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Dual Master in Industrial Engineering + Engineering Management


Industrial engineers are concerned with increasing productivity through people, methods, and technology with careful study of the product requirements, design, manufacturing, and information systems. As companies look to reduce costs and raise productivity, they increasingly will turn to industrial engineers to develop efficient processes and reduce costs, delays, and waste.

Engineering Management is closely related to Industrial Engineering due to nature of the profession. Engineers seeking to move up the career ladder are getting master's degrees in engineering management. Companies could see greater value added engineers with dual program on MSIE and MEM.







Why LTU?

The dual program for the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) and Master of Engineering Management (MEM) at Lawrence Tech is designed so that students will obtain advanced knowledge of the industrial engineering and engineering management to be successful in a real-world environment. The dual program requires a total of 51 course credits including all the core courses from both programs.




MSIE students / graduates can apply for dual degree directly. MEM students / graduates must satisfy MSIE admission requirements. Therefore, the dual degree candidates from MEM must apply to and be admitted by MSIE program. Admission to the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) program requires:

  1. Submission of the Application for Graduate Admission;
  2. An undergraduate degree in engineering, science, math, computer science, physical science or any other discipline from an accredited college or university (minimum GPA of 3.0); For students with degrees in fields other than engineering, prerequisite coursework is required prior to beginning the graduate level work.
  3. Official transcripts of all completed college work;
  4. Three letters of recommendation;
  5. Official transcripts of all college work completed
  6. A resume, including professional experiences and extracurricular activities;
  7. GRE encouraged but not required;
  8. For students whose native language is other than English, proficiency in English needs to be established.

Applicants who do not meet all of the conditions for regular graduate admission may be considered for conditional admission. A conditional graduate student will be granted regular status after maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA in three consecutive graduate-level courses.

Non-engineering students can be accepted into MSIE Program with the prerequisites.

  1. MBA 6043 Global Leadership
  2. MBA 7063 Project Management
  3. EME 6203 Manufacturing Processes
  4. EME 6343 Automotive Manufacturing Systems
  5. EME 6713 Production Planning & Control
  6. EME 6763 Quality Engineering Systems
  7. EME 6803 Engineering Management


You may apply up to six credits from Lawrence Tech’s undergraduate or graduate Mechanical Engineering program toward your minor or certificate.

Your 51-credit-hour program consists of:

MSIE Core Courses 15
EIE 6653 Advanced Optimization Techniques  
EIE 6663 Applied Stochastic Processes  
EMS 5603 Engineering Systems Simulation  
EMS 6403 Quality Control  
EMS 7613 Technology Management  
MEM Core Courses 21
MBA 6043 Global Leadership  
MBA 7063 Project Management  
EMS 6203 Manufacturing Processes  
EMS 6343 Automotive Manufacturing Systems  
EMS 6713 Production Planning & Control  
EEM 6763 Quality Engineering Systems  
EEM 6803 Engineering Management  
Electives* (select five and/or a focus area)
EMS 6303 Computer Integrated Manufacturing  
EMS 6503 Manufacturing Productivity  
EEM 6583 Enterprise Productivity  
EMS 6603 Engineering Economics  
EIE 6673 Six Sigma Processes  
EMS 6703 Manufacturing Systems  
EEM 6743 Value Engineering  
EEM 6753 Engineering Supply Chain Management  
EMS 6823 Product Innovation and Design  
EIE 6843 Healthcare Systems Engineering  
               *Management courses are not allowed for dual MSIE-MEM electives  
Total Credits

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 healthcare. Intel and GE are collaborating in the healthcare field for the development of healthcare IT and home health monitoring. 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 (select four) 12
EIE 6843 Healthcare Systems Engineering  
EIE 6853 Healthcare Operations Analysis  
EIE 6863 Healthcare Information Systems  
EIE 6883 Healthcare Human Factors  
EIE 6883 Healthcare Economics  
EIE 6873 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 (select four) 12
EMS 6403 Quality Control  
EIE 6673 Six Sigma Processes  
EEM 6763 Quality Engineering Systems  
EMS 7103 Design of Experiments  
EMS 7303 Design for Reliability  

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 (select four) 12
EMS 6713 Production, Planning and Control  
EEM 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

Online options are available for the Dual Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) and Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree through LTU Online.

Summer 2021
EEM 6673 Quality Engineering Systems
EIE 6673 Six Sigma Processes

Fall 2021
EMS 7613 Technology Management
EIE 6653 Advanced Optimization Techniques

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