Online Doctorate of Industrial Engineering: Engineering Management

Industrial Engineering

Tickle College of Engineering

Program Overview

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers an Industrial Engineering Major for the Doctorate of Engineering Degree with the Engineering Management Concentration, designed for graduates of accredited master programs in engineering or similar discipline with industrial experience in an appropriate engineering or applied science position. The program is mainly for working professionals who can complete the program in three to four years while working full-time. The program could be completed 100% online with both synchronous and asynchronous options.

Credit Hours

48 with a master’s degree
72 without a master’s degree

Cost Per Credit Hour*

In-State $815

Out-of-State $890

Modality

Asynchronous & Synchronous

Admission Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

*Cost per credit hour is an estimate based on maintenance and university fees. Some programs may have additional course fees. Please contact your department for additional information on any related fees, and visit Tuition and Fees in Detail at One Stop.

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Earn Your Doctorate in Industrial Engineering

The Doctorate of Engineering is designed for graduates of accredited master programs in engineering or similar disciplines with industrial experience in an appropriate engineering or applied science position. The program is mainly for working professionals who can complete the program in three to four years while working full-time and are interested in the practice and application of industrial engineering. Online learners are able to attend online classes in real time or watch the recordings. A significant project, or capstone, consisting of a body of applied and practical methods/products with the main goal of solving complex industrial problems is required.

Program Concentration

Engineering Management

The engineering management concentration has an additional admission requirement of two years of relevant experience as a practicing engineer or scientist.

Featured Courses

Students pursuing a DE in Industrial Engineering will have the opportunity to take courses in diverse areas. Here are an examples of just a few of the required courses:

IE 522: Optimization Methods in Industrial Engineering

Classical optimization applied to constrained and unconstrained, non-linear, multi-variable functions; search techniques; decision making under uncertainty; game theory; and dynamic programming.  

IE 526: Advanced Applications of Systems Modeling and Simulation

Modeling and simulating business and industry systems to enhance management, strategic, and operational decision-making. Hands-on experiences of simulation software package (e.g., Arena) will be provided with case studies in manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, healthcare, etc.

IE 536: Project Management

Development and management of engineering and technology projects. Project proposal preparation; resource and cost estimating; and project planning, organizing, and controlling: network diagrams and other techniques. Role of a project manager: team building, conflict resolution, and contract negotiations. Discussion of typical problems and alternative solutions. Case studies and student projects.

IE 605: Supply Chain and Logistics Systems Engineering

Introduces the concepts, methods, and techniques of supply chain management and logistics support from a systems engineering perspective. The discussion of different topics in the course will focus on the different stages in a system life cycle.

Ready to Lead the Way in Industrial Engineering?

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