Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Learn the mathematical, scientific and analytics skills necessary to solve complex business problems in a number of industries.

To pursue a master's in industrial engineering, students must meet the Graduate School admissions requirements; hold a B.S. degree in engineering, mathematics or physical science; and be versed in several of the basic areas of industrial engineering. Non-industrial engineering undergraduates may require six semester credit hours of prerequisite courses.

An entering M.S.I.E. student is expected to have proficiency in computer programming, linear programming and statistics. Students failing to meet these expectations may be required to take some prerequisite courses.

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Thesis Course work
Core Courses 9 9
Other IE Courses and Electives 15 21
Thesis 6 0
IE Seminar 0 0
Total graduate credits 30 30
Required core courses
  • IMSE 641 - Quality Engineering
  • IMSE 811 - Advanced Production and Inventory control


  • IMSE 780 - Methods of Operation Research I

or two courses from the following:

  • IMSE 751 - Normative Theory of Decisions and Games
  • IMSE 760 - Stochastic Calculus Financial Engineering
  • IMSE 810 - Industrial Logistics Engineering
  • IMSE 830 - Applied Fuzzy Set Theory
  • IMSE 842 - Reliability Theory
  • IMSE 865 - Simulation of Industrial Management Systems
  • IMSE 866 - Applied Stochastic Processes and Theoretical Simulation
  • IMSE 881 - Linear Programming
  • IMSE 882 - Network Flows and Graph Theory
  • IMSE 884 - Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
  • IMSE 971 - Industrial Queuing Processes
  • IMSE 976 - Scheduling Theory
  • IMSE 982 - Nonlinear Programming
  • IMSE 991 - Multiple Criteria Decision Making

To graduate, a student may receive at most one C in all of the core courses (no D’s or F’s are allowed). This may require some students to retake core courses.

Actual degree requirements will be summarized on an approved plan of study. Some general guidelines include:
  • At least 60 percent of classes must be above the 700 level
  • No more than 6 credit hours can be taken outside the IMSE department without prior permission
  • Courses in the IMSE department must be above the 600 level
  • Courses outside the department must be above the 500 level
  • No more than 6 hours can be taken at the 500 level.

Students on-campus are required to enroll in the graduate seminar each semester