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Industrial and Systems Engineering MS

Semester Requirements

Marcos Esterman, Graduate Program Director
(585) 475-6922, mxeeie@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/program/industrial-engineering-0

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

Course Sem. 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,
  • 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.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The master of science degree in industrial engineering allows students to customize their course work while working closely with industrial 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 45 quarter credit hours of study. This includes nine courses and a 9 quarter credit hour thesis. All students are required to complete at least three quarters of Graduate Seminar (0303-800), Graduate Thesis Seminar I (0303-888), and Graduate Thesis Research Seminar II (0303-889).

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their graduate program adviser with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Program title change
Effective fall 2013, the program in industrial engineering will be renamed industrial and systems engineering. This change will not affect currently matriculated students.

Industrial engineering, MS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  ISE Courses 12
0303-800 Graduate Seminar 0
Choose one of the following: 4
   0303-716    Linear Regression Analysis  
   0303-758    Design of Experiments  
0303-888 Thesis Research Seminar I 0
0303-889 Thesis Research II 0
  Electives 20
Second Year
0303-890 Research and Thesis 9
Total Quarter Credit Hours 45

Industrial and systems engineering, MS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
ISEE-601 Systems Modeling and Optimization 3
ISEE-771 Product and Process Design and Development 3
ISEE-795 Graduate Seminar I 0
ISEE-760 Design of Experiments 3
  Elective 9
ISEE-796 Graduate Seminar II 0
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 in industrial engineering, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering, mathematics, or science,
  • Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00,
  • 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 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 Langage. Minimum scores of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) are required.