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.

The Advanced Analytics concentration consists of 12 credit hours of IE/SE courses that will count toward the 32 or 36 hours you are required to complete as a part of your degree. In most cases, toward your 500-level IE courses. If you take a 400-level course, it will count toward your Electives. You can add the Advanced Analytics concentration as a part of your application to the MS Industrial Engineering degree, or you may elect to do it later. 

You can find a list of the Advanced Analytics courses on the University of Illinois Course Catalog page.

Thesis Option

  • 32 Total Hours
  • Thesis credit (IE 599) -- 8 hours
    A maximum of 8 credit hours of IE 599 (or other approved thesis) may be counted toward the degree.
  • Graduate Seminar (IE 590) -- 0 hours
    Registration is required for every term as an active student.
  • 500-level IE Courses -- 12 hours
  • STEM courses from outside of major -- 4 hours
    STEM course must be approved and be from a College of Engineering department, including ABE and CHBE (or other approved department). Excludes TE and ENG courses.
  • Elective courses chosen in consultation with advisor -- 8 hours
    A maximum of 4 hours of IE 597 (or other approved independent study/project design) may be applied toward the elective coursework requirement.

Other Requirements and Conditions (may overlap)

  • A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours applied toward the degree                                                                                                                             
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Non-Thesis Option

  • 36 Total Hours
  • Independent Study (IE 597) -- 4 hours
  • Graduate Seminar (IE 590) -- 0 hours
    Registration is required for every term as an active student.
  • 500-level IE Courses -- 12 hours
  • STEM courses from outside of major -- 4 hours
    STEM course must be approved and be from a College of Engineering department, including ABE and CHBE (or other approved department). Excludes TE and ENG courses.
  • Elective courses chosen in consultation with advisor -- 16 hours
    A maximum of 4 hours of IE 597 (or other approved independent study/project design) may be applied toward the elective coursework requirement.

Other Requirements and Conditions (may overlap)

  • A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours applied toward the degree                                                                                                                             
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

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