Ph.D. in Systems & Engineering Management
Curriculum & Courses
There are ten courses (30 semester credit hours) that constitute the core requirements for the Ph.D. S.Y.E.M.:
- IE 5311 Principles of Optimization or IE 5318 Principles of Operations Research Modeling with Spreadsheets
- IE 5316 Simulation Models for Operations Analysis, IE 5319 Risk Modeling and Assessment, or IE 5346 Total Quality Systems
- IE 5320 Systems Theory
- IE 5321 Decision Theory and Management Science, IE 5322 Industrial Cost Analysis, IE 5324 Advanced Economics of Systems, or IE 5325 Productivity and Performance Improvement in Organizations
- IE 5323 The Engineering Management Environment or IE 5329 Project Management
- IE 6323 Systems Management Global Environment*
- IE 6329 Systems Management Seminar*
- IE 6331 Advanced Theoretical Studies in Systems Management*
- IE 6399 Research Methods in Science and Technology*
- IE 7000 Research
* Indicated courses used to fulfill the program's residency requirement. Courses are taught exclusively in the summer, when online students must be in-residence. Residency consists of a one-month summer session during each of the first two years of the doctoral program, in which the students must be on campus for the first two weeks of the term.
At least 12 hours of doctoral dissertation enrollment are required for the doctoral degree.
- IE 8000, Doctor's Dissertation (12 hours)
Major and Minor
(60 semester credit hours − 30 core credit hours plus an additional 30 semester credit hours)
Course selection dependent upon degree plan approved by graduate advisor and Systems and Engineering Management Program Coordinator.
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