Industrial and Systems Engineering MS


Graduate Admissions Counselor

Katie Beczak
585-475-6768, kmbges@rit.edu


Department Contact

Rachel Silvestrini
585-475-5571, rtseie@rit.edu


Admission Deadlines & Requirements

Program Available Online? No
Application Deadline Rolling
Admit Term Fall/Spring
Entrance Exam GRE
Other
English Language Exams:
TOEFL (Internet) 90
IELTS 6.5
PTE Academic 58

 

Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.

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.

Plan of study

The MS degree is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours of study. This includes eight courses and a thesis. All students are required to complete at least two semesters of Graduate Seminar (ISEE-795, 796).

Curriculum

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:

  • Complete a graduate application.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college in engineering, mathematics, or science.
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit scores from the GRE. 
  • Submit a one page statement of purpose.
  • Submit at least two letters of recommendation from academic or sources (three are recommended).
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 90 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.

Career Outcomes

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