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Industrial Engineering

Graduate Program Coordinator

MSIE  Krishnamoorthi

The Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering & Technology offers four concentrations of graduate study:  Systems Engineering, Engineering Financial Management, Production Engineering, and Manufacturing Management.  The first two concentrations lead to the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) degree.  The latter two lead to a Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering (MSMfE) degree.  These degree programs respond to a wide range of manufacturing and service industry needs.  The requirements for graduation are provided below in the program statements.  Admission is open to those with engineering or science degrees.  Others with sufficient mathematics preparation may be required to take up to nine hours of engineering prerequisites.

Industrial Engineering

The Engineering Financial Management concentration provides students with the mathematical background required for modeling and solving problems that arise in the financial services industry or large-scale firms. The program exposes the students to the underlying mathematical concepts with a strong emphasis on computational techniques and their practical application in financial problems. This concentration encompasses the design, analysis, and construction of financial instruments, processes, and contracts to meet the needs of enterprises.

The Systems Engineering concentration prepares students to meet the increasing need from industry for engineers who go beyond the expertise in a particular engineering discipline. In this concentration, students develop skills to integrate system components for ensuring total system operability reaching optimum productivity. Students also develop skills to design or improve systems for the physical distribution of goods and services and determine the most efficient plant locations.

The program offers students three options: thesis, research project, and courses only. The courses listed below must be completed to meet degree requirements leading to the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in Engineering Financial Management or Systems Engineering.

Degree Requirements

The Engineering Financial Management concentration requires a 32 graduate credit hours and the Systems Engineering concentration requires a total of 30 graduate credit hours. Both concentrations require a 3.0 grade point average for program completion. Credit hours must be fulfilled as follows:

MSIE Core Courses - 9 hrs.

IME 511 Engineering Statistical methods - 3 hrs.
IME 512 Design and Analysis of Experiments - 3 hrs. 
IME 514 Introduction to Operations Research  - 3 hrs.

Thesis or Research work (not required for all-course option)
3 credits for the research option or 6 credits for the thesis option

Thesis option

  • IME 699 Thesis - 6 hrs.

Research option

  • IME 691 Research - 3 hrs.

Concentration Courses

Engineering Financial Management 

14 credit hours:

  • IME 501 Engineering Cost Analysis - 3 hrs.
  • FIN 522 - Introduction to Finance - 2 hrs.
  • FIN 622 - Financial Management  - 3 hrs.
  • FIN 624 - Capital Budgeting   - 3 hrs.
  • FIN 625 - Financial Analysis  - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses

  • The remainder of the 32 credit hours can be fulfilled by any 500- or 600-level IME courses.

Systems Engineering

15 hours chosen from the following list:

  • IME 515 Linear Programming & Network Analysis - 3 hrs.
  • IME 522 Manufacturing Quality Control - 3 hrs.
  • IME 526 Reliability Engineering   - 3 hrs.
  • IME 561 Simulation of Man/Machine Systems - 3 hrs.
  • IME 566 Advanced Facility Planning - 3 hrs.
  • IME 583 Production Planning and Control - 3 hrs.
  • IME 585 Occupational Ergonomics - 3 hrs.
  • IME 587 Occupational Safety and Health - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses:

  • The remainder of the 30 credit hours must be selected from the following:
    • Any 500- or 600-level IME courses
    • Any graduate-level courses offered in other departments with consent of the graduate adviser.

This is the official catalog for the 2020-2021 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.