Program Structure and Curriculum
The IE Program comprises 12 courses (see listing below) totaling 30 credits. Courses for the IE program are held at the Brooklyn campus of NYU Tandon.
Industrial engineers determine the most effective ways to design, manage and improve systems -people, machines, materials, information, and energy-to make a product or provide a service.
In this regard, the IE program’s courses provide participants with a deep understanding of the foundational elements of industrial engineering.
Industrial Engineers play a key role in driving change. The skills that industrial engineers develop in areas like change management, organizational transformation and systems optimization are become increasingly valuable, and highly sought after across a wide range of industries.
Industrial engineers work in consulting firms, financial services, health care, government, transportation, construction, social services, operations, and supply chain management.
The electives, both Industrial Engineering and free are therefore offered to provide the student with the flexibility to create a self-customized curriculum by organizing electives into “concentrations.”
These are suggested specializations and reflect the recent directional advances in the field. However, students may elect a unique focus by creating a curriculum that includes courses across the prescribed areas of concentration.
These areas of concentration are:
- Business Transformation and Continuous Improvement - for students interested in helping organizations understand where to focus, then help them build and implement the capability to transform their organization. This is of primary interest to those students’ considering careers in consulting.
- Operations and Supply Chain Management - for students interested in building agile, dynamic teams capable of partnering across the enterprise to continuously define and deliver customer-centric value. This is of primary interest to those students’ considering careers in management.
- Operations Research and Systems Analytics - for students interested in working with organizational leaders and cross-enterprise teams to frame the discussion on how to best use data to drive the conversation on where to focus improvement efforts. This is of primary interest to those students considering data science and operations analysis.
These are suggested areas of concentration only. We work with you to select courses from across our department and the university to create opportunities to align with and provide support for your career ambitions.
Industrial Engineering Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and an engineering degree is not required to join our program.
The general requirements for the degree Master of Science are stated in this catalog under “Graduate Academic Requirements and Policies.” Detailed requirements for this degree are shown above.
Admission to the Master of Science program requires a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline from an accredited institution. Applicants should have a superior undergraduate academic record.
Students who do not meet these requirements are considered individually for admission and may be admitted subject to their completion of courses to remove deficiencies.
Students are encouraged to seek waivers (and have approved substitutes designated) for all required courses in which they can demonstrate competence, thereby using their time effectively.