Industrial and Management Engineering

The Master of Science degree in Industrial and Management Engineering degree may be accomplished under Plan A (thesis required) or Plan B (project or professional paper). Under either plan, a program of study is arranged for each student according to his/her particular goal. 

Admission

Industrial and Management Engineering

The minimum requirement for admission is a Bachelor of Science degree and evidence of an ability to maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average while pursuing a graduate degree.  Applicants without a degree in Industrial Engineering (or similar) are eligible to apply, but may be required to make up subject matter deficiencies upon admission.  For complete information, refer to the Admission Policies and Application Requirements sections in the department website. Successful applicants are accepted into both the department and The Graduate School.

Below are the GRE and TOEFL scores the graduate committee is looking for. They will consider lower scores with other excellent qualifications, but these higher scores will give you a better chance of success in this program.

  • GRE average scores: GRE-V = 149, GRE-Q = 155, GRE-A = 3.7
  • GRE preferred scores: GRE-V = 152, GRE-Q = 156, GRE-A = >3.8
  • TOEFL average score: 84
  • TOEFL preferred score: 99
  • IELTS minimum score: 6.5

Research Requirements

Industrial and Management Engineering

Research experience is required for the M.S. degree in Industrial and Management Engineering, Plan A only. Areas of study include operations research, engineering economy, computer modeling, applied statistics, simulation, logistics, management engineering, human factors, ergonomics, computer integrated manufacturing, quality control, and production planning and scheduling.

Master's students following Plan B (project or professional paper) choose additional coursework and a graduate project in lieu of completing a thesis.  Plan B students complete a graduate project, under the supervision of a professor, in the student's particular area of interest, and demonstrate their ability to define, organize, and follow through on a small research investigation. The project requires both oral and written reports.

Plan A - Thesis Option

If you earned an Industrial Engineering undergraduate degree, then you take the following:

I&ME500-level courses**12 (min.)
I&ME400- level (or 400 level non-I&ME courses)*9 (max.)
EIND 590Master's Thesis10

If you earned a Non-Industrial Engineering undergraduate degree, then you take the following:

I&ME500-level courses**12 (min.)
I&ME400-level courses*9 (max.)
EIND 590Master's Thesis10

Plan B - Non-Thesis Option

If you earned an Industrial Engineering undergraduate degree, then you take the following:

I&ME500-level courses***21 (min.)
I&ME400-level (or 400 level non-I&ME courses)*12 (max.)

If you earned a Non-Industrial Engineering undergraduate degree, then you take the following:

I&ME500-level courses***21 (min.)
I&ME400-level courses*12 (max.)
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A maximum of three credits of EIND 592 may be applied to satisfy 400 level requirement.

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EIND 575 may not be used to satisfy degree requirements.

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In fulfilling the 500 level requirements, students may elect to complete a maximum of six credits of  EIND 575.