Industrial Engineering (MS)
This program can be completed in a traditional classroom format or entirely online.
The MS degree program is suitable for individuals with an accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering or from any other discipline (e.g. mathematics, business, psychology, physics, and alike). Applicants with a baccalaureate degree other than Industrial Engineering should consult with the Director of Graduate Studies (Dr. Lihui Bai) in the Department of Industrial Engineering on their readiness and necessary remedial work in order to succeed. The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award master's degrees.
The program of study must be completed with a 3.00 GPA or better for all graduate courses used to satisfy degree requirements. Additionally, the program of study must be completed with a 3.00 GPA or better for all academic work attempted in graduate studies.
The requirements for the Master of Science degree are discussed in more detail in the Degree Requirements section of this catalog.
The admission standards for the master of science program in industrial engineering are as follows:
- All admission applications for the program shall include:
- A completed graduate application for the Graduate School
- An application fee
- At least two letters of recommendation
- Official transcript(s) for all previous post-secondary coursework. All transcripts not in English must be certified as authentic and professionally translated verbatim into English.
- The minimum requirement for admission is the baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
- The successful applicant will typically have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above (on a 4.00 scale).
- International students whose primary language is not English must show English language proficiency by either TOEFL/IELTS score or demonstration of a degree award from an acceptable English language institution. The successful applicant will typically have a total TOEFL score of 80 or higher or overall IELTS score of 6.5 or higher.
Remedial work may be specified for those applicants who, in the opinion of the faculty, do not have a sufficient background. The minimum curricular requirements for the master's program are:
|IE 560||Probability and Statistics for Engineers||3|
|IE 563||Experimental Design in Engineering||3|
|Focus Area Courses 1,2||9|
|5XX and/or 6XX Technical Electives 3,4||9|
|Select one of the following:||6|
|Course Only Option|
5XX and/or 6XX Technical Electives 3,4
|Master of Science Thesis in Industrial Engineering 5|
|Industrial Engineering Master's Degree Project|
5XX and/or 6XX Technical Elective 3,4
|Minimum Total Hours||30|
See Focus Area Options below with the courses included in each area.
Focus area is not required. Student could plan a “General” MS Industrial Engineering degree if coursework does not fit into a specific focus area.
Electives must be chosen so that at least one-half of the credits counted toward the degree, exclusive of thesis, are 600-level.
Electives must be chosen so that at least fifteen (15) credit hours of coursework are in IE.
For the thesis option, a student is required to select both an approved MS thesis topic and the thesis director and members of the thesis committee. The thesis director must give approval for enrollment in IE 690.
Operations Research and Decision Analytics
|IE 515||Operations Research Methods||3|
|IE 561||Developing Decision Support Systems with Excel||3|
Logistics and Supply Chain
|IE 515||Operations Research Methods||3|
|IE 621||Facility Location and Layout||3|
|IE 625||Production and Inventory Control||3|
|IE 590||Special Topics in Industrial Engineering (Industry Automation)||3|
|IE 600||Additive Manufacturing Processes||3|
|IE 629||Quality Control||3|
|IE 580||Introduction to Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics||3|
|IE 581||Advanced Topics in Human Factors Engineering||3|
|IE 585||Usability Engineering||3|