IESM Program Description (2016)

(For students admitted before 2017)

IESM Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree, 57 semester credits are required. The program of study must include nine core courses (27 credits), 6 credits for the capstone requirement and an additional eight elective courses (24 credits, including 9 credits in minor). Students must also complete the university-wide Environmental Sciences requirement. Typically, full-time students complete the degree in two years (four semesters).

Required Core Courses (27 credits)

IESM 300  Probability Theory  3 credits
IESM 310 Engineering Statistics  3 credits
IESM 340 Engineering Economics  3 credits
IESM 301 Analysis and Design of Data Systems  3 credits
IESM 320 Operations Research 1  3 credits
IESM 321 Operations Research 2  3 credits
IESM 331 Production System Analysis  3 credits
IESM 311 Quality Assurance and Management  3 credits
IESM 330  Simulation of Industrial Systems  3 credits

Environmental Management

Students must fulfill the Environmental Sciences requirement.  This is typically accomplished through the completion of a course (at least one unit) offered by the Acopian Center for the Environment or by completing a CSE course designed and specified to fulfill this requirement.

Capstone sequence (6 credits)

The objective of the Capstone requirement in the College of Science and Engineering is to provide a culminating educational experience, where the student, under the supervision of a faculty member, conducts an individual effort employing concepts and methods learned in the program to solve a problem of significant importance from a practical or theoretical standpoint.

The Capstone can be fulfilled by two different options.  Each of them requires 6 credits toward graduation.

Capstone Requirement
Thesis Option Non-Thesis Option
Capstone Preparation course IESM 395 (2 credits) Capstone Preparation course IESM 395 (2 credits)
Capstone: Thesis IESM 396 (4 credits) Capstone: Project IESM 397 (1 credit)
IESM Elective Course (3 credits)

Elective courses (24 credits, of which 9 credits in a Minor)

Students must complete at least 24 credits of electives (nine credits in a single Minor).

Students choose a Minor from among the following areas: Business Management, Energy, Design & Manufacturing, or Computer and Information Science. The Minor gives students an opportunity to explore other fields strongly connected to industrial engineering. It is very important that engineers gain an understanding of related areas in which industrial engineering tools are applied.