Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering

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 Engineering (M.Eng.) degree requires 30 credit hours of coursework. For nondegree-seeking graduate students: up to nine (9) credits may be applied to your M.Eng. Program of Study and Committee (POSC).

M.Eng. Course Requirements

1. One course from each of the following areas is required.

Human Factors

IE 571 Occupational Biomechanics
IE 572 Design and Evaluation of Human-Computer Interaction
IE 576 Human Factors in Product Design
IE 577 Human Factors

Manufacturing and Operations

IE 514 Production Scheduling>
IE 541 Inventory Control and Production Planning
IE 543 Wind Energy Manufacturing
IE 545 Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
IE 546 Geometric Variability in Manufacturing
IE 549 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing

Operations Research

IE 508 Design and Analysis of Allocation Mechanisms
IE 510 Network Analysis
IE 513 Analysis of Stochastic Systems
IE 514 Production Scheduling
IE 519 Simulation Modeling and Analysis
IE 534 Linear Programming
IE 541 Inventory Control and Production Planning

2. Four additional graduate-level courses in industrial engineering

3. Continuous registration in IE 501 (graduate seminar) throughout graduate program

4. Courses outside of industrial engineering


Distance Education

Students interact with faculty through a web portal with 24/7 access to lectures, assignments, on-line discussions, and email. Exams are administered at your location using proctors arranged through the Engineering Distance Education group. Lectures are viewed online using Quicktime or downloaded for viewing at another time.

Applying for Admission

To be considered for admission to the Master of Engineering program, applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering or its equivalent from a college, university, or technical school of recognized standing. Other Bachelor degrees will be considered on an individual basis but completion of a calculus sequence through differential equations is required. GRE scores are required for all applicants. The TOEFL (or IELTS) test is required for students whose native language is not English. High academic achievement or other persuasive evidence of professional accomplishments is expected for admission to the program.

Please review our program-specific requirements.

IMSE Graduate Student Services
3038 Black Engineering
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2164
Tel. 515-294-1682
IMSE Graduate Program

To start the application process, you can apply online.