Students in the M.S. Industrial Engineering program will learn to master modern and
classical methodologies in their area of concentration, oral and written communication
skills to bridge the gap between society and businesses, and professional ethics
as applied to their field. In this program, students will conduct research in their
field of choice, work on projects in teams and individually, and design and implement
new integrated systems.
Each Ph.D. student will develop a program with a major in industrial engineering, or occupational safety and health designed to meet his/her needs and objectives in consultation with an advisor and the advisory and examining committee.
For admission into the M.S. Industrial Engineering programs, applicants must meet
department admission standards and have a bachelor of science degree from an engineering
department, or from physics, chemistry, computer sciences, mathematics, or a similar
technical or science program. In general, a degree in one of the “hard” science
programs is required with at least two years of calculus or equivalent mathematics.
For admission into the Ph.D. program, typically, a Masters degree is required. However, applicants with B.S. degree with exceptional academic record can also be considered for direct admission into the Ph.D. program. Applicants with a M.S. degree should have, at a minimum, a 3.4 GPA (or equivalent) in their graduate coursework. Applicants with a B.S. degree should have, at a minimum, a 3.5 GPA (or equivalent) in their undergraduate coursework. Ph.D. applicants with a M.S. degree, must also meet all the entrance requirements stated above for the Master's program.
All M.S. degree candidates are required to follow a planned program of study. There are three options for completion of a masters degree; (1) thesis, (2) problem report, and (3) coursework only. Students pursuing a thesis or problem report must select a research advisor who, in conjunction with the student’s Advising and Examining Committee (AEC), will be responsible for determining the plan of study appropriate to the student’s needs. All students, regardless of option, are required to pass a final oral or written examination, administered by their AEC, covering the thesis or problem report and/or related course material. The underlying principle of the planned program is to provide the students with the necessary support to complete their degree and prepare them for their career.
The doctor of philosophy degree with a major in industrial engineering is administered through the college’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. The research work for the doctoral dissertation must show a high degree of originality on the part of the student and must constitute an original contribution to the art and science of industrial engineering.
All Ph.D. degree candidates are required to perform research and follow a planned program of study. The student’s research advisor, in conjunction with the student’s Advising and Examining Committee (AEC) will be responsible for determining the plan of study appropriate to the student’s needs. The underlying principle of the planned program is to provide the students with the necessary support to complete their degree and prepare them for their career.
Required core courses for the Ph.D. program are determined by the student’s area of emphasis. The research work for the doctoral dissertation may entail a fundamental investigation or a broad and comprehensive investigation into an area of specialization.