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Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Why this degree?

The coursework-only Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering is designed for individuals who want to acquire a substantial understanding of industrial engineering methods in a variety of industries including automotive, healthcare, supply chain, manufacturing, telecommunications, etc. The degree is ranked No. 16 in the nation among the Best Online Master's in Industrial Engineering, according to College Choice.

You are eligible to apply if...

  • Those who hold a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, other engineering disciplines, mathematics or sciences from an institution of recognized standing (transcripts required) are eligible.
  • Applicants with degrees in other science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines are encouraged to apply and may be required to complete undergraduate  courses before official admission into the graduate program which may include:
    • MATH 1610 Calculus I  4 hours
    • MATH 1620 Calculus II  4 hours
    • MATH 2630 Calculus III  4 hours
    • MATH 2650 Differential Equations  3 hours
    • MATH 2660 Linear Algebra  3 hours
  • Evaluators also expect competency in core industrial and systems engineering undergraduate areas, including:
    • INSY 3600 Engineering Economy  3 hours. Pr., ENGR 1110.
    • INSY 3410 Deterministic Operations Research  3 hours. Pr., ENGR 1110, MATH 2660.
    • INSY 3400 Stochastic Operations Research  3 hours. Pr., ENGR 1110, MATH 2660.
    • STAT 3600 Probability And Statistics I  3 hours. Pr., MATH 1620.
    • STAT 3610, Probability and Statistics II  3 hours. Pr., STAT 3600 or Continuation of STAT 3600
    • STAT 3611 Probability & Statistics II LAB  1 hour. Coreq., STAT 3610 or departmental approval.
  • Applicants with a minimum 2.75 GPA from an ABET-accredited engineering program are exempt from the GRE.  All other applicants must take the GRE.

To complete the program you must...

  • Complete a minimum of 31 credit hours of graduate (6000- 8000) level course work that must include:
    • INSY 6600 Engineering Economic Systems
    • INSY 7300 Advanced Engineering Statistics I
    • INSY 7420 Linear Programming and Network Flows
  • Minimum of four additional INSY electives
  • Three INSY or ISE-related electives
  • 1 hour of graduate seminar (INSY 7950)

 *View a complete ISE course list and course descriptions. Graduate courses are those listed as level ”6000” and up. Those that are also offered online have a corresponding listing with a course section beginning in "D" (e.g., INSY 6330 Dxx). The course section will change from term to term. 

What can you expect?

  • Once admitted into Auburn Engineering's graduate program, you will work with the graduate program officer to create a plan of study:
    • LuAnn Carpenter, director of student program and assessment and administration

Applying for the Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering