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MSIE Degree Program

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE)

  • 30 semester hours of approved graduate courses are required for the MSIE degree.  This includes 21 hours of course work, 3 hours of research, and 6 hours of thesis.
  • These requisite degree program hours are in addition to any leveling courses.
  • All MSIE students must take INDE 6111 (graduate seminar course) at least once during their studies.


MSIE Core Courses

Students are required to take five core courses based on the following options:

  • Students are required to take the following two mandatory core courses:
    • INDE 6372 (Advanced Linear Optimization)
    • INDE 6333 (Probability and Statistics)
  • Students are required to take at least one course from each of the following three categories:
    • Category 1
      • INDE 6322 System Safety Engineering  
      • INDE 6337 Human Factors Engineering 
      • INDE 6365 Engineering Economy II
    • Category 2
      • INDE 6334 Predictive Data Analysis
      • INDE 6336 Reliability Engineering
      • INDE 6363 Statistical Process Control
      • INDE 6370 Digital Simulation
    • Category 3
      • INDE 6332 Engineering Project Management
      • INDE 6361 Production Planning and Control
      • INDE 6383 Engineering Design and Prototyping
      • INDE 7390 Supply Chain Management

No more than 6 semester hours of course work applied to this degree may be taken outside the IE Department. However, prior approval by the IE Graduate Program Director is required.

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Thesis Advisory Committee for M.S. Candidates

  • The candidate must select a thesis advisory committee as soon as possible, but no later than the end of the first academic year. The advisory committee must be approved by the IE Director of Graduate Programs and the IE Department Chair.
  • The advisory committee must be composed of at least three faculty members, of which at least two must be from the IE department at UH.
  • The Director of Graduate Programs and the IE Department Chair must approve any subsequent changes in this advisory committee.
  • A formal thesis proposal must be submitted to the Advisory Committee and the Director of Graduate Programs within one semester after the Advisory Committee is selected and approved.
  • The thesis draft should be prepared, submitted, and defended to the thesis advisory committee. The final thesis must be submitted and approved by the thesis advisory committee, the Director of Graduate Programs and the IE Department Chair.
  • The guidelines for thesis preparation and submission deadlines can be found here.