The Master of Science programs in Industrial Engineering are designed to produce highly skilled graduates who are prepared to be industrial engineers, engineering managers or technical professionals, or leaders for the global economy, as well as preparing them for further graduate work or independent research.
International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit www.intl.ucf.edu
. If you have any questions, please consult the International Services Center at 407-823-2337.
This program can be taken entirely through the Florida Engineering Educational Delivery System (FEEDS), which provides video-streamed versions of classes over the Internet.
The Industrial Engineering MS program offers both thesis and nonthesis options with each requiring 30 credit hours of courses. The program is flexible to enable students to model their program of study to suit their needs and future work or career goals. All students must develop a program of study with the graduate program director that meets with departmental approval. At least one-half of the courses (including thesis hours) required in the master's program of study must be at the 6000 level or higher. A cumulative grade-point average of B (3.0) must be maintained in the entire program of study.
Students on assistantships must take 9 credit hours per semester (Fall, Spring) to satisfy the university's requirement for full-time status. Most students working full time take 6 credit hours per semester. At that rate, the program can be completed in 6 semesters or less. However, students with more time available and with an early start on a thesis, if applicable, can finish the program in 3 semesters.
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The Industrial Engineering MS program requires an undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, quantitative management or similar field.
Outstanding students with degrees in other disciplines such as business, economics or computer/information sciences may also be considered on a case-by-case basis, provided they have significant work experience and/or very high academic standing.
Regardless of the undergraduate degree, all applicants must have completed the following prerequisites:
- Mathematics through Calculus II (MAC 2312 or equivalent)
- An undergraduate course in engineering probability and statistics.
- In addition, they are expected to be familiar with at least one programming language (such as C, FORTRAN, Java, Visual BASIC, C++, etc.) and common computer skills and tools such as word processors and spreadsheets.
Required Courses—12 Credit Hours
- ESI 5219 Engineering Statistics (3 credit hours)
- EIN 5140 Project Engineering (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6357 Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis (3 credit hours)
- ESI 6551C Systems Engineering (3 credit hours)
Elective Courses—12 Credit Hours
All students, both thesis and nonthesis, must take 12 credit hours of electives after consultation with their adviser.
Thesis Option—6 Credit Hours
The thesis option requires 6 credit hours of thesis. Thesis students must complete an independent research study and write and successfully defend a thesis according to program guidelines.
- EIN 6971 Thesis (6 credit hours)
The College of Engineering and Computer Science requires that all thesis defense announcements are approved by the student's adviser and posted on the college's website (http://www.cecs.ucf.edu/graddefense/) and on the College of Graduate Studies Events Calendar at least two weeks before the defense date.
Nonthesis Option—6 Credit Hours
The nonthesis option requires an additional 6 credit hours of nonrestricted elective courses that support the student's area of research and study interests. Nonthesis students must also successfully pass an oral comprehensive examination at the completion of their studies to fulfill degree requirements. Please see the graduate program director for further details about the comprehensive examination.
The program requirements are flexible enough to allow the students to tailor the coursework according to their desired educational and career goals. With the approval of their adviser and/or the graduate program director, students may select from the following groups of courses to satisfy the needs of their research goals or career objectives. To assist the students in achieving these goals and objectives, courses are grouped below to suggest focus areas, only as a guide to assist in advising and course selection. They are not intended to restrict elective choices among specialization areas as the intent of the program is to help graduate students maintain an integrated approach to their studies. The listing of these courses does not guarantee that they will be offered by the department in a particular year or semester.
