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Rensselaer Catalog 2007-2008 
Rensselaer Catalog 2007-2008 [Archived Catalog]

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

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Students can work toward either the M.S. degree, which requires a project or thesis, or the nonthesis M.Eng. degree. These IME degrees are also available through distance learning. Contact the Office of Professional and Distance Education for course scheduling information.

In general, all applicants to the IME master’s programs must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). This requirement is especially important for those requesting financial aid, due to the large number of aid requests. However, for students applying to the M.Eng. program, the GRE may sometimes be waived. In special situations, and with departmental approval, the GMAT may be substituted for the GRE.

All students seeking either of the IME master’s degrees must have completed the following two courses in their undergraduate program at Rensselaer or have had the equivalent courses elsewhere:

Applied Operations Research (equivalent to DSES 6610)
Introduction to Applied Statistics (equivalent to DSES 6110)

Both IME master’s degrees require a minimum of 30 credit hours.

Program Requirements

In addition to the above prerequisite courses, a student’s core course work must include:

  • DSES 6xxx Applied Statistics Elective
    (One graduate course from those listed under the Applied Probability and Statistics and Quality Control concentration.)

Additional Requirements

For students seeking the M.S. degree, three to nine of the 30 credit hours must be in DSES 6990 (Master’s Thesis) or DSES 6980 (Master’s Project). The thesis or project credits can also count toward the nine-credit-hour (three-course) concentration that the program requires.

While the remainder of the program may be tailored to the student’s interest, the Plan of Study must include a concentration area. The concentration is a set of three or more courses (or nine credit hours) that reflects a logical progression for developing a base of expertise in an area of study. Concentrations will usually, but not always, include at least one of the core courses listed above. Listed below are examples of both concentration areas and courses that can be within each area.

Service Systems Concentration

And at least two courses from the list below:

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