M.S. in Industrial Engineering
The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program will incorporate courses taken in each of the three specialty areas below:
- Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering − occupational biomechanics, work physiology, industrial ergonomics, environmental hygiene, cognitive engineering, human performance, human computer interaction, and occupational safety.
- Manufacturing and Quality Assurance − manufacturing engineering and design, computer integrated manufacturing/CAD/CAM, process analysis and economics, automated manufacturing and process planning, programmable control systems, reliability and maintainability, on−line and off−line quality assurance, and total quality assurance.
- Operations Research and Engineering Management − simulation modeling, scheduling and sequencing, just−in−time production systems, inventory and production control, linear and nonlinear programming, network analysis, artificial intelligence and expert systems, and productivity management.
The master’s level program consists of two options:
- A 30−hour thesis option, including 6 credit hours of thesis research, and
- A 36−hour nonthesis option. The course selection may include a minor in an area outside industrial engineering.