Texas Tech University

Systems and Engineering Management, MSSYEM

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 MSSYEM program must complete the MSSYEM 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 MSSYEM 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).


  1. IE 5311 Principles of Optimization or IE 5318 Principles of Operations Research Modeling with Spreadsheets
  2. IE 5316 Simulation Models for Operations Analysis, IE 5319 Risk Modeling and Assessment, or IE 5346 Total Quality Systems
  3. IE 5320 Systems Theory
  4. 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
  5. IE 5323 The Engineering Management Environment or IE 5329 Project Management

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