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Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Master's Degree Requirements

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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Science program in Mechanical Engineering requires that a student complete a total of 30 credits, of which 12 credits are required in approved core courses. A 6- to 9-credit thesis or project is normally required. The remaining credits are electives to be taken from departmental research groupings.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering/Master of Business Administration

For those students interested in an interdisciplinary education that will provide them with a strong foundation in business, a solid background in mechanical engineering, and an in-depth research or project experience, the College of Engineering and the Isenberg School of Management offer an M.S.M.E./M.B.A. dual master’s degree. In this 72-credit program (42 in Management and 30 in Engineering), students typically complete the two degrees in three years of study, and most of the required M.B.A. coursework (33 credits) in the first year. During the second and third years, students take a total of 30 credits in Engineering (21 core credits, 0-3 elective credits and a 6-9 credit thesis or project) as well as an M.B.A. practicum. Students applying to the M.S.M.E./M.B.A. dual degree program must meet the respective admission standards for each program. The GMAT is required for the M.B.A. and the GRE is required for the M.S.M.E. degree. Students submit only one application, which is reviewed by both programs. Applicants must be accepted to both programs to enter the M.S.M.E./M.B.A. dual degree program.

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

The Master of Science program in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research requires that students complete a total of 30 credits. Candidates for the M.S. degree take a core curriculum consisting of M&I-ENG 620, 657, 684; at least one of 651 or 697Q; at least one of 686 or 754. They must take a total of at least six core courses as approved by their adviser. A master’s thesis or a special project must be completed. Students may select theoretical or applied research projects related to either the industrial, financial, or public sector; projects in the public sector have been concerned with health care delivery, the environment, energy, transportation, and community service. Additionally, all students must register for M&I-ENG 794 every semester.

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research/Master of Business Administration

For those students interested in an interdisciplinary education that will provide them with a strong foundation in business, a solid background in industrial engineering, and an in-depth research or project experience, the College of Engineering and the Isenberg School of Management offer an M.S.I.E.O.R./M.B.A. dual master’s degree. In this 72-credit program (42 in the Management and 30 in Engineering), students typically complete the two degrees in three years of study, and most of the required M.B.A. coursework (33 credits) in the first year. During the second and third years, students take a total of 30 credits in Engineering (17 core course credits, 7-10 elective credits, and a 3-6 credit thesis) as well as an M.B.A. practicum. Students applying to the M.S.I.E.O.R./M.B.A. dual degree program must meet the respective admission standards for each program. The GMAT is required for the M.B.A. and the GRE is required for the M.S.I.E.O.R. degree. Students submit only one application, which is reviewed by both programs. Applicants must be accepted to both programs to enter the M.S.I.E.O.R./M.B.A. dual degree program.