The SSIE Department offers three master's degrees: Master of Science degrees in Systems Science (SS) and in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) and a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree.
The MS degree is chosen by students interested in continuing on for a PhD degree and requires completion of a list of core courses. Requirements for admission are different for each degree program, as each serves students with different backgrounds. The programs can provide the flexibility required by part-time students, EngiNet (distance) students and full-time students.
The requirements to complete the MS in Systems Science (MSSS) are introduction to systems science, applied probability and statistics, systems problem solving, modeling and simulation, professional seminar, five approved electives, including a 600-level course (research level), and a termination requirement.
The MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering (MSISE) has the following requirements: students must complete 30 credit hours including the required courses of applied probability and statistics, quality assurance for engineers, modeling and simulation, and the science of manufacturing. In addition, students must complete four courses in an area of specialization or from a list of approved courses outside the department, one of which is at the 600 level. Lastly, students must undertake either of the following independent study options:
The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree is a practice-oriented degree that culminates in a sequence of two courses that focus on engineering projects.
The Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering offers two Ph.D. programs, one in Industrial and Systems Engineering and another in System Science. Research areas include uncertainty, fuzzy logic, optimization, intelligent systems, human factors/ergonomics, health systems, and electronics manufacturing, particularly in the areas of printed circuit board production and automated assembly.
The minimum requirements are:
Last Updated: 7/3/12