About the Program

This 30 credit hour degree program is for engineers, computer scientists, business people, and other professionals who have responsibility for using, designing, improving, installing, managing, and evaluating integrated enterprise-wide information systems. The program emphasizes business processes and ERP software to integrate the functional areas, such as manufacturing, distribution, sales, finance, etc. Concentrations are available in the areas of:

  • Information Management Applications
  • Supply Chain and Information Systems Design
  • Information Security 
  • Web Information Management
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Data Analytics and Science

As in the cases of existing MS degree programs in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the course offerings for the MS (IS&T) program are mainly in late afternoon and evening hours to enable students to earn the degree through part-time study. The program may be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

MS in Information Systems Technology
It is not just about the technology; it is all about the enterprise system, and how integration between the system and the technology happens.
Suvendu Bhutia, MS in Information Systems and Technology, ‘12

Program Details

Program Goals

The MS in IS&T program is a response to the need of students who want to complement, extend, and integrate technical and organizational knowledge on information systems. The program designed meet the need of the industry to incorporate enterprise wide information systems to be competitive in the global market place. Students who possess either technical knowledge about computers and information systems, or knowledge about information needs and information system requirements in organizations, but who want to expand their knowledge in a constructive way, constitute an important part of the intended audience.

The degree aims to achieve simultaneously the following educational goals.

  1. Provide access to advances in the information systems field. 
  2. Provide necessary skills to effectively integrate information technology in organizations.
  3. Provide training in specialized areas of information systems and technology.
Admissions Requirements

Undergraduate Degree Required

Bachelor's degree in engineering, a physical science, computer science, applied mathematics, business administration, or liberal arts with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Standardized Test Scores

GRE not required

Prerequisite Course Descriptions

Prerequisite Courses

  • A course in Data Structures (IMSE 350/351, CIS 350/352, or equivalent)
  • A course in computer programming, such as C++ or Java (IMSE 255, IMSE/CIS 150, CIS 205 or equivalent)

These course requirements may be completed after admission into the program.

Curriculum

Required Core Courses (9 credits)
  • IMSE 556 or CIS 556 Database Management Systems
  • IMSE 570 or CIS 564 Enterprise Information Systems
  • IMSE 5725 or CIS 572 Object Oriented Systems Design
Concentration Area (15 credits)

Seven concentration areas exist in the program. Six of the concentration areas are identified below while the seventh is an individual concentration that student develops jointly with the Program Advisor.  

Students are required to take:

  • Concentration Area 1: Information Management Applications (Students are required to take any 5 courses from the following list)

  • HCDE 530             Information Visualization              
  • IMSE 515              Fundamentals of Program Mgt   
  • IMSE 516              Project Management and Control             
  • IMSE 5215            Program Budget, Cost Est & Con 
  • IMSE/CIS 555      Decision Support/Expert Sys       
  • IMSE 564              Applied Data Analytics and Modeling for Enterprise Systems        
  • IMSE 5715            Modeling of Int Info Syst               
  • IMSE 5755            Bus Proc Int using Entrpr Tech    
  • IMSE 586              Big Data Aanal & Visuliztn             
  • ACC 505                Devel & Interp Financial Info       
  • HRM 561              Human Resource Management 
  • MKT 515               Marketing Management               
  • Concentration Area 2: Supply Chain and Information Systems Design (Students are required to take any 5 courses from the following list)

  • CIS 544                 Computer and Network Security               
  • IMSE 538              Intelligent Manufacturing             
  • IMSE/CIS 555      Decision Support/Expert Sys       
  • IMSE 559              System Simulation           
  • IMSE 5655            Supply Chain Management          
  • IMSE 5715            Modeling of Int Info Syst               
  • IMSE 5755            Bus Proc Int using Entrpr Tech    
  • IMSE 580              Prod & Oper Engineering I            
  • IMSE 581              Prod & Oper Engineering II           
  • IMSE 586              Big Data Aanal & Visuliztn             
  • Concentration Area 3: Information Security (Students are required to take any 5 courses from the following list)

  • CIS 527  Computer Networks       
  • CIS 535  Wireless Technologies and Pervasive Computing 
  • CIS 540  Foundation of Information Security          
  • CIS 544  Computer and Network Security               
  • CIS 545  Data Security and Privacy             
  • CIS 546  Security and Privacy in Wireless Networks            
  • CIS 548  Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing               
  • CIS 565  Software Quality Assurance         
  • CIS 568 or ECE 537  Data Mining        
  • CIS 584  Advanced Computer and Network Security          
  • IMSE 5715  Modeling of Int Info Syst               
  • Concentration Area 4: Web Information Management (Students are required to take any 5 courses from the following list)

  • CIS 525  Web Technology              
  • CIS 534  Semantic Web   
  • CIS 535  Wireless Technologies and Pervasive Computing 
  • CIS 550  Object-Oriented Programming and Its Applications           
  • CIS 559  Principles of Social Network Science        
  • CIS 562  Web Information Management 
  • CIS 571  Web Services     
  • CIS 575  Software Engineering Mgmt        
  • CIS 586  Advanced Data Management     
  • Concentration Area 5: Information Systems Engineering (Students are required to take any 5 courses from the following list)

  • IMSE 5715 Modeling of Int Info Syst               
  • IMSE 577  Human-Computer Interaction  or CIS 577   S/W User Interface Dsgn&Analys
  • CIS 527  Computer Networks       
  • CIS 544  Computer and Network Security               
  • CIS 550  Object-Oriented Programming and Its Applications           
  • CIS 553  Software Engineering     
  • CIS 568 or ECE 537  Data Mining        
  • CIS 578  Advanced Operating Systems     
  • CIS 586  Advanced Data Management     
  • Concentration Area 6:  Data Analytics and Science (Students are required to take any 5 courses from the following list)

  • IMSE 500   Models of Oper Research             
  • IMSE 505   Optimization      
  • IMSE 514   Multivariate Statistics     
  • IMSE 586   Big Data Aanal & Visuliztn             
  • IMSE 605   Advanced Optimization 
  • CIS 5570    Introduction to Big Data 
  • CIS 568 or ECE 537  Data Mining        
  • CIS 5700   Advanced Data Mining   
  • CIS 579     Artificial Intelligence       
  • CIS 585     Advanced Artificial Intelligence  
  • ECE 5831  Pat Rec & Neural Netwks   
  • Concentration Area 7:  Individual Concentration

    Select 5 courses from Areas 1 through 6.  Requires Advisor's approval.

              

Elective Credit Hours (6 Credits)

Other CIS, ECE, IMSE and business graduate courses may be taken per advisor approval.

A thesis may be substituted for six hours of electives, on approval by the program directo

Additional Information

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

2340
Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex (HPEC)
Phone: 
313-593-5361
Fax: 
313-593-3692
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