Degrees and Programs

Advance the state of the art and embark on a self-directed career. The Ph.D. in IE program prepares students for careers in consulting, industrial research, and academia. It provides an opportunity to explore challenging research problems and make a research contribution to the field of industrial engineering. Students learn how to write proposals, plan and conduct research, write research papers, and make technical presentations. The Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering degree requires 48 credit hours of coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree and a 24-credit dissertation.
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Go farther with an advanced degree and gain experience in research. The M.S. in IE program prepares students for more challenging career assignments, more complex engineering problems, and Ph.D. studies. It provides an opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge of industrial engineering and introduces students to the research process. The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering degree requires 21 credit hours of coursework and a 9-credit thesis.
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Upgrade your industrial engineering skills through a professional degree program delivered via distance education. Designed to help you raise your engineering knowledge and practice to the next level, this program includes coursework that provides both breadth and depth in the industrial engineering discipline. The Master of Industrial Engineering degree requires 30 credit hours of coursework. You can take up to 3 courses before applying for admission to the program.
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This program in Systems Engineering will lead you to a Master’s Degree in Engineering. It is designed to enable engineers, regardless of undergraduate discipline, to develop the analytical abilities needed to design, evaluate, and build complex systems involving many components and demanding specifications. The intent of this program is to extend the ability of engineers to work across disciplinary boundaries as needed. It also develops the management capabilities needed into today’s working environment.
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The Engineering Management Program focuses on developing an individual’s engineering, science and management skills so they can succeed in a technology driven environment. There is a growing need for engineers that can build and lead multi-disciplinary teams, while confronting technical and business challenges by applying a systems approach to solving real-world problems. The ISU Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Program is designed to train leaders who can meet both the technical and managerial challenges in developing modern complex engineered systems.
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This program prepares highly-qualified engineers, computer science experts, and information systems professionals for information security and assurance careers. The Iowa State program is designed to fill the current and future need for information security and assurance professionals to support the nation’s information infrastructure. Information assurance has become a critical issue for businesses as they encounter problems from external network attacks as well as internal issues due to lax control systems and compliance requirements.
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If you are considering going to graduate school, the concurrent B.S./M.S. program in industrial engineering is an excellent opportunity to obtain both degrees within 5 years. Up to 6 credits of graduate course work can be used to satisfy your program requirements for both degrees. After completing the B.S. program, you will be a full time graduate student for the remainder of the M.S. program.
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If you are considering a professionally-oriented graduate program, the concurrent B.S./M.Eng. program in industrial engineering is an excellent opportunity to obtain both degrees within 5 years with no research requirement. Up to 6 credits of graduate course work can be used to satisfy your program requirements for both degrees. After completing the B.S. program, you will be a full time graduate student for the remainder of the M.Eng. program.
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Today’s successful engineers often need strong business management skills to complement their degree in engineering. These skills are especially important for engineers who are interested in working for technical companies, launching their own business ventures, or pursuing nontraditional jobs such as consulting. The MBA provides an opportunity for competitive advantage for advancement into management positions.
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