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Master of Industrial Engineering


Gopal Easwaran, Ph.D., in the Industrial Engineering lab with a student. The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program is a blend of basic engineering knowledge, management techniques, people management skills, and computer technology integrated with applied mathematics and statistics.

The industrial engineer can design, implement, control and manage complex systems in an efficient manner.

The 30-credit-hour master’s degree program in Industrial Engineering is open to students with an undergraduate degree in engineering, the physical sciences or mathematics.

The program may be completed in 18 to 24 months. Students with degrees in other areas may be required to take prerequisite course work.

Degree Plan

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering — Degree Plan

Program of Study

Students may select a 30-credit-hour thesis program consisting of 24 credit hours of course credit and three credit hours of thesis work. Master’s project students must complete 30 credit hours of course work and a three-credit-hour project.

The Department also offers a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree that can be completed in just five years.  Following an intensive course of study, undergraduate students begin graduate course work during their senior years and pursue a master’s degree in one year.  Students can also earn a joint Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Juris Doctorate degree.

Career Opportunities

Job market flexibility is a distinctive aspect of industrial engineering. Organizations that hire industrial engineers include manufacturers, government, insurance companies, banks, transportation and consulting firms.

Typical job specialties include statistical quality control, reliability, systems analysis, project management, safety, human factors and ergonomics, manufacturing, production, robotics, facilities planning, cost analysis, Lean and Six-Sigma quality and automation.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering or a closely related discipline. Applicants who earned a bachelor’s degree in a closely related discipline, such as physics or mathematics, may be admitted with the provision that they take prerequisite courses. The graduate program director will evaluate applicants from other disciplines on an individual basis.

Applicants must also have a:

  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (A = 4.00) for their bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum GRE quantitative score of 148.

For more requirements, visit the catalog here.

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