2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Apr 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

Industrial Engineering, M.S.

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Program Description and Purpose

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering Master’s Degree Program in Industrial Engineering (IE) is a top ranked program focused on preparing students to assume organizational leadership roles after they graduate.

We provide a strong academic foundation and combine it with an emphasis on application. Our courses are taught by professors with significant industry experience. They teach project-based, highly practical courses focused on helping you to apply the principles you learn in class to the situations you will face in helping organizations to grow and improve.

The top reasons for choosing our program include:

  • top ranked program that continues to climb in the ranks
  • strong foundational core taught by highly experienced professors
  • high degree of program flexibility, with the ability to choose electives from across our department and the university
  • strong networking and career support with student clubs professionally affiliated with INFORMs and IISE, LinkedIn Group, IE Alumni Advisory board, Resume/Cover letter and professional certification workshops.
  • great location, in the heart of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle and close to Manhattan we are close to many companies across diverse industries which creates outstanding opportunities for internships and job placement

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.

IE Electives: 9 Credits

Students must take three industrial engineering electives – for a total of 9 credits – from the list below.

Free Electives: 9 Credits

Students can also elect to take an additional three courses/9 credits outside of the IE electives with approval from their academic advisor.

Program Requirements

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.

Sample Study Plan

Here is a general outline of the program of study for a typical student.

Fall 1 Credits Spring 1 Credits
Core Course 3 Core Course 3
Core Course 3 Core Course 3
Industrial Engineering Elective 3 Industrial Engineering Elective 3
Fall 2 Credits Spring 2 Credits
Industrial Engineering Elective 3 Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3    
Free Elective 3    

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