Catalogue 2021 - 2022

Master of Science in Engineering in Industrial Engineering

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 Engineering 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 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 631/EMGT 631Production and Inventory Modeling

3 cr.

IE 635/EMGT 635Operations Research

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:9

Core Concentration - 3 credit hours

IE 626/EMGT 626Discrete Event Simulation

3 cr.

or

IE 629/EMGT 629Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Systems

3 cr.

or

IE 643/EMGT 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). The coursework option requires 18 credit hours of electives.

Approved Electives

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

3 cr.

IE 605Reliability

3 cr.

IE 609/CEE 609/EMGT 609Strategic Engineering Economics

3 cr.

IE 619/EMGT 619Engineering Supply Chain

3 cr.

IE 620/EMGT 620Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis

3 cr.

IE 622/EMGT 622Lean Production Systems

3 cr.

IE 635/EMGT 635Operations Research

3 cr.

IE 644/EMGT 644Quality Systems and Process Improvement

3 cr.

IE 645/EMGT 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.