Industrial Engineering Master’s Degree Online

The Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering offers advanced training in topics that are vital to the well-being of US industry:  quality, productivity, efficiency.  Our program focuses on topics of engineering management, operations research, manufacturing processes, human factors, and enterprise computing.

Admission Requirements
Prospective students are encouraged to apply by January 15 for fall admission and September 1 for spring admission. For non-degree seeking graduate students: up to nine (9) credits may be applied to your M.Eng. program of study and Committee (POSC).  Admission and application procedures for this Industrial Engineering graduate program can be found at IMSE’s Admissions FAQ and the Graduate College website.

If you are an international student interested in an MEng in Industrial Engineering curriculum that includes Curricular Practical Training (CPT), please see our MEng IE plan for international students.

Degree Requirements
Upgrade your industrial engineering skills through a professional degree program delivered via online education.  Designed to help you raise your engineering knowledge and practice to the next level, this program includes coursework that provides both breadth and depth in the industrial engineering discipline.  The Master of Engineering degree requires 30 credit hours of coursework.


One course from each of the following areas is required.

Human Factors
IE 571 Occupational Biomechanics
IE 572 Design and Evaluation of Human Computer Interaction
IE 576 Human Factors in Product Design
IE 577 Human Factors

Manufacturing and Operations
IE 514 Production Scheduling
IE 541 Inventory Control and Production Planning
IE 543 Wind Energy Manufacturing
IE 545 Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
IE 546 Geometric Variability in Manufacturing
IE 549 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing

Operations Research
IE 508 Design and Analysis of Allocation Mechanisms
IE 510 Network Analysis
IE 513 Analysis of Stochastic Systems
IE 514 Production Scheduling
IE 519 Simulation Modeling and Analysis
IE 534 Linear Programming
IE 541 Inventory Control and Production Planning

  1. Twelve credits of additional graduate level courses in Industrial Engineering.
  2. Continuous Registration in IE 501 throughout graduate program.
  3. Nine credits of graduate courses outside of industrial engineering.

Online learning

Students interact with faculty through a web portal with 24/7 access to lectures, assignments, on-line discussions, and email.  Exams are administered at your location using proctors arranged through the Engineering Online Learning group. Lectures are viewed online or downloaded for viewing at another time.

Applying for Admission

To be considered for admission to the Master of Engineering in industrial engineering program, applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering or its equivalent from a college, university, or technical school of recognized standing. Other Bachelor degrees will be considered on an individual basis. The TOEFL (or IELTS) test is required for students whose native language is not English. High academic achievement or other persuasive evidence of professional accomplishments is expected for admission to the program.
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