Master of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering

General

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Program Description

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Overview

Focused on the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy, this master of science in industrial and systems engineering allows you to customize your course work while working closely with industrial and systems engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area. You will graduate with a variety of skills in the areas of contemporary manufacturing processes, product development, ergonomic analysis, logistics and supply chain management, and sustainable design and development.

The MS 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 the 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.

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

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, MS degree, typical course sequence

First Year

  • ISEE-601 Systems Modeling and Optimization
  • ISEE-771 Engineering of Systems I
  • ISEE-795 Graduate Seminar I
  • ISEE-796 Graduate Seminar II
  • ISEE-760 Design of Experiments
  • Electives

Second Year

  • ISEE-790 Research and Thesis
  • Electives

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.
Last updated May 2020

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