2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) 
    Sep 22, 2019  
2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Engineering, M.S.

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Requirements for the Master of Science

The general Polytechnic requirements for the degree Master of Science are stated in this catalog under “Graduate Degrees and Advanced Certificates ”. Detailed requirements for this degree are shown below.

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.

Prerequisite Courses (or equivalent knowledge)

Students must have knowledge of engineering economics and probability and statistics. Prospective students lacking the relevant knowledge may satisfy the requirement by taking probability and statistics (MA 6513  or equivalent).

Up to 3 credits of graduate courses in this category of prerequisite knowledge can be counted toward the degree as electives, although the electives needed for the student’s concentration also must be satisfied.

Other Courses: 18 Credits

Students must take three electives from manufacturing or industrial engineering for a total of 9 credits.

Three electives are taken from any other graduate curriculum with the approval of the Program Director to ensure their compatibility with the student’s professional objectives for 9 credits.

Total: 30 Credits


Students should elect other courses in consultation with their adviser. Concentrations in areas suited to students’ career interest are encouraged (e.g., manufacturing, mechanical engineering, operations management, construction management and management of technology). Courses from computer science or management may supplement such a concentration.

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