This program is available both campus and online.
The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering can help you develop the skills you need to optimize manufacturing operations and supervise high-tech production processes. You’ll examine areas of production control that are essential to any advanced position in the field, developing practical skills that can be applied to projects of any scale.
As a student, you’ll be able to choose a complete set of electives to develop the specific skills you’re seeking, exploring only the areas that interest you most. The master’s in industrial engineering program can provide you with an in-depth exploration of technical skills, like traffic modeling, automation, and Computer-integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Additionally, the curriculum delves into business fundamentals like cost estimation and financial modeling that can help engineering leaders keep any production line running at optimal performance. In the contemporary manufacturing climate, these skills are considered immensely valuable at all stages of the product lifecycle.
You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from a broad selection of electives as you build your academic plan and create a course of study that helps you reach your goals. Additionally, you’ll be able to choose between 3 separate paths to fulfilling your requirements, completing a hands-on project, assembling and defending a thesis, or by completing additional coursework. The master’s in industrial engineering is incredibly flexible, as a result, and can be shaped to match your preferred learning style, academic experience, and career goals.
The requirements for the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering can be completed in several different ways, allowing you to choose a course of study that best supports your professional goals. Only 9 of the units of credit included in the 30-33 unit curriculum are firm, core requirements. The rest are flexible and can be completed through a thesis, a practical project, and/or through electives offered by the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE). These can be chosen by you when you create your academic plan and submit it for approval by the department.
To complete the master’s in industrial engineering, the following requirements must be met:
The following 3-unit classes are required courses in the program:
- SIE 530 Engineering Statistics
- SIE 540 Survey of Optimization OR SIE 545 Fundamentals of Optimization
- AND One Course from 56X or 58X
Ideal candidates for the graduate programs in engineering offered by the University of Arizona will meet the following admissions standards:
- Minimum 3.0 GPA in previous academic coursework
- Graduated from an accredited engineering bachelor’s program or have earned a degree in a related discipline (math, physics)
- Some courses may also require that students have completed specific prerequisites
- Specific or additional prerequisites will be required for Mining and Geological Engineering candidates dependent upon their backgrounds in STEM or other disciplines, such as those with an undergraduate degree in geology. Please contact an Admissions Counselor for details.
- Additionally, courses are available for students who need to strengthen their math skills.
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Last updated November 3, 2018