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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Industrial Engineering MS


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Industrial engineers play a crucial role in addressing the challenges posed by rapid globalization and technological advancements. The Industrial Engineering MS program at UB offers students a unique opportunity to master strategies that enhance the integration of people, equipment, and information, leading to significant advancements in complex systems.

General Track Curriculum


Required Core (21 credits)


Select 7 from:

  • All graduate level Industrial Engineering (IE) courses.
  • Excluding IE 599 , IE 691 , IE 699 .
  • Limit of 6 credits of Individual Problems (IE 501 /IE 502 ). 

Electives (9 credits)


Select a minimum of 3 from:

  • All graduate level Industrial Engineering (IE) courses.
  • Courses from outside of Industrial Engineering (IE) must be approved by academic advisor.  Generally, graduate Math or Management courses are acceptable, excluding MGO 630, MGO 631 or MGO 632.

Culminating Experience: Exam, Project or Portfolio (0 credits)


  • Comprehensive Exam (no registration)
  • Project or Portfolio may be a Culminating Experience option. Consult with your academic advisor. 

Total Credit Hours: 30


3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Human Factors/Ergonomics Track Curriculum


Electives (9-15 credits)


Number of elective credits may vary depending on choice made to complete the culminating experience. Be sure to complete enough elective credit to reach 30 minimum total credit hours. 

Select 3 to 5 from:

  • All graduate level courses in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). 
  • All graduate level Mathematics (MTH). 
  • Course selections must be approved by your academic advisor, Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or graduate coordinator. 
  • Limit of 6 credits of Individual Problems (IE 501 /IE 502 ).

Culminating Experience: Exam or Thesis (0-6 credits)


Total Credit Hours: 30


3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Operations Research Track Curriculum


Required Core: Operations Research Track (12 credits)


Electives (12-18 credits)


Number of elective credits may vary depending on choice made to complete the culminating experience. Be sure to complete enough elective credit to reach 30 minimum total credit hours. 

Select 4 to 6 from:

  • All graduate level courses in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). 
  • All graduate level Mathematics (MTH). 
  • Course selections must be approved by your academic advisor, Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or graduate coordinator. 
  • Maximum 3 courses from outside of Industrial Engineering (IE) allowed.
  • Other courses outside of SEAS and MTH may be allowed with written approval from DGS.
  • Excluding IE 691 , IE 699 , MGO 630 , MGO 631 , MGO 632 .
  • Limit of 6 credits of Individual Problems (IE 501 /IE 502 ).

Culminating Experience: Exam, Project, Portfolio or Thesis (0-6 credits)


Total Credit Hours: 30


3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Production Systems Track Curriculum


Electives (9-15 credits)


Number of elective credits may vary depending on choice made to complete the culminating experience. Be sure to complete enough elective credit to reach 30 minimum total credit hours. 

Select 3 to 5 from:

  • All graduate level courses in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). 
  • All graduate level Mathematics (MTH). 
  • Excluding IE 599 , IE 691  and IE 699 .
  • Limit of 6 credits of Individual Problems (IE 501 /IE 502 )

Culminating Experience: Exam, Project, Portfolio or Thesis (0-6 credits)


Total Credit Hours: 30


3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Instruction Method


  • In Person

Full/Part Time Options


  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required


  • 30 Hours

Time-To-Degree


  • 1 to 2 Years

Application Fee


  • $85

Program Contact


School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Office of Graduate Education
415 Bonner Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: gradeng@buffalo.edu

SED Statement


This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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