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Industrial and Systems Engineering MS

Program overview

The master of science degree in industrial and systems engineering allows students to customize their course work while working closely with industrial and systems engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area. Faculty members are currently conducting applied project and research work in the areas of contemporary manufacturing processes/systems, ergonomic/biomedical analysis, logistics and supply chain management, sustainable design and development, systems engineering/product development, and systems simulation.

Curriculum

The MS degree is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of study. This includes eight courses and a 6 semester credit hour thesis. All students are required to complete at least two semesters of Graduate Seminar (ISEE-795, 706).

Industrial and systems engineering, MS degree, typical course sequence

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
ISEE-601 Systems Modeling and Optimization 3
ISEE-771 Engineering of Systems I 3
ISEE-795, 796 Graduate Seminar I, II 0
ISEE-760 Design of Experiments 3
  Electives 9
Second Year
  Electives 6
ISEE-790 Research and Thesis 6
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS 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),
  • 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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