Industrial Engineering and Management
The Master of Science in Industrial engineering and Management focuses on production systems that provide products (goods and services) for customers throughout the world.
Industrial engineers define, design, build, operate, and improve production processes that convert resources to products effectively, efficiently, and safely.
Industrial engineers are found in manufacturing organizations (e.g., automotive, electronics, medical, and food manufactures), service enterprises (e.g., hospitals, banks, airlines, and consulting groups), and government organizations (e.g., public service and regulatory organizations).
The MSIEM is characterized by a higher degree of technical specialization in a particular field of interest such as management, manufacturing systems, operations research, quality and reliability, facilities, energy, environmental management, as well as enterprise modeling and supply chains.
This degree program is designed to prepare students for professional practice that may include research or consulting components. It requires the completion of at least 30 semester credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree, including a research thesis of six semester credit hours. A 33 semester credit hour option is also permitted and must include a three credit hour creative component. The creative component requirement can be met by completing a three credit hour independent study project or a three credit course approved by the student's committee.
Undergraduate engineering programs are separately accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the ABET.
International Student Requirements:
All international applicants must submit GRE scores. In addition, the Graduate College may require certain international applicants to submit TOEFL scores.
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Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Distant Town
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