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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

Industrial and Systems Engineering - MS


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Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering – MS7255

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
270 Stocker Center
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701
740.593.1539
ise@ohio.edu

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring

Program Overview 

This program educates industrial and systems engineering professionals who will become leaders in academia, government, and industry positions and contribute to the wellbeing of the society. Areas of faculty interests include manufacturing systems, scheduling, artificial intelligence, systems simulation, process planning, distribution systems, genetic algorithms, neural networks, data mining, logistics, supply chain management, humanitarian logistics, human factors, quality control and reliability, information systems, transportation, applied optimization in manufacturing and service sectors. The focus of graduate educational and research activities is on structuring the decision process, system analysis, and the design of complex systems that integrate technical, human, and economic resources within a variety of constraints and environments. The M.S. in ISE is designed to build upon mathematical and analytical expertise gained from a technical education and professional experience. It is heavily directed toward using the computer to solve manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, quality, reliability, human factors, finance and other service problems and includes courses from other departments to provide valuable interdisciplinary experiences. Normative time to completion is two academic years.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply graduate-level concepts and models in manufacturing and other systems such as health care and education, supply chain networks, warehouses, transportation, reliability, safety and other engineering problems.
  • Develop information systems and analyze data/big data using statistics and data mining.
  • Develop expertise in one or more areas of technical specialization.
  • Plan and execute a strategy to test a scientific hypothesis or proposed engineering solution, using prior published knowledge as a foundation.
  • Communicate advanced engineering knowledge and the results of novel research (thesis option) or research and development activities (project option) in professional venues.
  • Develop habits of collaboration, leadership, self-learning/continuous learning, initiative, and ethical conduct.

Opportunities for Graduates

The M.S. in ISE has been developed to meet the needs of engineers and other technical graduates who plan to perform industrial and systems engineering and management functions in organizations.

Further Information

Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/engineering/ise/academics/graduate-programs/masters

 

Admission Requirements

The department welcomes applications from students with engineering degrees as well as those with a bachelor’s degree in physical sciences, including mathematics and computer science, production/operations management from an accredited four-year college or university. A TOEFL or IELTS score that meets the university minimum requirement is required for non-native English speakers. For all applicants, GRE scores (a minimum quantitative score of 158), a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, and three letters of recommendation are required. Up to 9 credit hours are accepted for students seeking dual degree.

International Students

This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.

Graduation Requirements

There are thesis and nonthesis options available. The thesis option requires a minimum of 30 semester hours including 4 hours of thesis. The nonthesis option requires a minimum of 34 semester hours including 3 hours of a scholarly project.

Core Requirements


All ISE master’s students must complete the following two courses:

Elective Courses


Select one of the following sets of requirements.

Thesis Option


Complete a minimum of 28 additional hours of graduate courses. These hours include the following requirements and restrictions.

Requirements


Students must complete a minimum of 7 hours of graduate-only courses at the 6000-level or higher. The following courses may not count toward this requirement: ISE 6300, ISE 6940, ISE 6949, ISE 6950, and ET 6020.

Students must complete 4 thesis hours.

Restrictions


A maximum of 8 hours of non-ISE courses may count toward degree requirements, provided that they are included in an approved course of study.

A maximum of 6 hours in 5000-level courses dual-listed with 4000-level required courses may count toward degree requirements.

A maximum of 4 hours of independent study (ISE 5930 or 6930) may count toward degree requirements.

No 5000-level ISE courses dual-listed with 3000-level courses may count toward degree requirements.

Non-Thesis Option


Complete a minimum of 32 additional hours of graduate courses. These hours include the following requirements and restrictions.

Requirements


Students must complete a minimum of 7 hours of graduate-only courses at the 6000-level or higher. The following courses may not count toward this requirement: ISE 6300, ISE 6940, ISE 6949, ISE 6950, and ET 6020.

Students must complete 3 hours of ISE 6949.

Restrictions


A maximum of 8 hours of non-ISE courses may count toward degree requirements, provided that they are included in an approved course of study.

A maximum of 6 hours in 5000-level courses dual-listed with 4000-level required courses may count toward degree requirements.

A maximum of 4 hours of independent study (ISE 5930 or 6930) may count toward degree requirements.

No 5000-level ISE courses dual-listed with 3000-level courses may count toward degree requirements.

Other Requirements


Students in the ISE program are expected to meet the following milestones:

  • Completion of a Plan of Study approved by the student’s advisor and the ISE Graduate Chair, usually by the end of the first semester of study.
  • Successful defense of a thesis proposal (for the thesis option) or a project proposal (for the project option), usually by the end of the third semester of study.
  • Successful defense of a thesis or a project, usually by the end of the second year of study.

Culminating Experience


Successful completion and oral defense of a thesis or project.

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