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. Principles of Optimization or IE 5318. Operations Research Modeling with Spreadsheets
  2. Systems and Engineering Management – IE 5320. Systems Theory or IE 5331 Systems Engineering Process
  3. Manufacturing – IE 5351. Advanced Manufacturing Processes or IE 5357. Manufacturing Facilities Planning and Design
  4. Statistics – IE 5344. Statistical Data Analysis or IE 5342. Design of Experiments
  5. Human Factors/Ergonomics – IE 5306. Safety Engineering or IE 5309. Human Factors in Engineering and Design

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