In addition to the courses listed below, students may be allowed to take courses from the following disciplines at UCF, with the approval of the graduate program director, as an elective in their graduate program of study:
- Other Engineering programs
- Computer Science
- Business Administration or Management
Human Systems Engineering/Ergonomics
- EIN 5248C Ergonomics (3 credit hours)
- EIN 5251 Usability Engineering (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6270C Work Physiology (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6258 Human-Computer Interaction (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6279C Biomechanics (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6935 Advanced Ergonomics Topics (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6271 Human Reliability (3 credit hours)
Quality and Production Systems
- ESI 6225 Quality Design and Control (3 credit hours)
- ESI 6224 Quality Management (3 credit hours)
- EIN 5392C Manufacturing Systems Engineering (3 credit hours)
- EIN 5388 Forecasting (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6336 Production and Inventory Control (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6425 Scheduling and Sequencing (3 credit hours)
- EIN 5356 Cost Engineering (3 credit hours)
- ESI 5227 Total Quality Improvement (3 credit hours)
- ESI 6247 Experimental Design and Taguchi Methods (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6182 Engineering Management (3 credit hours)
- EIN 5117 Management Information Systems I (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6370 Innovation in Engineering Design (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6339 Operations Engineering (3 credit hours)
- EIN 5108 The Environment of Technical Organizations (3 credit hours)
Simulation, Optimization and Modeling
- ESI 6336 Queuing Systems (3 credit hours)
- ESI 5306 Operations Research (3 credit hours)
- ESI 6418 Linear Programming and Extensions (3 credit hours)
- ESI 6532 Object-Oriented Simulation (3 credit hours)
- ESI 5531 Discrete Systems Simulation (3 credit hours)
- EIN 5255C Interactive Simulation (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6528 Simulation Based Life Cycle Engineering (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6645 Real-Time Simulation Agents (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6936 Seminar in Advanced Industrial Engineering (3 credit hours)
- ESI 5419C Engineering Applications of Linear and Nonlinear Optimization (3 credit hours)
- ESI 6217 Statistical Aspects of Digital Simulation (3 credit hours)
- ESI 6529 Advanced Systems Simulation (3 credit hours)
- ESI 6921 Seiminar in Advanced Operations Research (3 credit hours)
- ESI 6358 Decision Analysis (3 credit hours)
- ESI 5359 Risk Assessment and Management (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6215 System Safety Engineering and Management (3 credit hours)
- ESI 5236 Reliability Engineering (3 credit hours)
- EIN 5346 Engineering Logistics (3 credit hours)
- ESI 6891 IEMS Research Methods (3 credit hours)
Full-time students in the Industrial Engineering MSIE program pay a $58 equipment fee each semester that they are enrolled. Part-time students pay $29 each semester that they are enrolled.
INDEPENDENT LEARNINGThe Independent Learning requirement is met by successful completion of thesis or written/oral comprehensive examination.
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science strongly encourages prospective applicants to request a free pre-screening (www.cecs.ucf.edu/prescreen) of their qualifications prior to submitting an online application for graduate admission. However, a pre-screening is not required; rather, it is offered as a courtesy to all prospective applicants before they commit to submitting a complete online application and paying an application processing fee.
Admissions decisions are made on the basis of a complete online application only, and not on the basis of any pre-screening. Prospective applicants who are encouraged to apply to their intended graduate program based on the information provided for their pre-screening are not assured of admission or financial assistance when they submit a complete online application. Although it is possible, it is not likely, that prospective applicants who are discouraged from formally applying to a graduate program at the pre-screening stage will be admitted if they elect to submit a complete online application anyway. Students with undergraduate degrees outside of industrial engineering may be required to take additional prerequisites.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- A bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or a related discipline, such as computer science, mathematics, other engineering disciplines, or statistics.
- Two letters of recommendation from two individual who are familiar with the applicant’s capabilities to enter and succeed into his/her graduate studies and to perform graduate research.
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives. The statement should explain the applicant’s future career and educational goals, reasons behind seeking the degree, and why he/she believes that this degree best suits their interests.
- Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Faculty members may choose to conduct face-to-face or telephone interviews before accepting an applicant into their research program.
Please note: Due to restrictive state regulations, UCF is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in the following states. If you reside in one of these states, you may not be permitted to enroll in or be admitted to a UCF online program. Please contact your state’s higher education regulation authorities or the UCF Graduate Program (see contact information above) for more details.
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Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website
, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information
section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.