M.Sc. PROGRAM

M.Sc. students must complete a total of at least 36 – credit hours, within the following guidelines:

    Course work of 18- credit hours, including 6- credit hours as core course, 9-credit hours as elective courses, and a 3-credit hour Laboratory/Project-Based Learning course.

    Thesis work of 18 credit hours
    M.Sc. students have to pass successfully six courses with three credit hours each.

Core Courses:

    IEM 521 – Project Planning and Management
    IEM 531 – Operations Research

Elective Courses:

The elective courses are divided into five major areas, as illustrated below. Each course weights three credit hours. Students select nine credit hours elective courses from the provided list. Students can also select, with the aid of their academic advisors, elective courses from other interdisciplinary graduate programs.

Industrial Engineering Group Courses:

    IEM 501–Global IE 1
    IEM 511 – Advanced Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering
    IEM 512 – Advanced Operations Management
    IEM 513– Operations and Management in the Process Industry

Business Group Courses:

    IEM 522 –Strategic Planning and Management
    IEM 523 – Contemporary Organizational Theory and Behavior
    IEM 524–Technology and Innovation Management
    IEM 525–Accounting for Engineers
    IEM 526–Marketing for Engineers

Mathematics and Information Group Courses:

    IEM 532 – Applied Simulation Modeling and Analysis
    IEM 533 – Applied Multivariable Data Analysis
    IEM 534 – Advanced Soft Computing
    IEM 535 – Management Information Systems
    IEM 536 – Statistical Design of Experiments

Manufacturing Systems Group Courses:

    IEM 541 – Manufacturing Systems Engineering
    IEM 542 – Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Methods
    IEM 543 – Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Systems and Services Group Courses:

    IEM 551 – Systems Engineering and Analysis
    IEM 552 – Systems Thinking
    IEM 553 – Total Quality Management
    IEM 554 – Business Process Management
    IEM 555 – Introduction and Applications of Petri Nets

Project-Based Learning Course:

Master of Science students have to participate in a team work project, which is based on self-learning; Students have to present innovative concepts and competitive solutions.

    IEM 701 – Project Based Learning in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management.

M.Sc. Thesis:

The M.Sc. candidate should prepare and defend a Thesis based on a high-valued research work in one research topic in the fields of Industrial Engineering and Systems Management.

    IEM 801- M. Sc. Thesis

Ph.D. PROGRAM

Ph.D. students must complete a total of at least 48 credit hours, within the following guidelines:

    Course work of 18 credit hours, including 12-credit hour’s courses and 6-credit hours of research seminar.
    Thesis work of 30 credit hours.

Ph.D. students have to pass successfully six courses with three credit hours each.
In addition to the following list of courses, students can also select, with the aid of their academic advisors, elective courses from other interdisciplinary graduate programs.

Industrial Engineering Group courses:

    IEM 601–Global IE 2
    IEM 611 – Supply Chain Network Design and Logistics
    IEM 612 – Human Computer Interaction
    IEM 613 – Advanced Methods in Quality Design and Control
    IEM 614 – Reliability and Maintainability Engineering

Business Group courses:

    IEM 621 – Innovation Theory
    IEM 622 – Knowledge Management
    IEM 623 – Financial Engineering
    IEM 624 – International Business for Engineers

Mathematics and Information Group courses:

    IEM 631 – Advanced Operations Research Methods
    IEM 632 – Applied Multivariate Data Analysis
    IEM 633 Stochastic Processes and Applications

Manufacturing Systems Group courses:

    IEM 641 – Advanced Biomechanics
    IEM 642 – Composites Engineering
    IEM 643 – Tool Engineering
    IEM 644 – Rapid Prototyping and Product Development

Systems and Service Group courses:

    IEM 651 – Systems Theory
    IEM 652 – Service Systems Engineering
    IEM 653 – Service Operations and Customer Relationship Management
    IEM 654 – Information Technology Services and E-Business Management

Advanced Research Seminar Courses:

Ph.D. students have to participate in one-seminar activities, which are based on self-learning, and presentations of new advanced topics in her/his discipline. The total credits of the seminar are three.

    IEM 702 – Seminar on Advanced Industrial Engineering and Systems Management.
    IEM 703 – Seminar on Current Trends in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management.

Ph.D. Thesis:

The Ph.D. candidate should prepare and defend a Thesis based on a high-valued research work in one research topic in the fields Industrial Engineering and Systems Management.
The Thesis should present a new contribution (s) in the respective field of research.

    IEM 802- Ph.D. Thesis