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Master of Science Industrial Engineering


The MSIE program offers students two degree options:

Option I: Coursework and Thesis

The thesis option requires 24 credit hours of a combination of any of the core and technical electives courses plus a six-credit-hour thesis for a total of 30 credit hours.

Core Courses (6 courses) 18
Electives (1 course) 3
Thesis 6
Total Credit Hours 30

Option II: Coursework Only

This option requires 18 credit hours of core courses plus 12 credit hours of technical electives for a total of 30 credit hours

Core Courses (6 courses) 18
Electives (4 courses) 12
Total Credit Hours 30

Core Courses


Focus Areas

Three focus areas are available:

The Healthcare Systems focus 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 focus by taking electives related on healthcare systems instead of general electives.

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 focus 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.

Course Name Course # Credits
Quality Control EMS 6403 3
Six Sigma Processes EIE 6673 3
Quality Engineering Systems EEM 6763 3
Design of Experiments EMS 7103 3
Design for Reliability EMS 7303 3

Due to globalization, companies are looking to supply chain and logistics for their strategic and competitive advantages. The supply chain focus provides a foundation in supply chain and logistics systems with national and global perspectives. It provides proficiency in problem solving, analytical methods, and decision making processes in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, logistics, distribution, healthcare, defense, service, and software.

Course Name Course # Credits
Production, Planning and Control EMS 6713 3
Engineering Supply Chain Management EEM 6753 3
Database and Enterprise Models MIS 6113 3
Enterprise Integration MIS 7643 3
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

I sincerely enjoyed the classes at LTU and found the methods to correlate theory to practical applications effective. I believe the efforts and practices at LTU better-prepared students to achieve gainful employment and position themselves for future growth.

Paul Bowers

Sr. Cost Optimization Engineer, General Motors

MSIE '18

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