Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) program

Program Information

Wichita State University's Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) degree program offers tracks in all of the three areas described above. Students can complete the degree requirement through any of the following options: thesis, directed project, or all coursework.

Available Facilities
Graphics Lab, Metrology Lab, CIM Lab, Cessna Manufacturing Processes Lab, Ergonomics/Human Factors Lab, Non-Traditional Machining Lab, Rapid Prototyping, Virtual Reality Development Lab, Graduate Computing Lab, Open Computing Lab.

Research Concentrations:-
Ergonomics/Human Factors
The concentration in this area is on industrial ergonomics; occupational biomechanics; work physiology; occupational health and safety; ergonomic product design and evaluation; and ergonomics and human factors issues in aviation systems.

Engineering Systems
The concentration in this area is on optimization; multi-criteria decision making; modeling and analysis of manufacturing/service systems; management of engineering enterprises; decision analysis; total quality management; application of intelligent systems and simulation; and, activity-based costing.

Manufacturing Systems Engineering
The concentration in this area is in planning, design, modeling, analysis and control of manufacturing systems; supply chain management; CAD/CAM/CIM systems; measurement/ inspection; tolerancing in design and manufacturing; manufacturing processes; forming; tools/jigs design; assembly; and free-form surfaces manufacturing.

Admission requirements
In order to be admitted in the MSIE program, applicants must:
1. Possess an undergraduate degree in engineering, science business, or other related discipline;
2. Have satisfactorily completed: math344, calculus III; IME 255, Engineering Economy; a natural sciences course equivalent to that of the undergraduate engineering requirement;
3. Have programming competence in C, C++, Visual Basic, or Fortran;
4. Have a minimum GPA of 3.000, on a 4.000 scale, in the last 60 hours of undergraduate courses and in all graduate courses( student with lower GPA may be considered only for probationary or non- degree admission); and
5. Indicate one of the following as a concentration area: engineering systems, ergonomics/human factors, or manufacturing systems engineering.

In addition,
6. students with English as a second language
must have a minimum score of 79 on the internet based, 213 on the computer based or 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS; students requesting financial assistance are encouraged to submit a TSE score (minimum acceptable score is 50); and
7. Students with an undergraduate degree from a program not accredited by ABET are encouraged to submit GRE scores.

Degree Requirements
1. Core courses (13 Credit hours): IME 549, Industrial Ergonomics; IME 550, Operations Research; IME 553, Production Systems; IME 724, Statistical Methods for Engineers; and CESP 750D, Engineering Research Writing;
2. Major area courses: at least 9 hours from a selected list of area courses;
3. Technical electives: from an approved list of courses (no more than 6 hours from another department);
4. Up to 12 hours may be transferred from another accredited graduate school;
5. An approved Plan of Study
6. A 3.000 overall Graduate GPA and a 3.000 GPA in all courses on the Plan of Study

Thesis Option—a minimum of 24 hours of coursework (consisting of core courses, major area courses, and technical electives) plus 6 hours of thesis,
Directed Project Option—a minimum of 30 hours of coursework (consisting of core courses, major area courses, and technical electives) plus 3 hours of directed project,
All Coursework Option—a minimum of 33 hours of coursework (consisting of core courses, major area courses, and technical electives) plus completing a terminal activity,