Master of Science (MS)
Tickle College of Engineering
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers an online Master of Science in Industrial Engineering degree for those seeking to expand their knowledge of a broad range of engineering areas.
Cost Per Credit Hour*
Fall, Spring, Summer
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Acquire the Skills for a Better Tomorrow
This program is designed for working professionals that are interested in strengthening their knowledge in Industrial Engineering. Our courses cover a broad range of topics such as engineering economics, engineering management, operations research, data analytics, and lean systems.
Asynchronous & Synchronous
Online learners are able to attend online classes in real-time or watch the recordings, which enable students to work around work and home commitments.
Students will have the opportunity to take a wide range of engineering-based courses during the completion of their MS in Industrial Engineering degree. Here is an example of the courses offered:
IE 516: Statistical Methods in Industrial Engineering
Application of classical statistical techniques to industrial engineering problems. Statistics and statistical thinking in managerial context of organizational improvement; descriptive statistics and distribution theory; relationship between statistical process control techniques and classical statistical tools; parameter estimation and hypothesis testing; goodness-of-fit testing; linear regression and correlation; analysis of variance; single and multiple factor experimental design.
IE 518: Advanced Engineering Economics Analysis
Application of engineering economic analysis in complex decision situations. Inflation and price changes; uncertainty evaluation using non-probabilistic techniques; capital financing and project allocation; evaluations involving equipment replacement, investor-owned utilities, and public works projects; probabilistic risk analysis including computer simulation and decision trees; multi-attribute decision analysis; and other advanced topics.
IE 550: Graduate Seminar
Seminar provides an opportunity for Master’s and Doctoral students to acquaint themselves with research being conducted by both faculty and graduate students in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, as well as select campus-wide and off-campus researchers from both academia and industry. Research work and relevant results are presented in a professional environment that promotes continued interaction among interested parties.
IE 522: Optimization Methods in Industrial Engineering
Development and application of fundamental deterministic optimization methods including linear programming, dynamic programming, introductory integer programming, basic game theory, and classical optimization theory applied to constrained and unconstrained models.
Students can choose one of the following concentrations: