Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering – MS7255
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
270 Stocker Center
Athens, Ohio 45701
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus
Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring
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.
Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/engineering/ise/academics/graduate-programs/masters
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.
This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.
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.