Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

Master's

Those students enrolled in the IEMS PhD program receive the M.S. as they progress toward the Ph.D. For students who are progressing to the Ph.D., the Master's Degree is generally awarded upon completion of the following:

Courses Units
First Year Core Courses
IEMS 401 Applied Mathematical Statistics 1
IEMS 435 Stochastic Simulation 1
IEMS 450-1 Mathematical Optimization I 1
IEMS 460-1 Stochastic Processes I 1
IEMS 481 Logistics 1
IEMS 482 Operations 1
Electives 6
Total required units: 12

Other MS Degree Requirements:

  • Research/Projects: none specified
  • Master's Thesis: none specified
  • Other: examination on a research paper at end of first year

PhD

Courses Units
First Year Core Courses
IEMS 401 Applied Mathematical Statistics 1
IEMS 435 Stochastic Simulation 1
IEMS 450-1 Mathematical Optimization 1
IEMS 460-1 Stochastic Processes I 1
IEMS 481 Logistics 1
IEMS 482 Operations 1
Other Required Courses
IEMS 450-2 Mathematical Optimization 1
IEMS 460-2 Stochastic Processes II 1
Program of Coursework
Courses in major area (at least four) 4
Courses in two minor areas (two each) 4
IEMS 4xx Elective Course 1
Total required units: 17

Other PhD Degree Requirements

  • Examinations: candidacy examination on a research paper at end of first year
  • Prospectus: Initial part of dissertation research, to e completed by the end of the third year in the program.
  • PhD Dissertation: based on independent research
  • Final Evaluations: oral defense of dissertation
  • Other: at least one experience as an instructor or teaching assistant, to satisfy TGS English proficiency requirement