Advisor: M. Ali Montazer, Professor, Ph.D., University of Buffalo
The Industrial Engineering discipline in its modern form contributes to the design, building, operation, management, and optimization of complex systems in all sectors of modern life, including manufacturing, government, education, aerospace, transportation, logistics, and service industries. The MSIE program provides graduate education and training for industrial engineers with a Bachelor’s degree, and for engineers and scientists in other disciplines who seek advanced course work in systems engineering and optimization, quality assurance, lean six sigma, manufacturing, engineering management, procurement, and the efficient use of both human and technological resources. The program offers excellent preparation for advancement in manufacturing organizations and for those seeking management positions in operations, supply chain, and technology.
- Demonstrate competence in industrial statistics and use of advance tools.
- Use simulation as an advance tool for complex problems.
- Recognize system problems in manufacturing and service and contribute to their solutions.
- Manage quality assurance and control processes using advance tools.
- Perform probability and decision analysis using software and advance problem solving tools.
- Work with supply chains and customer-supplier relationships.
- Manage factory or service operations including cost analysis and control, scheduling, productivity and quality management.
Students must complete a minimum total of 30 graduate credits. Students can choose between two tracks: general or systems engineering.
MSIE Program Placement
For candidates holding the BSIE (or BSISE), or similar degree, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from an ABET-accredited program, the MSIE. can be earned by successfully completing 30 credit hours of course and project work. Inadequate undergraduate preparation or prerequisite deficiencies identified by the coordinator or faculty advisor may result in a requirement of more than 30 credits. Candidates not holding a BSIE from an ABET-accredited program would be required to take, at a minimum, preliminary course work - INDE 6607 and INDE 6609 - if that material had not been satisfactorily completed prior to enrollment.