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Industrial and Systems Engineering ME

Program overview

The master of engineering in industrial and systems engineering focuses on the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. The program emphasizes specialized knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical, computer, and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design. The overarching goal of industrial and systems engineering is the optimization of the system, regardless of whether the activity engaged in is a manufacturing, distribution, or a service-related capacity. Students graduate with a variety of skills in the areas of applied statistics/quality, ergonomics/human factors, operations research/simulation, manufacturing, and systems engineering.

Curriculum

Industrial and systems engineering, ME degree, typical course sequence

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
ISEE-601 Systems Modeling and Optimization 3
ISEE-771 Engineering of Systems I 3
  Electives 9
ISEE-760 Design of Experiments 3
Second Year
  Electives 12
ISEE-792 Engineering Capstone 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 33

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the ME program in industrial and systems engineering, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering, mathematics, or science from an accredited institution,
  • Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (optional),
  • Submit letters of recommendation,
  • Submit a one page statement of purpose, and
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based) are required.

Career Outcomes

Job Titles

Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Systems Engineer, Manufacturing Supervisor, Quality Analyst/Engineer, Ergonomist, Consultant, Production Planner

Functions

Manufacturing/process/work measurement studies; ergonomic studies (e.g. workplace design); quality control & other statistics applications; computer applications (e.g. data analysis, modeling, simulations, operations research); data analysis, database management

Recent Employers

American Express, Avery-Dennison, Corning, Eastman Kodak Co., General Motors, McNeil Consumer Products, Motorola, Pratt & Whitney, Valeo, Xerox


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