Students in the industrial engineering graduate programs complete structured coursework
to learn and master modern and classical methodologies in their area of concentration.
Students conduct research in their field of choice, work on projects in teams and
individually, enhance oral and written communication skills, and learn about professional
ethics as they design and implement new integrated systems.
All MS 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 doctor of philosophy degree with a major in industrial engineering is administered through the College’s interdisciplinary PhD 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 PhD 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 AEC will be responsible for determining the plan of study appropriate to the student’s needs.
Required core courses for the PhD 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.
The underlying principles of the planned graduate industrial engineering programs are to provide the students with the necessary support to complete their degree and prepare them for their careers.