Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Industrial Engineering, M.S.I.E.

College of Engineering  
Department: Industrial and Management Systems Engineering 

The Department participates in the College’s M.S.I.E. majors. The Department offers advanced degrees in areas of study pertinent to the design, evaluation, and operation of a variety of industrial systems, ranging from the analysis of public systems, to the service industry, to the operation of manufacturing concerns. Course topics and research opportunities include engineering analytics, production planning, production control, facilities design, applied engineering statistics, quality control and reliability, operations research, engineering economic analysis, human factors engineering, productivity analysis, manufacturing systems, robotics, automation, and computer applications. The Department has advanced laboratory facilities that support class projects and research in microcomputer applications, computer-aided design and manufacturing, flexible automation, quality control, and applications in robotics.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, or other STEM disciplines with a minimum GPA 3.00/4.00
  • GRE minimum scores: Q 156, Q+V 300, AW 3.0 
  • Adequate background in mathematics and computer programming
  • One page statement of purpose
  • Three letters of reference

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 30 credit hours minimum

  • Shared Core Requirements - 6 Credit Hours
  • Additional Required Courses - 6 Credit Hours
  • Electives - 12 Credit Hours Minimum [18 Credit hours - non-thesis option or 12 credit hours - thesis option]
  • Thesis Option - 6 Credit Hours minimum

Shared Core Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Additional Required Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Electives (12 Credit Hours minimum)

Students in the thesis option complete 12 credit hours minimum; students in the non-thesis option complete 18 credit hours minimum.

Comprehensive Exam

For thesis option students, the thesis and oral defense serve as the comprehensive examination. For non-thesis students, an academic portfolio is used in lieu of the exam, which showcases main course projects and competencies, research experience (including conference presentations and publications), industry/internship experience, extracurricular activities (professional organizations/societies, community engagement, global exposure, etc.), and other competencies/experiences. 

Thesis Option (6 Credit Hours)

Students who opt to complete a tehsis take a minimum of six (6) credit hours of thesis.