Master of Science

The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program is designed not only to enable students to continue their professional development beyond the bachelor's degree and prepare them for higher levels of responsibility, but also to provide a foundation for doctoral study in engineering. The MSIE program requires either 30 credits of coursework, or 27 credits of coursework plus a minimum of 3 credits of thesis research. All classes are three-hour classes, and are generally offered in the evening.

MSIE students may select one of two program tracks (General MSIE, System Engineering and Technology Management). Each track has eight required courses and two free electives. To download the MSIE plan of study, click HERE


Admission to the program requires an undergraduate degree in engineering or science and a minimum grade-point average of 2.75.
The GRE is required for applicants in the following categories:

  • Applicants with a degree outside the United States or Canada.
  • Applicants with a degree from an unaccredited program (ABET, CEAB, or CCPE).
  • Applicants with a GPA below 2.75.
  • Applicants out of school for six or more years with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0.

For applicants who must take the GRE, acceptance is based on having a minimum composite score of 1300. The composite score is calculated by multiplying the undergraduate GPA by 200, and adding it to the applicant's GRE quantitative score.

Non-native English speakers must also demonstrate proof of proficiency with English.

Students not having an undergraduate engineering degree may be required to take background engineering classes.

We encourage you to refer to page 129 of the Graduate Catalog for more details about the admission requirements.


All MSIE students are required to take the following classes:

  • IME 510 (Graduate Engineering Statistics)
  • IME 530 (Operations Research)
  • IME 560 (Manufacturing Systems Engineering)
  • IME 575 (Systems Simulation)


This track provides a broad scope of industrial engineering, and is well-suited for students without an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering. Required classes are:

  • IME 562 (Production and Inventory Control)
  • IME 560 (Manufacturing Systems Engineering)
  • IME 562 (Production and Inventory Control)


This option is designed for engineers who will advance into positions managing technology, projects, and research and development - positions that require both management and technical expertise. The goal of the Engineering Management concentration is to develop technical management skills through a curriculum that emphasizes both quantitative techniques and qualitative analysis. This concentration also provides an opportunity for students to extend their knowledge of modern business techniques in engineering, and to improve their under- standing of the "whole enterprise" in its competitive environment. Required classes are:

  • IME 580 (Engineering Management)
  • IME 664 (Engineering Project Management)
  • IME 666 (Systems Engineering)
  • IME 678 (New Products Development For Engineers)
  • IME 679 (Management of Technology for Engineers)


Students considering further graduate study are strongly advised to complete a thesis. More information coming soon.