MS in Industrial Engineering with the Advanced Analytics Concentration

The MS in Industrial Engineering degree with the Advanced Analytics Concentration is offered on-campus and online. Students may choose to pursue the thesis or non-thesis option in the program. As a general guideline, students who do not wish to pursue a PhD program should enroll in the non-thesis option; students who plan to pursue a PhD must complete the thesis option.

Degree requirements are the same for online and on-campus students. Students pursuing the thesis option will complete 24 hours of coursework and 8 hours of thesis research, for a total of 32 hours. Students pursuing the non-thesis option will complete 32 hours of coursework and 4 hours of independent study, for a total of 36 hours.

Thesis Option

  • IE 599 Thesis Research (min-max applied toward the degree)— 8 hours
  • IE 590 Seminar (registration for 0 hours every term while in residence) **—0 hours
  • Elective courses (chosen in consultation with advisor)—12 hours
  • Advanced Analytics Concentration *—12 hours
    • Advanced Analytics Core—8 hours
    • Advanced Analytics Secondary—4 hours (or 4 additional hours from Core list)
  • Total—32 hours

Other Requirements and Conditions (may overlap)

  • A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours applied toward the degree, 8 of which must be IE.
  • A maximum of 4 hours of IE 597 (or other approved independent study) may be applied toward the elective course work requirement. This course does not count toward the IE 500-level requirement.
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Non-Thesis Option

  • IE 590 Seminar (registration for 0 hours every term while in residence)**— 0 hours
  • IE 597 Independent Study—4 hours
  • Elective courses (chosen in consultation with advisor)—20 hours
  • Advanced Analytics Concentration*—12 hours
    • Advanced Analytics Core (8 hours)
    • Advanced Analytics Secondary—4 hours (or 4 additional hours from core list)
  • Total—36 hours

Other Requirements and Conditions (may overlap)

  • A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours applied toward the degree, 8 of which must be IE.
  • The non-thesis option is for students terminating their studies with the MS degree.
  • For students in the non-thesis option, 4 hours of IE 597 are required (4 hours maximum allowed towards the MS degree), because each student must show evidence of the ability to do independent research. This course does not count toward the IE 500-level requirement.
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

* Must earn a “B” or better in all Advanced Analytics courses.

** IE 590 requirement is modified for online students

Concentration in Advanced Analytics Course List

Advanced Analytics Core

  • IE 528 Computing for Data Analytics—4 hours
  • IE 529 Stats of Big Data and Clustering—4 hours
  • IE 530 Optimization for Data Analytics—4 hours
  • IE 531 Algorithms for Data Analytics—4 hours
  • IE 532 Analysis of Network Data—4 hours
  • IE 533 Big Graphs and Social Networks—4 hours

Advanced Analytics Secondary

  • IE 400 Design & Analysis of Experiments—4 hours
  • IE 410 Stochastic Processes & Applications—4 hours
  • IE 411 Optimization of Large Systems—4 hours
  • IE 510 Applied Nonlinear Programming—4 hours
  • IE 511 Integer Programming—4 hours
  • IE 521 Convex Optimization—4 hours

Please note: the offerings listed are the planned on-campus offering. Online offering will vary.