Industrial Engineering

Our Program

The graduate industrial engineering program at Purdue University is ranked 10th in the US News and World Report rankings for 2014.  The online master’s program features flexible plans of study with a format that allows you to study where you are.

Degree Options

The 30-credit curriculum has been carefully designed and provides you the choice between two programs. You are able to decide to earn a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) or an Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Industrial Engineering. We offer both thesis and non-thesis degree options.

Online Plan of Study Details

The IE master’s program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load.  For planning purposes, an example POS for the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) and the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Industrial Engineering are available, as well as an extensive course menu that lists classes available over the next several years.

The flexible nature of our programs makes it possible for you to take time off from your studies if you need to. The majority of students choose to begin their studies by taking one course at a time to ensure they find a successful balance of work, life, and school.

Admissions

Application details for each of our degree options differ. For more information on applying for the Master of Industrial Engineering (MSEIE) or the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Industrial Engineering, please visit the specific programs admissions page.

Research Areas: Human Factors Engineering; Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Production Systems Engineering; Mathematical Programming; Simulation & Stochastic Processes

Go to the School of Industrial Engineering website.