2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Engineering, M.S.

STEM Designation: This program is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)-designated by the Department of Homeland Security. For more information, please see https://www.newhaven.edu/admissions/stem-designated-programs.php

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, operational analytics, engineering management, procurement, and the efficient use of both human and technological resources. The program offers excellent preparation for advancement in manufacturing and service organizations and for those seeking management positions in operations, supply chain, and technology.

Program Outcomes 

  • Create value by identifing systems problems in organizations (manufacturing, production, service, governmental, etc.) and contributing to their solutions using industrial engineering principles, tools and methods.
  • Apply quality tools and methods in improving processes.
  • Perform probability and statistical decision analysis using software and advanced tools such as statistics, simulation and design of experiments.
  • Manage business processes such as production, supply chain, and logistics operations.


Students must complete a minimum total of 30 graduate credits.  Students can choose between two concentrations: 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 consisting of 21 credits of core courses and 9 credits of elective courses. Candidates not holding a BSIE from an ABET-accredited program and candidates holding a BSIE from an ABET accredited program but with inadequate preparation in foundational areas would be required to complete up to an additional 6 credits of foundational courses. Students will be notified about any additional coursework requirements at the time of admission. Required non-foundation courses cannot be waived, but transfer credit and substitutions may apply. See the University transfer credit policy for more information.

M.S.I.E. Program Components

Select one of two concentrations (9 credits):

Research Project Requirement

The project requirement of the program is met through INDE 6681, a required project course.  Students who wish to go beyond the minimum graduation requirement of the Research Project within a course may elect to undertake an additional 3 credits of INDE 6690 (Research Project) working on a topic of interest with a faculty advisor.  Projects involving scenarios from an industrial or corporate setting are encouraged.

Students looking to pursue the Ph.D. program may, with concurrence of the program advisor, elect to enroll in 3-6 credits, INDE 6698 (Thesis I) and INDE 6699 (Thesis II).  Students are strongly advised to discuss this option with the program advisor early on, potentially as early as the first semester of the MS study, to have sufficient time to invest in the process of research, write-up, and defense of the thesis.