The ISEEM Department offers three plans leading to the MSOR degree.  These are designated:

  • Plan I (Thesis),
  • Plan II (Non-thesis with final project paper; exit exam is an oral examination)
  • Plan II (Non-thesis, coursework only; exit exam is over coursework)

The following sections describe the requirements for each of these options. Additional requirements, policies and required forms may be found in the ISEEM Department office.

Basic Program of Study

The Basic Program of Study, common to the Plan I and Plan II (Non-thesis) MSE options, contains a minimum of 24 semester hours of graduate-level course work that must include:

Engineering Major
ISE 626INTRO OPERATIONS RESEARCH3
ISE 726SYSTEMS MODELING3
Select two of the following6
INTRO TO SYSTEMS SIMULATION
ENGINEERING RELIABILITY
ADVANCED SYSTEM SIMULATION
DECISION ANALYSIS
RELIAB/AVAILAB/MAINTAINA
First Minor
Select a first minor of 6 semester hours of graduate courses in an approved engineering area of specialization6
Choose from the following areas (courses are approved by advisor):
Manufacturing Systems, Quality Engineering, Systems Engineering, Operations Research, Reliability Engineering, Systems Simulation, and Engineering Management
Second Minor
ISE 526DESIGN/ANALY OF EXPERIMENT3
ISE 690STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGR3
Total Semester Hours24

Plan I, Thesis Option

Students selecting this option must:

Complete Basic Program of Study as described above24
Master's Thesis
ISE 699MASTER'S THESIS6
Complete an acceptable thesis including a public defense
Total Semester Hours30

Plan II, Non-Thesis Option (Final Project)

Students selecting this option must:

Complete Basic Program of Study as described above24
Select 3 semester hours of graduate courses to complete an approved extended program of study3
ISE 697INDUS & SYSTEMS ENGR PROJECT I3
Total Semester Hours30

Plan II, Non-Thesis Option (Coursework Only)

Students selecting this option must:

Complete Basic Program of Study as described above24
Select 6 semester hours of graduate courses to complete an approved extended program of study6
Total Semester Hours30