficient systems for quality products and services. The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering is intended for students with undergraduate engineering degrees to further advance their knowledge in areas such as analytical modeling, production planning, facilities design and scheduling.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the MSIE program will:

  • have the ability to synthesize, analyze and optimize data for enterprise decision making
  • model, improve, control and re-design enterprise data and
  • be prepared to apply new tools and technique to solve industrial engineering problems

Degree Requirements

Core Courses - 9 credit hours

IE 601Advanced Engineering Statistics

3 cr.

IE 631Production and Inventory Modeling

3 cr.

IE 635Optimization Methods I

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:9

Core Concentration - 3 credit hours

IE 626Discrete Event Simulation

3 cr.

or

IE 629Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Systems

3 cr.

or

IE 643Design of Experiments

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:3

In addition to the required four core courses & concentration (12 credit hours) above, students can expand their technical knowledge in keeping with their interest and professional needs. Students can select from a thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option requires 12 credit hours of electives plus 6 credit hours of thesis (IE 698 and IE 699). The non-thesis option requires 15 credit hours of electives and 3 credit hours of a research project (IE 680).

Non-Thesis Option—Minimum Curriculum Requirements

IE 680Engineering Project

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:3

Thesis Option—Minimum Curriculum Requirements

IE 698Thesis Research

3 cr.

IE 699Thesis Research

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:6

Approved Electives

15 credits for non-thesis option, 12 credits for thesis option
IE 604Human Factors

3 cr.

IE 605Reliability

3 cr.

IE 609Engineering Cost Analysis

3 cr.

IE 619Engineering Supply Chain

3 cr.

IE 620Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis

3 cr.

IE 622Lean Production Systems

3 cr.

IE 635Optimization Methods I

3 cr.

IE 644Quality Systems and Process Improvement

3 cr.

IE 645Quantitative Models of Supply Chain Management

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:12-15

Note: For students who wish to select a project/thesis topic sponsored by their employer, the topic must be approved by the student's supervisor, as well as their faculty advisor.