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Master of Engineering in
Industrial Engineering

Courses

You must successfully complete 30 course credits at the 400-, 500-, or 800-level, of which 21 course credits must be earned at Penn State (i.e., only 9 credits can be transferred from other institutions). In addition:

  • All students must successfully complete three credits of IE 894: Capstone Design.
  • At least 18 credits must be in 500-level or higher courses (including IE 894).
  • At least 15 credits must be in 500-level or higher IE courses (including IE 894).
  • At least 21 credits of the 30 credits must be IE courses (including IE 894).

The Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering has limited formal course requirements; you and your adviser can tailor the program specifically to suit your needs and educational goals by choosing from the following list of courses.

Courses

  • 3
    credits

    Concepts and techniques of analyses useful in evaluating engineering projects under deterministic and uncertain conditions.

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to retail services operations, process models, and application of information technologies to enhance productivity and profitability.

  • 3
    credits

    Consumer product design for a global market, incorporating human factors principles and user desires in a multicultural perspective.

  • 3
    credits

    An accelerated treatment of the main theorems of linear programming and duality structures plus introduction to numerical and computational aspects of solving large-scale problems.

  • 3
    credits

    Statistical design and analysis of experiments in engineering; experimental models and experimental designs using the analysis of variance.

  • 3
    credits

    Study of stochastic processes and their applications to engineering and supply chain and information systems.

  • 4
    credits

    Comprehensive study of the fundamentals, process characteristics, economics, and practical applications of various additive manufacturing processes.

  • 3
    credits

    Structure and biomechanics of bone, cartilage, and skeletal muscle; dynamics and control of musculoskeletal system models.

  • 3
    credits

    Physics and physiology of humans at work; models of muscle strength, dynamic movements; neural control; physical work capacity; rest allocation.

  • 3
    credits

    Design and programming of simulations that facilitate human control, real-time discrete-event simulation, supervisory control of dynamic system.

  • 3
    credits

    Information processing and decision making models of the human in the modern workplace, emphasizing visual inspection and other industrial applications.

  • 3
    credits

    Materials processing and manufacturing methods for engineering materials; manufacturing process modeling and control; manufacturability of engineering materials.

  • 3
    credits

    Survey course on the key topics in predictive analytics. Students will learn methods associated with data analytics techniques and apply them to real examples using the R statistical system.

Electives

Students may select from a list of elective courses maintained by the program. This list may change over time in response to market demand. Students may also use the graduate certificate courses in Additive Manufacturing and Design,  Supply Chain Management, and Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management. If you would like to add one of these credentials to your transcript and have questions about the application process, please contact the program at [email protected] for assistance to discuss your options and view the most up-to-date list.

Culminating Project and Research (3 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Students will apply the analytical and design skills learned in previous courses to solve an industrial problem based on their workplace or industrial partner. Students who do not have an identifiable work-related problem will work collaboratively with the instructor to develop a suitable topic. This is an individual project culminating in a final report.

Course Availability

If you're ready to see when your courses will be offered, visit our public LionPATH course search (opens in new window) to start planning ahead.

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