As competition from around the globe increases, so does the demand for improved productivity, output, and service quality from domestic companies. As a result, the need for industrial engineers has never been greater. In fact, according the U.S. Department of Labor, industrial engineering employment is expected to grow 14 percent over the next decade.
Industrial engineers are charged with developing more efficient processes, reducing costs, and increasing productivity within the manufacturing industry – essential functions that employers depend on to remain successful. In order to improve efficiency, industrial engineers use their knowledge of mathematics to study product requirements and then design the manufacturing and information systems needed to meet those requirements. They also design production planning and control systems, improve systems for the distribution of goods and services, develop wage and salary administration systems and job evaluation programs, and create management control systems to help with cost analysis and financial planning. Due to the nature of their work, many industrial engineers have management positions.
Why Industrial Engineering at Lawrence Tech?
Continuing your studies at the graduate level can be crucial to a successful – and stable – career. Lawrence Tech’s Master of Science in Industrial Engineering can prepare you to compete in today’s everchanging workforce by not only helping you stay abreast on current trends and technologies within the field, but also by developing your leadership skills. The MS in Industrial Engineering focuses on providing advanced knowledge in operations optimization, process control, reliability, design of experiments, and more. This rigorous program, consisting of 30 credit hours, allows you to choose either a course-work only option or a thesis option. Both feature the flexibility demanded by busy professionals, with most courses available in the evenings and some offered online. ms industrial engineering.indd 1 1/23/2013 1:51:21 PM
Health Care Systems – A Growing Trend
Just as industrial engineering itself is growing, so are certain disciplines within the field, most notably in health care. According to a recent report from the Partnership for Michigan’s Health, health care is Michigan’s largest private-sector employer, providing 515,700 direct jobs and more than 278,000 related jobs. In response to this growing trend, Lawrence Tech’s MS in Industrial Engineering features a unique concentration in health care systems. In fact, Lawrence Tech is currently the only school in southeast Michigan offering this concentration, which focuses on designing and improving the safety, cost, efficiency, and quality of health care processes and systems. As an industrial engineer specializing in health care systems, you may be involved in improving scheduling and sequencing, operational control, and overall quality management. Regardless of the path you choose, you will benefit from Lawrence Tech’s state-of-the-art learning facilities, small class sizes, and faculty who are passionate about your future. In addition, you will be exposed to real-world, hands-on experiences, reflecting the University’s commitment to theory and practice.
Your 30-credit-hour program consists of:
|Course-work only option||18|
| Advanced Optimization Techniques
Applied Stochastic Processes
Engineering Systems Simulation
Production, Planning, and Control
|Choose from the following:|
| Value Engineering
Engineering Supply Chain Management
Design of Experiments
Design for Reliability
Six Sigma Processes
Project Risk and Project Quality
|Total Credit Hours||30|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
|Health Care Concentration|
|Health Care Electives||12|
Choose from the following:
Health Care Systems Engineering
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Healthcare Systems Focus
Partnership for Michigan's Health claims that one in every ten jobs in the state is now directly related to healthcare. The U.S. Government is emphasizing electronic medical record systems in healthcare1. Intel and GE are collaborating in the healthcare field for the development of healthcare IT and home health monitoring2. Based on the recent trends, a significant growth in healthcare related technologies and systems is apparent. Healthcare Systems deal with designing and improving the safety, cost, quality and efficiency of healthcare processes and systems and transforming healthcare delivery systems from an ineffective, reactive, disease focused system to achieve a cost effective, proactive, health and wellness focused system. Industrial engineers play a significant role in healthcare systems. Over the years, they have helped healthcare facilities improve total quality management, scheduling and sequencing, and operational control, such as medical records and patient turnaround time in emergency rooms. With the ultimate goal being continuous process improvement, the research methodology looks at current workflow, identifies bottlenecks, and finally proposes solutions and recommendations, using a number of tools, such as modeling and simulation, problem solving, statistical analysis, operations research, and data mining. The Healthcare Systems concentration provides the student with sufficient knowledge and skills for modeling, analyzing, and designing healthcare systems. Students will have an option to graduate with a Healthcare Systems concentration by taking electives related on healthcare systems instead of general electives.
Healthcare Focus – Any four courses related on healthcare systems (12 Credits)
EME 6843 Healthcare Systems Engineering
EME 6853 Healthcare Operations Analysis
EME 6863 Healthcare Information Systems
EME 6873 Healthcare Human Factors
EME 6883 Healthcare Economics
EME 6893 Logistics in Healthcare Systems
Recent experience in the world has shown that quality becomes an important factor in manufacturing and service industries for their business success and growth. Effective quality improvement programs provide a significant competitive advantage. This Quality concentration provides the student with sufficient knowledge and skills for improving quality and productivity in manufacturing and service organizations using modern quality concepts, tools, and techniques to develop, implement and maintain systems.
Quality Focus – Any four courses related on quality (12 Credits)
EME 6403 Quality Control
EME 6673 - Six Sigma Processes
EME 6763 - Quality Engineering Systems
EME 7103 Design of Experiments
EME 7303 Design for Reliability
Supply Chain Focus
Due to globalization, companies are looking to supply chain and logistics for their strategic and competitive advantages. Supply chain focus provides a foundation in supply chain and logistics systems with national and global perspective. It provides proficiency in problem solving, analytical methods and decision making in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, logistics, distribution, healthcare, defense, service, and software.
Supply Chain Focus – Any four courses related on supply chain (12 Credits)
EME 6713 Production, Planning and Control
EME 6753 Engineering Supply Chain Management
MIS 6113 - Database and Enterprise Models
MIS 7643 - Enterprise Integration
Special Topic on Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Special Topic on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and MRP II
Special Topic on Logistics
Special Topic on Warehousing
You may apply up to six credits from
Lawrence Tech’s undergraduate or
graduate mechanical engineering program
toward your minor or certificate.
Admission to Lawrence Tech’s Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program is competitive and requires:
1. Submission of the Application for Graduate Admission;
2. An undergraduate degree in engineering, science, math, computer science, or physical science (or other technical field) from an accredited college or university. Individuals with a degree in a non-engineering field may be required to take prerequisite course work;
3. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
4. Official transcripts from every college or university attended;
5. Three letters of recommendation, preferably from employers and former professors;
6. A resume documenting professional experiences and relevant extracurricular activities.
Applicants who do not meet all requirements may be admitted on a conditional basis and will be granted regular status upon the completion of three consecutive graduate-level courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
For more information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.225.5588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For specific questions about the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program, contact the A. Leaon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering at 248.204.2531 or email@example.com.
You can also receive the same rigorous education we provide in our campus program fully online. Receive your Master of Science in Industrial Engineering online flexibly while working full-time from the same prestigious, industry expert faculty who teach on our ground campus.
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