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MS Degrees in Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering

Both thesis and non-thesis options are available under these degree programs. Students enrolled in a thesis option follow a 31-hour program that is composed of 24 hours of coursework plus six (6) hours of thesis (IE 5398 or MFG 5398 and IE 5399 or MFG 5399) and one (1) hour of graduate seminar. Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering students pursuing the thesis option must have approval from the corresponding program's Graduate Advisor.

Non-thesis students follow a 36-hour program. All students enrolled in the Industrial Engineering program must take at least 15 semester hours of coursework within their major if they are following the thesis option, or 18 semester hours if they are following the non-thesis option. Students enrolled in the Manufacturing Engineering program must take at least 15 semester hours of coursework offered within the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering programs if they are following the thesis option, or 18 semester hours for the non-thesis option.

No more than six (6) semester hours of approved upper-level undergraduate coursework can be used to satisfy the degree requirements in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering programs. All coursework must be approved by the student's academic advisor and by the Graduate School. Specific requirements for each master’s program are available from the Industrial Engineering Program.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 31

MS in Industrial Engineering (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Major Electives:
Select fifteen hours of the following:15
Graduate Seminar
Comprehensive Integrat of IE
Advanced Work Design
Industrial Statistics
Adv Concepts in Safety Eng
Adv Production/Inven Control
Linear and Combin Optimiz Meth
Design/Analysis Indust Exprmnt
Advanced Engineering Economy
Computer Simulation Appli
Adv Ergonomics/Process Design
Advanced Quality Control
Quality Engineering
Green Energy Manufacturing
Special Topics Industrial Engr
Individual Studies
Graduate Research
Graduate Projects
Thesis/Non-Thesis Option:
Select one sequence below:9-12
Thesis Option:
Graduate Seminar
Thesis
Thesis
Non-Thesis Option:
Select twelve additional hours of graduate courses with at least three being IE:
Graduate Seminar
Comprehensive Integrat of IE
Advanced Work Design
Industrial Statistics
Adv Concepts in Safety Eng
Adv Production/Inven Control
Linear and Combin Optimiz Meth
Design/Analysis Indust Exprmnt
Advanced Engineering Economy
Computer Simulation Appli
Adv Ergonomics/Process Design
Advanced Quality Control
Quality Engineering
Green Energy Manufacturing
Special Topics Industrial Engr
Individual Studies
Graduate Research
Graduate Projects
Thesis
Thesis
Other Electives:
Select nine additional hours of graduate courses9
Total Hours33-36