The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program affords professional development beyond the bachelor's degree, enables higher levels of responsibility, and provides a foundation for doctoral study. 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-credit hours and are offered during evening hours.
The focus of the MSIE program is in the area of Quality Engineering. This includes the technical areas of Six Sigma, Lean Engineering, statistical analysis, etc, . . . with applications to any business function, well beyond the traditional manufacturing and production areas. Our graduates are employed by insurance companies, hospitals, start-ups, service sector firms, as well as engineering corporations.
Admission to the graduate Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program is open to qualified students with a baccalaureate degree in engineering or science. A minimum baccalaureate grade-point average of 3.0/4.0 is required. Students who hold undergraduate degrees outside of engineering may need to complete undergraduate bridge courses as a condition of their admission. A list of bridge courses required for students without an engineering degree is available from the department. The GRE General section is required if one or more of the following conditions is true:
For applicants who must take the GRE, acceptance is based on having a minimum quantitative percentile score greater than or equal to 70%.
The student also must demonstrate an acceptable level of verbal comprehension and writing ability. All non-native English speakers must demonstrate proof of English-language proficiency. Any Individual who has earned a bachelorís degree (or higher) from a U.S. institution, in which the primary language of instruction is English, is not required to take an English-language proficiency examination.
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. Further questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, with MSIE Inquiry on the subject line. Be sure to include your name and CSU ID number if you are a current student.
A program of study must be completed in conference with the student’s faculty advisor within the first semester of enrollment. Students are expected to follow the plan of study unless modified in consultation with their advisor. The MSIE plan of study can be downloaded HERE, filled out, and emailed to your advisor.
Two options are available—course work only or thesis.
All MSIE students are required to take the following classes:
Sample of elective courses: