Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research is a 30-credit program, and may be entered directly by qualified students with Bachelor of Science degrees from any engineering discipline, physics, or mathematics.
The UMass MIE undergraduate students can apply for a fast-track admission to the MS program through a five-year BS/MS plan.
Two options are available for the MS program:
- The Thesis option
- Coursework Only option
Students in the Thesis option are required to conduct research and write a Thesis (for 9 credits) under the supervision of a faculty member.
In each option, the students are required to pass the following courses
- Linear Programming
- Advanced Production Planning or Logistics
- Human Factors Design Engineering
- Stochastic Processes in Industrial Engineering
- Economic Decision Making for Engineers
To complete the 30 credit requirement, students can select courses in their area of interest from a wide variety of graduate level courses, in consultation with their advisor. In the Coursework Only option, up to six credits of an Independent Study course, where the student explores a topic of interest under the supervision of a faculty member, can be used to satisfy the course requirement.
Sample graduate level courses in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research:
- Introduction to Systems Engineering
- Multiple Criteria Decision Making & Decision Analysis
- Network Optimization
- Deterministic Models
- Supply Chain Management
- Quantitative Analysis in Supply Chain Ops.
- Operations Management
- Advanced Production Planning
- Design of Experiments
- Operations Research in Healthcare
- Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare
- Integer Programming
- Stochastic Models
- Introduction to Simulation
- Simulation Optimization
All entering M.S. students who are planning to enroll in the industrial engineering and operations research program are expected to have successfully completed courses covering the following topics: linear programming, probability and statistics, and production planning. Entering M.S. students who have not taken a course at the undergraduate level covering these topics must get permission from the instructor of a required course to enroll. The instructor, at his or her discretion, may require that the student take a prerequisite (e.g., linear algebra may be required as a prerequisite for linear programming). This prerequisite will not count for credit towards the graduate program requirements if it is an undergraduate level course. Those students who need make-up courses should expect to take at least one additional semester to complete their graduate degree.
For more information visit: https://mie.umass.edu/mie-graduate-programs