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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017

Industrial Engineering (EIE)

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Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (M.S.I.E.)
CIP Code: 14.3501
College of Engineering (EN)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 30

Contact Information:
College of Engineering
Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department (EGS)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue ENB118
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Alex Savachkin
Phone: 813-974-5577


Faculty Search: Engineering Faculty List

Program Information

The department participates in the College's M.S.E. programs. The department offers advanced degrees in areas of study pertinent to the design, evaluation, and operation of a variety of industrial systems, ranging from the analysis of public systems, to the service industry, to the operation of manufacturing concerns. Course topics and research opportunities include engineering analytics, production planning, production control, facilities design, applied engineering statistics, quality control and reliability, operations research, engineering economic analysis, human factors engineering, productivity analysis, manufacturing systems, robotics, automation, and computer applications.The department has advanced laboratory facilities that support class projects and research in microcomputer applications, computer-aided design and manufacturing, flexible automation, quality control, and applications in robotics.


Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.


Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: February 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: January 15

Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in industrial engineering or a related field with a strong background in mathematics, with a 3.00/4.00 GPA; non engineering degrees will be required to take supplemental undergraduate courses
  • GRE Required
  • TOEFL for international students 213 (550 paper version)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Statement of purpose including evidence of research potential

Admissions Status: Apply


Program Degree Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 30 credit hours

Thesis option: minimum of 24 credit hours of approved course work, including three core courses and five IE elective courses, and six credit hours of thesis.
Non-thesis option: minimum of 30 credit hours of approved course work, including three core courses, five IE elective courses, and two general elective courses.

Required Core Courses: 9 credit hours
      ESI 6410 Optimization in Operations Research (3)
      ESI 6247 Statistical Design Models (3)
      ESI 6340 Probabilistic Systems Analysis (3)

IE Elective Courses: 15 credit hours
      ESI 4333 Production Control (3)
      ESI 4221 Industrial Statistics & Quality Control (3)3
      EIN 4364 Facilities Design (3)
      EIN 5350 Technology & Finance (3)
      ESI 5522 Computer Simulation (3)
      ESI 5236 Reliability Engineering (3)
      ESI 5306 OR for Engineering Management (3)
      EIN 6145 Project Management (3)
      EIN 6935 Lean Six Sigma (3)
      ESI 6324 Engineering the Supply Chain (3)
      EIN 6336 Production Control Systems (3)
      ESI 6448 Integer Programming (3)
      EIN 6936 Nonlinear Programming (3)
      ESI 6447 Large-scale Optimization (3)
      EIN 6319 Work Design & Productivity (3)
      EIN 6112 Information Systems Design (3)
      EIN 6934 Engineering Analytics I (3)
      EIN 6934 Engineering Analytics II (3)
      EIN 6608 Advanced Analytics I (3)
      EIN 6609 Advanced Analytics II (3)

General Elective Courses
Any College of Engineering 5000+ level course, including IMSE courses, except for the courses listed as IE elective courses above. Examples include:
      EIN 5182 Principles of Engineering Management (3)
      EIN 6386 Management of Technological Change (3)
      EIN 6934 Systems Integration (3)
      EIN 6936 Advanced Lean Six Sigma (3)
      EIN 6178 ISO 9000/14000 (3)
      EIN 6179 Advanced TQM Methods. (3)

In addition, students can choose electives fromother department and/or non-departmental courses, with the approval of major advisor or programdirector.Contact the department for information.Also visit

Thesis: 6 credit hours

College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.


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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at Then go to the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

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Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.


Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

ESI5470, ESI6213, ESI6247, ESI6491, EIN5522, EIN6119, ESI6605, ESI6324, EIN6433, EIN6112, ESI6448, EIN6435, EIN6386, EIN6936, EIN6336, EIN6145, ESI5236, EIN6319,