Industrial Engineering, MS

The Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) is and on-campus degree program stressing advanced industrial engineering practice and research. Program coursework is designed to strengthen technical skills that allow students to work as specialists in areas of industrial engineering such as operations research, production and manufacturing and ergonomics. In addition, the degree will provide the research background needed to transition into Ph.D. degree programs.

Students can enter the program at any one of the three semesters during the year and choose core classes and electives to match their individual interests and career goals. The degree requires the preparation and approval of an MS Thesis related to some aspect of Industrial Engineering.

Program Overview

Advanced technical positions related to industrial engineering require specialized coursework beyond what is taught at the undergraduate level. This includes exposure to research methods and procedures so that new information can be quickly and effectively implemented in industry. Our Industrial Engineering MS degree is intended to provide students with exposure to advanced industrial engineering topics as well as provide them with and introduction to laboratory and field-based research. Students can choose to specialize and pursue research in the areas of operations research, manufacturing and production, or ergonomics and safety. Students with specific interest in engineering management or who desire an on-line curriculum should consider the MS Engineering Management degree.

South Dakota Mines students admitted to the Accelerated MS option may apply up to 9 credits of 500/600 level courses taken as an undergraduate to both the BS and MS degrees.

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