2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 26, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Engineering Major, MS


Students who enroll in the Master of Science program may select a concentration in engineering management, automotive manufacturing or systems engineering. The student may select either a thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option requires 24 credit hours of graduate course work, 2 credit hours of IE 550 - Graduate Seminar , and 6 credit hours of thesis. The non-thesis option requires 30 credit hours of graduate course work and 2 credit hours of IE 550 - Graduate Seminar . Prerequisites are required for all specialties if the previous undergraduate degree is not an engineering discipline. The automotive manufacturing concentration requires two courses from the approved automotive manufacturing specialization. The systems engineering concentration requires two courses from the approved systems engineering specialization. Refer to the department’s MS handbook for specific requirements.

 

Five-Year BS-MS Program

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING MAJOR
The department offers a 5-year BS-MS program with a major in industrial engineering for qualified students. The primary component of the program for a qualified student may take up to 9 credit hours of approved graduate courses for the senior undergraduate courses. These courses will count toward both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UT. This program is designed for students attending UT for their Master of Science degree because other universities may not accept these courses for graduate credit since they were used to satisfy requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree. The student may also take an additional 9 credit hours of courses, while working towards the bachelor’s, which will count only for the master’s degree. Qualifications for admission to the program are:

  • The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 to be considered for admission to the program. Conditional admission may be granted to the student after completing 65 credit hours of the required course work.
  • Conditional admission must be obtained before taking a graduate course that is to be used to satisfy the requirements of both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students admitted to the program must request permission from the Graduate School to take approved courses for graduate credit. Students admitted to the program must also follow the normal procedure for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Full admission may be granted after completing 96 credit hours of required course work as previously defined and with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40 in the required coursework.
  • Conditional and full admission of a student into this program must be approved by the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the Tickle College of Engineering, and the Graduate School.
  • Full admission must be obtained before taking graduate courses that are to be used to satisfy the requirements for only the master’s degree. These courses must be identified in advance, in consultation with the proposed master’s advisor or the Industrial Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator.
  • Any course taken for graduate credit prior to satisfying all requirements for the bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering must be approved by the department head or designee and the Graduate School.
  • Students will not be eligible for graduate assistantships until they are enrolled as graduate-level students in the Graduate School.