The Healthcare Systems Engineering track in the Industrial Engineering MS is a completely online program and focuses on applications of systems engineering that enable effective decision-making and successful project delivery and system redesign in healthcare organizations. This unique program is offered in response to the growing needs of the healthcare industry.
The Healthcare Systems
Engineering (HCSE) track requires 30 credit hours of courses beyond the
bachelor's degree. This program offers only the nonthesis option.
This web-based online master's program in Healthcare Systems Engineering is
designed to attract students with a variety of educational backgrounds and
keen interest in working in the healthcare field. It provides healthcare
practitioners, and individuals with an engineering background who are
interested in joining the rapidly expanding field of healthcare systems, with
models and tools such as quantitative analysis, systems modeling and computer
simulation for effective decision-making in healthcare organizations and
For information about the program, please contact IEMS
Graduate Director Dr. Ahmad Elshennawy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Richard Biehl (Richard.Biehl@ucf.edu).
Translating a specific design into an organizational or physical reality in
the most effective manner, and with the highest quality, is the focus of the
industrial Engineering and Management Systems field. This program is tailored
to meet the needs of a broad range of working professionals interested in
leading healthcare systems engineering and management activities. It is the
first program of its kind, with no other university currently offering a
similar program fully online.
|Total Credit Hours Required:|
Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree|
An undergraduate course in probability and
Required Courses—30 Credit Hours
All of the
following courses are required for completion of the Healthcare Systems
- HSC 6636 Issues and Trends in the Health
Professions (3 credit hours)
- ESI 5219 Engineering Statistics (3
- ESI 6551 Systems Architecting (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6357 Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis (3 credit hours)
- ESI 5531 Discrete Systems Simulation (3 credit hours)
- ESI 5359 Risk Assessment and Management (3 credit hours)
- EIN 5117 Management
Information Systems (3 credit hours)
- ESI 6224 Quality Management (3
- ESI 6609 Industrial Engineering Analytics for
Healthcare (3 credit hours)
- EIN 5140 Project Engineering (Capstone)
(3 credit hours)
Cost Per Credit Hour
Healthcare Systems Engineering track in the Industrial Engineering MS program,
both for in-state and out-of-state, the cost per credit hour is
*Fee subject to change.
Independent LearningThe Independent Learning requirement is met by successful completion of the research studies required in individual courses and EIN 5140 Project Engineering (Capstone). These research studies require that students integrate material from all the courses in their program.
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.
In addition to the general
UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope)
from each college/university attended
- Résumé or Curriculum Vita
- Goal statement
- The goal statement should discuss
all relevant professional background and any previous research and/or teaching
experience. The statement should explain the motivation behind the pursuit of a
Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Future educational and career goals
after the completion of the applicant’s master study should be discussed.
- If the applicant is interested in completing a Master thesis, then the
applicant must clearly describe the particular area of research interest. The
applicant should identify at least one UCF faculty member who shares a similar
research focus and is believed to be best suited to serve as a potential thesis
- The goal statement should between 500 and 1,000 words.
- Two letters of recommendation
- The letters of
recommendation should be from faculty members, university administrators and
employers with a supervisory role of the applicant. The letters, which must be
current to the application and must not be for another degree program, should
address the educational and career goals of applicant. The letter writers should
also know the applicant well enough to discuss the applicant’s capacity to
perform, excel and succeed in a graduate program. Letters for Master's thesis
students must discuss the applicant’s ability to perform graduate-level
- 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.
Applications are accepted for the fall
and spring terms only.
Faculty members may choose to conduct face-to-face
or telephone interviews before accepting an applicant into their research
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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.
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.