About the Program
This 30 credit hours degree program is designed for engineers and other professionals who have responsibility for designing, installing, improving and evaluating large integrated systems. Specializations/courses are available in the areas of:
- Human Factors/Ergonomics
- Operations Research & Management Science
- Quality Systems Design
- Advanced Manufacturing & Automation
- Information Systems Management
- Program Management & Product Development
The program may be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.
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- Provide students with the requisite knowledge and skills that enable them to design, install and manage large integrated engineering and service systems.
- Provide students with analytical skills that allow them to evaluate and improve large integrated engineering and service systems.
- Provide students access to modern engineering tools that enable them to solve complex industrial and systems engineering problems.
Undergraduate Degree Required
Bachelor's degree in engineering, a physical science, computer science, or applied mathematics
Standardized Test Scores
GRE not required
Prerequisite Course Descriptions
- A course in probability and statistics (IMSE 510 or equivalent)*
- A course in operations research (IMSE 500 or equivalent)*
The Probability and Statistics and Operations Research course requirements can be completed after admission into the program.
Students who do not meet BS degree requirements of the program should speak to the program advisor about the additional requirements to be met after admission into the program.
Required Core Courses (9 Credits)
- IMSE 511 Design and Analysis of Experiments
- IMSE 501 Human Factors and Ergonomics
- IMSE 580 Production and Operations Engineering I
Concentration Courses (12 Credits)
A minimum of 12 credit hours from the concentration areas listed below. All four courses can be taken from one concentration area or any combination of the five concentration areas.
Human Factors and Ergonomics
- IMSE 543 Industrial Ergonomics
- IMSE 545 Vehicle Ergonomics I
- IMSE 546 Safety Engineering
- IMSE 548 Research Methods in Human Factors and Ergonomics
- IMSE 577 Human-Computer Interaction for UI and UX Design
- IMSE 593 Vehicle Packaging Engineering
- AE 546 Vehicle Ergonomics II
Operations Research & Management Science
- IMSE 505 Applied Optimization
- IMSE 514 Multivariate Statistics
- IMSE 5205 Engineering Risk-Benefit Analysis
- IMSE 5215 Program Budget, Cost Estimation & Control
- IMSE 559 System Simulation
- IMSE 605 Advanced Optimization
- IMSE 606 Advanced Stochastic Processes
Quality Systems and Manufacturing
Quality Systems Design
- IMSE 513 Robust Design
- IMSE 519 Quantitative Methods in Quality Engineering
- IMSE 561 Total Quality Management
- IMSE 567 Reliability Analysis
Advanced Manufacturing & Automation
- IMSE 502 Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
- IMSE 538 Intelligent Manufacturing
- IMSE 559 System Simulation
- IMSE 5655 Supply Chain Management
- IMSE 581 Production and Operations Management II
Information Systems Management
- IMSE 553 Software Engineering
- IMSE 556 Database Systems
- IMSE 557 Computing Networks and Communication Enterprise Information Systems
Enterprise Information Systems
- IMSE 555 Decision Support and Expert Systems
- IMSE 564 Methods and Technologies in ERP System Development
- IMSE 5715 Modeling of Integrated Information Systems
- IMSE 5725 Object-Oriented Systems Design
- IMSE 5755 Business Process Integration using Enterprise Technology
Program Management & Product Development
- EMGT 580 Management of Product and Process Design
- IMSE 515 Fundamentals of Program Management
- IMSE 516 Project Management and Control
- IMSE 517 Managing Global Systems
Additional Requirements (9 Credits)
- At least two approved graduate-level cognate courses for a minimum of six (6) credit hours in departments other than IMSE must be elected. A student should consult the program advisor when selecting these cognate courses.
- The remaining three (3) credit hours may be selected with the approval of the graduate advisor.
With the approval of their graduate advisor, students may substitute a master's thesis for no more than six credit hours of graduate course work. Students choosing the thesis option are required to elect a minimum of 9 credit hours from the concentration electives, rather than the 12 credit hours stipulated above for the concentration areas. Students must complete 2 of the courses from one of the concentration areas.