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Master’s in Engineering Management Course Requirements

Required Courses for Master’s Degree
Industrial & Systems Engineering Program
with Engineering Management Concentration


(Graduate Catalog ( )

(32 hours required for both thesis & non-thesis option)


Core Courses (required) 9 hours
IE 516 Statistical Methods in Industrial Engineering
IE 518 Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis
IE 522 Optimization Methods in Industrial Engineering (for students with undergraduate degree in IE)


IE 537 Analytical Methods for Engineering Managers (for students without undergraduate degree in IE)

Seminar (required) 2 hours

IE 550 Graduate Seminars (offered as 1 credit hour/per semester)

Concentration Courses (required) 9 hours
IE 533 Theory and Practice of Engineering Management
IE 534 Financial Management for Engineering Managers
IE 536 Project Management

Technical Electives – Select (3 hours thesis) or (6 hours non-thesis) with major professor
IE 515 Production and Inventory Systems
IE 517 Reliability of Lean Systems
IE 522 Optimization Methods in Industrial Engineering
IE 526 Advanced Application of Systems Modeling & Simulation
IE 527 Lean Production Systems

*NON-THESIS OPTION ONLY* Students with an undergraduate industrial engineering degree may substitute 3 hours of graduate coursework in another engineering discipline, if approved by the major professor.

Management Electives – Select (3 hours thesis or non-thesis) with major professor

IE 535 Productivity and Quality Engineering
IE 538 New Venture Formation
IE 539 Strategic Management in Technical Organizations
IE 541 Managing Change and Improvement in Technical Organizations
IE 542 Design of Experiments for Engineering Managers

IE 543 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Engineering Management


IE Design (Capstone) Project – IE 501 (3 hours)

IE Thesis Option – IE 500 (6 hours)
Six (6) hours of graduate course work in another engineering discipline may be taken; however, all courses must be in one discipline organized in a logical sequence. The student may transfer up to 12 hours of courses from other institutions provided they are approved by the program chairman and the Graduate School.