Texas Tech University

Industrial Engineering, MS IE

The 30-hour program requires a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours, approved by the student's graduate advisor and the Graduate Dean, and successful completion of the MS final examination (non-thesis option) or MS thesis final defense (thesis option). Students in the MSIE program must complete the MSIE core (see below), and, for the non-thesis program, take at least 5 elective courses, of which at least 3 must be in IE. Thesis students must complete the MSIE core, take at least 3 elective courses, of which at least 1 must be in IE, and complete 6 hours of IE 6000 (MS thesis).

MSIE Core:

  1. Operations Research – IE 5311 Optimization I or IE 5318 Principles of Operations Research 
  2. Engineering Management – IE 5320 Systems Theory  
  3. Manufacturing – IE 5351 Advanced Manufacturing Processes, IE 5352 Advanced Manufacturing Systems, IE 5355 Computer-Aided Manufacturing, or IE 5356 Biomedical Design and Manufacturing 
  4. Statistics – IE 5344. Statistical Data Analysis or IE 5342. Design of Experiments 
  5. Human Factors/Ergonomics – IE 5306 Safety Engineering or IE 5301 Human Factors and Ergonomics 

The 30-hour program may include up to 6 semester hours of graduate level work transferred from another U.S. university. Transfer courses must be approved by the student's advisor and the Graduate Dean. Considerations include the course content, the strength of the graduate program, and the grade earned (a grade of 'B' or better is required). Please refer to the IMSE graduate handbook for additional requirements and details.

Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering