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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018

Industrial and Management Engineering M.S./M.Eng.


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The department offers the Master of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Industrial and Management Engineering. Both degrees require a minimum of 30 credit hours. The Master of Science degree requires a thesis. The Master of Engineering degree is a non-thesis option. In general, all applicants to the IME master’s programs must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

To complete the Master’s degree requirements, students must include a minimum of 24 credits from the list of approved Industrial and Management Engineering courses for the master’s program. The courses selected may include the two required prerequisite courses listed below but must simultaneously define an adviser-approved, application-focused concentration area, (e.g., manufacturing logistics, optimization, complex systems modeling, etc.). A minimum of 50 percent of credit hours in the plan of study must be at the 6000 level or higher.

Outcomes of the Graduate Curriculum
Students who successfully complete the M.Eng. in Industrial and Management Engineering will be able to demonstrate:

  • competency in the core program within industrial, systems, and management engineering.
  • effective oral and written communication skills.
  • preparedness for professional careers and/or further graduate studies.

Students who successfully complete the M.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering will be able to:

  • competency in the core program within industrial, systems, and management engineering.
  • effective oral and written communication skills.
  • preparedness for professional careers and/or further graduate studies.
  • proficiency in research techniques (theoretical, computational and experimental).

Program Requirements


Prerequisite requirements for the master’s programs include the following courses or their equivalents:

Approved Industrial and Information Systems Engineering Courses


The following courses may be included among the 24 credits of restricted electives:

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