MS in Industrial Engineering


Industrial engineers optimally design, build and maintain production/operating systems to maximize effectiveness, efficiency, productivity and competitiveness.

The MS in Industrial Engineering (IEN) is open to students interested in advancing their career in engineering and professionals who have responsibilities in the areas of: architecture, business and law. The program will provide relevant knowledge and skills that are necessary to design and improve a variety of manufacturing processes and services.

Specialty areas of study include:

  • Engineering Management
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Health Care Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Operations Research
  • Productivity Engineering
  • Quality Engineering

Industry Advisory Board

The MS program is informed by an industry advisory board with significant experience in industrial engineering. To view the MS in Industrial Engineering Program advisory board, please click here


Students enrolled in the MS in Industrial Engineering must successfully complete 27 course credits and a three-credit research project.

Required Courses

Code Title Credit Hours
IEN 712 Design of Experiments 3
IEN 742 Linear Programming and Extensions 3
IEN 757 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics 3

IEN 761

or IEN 763

or IEN 764

Engineering Cost Management

Project Management Techniques

Supply Chain Management

IEN 765 Advanced Production Systems 3
IEN 794 Master’s Project 3

Electives: 12 Credits

Code Title Credit Hours
IEN 605 Robotics 3
IEN 607 Design of Manufacturing Systems 3
IEN 612 Statistical Quality Control and Quality Management 3
IEN 613 Quality Management in Service Organizations 3
IEN 614 Advanced Quality Control 3
IEN 624 Decision Support Systems in Industrial Engineering 3
IEN 647 Computer Simulation Systems 3
IEN 651 Accident Prevention Systems 3
IEN 668 Materials Handling and Facilities Planning 3
IEN 670 Engineering Management 3
IEN 671 Engineering Entrepreneurship 3
IEN 672 Management of Technological Innovation 3
IEN 695 Special Problems 3
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