M.S. in Industrial Engineering

Program description

The M.S. program in industrial engineering is built on a core designed to provide breadth of experience in systems modeling, analysis, and applications common in industrial engineering and operations analysis.

Building upon this common foundation, the student constructs a concentration in one of the following five areas:

  • General option
  • Thesis option
  • Lean systems
  • Analytics
  • Systems engineering

Program objectives

Graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate, model, continuously improve, control, and if necessary redesign, enterprise activities
  • Perform data analysis and optimization for enterprise decision making
  • Develop business cases for justifying process, organizational and technological projects
  • Support enterprise performance, quality, efficiency and productivity enhancement activities
  • Facilitate systems engineering and project management
  • Communicate effectively (written, verbal and presentation) across all levels in the enterprise
  • Develop an ability to grow through life long acquisition of knowledge

Testimonial from Student

Plan of Work

The Plan of Work is intended to assist the student in structuring the course work for the MS degree. Students are urged to discuss their program with the appropriate program coordinator (identified along with the program description). The Plan of Work should be filed in DegreeWorks by all students in the program before completing 12 credits. Students will be notified by the Graduate School regarding the acceptance of the plan. The Plan of Work is a contract that describes all requirements to be met for the degree. The Plan of Work should be treated as a living document. If there are any changes to your program, you must file a revised Plan of Work and receive approval from department graduate program director. Failure to keep your Plan of Work updated can delay graduation. Please choose the appropriate Plan of Work from the list below.

  • General option (Plan C)
  • Thesis option (Plan A) -  view deadlines
  • Concentration: Lean systems (Plan C)
  • Concentration: Analytics (Plan C)
  • Concentration: Systems engineering (Plan C)

Course information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. These are the additional requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in engineering from an institution accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Honor point average of 2.8 in the upper division of their undergraduate program
  • The GRE is NOT required for applicants. However, high GRE scores will be considered as an incentive for the evaluation process.

In addition, students who have an undergraduate degree in a STEM field may be considered for admission. Applicants whose undergraduate education is deficient in prerequisites for graduate classes may be required to take background courses that will NOT count toward the 30-credit degree requirement.

Prospective students should contact M.S. Industrial Engineering Program Chair Dr. Jeremy Rickli for additional information.

Please contact EngineeringGrad@wayne.edu for admissions and application concerns.