Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ph.D.

Students normally develop individual programs of study in service and enterprise systems, and manufacturing systems. In addition, there are also opportunities for interdisciplinary programs such as logistics, supply chain management, health care systems, transportation, human factors, material science, ocean engineering, and biomedical engineering.

Areas of Concentration

Service and Enterprise Systems: Project planning and management in systems engineering; systems simulation; quality systems; lean systems; design and analysis of experiments; nonlinear systems optimization.

Manufacturing Systems: Computer-aided manufacturing systems; manufacturing systems: analysis, design, and simulation; product design for manufacture; quality systems; design and analysis of experiments; production control and inventory systems; lean systems.

Admission Requirements

M.S. degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, or management science. Although a person with a bachelor’s degree may be admitted, this program is designed principally for people who have master’s degrees.

Program Requirements

Completion of a minimum of 24 credits of course work beyond the master’s degree is required. Additional course work may also be required depending on the background. A minimum of 18 credits of doctoral dissertation is to be taken under ISE 699. Comprehensive examination and dissertation.

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