PhD Course Registration and Advisory Committee

Course Registration

New PhD students should consult their major professor . The first semester’s schedule should include the necessary prerequisite and core courses along with those courses leading to advance study in the specific area of interest to the student. In addition, all on-campus students must register every semester for the Graduate Seminar (IE 697). IE697 consists of a series of seminars on the current practice of industrial engineering and relevant research topics. Registration for subsequent semesters will be done in consultation with the student’s major professor.

Advisory Committee

By the middle of the first semester of study (9 to 15 credit-hours of regular graduate course work), a major professor and an Advisory Committee of three members should be selected. The major professor and at least one other member of the committee must be from the School of Industrial Engineering. At least one member should be a representative of the related area in the plan of study which is outside the School of industrial engineering. Courtesy appointments are classified as outside members. The major professor/graduate student relationship must be a mutually acceptable one. The major professor will serve as the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee and direct the research study. To facilitate the selection of an Advisory Committee, students should discuss their educational objectives with several members of the faculty within the first six weeks on campus. A list of the faculty with their interest can be obtained from the Graduate Office.

The Advisory Committee Composition Requirements:

  • Shall consist of four members.
  • Include one major professor or two co-major professors, who is/are the chair/co-chairs of the advisory committee (When more than one Co-Chair is selected, ensure that both Chairs are listed as Co-Chairs).
  • Include at least one major professor from the School of Industrial Engineering.
  • Include at least one member other than the major professor from the School of Industrial Engineering (two major professors from the School of Industrial Engineering would satisfy this requirement).
  • Include at least one member from outside the field of industrial engineering.