Master of Science Degree
The School of Engineering's Master of Science degree in Applied Industrial and Systems Engineering is a research-directed program that provides advanced training in critical areas that span three degree options in industrial and systems engineering, production and manufacturing systems engineering, or quality reliability engineering. Focused areas of specialization include planning and operations engineering, data analytics, and risk and uncertainty. Designed to integrate theory with applied training and skills, students will combine diversified coursework with hands-on learning and research. The master of science degree is a pre-requisite to a doctoral degree.
Emphasis on applied problem solving, the use of technology for engineering applications, and unique internship opportunities are key components of the program. Students completing this degree will understand how to gather and analyze engineering data, identify trends and patterns to better predict future events and make decisions in complex, dynamic environments, and consider risk and account for uncertainty.
Core engineering courses cover a wide spectrum of subjects, including:
■ Data analytics for engineering systems
■ Decision making under uncertainty
■ Planning and operations engineering
Elective courses let students customize their program to interest areas:
■ Advanced manufacturing processes
■ Design of experiments
■ Facilities planning and design
■ Procurement management and global sourcing
■ Production analysis
■ Quality management
■ Simulation of production systems
■ Statistical quality control
■ Supply chain management strategies
■ Systems reliability engineering
MS Degree Requirements
Students select from the following degree options:
- Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Manufacturing Systems Engineering
- Quality and Reliability Engineering
- Systems Analytics
- The MS degree requires a minimum of 30 credits.
- Non-thesis option: Depending on the MS option either 18 or 21 credits from ISE
- Thesis option: Students may elect to write a thesis in place of six credits of coursework.
Electives and Research
- Students take 9 credits of technical electives (essentially any 500+ level mathematics, science or engineering course, including CBE)
- 6 credits of thesis research
- Departmental seminar (each semester)