Industrial Engineering & Operations Research(M.Eng)
Past academic performance helps to indicate whether a student will be able to handle the rigor of this program. Applicants that hold a bachelor’s degree, or recognized equivalent, in engineering or a related scientiﬁc or mathematics discipline from an accredited institution will be considered for admission. In reviewing each transcript, we take into account each applicant’s choice of coursework, rigor of undergraduate major, competitiveness of academic institution(s) attended and grade point average (GPA). We also evaluate performance on the GRE and, if required, the TOEFL, as well as relevant professional experience. Finally, we evaluate each applicant’s statement of purpose, personal statement and letters of recommendation for indications of leadership potential.
Three letters of recommendation (a combination of professional and academic)
Two short essays
Evidence of English language proficiency through TOEFL or IELTS score (International students only)
The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) offers three graduate programs: a Master of Engineering (MEng), a Master of Science (MS), and a PhD. These programs have been developed to meet the needs of individuals with backgrounds in engineering or the mathematical sciences who wish to enhance their knowledge of the theory, development, and use of quantitative models for design, analysis, risk management, and decision-making. This knowledge applies to complex systems in the industrial, service, or public sectors, including energy systems, supply chains, healthcare systems, and financial systems. Students may concentrate on theoretical studies in preparation for doctoral-level research, or on applications of state-of-the-art techniques to real world problems.
Master of Engineering (MEng)
The MEng is a professional, full-time, accelerated professional master's degree program. Students learn advanced techniques in IEOR and skills that prepare them to lead teams in developing new engineering solutions: skills in managing complex projects, motivating people, and directing financial and operational matters.
Master of Science (MS)
The MS is a full-time technical master's degree program. Students focus on both the theory of IEOR techniques and application of those techniques. The MS is a terminal degree, meaning that students enrolled in the MS program do not typically continue further into the IEOR PhD program. Participants in the program are self-funded; the Department of IEOR does not offer funding and students will not be eligible for ASE (academic student employment) appointments funded by the department.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The paramount requirement of a doctoral degree is the successful completion of a thesis on a subject within Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Research areas may include the investigation of the mathematical foundations of and computational methods for optimization or stochastic models, including risk analysis. Research also may be undertaken to develop methodologies for the design, planning, and/or control of systems in a variety of application domains, including supply chains, energy systems, healthcare systems, and financial systems.