Oct 21, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020

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, most students will complete a minimum of 21 credits from the list of approved Industrial and Management Engineering courses for the master’s program. This list is frequently updated as new topics courses are added by the faculty.  Consult with the Master’s Graduate Program Director for questions on whether a course can be used for the Master’s.  The courses selected may include the two required prerequisite courses listed below. Students who have completed courses in their undergraduate and/or a prior graduate degree on topics covered in the approved list will be requested to complete at least 15 credits from the approved list.  An adviser-approved, application-focused concentration area, (e.g., manufacturing logistics, optimization, complex systems modeling, etc.) of two or more courses and/or project is required.  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 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.
  • 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 restricted electives:

  • ISYE 696X - Stochastic Models of Supply Chain Credit Hours: 3

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