The ISEEM Department offers two plans leading to the Master of Science in Engineering degree.  Each plan is designated as:

  • Plan I (Thesis),
  • Plan II (Non-thesis, coursework only)

For each plan, students may choose concentrations in Industrial Engineering or Systems Engineering.  The following sections describe the requirements for each of these concentrations. Additional requirements, policies, and required forms may be found in the ISEEM Department office.


Program of Study: Industrial Engineering

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

Engineering Major
ISE 623ENGR ECON ANALYSIS3
ISE 626INTRO OPERATIONS RESEARCH3
ISE 641ADVANCED QUALITY CONTROL3
ISE 726SYSTEMS MODELING3
First Minor
Select six hours in approved Engineering Management or Systems Engineering6
Second Minor
ISE 690STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGR3
ISE 526DESIGN/ANALY OF EXPERIMENT3
OR six (6) equivalent hours of graduate math/statistics
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 (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

Students are encouraged to take ISE 530 and ISE 547 unless they have taken similar courses as part of their undergraduate work.


Program of Study: Systems Engineering

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

Engineering Major
ISE 580SYSTEMS ENGINEERING MODELING3
ISE 623ENGR ECON ANALYSIS3
ISE 627ENGINEERING SYSTEMS3
3 hours from approved Systems Engineering ISEEM electives3
First Minor
Select six (6) hours in approved College of Engineering or College of Science graduate level coursework6
Second Minor
ISE 690STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGR3
ISE 526DESIGN/ANALY OF EXPERIMENT3
Or six (6) credit hours of equivalent graduate math/statistics
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 (Coursework Only)

Students selecting this option must:

Complete Basic Program of Study as described above24
ISE 726SYSTEMS MODELING3
Select 3 semester hours of graduate courses to complete an approved extended program of study3
Total Semester Hours30