Online Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

This video outlines requirements for the online Master's Degree.


 

The MS Industrial Engineering degree is offered online. Students pursue a non-thesis option in the program. Degree requirements are the same for online and on-campus students. Students in the non-thesis option will complete 32 hours of coursework and 4 hours of independent study, for a total of 36 hours.  Students are also eligible to complete the Advanced Analytics Concentration as a part of their degree, which is a transcriptable concentration.

Non-Thesis Degree Requirements without Advanced Analytics

  • 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 (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)—32 hours
  • 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
  • 3.0 Minimum GPA
  • *IE 590 requirement is modified for online students.

Non-Thesis Degree Requirements with Advanced Analytics

  • 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

My.ise Portal

The my.ise portal is an extremely useful tool for graduate students. You will use this site frequently during your graduate studies. Graduate students use the my.ise portal for the following items:

  • Annual Self-Evaluation
  • Internal Petition
  • Downloading graduate documents

**IMPORTANT: To access this important website:

  • Log in with your NetID and password to https://my.ise.illinois.edu
  • At the bottom of the page you must “Add content to above column”. You can choose to add it to the left column or main page
  • Select “ISE Grad Student Toolbox” and click Add

Curriculum and Degree Requirements

The degree requirements in ISE for our M.S. degrees are very flexible. This is so that the student can pursue courses in his/her research area without constraint. To assist the student, ISE has created several sample curricula, sorted by research area. Keep in mind that these sample curricula are just suggested courses. The student may change/substitute courses as needed to fulfill the needs of his/her career goals.


Decision and Control Example 1
Decision and Control Example 2
Decision and Control Example 3
Data Analytics
Design and Manufacturing
Financial Engineering Example 1
Financial Engineering Example 2
Operations Research (Analyst)
Operations Research (Network Optimization)
Operations Research (Optimization)
Operations Research (Supply Chain)


Degree Progress

The online M.S. degree program must be completed within 5 years of the start date.

A student may request a degree audit at any time via email to the Graduate Programs Office. Forms are also available on the my.ise portal if a student wishes to keep track of courses and degree progress independently.

Independent Study Registration

A current project at your place of employment makes a great Independent Study project. Each professor has their own section of IE 597. To register for your advisor’s section:

  • Complete the independent study request form on the my.ise portal
  • Once approved by the instructor and the Graduate Programs Office, you will receive the CRN via email. Note: if you are registering after the deadline, the Late Registration/Late Course Change form is required. You must obtain the instructor’s signature and approval from the Graduate Programs Office
  • Once registered, confirm that you are registered for your advisor’s section by checking the instructor of the course
  • To change the credit hours you are enrolled for, click the hyperlinked credit hours
  • PLEASE double-check that you are enrolled in the correct section

ISE Seminar Registration (IE 590)

All M.S. Industrial Engineering online students must register for IE 590 for two semesters during their degree program. The student must view 12 seminars during each enrollment to satisfactorily complete the course.

Annual Review

The Graduate College requires departments to perform annual reviews on all students. Students are required to submit a self-evaluation early in the spring term. The advisor will then be required to submit an evaluation of the student. Any students needing special attention will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Students will be notified when the annual review is open, usually at the end of the fall or beginning of the spring term.

Graduation

All students should notify the Graduate Programs Office of their intent to graduate at least one semester in advance of graduation. This will allow the Graduate Programs Office to run the final degree audit and notify the student of any degree shortages. All graduating students will be sent a graduation checklist to ensure that all steps are completed for graduation. Students must add themselves to the pending degree list in UI Self-Service by the deadline posted on the Graduate College website.

Remember, commencement is separate from graduation. You must register for commencement and rent regalia if you plan to walk.