Master of Engineering in Industrial & Systems Engineering

General

Program Description

Overview

The master of engineering in industrial and systems engineering focuses on the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. The program emphasizes specialized knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical, computer, and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design. The overarching goal of industrial and systems engineering is the optimization of the system, regardless of whether the activity engaged in is a manufacturing, distribution, or a service-related capacity. Students graduate with a variety of skills in the areas of applied statistics/quality, ergonomics/human factors, operations research/simulation, manufacturing, and systems engineering.

The ME degree is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours of study, comprised of nine courses and a capstone project.

Industries

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Electronic and Computer Hardware
  • Government (Local, State, Federal)

Typical Job Titles

  • Ergonomist
  • Operations Analyst
  • Quality Engineer
  • Management Engineer
  • Materials Handler
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Supply Chain Engineer
  • Production Supervisor
  • Controls Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Continuous Improvement Analyst

Curriculum

Industrial and systems engineering, ME degree, typical course sequence

First Year

  • ISEE-601 Systems Modeling and Optimization
  • ISEE-771 Engineering of Systems I
  • ISEE-760 Design of Experiments
  • Electives

Second Year

  • ISEE-792 Engineering Capstone
  • Electives

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the ME 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.
Last updated Oct 2019

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