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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Industrial Engineering (EIE)

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
CIP Code: 14.3501
College of Engineering (EN)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 90
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 60

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
Email: alexs@usf.edu

Website: http://imse.eng.usf.edu


Faculty Search: Engineering Faculty List


Major Information

Contact the department for information, http://imse.eng.usf.edu/academics/phd.asp.

Accreditation Information:

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

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

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 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 for admission to the major, listed below.

Although USF only requires Ph.D. students to complete two consecutive semesters as full-time students, the IMSE Dept. policy is for Ph.D. students to complete their total doctoral major as full-time Tampa campus students. Other requirements include:

  • GRE Required
  • TOEFL for international students 213 (550 paper version)
  • Three letters of reference

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 90 hours post bachelors

Minimum of 90 credit hours beyond BS degree. Minimum of 60 credit hours of approved course work and 20 credit hours of dissertation research. Total hours of credit must equal or exceed 90 hours. Contact the department for additional information.

Must have 2 (at least one accepted, the other submitted) referred journal publications before graduation.

Must take the following 4 core courses:

Required Core Courses: 12 hours minimum
ESI 6213 Stochastic Decision Models I(3)
EIN 6935 Systems Modeling and Performance Analysis (3)
ESI 6245 Advanced Statistical Design Models (3)
ESI 6491 Linear Programming and Network Optimization(3)

In addition a minimum of 8 hours of mathematics or statistics is required (the choice of such courses must be approved by the students doctoral committee). Further requirements may be imposed by the candidates committee.

Elective Courses: 40 hours minimum
ESI 5522 Computer Simulation(3)
EIN 6119 Decision Support Systems(3)
ESI 6324 Engineering the Supply Chain(3)
EIN 6433 Human Factors in Engineering Medical Devices(3)
EIN 6112 Information Systems Design(3)
ESI 6448 Integer Programming(3)
EIN 6435 Internationall Regs for Med Devices(3)
EIN 6386 Management of Technology Change(3)
EIN 6420 Non-Linear Programming(3)
EIN 6336 Production Control Systems(3)
EIN 6145 Project Management(3)
ESI 5236 Reliability Engineering(3)
EIN 6319 Work Design and Productivity(3)
EIN 6608 Advanced Analytics I(3)
EIN 6609 Advanced Analytics II(3)

Directed Research: 9 hours

Dissertation: 11 hours

In addition, students may choose electives from other department and/or non-departmental courses, with the approval of major advisor or graduate director. Contact the department for information. Also visit http://imse.eng.usf.edu


College Degree Requirements

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

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USF Degree Requirements

See USF Degree Requirements —
http://www.grad.usf.edu/policies.php

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

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

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

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.

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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,