Location: Online, Tempe
Degree Awarded: MS Industrial Engineering
The M.S. in industrial engineering degree program offers a thesis track and a non-thesis track. At the time of the admission, students' applications are considered primarily for the non-thesis track. After matriculating at Arizona State University, a student may consult and receive approval from the industrial engineering faculty to pursue the thesis track. Final consideration and approval may be given to students who have obtained an ASU graduate grade point average of 3.20 or greater.
Industrial engineering combines knowledge from the physical, mathematical and social sciences to design systems that integrate people, equipment and information in the most efficient way. Improvements made by industrial engineers in automation, information control and process quality revolutionized manufacturing in the past century and greatly increased quality of life. Trends towards globalization, increased complexity and rapid technological innovation create an even greater need for industrial engineering in the 21st century.
Successful industrial engineering concepts are also spreading to the financial, logistics, and health care services industries, affording new areas of opportunity.
Faculty members in the industrial engineering program are internationally recognized for their innovative research projects, funded both by government and industry. The industrial engineering program at ASU is consistently ranked among the top 20 in the nation for graduate programs in the United States.
Program requires the following:
30 credit hours and a thesis, or
30 credit hours and a written comprehensive exam, or
30 credit hours and a written comprehensive exam (MIP).
The master's in industrial engineering is a 30-credit-hour program which has a thesis and a non-thesis track. The thesis track requires 24 credit hours of course work, six credit hours of thesis, a written thesis and a final oral examination. The non-thesis track requires 30 hours of course work and a comprehensive exam. All students are required to take the following course work:
IEE 505 Information Systems Engineering (3) or IEE 598 Design of Computational Systems (3).
IEE 545 Simulating Stochastic Systems (3).
IEE 572 Design of Engineering Experiments (3) or IEE 578 Regression Analysis (3).
IEE 574 Applied Deterministic Operations Research Models (3) or IEE 575 Applied Stochastic Operations Research Models (3).
Three to four area courses.
Zero to two elective courses.
IEE 599 Thesis (6) (thesis track only).
Students must successfully defend the thesis or