University Catalog 2023-2024

Industrial Engineering (MS)

Master of Science Degree Requirements

Required Course10
Master's Thesis Research
Select one 700-level ISE course approved in conjunction with the academic committee
Breadth Requirement Courses12
See "Breadth Requirement Courses" listed below
Minor Courses9
"Minor Courses" will be determined in conjunction with the academic committee
Total Hours31

Breadth Requirements

Select a minimum of one course from at least three of the following groups:9
Group A : Economic & Decision Analysis
Applied Engineering Economy
Capital Investment Economic Analysis
Bayesian Decision Analysis For Engineers and Managers
Multi-Attribute Decision Analysis
Group B: Human Factors and Ergonomics Category
Human Factors In Systems Design
Occupational Safety Engrg
Occupational Biomechanics
Human Information Processing
Human Performance Modeling
Group C: Manufacturing Systems Category
Manufacturing Process Engineering
Product Manufacturing Engineering for the Medical Device Industry
Automated Systems Engineering
Database Applications in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Group D: Production Systems Category
Design and Control of Production and Service Systems
Production Planning, Scheduling and Inventory Control
Theory of Activity Networks
Quality Engineering
Logistics Engineering
Group E: Systems Analytics and Optimization Category
Introduction to Operations Research
Introduction to Mathematical Programming
Linear Programming
Stochastic Models in Industrial Engineering
Simulation Modeling
Dynamic Programming
Applied Stochastic Models in Industrial Engineering
Queues and Stochastic Service Systems
Computer Simulation Techniques
Select one course from the following:3
Group F: Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics
Electronic Commerce Technology
Artificial Intelligence I
Computer Networks
Advanced Topics in Database Management Systems
Linear Algebra
Experimental Statistics For Engineers II
Design Of Experiments
Total Hours12

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 credits and obtain a non-thesis Master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree, or obtain a thesis-based Master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree.

This degree program also provides an opportunity for the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) at NC State to recruit rising juniors in their major to their graduate programs. However, permission to pursue an ABM degree program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.


Full Professors

  • Jingyan Dong
  • Shu-Cherng Fang
  • Yahya Fathi
  • Ola Lars Anders Harrysson
  • Julie Simmons Ivy
  • Russell E. King
  • Yuan-Shin Lee
  • Maria Esther Mayorga
  • Chan S. Nam
  • Rohan Ajit Shirwaiker
  • Julie Swann
  • Reha Uzsoy

Associate professors

  • Adolfo Escobedo
  • Michael G. Kay
  • Yunan Liu
  • Osman Yalin Ozaltin
  • Hong Wan
  • Xu Xu

Assistant Professors

  • Karen Boru Chen
  • Xiaolei Fang
  • Leila Hajibabai Dizaji
  • Jordan Kern
  • Benjamin A. Rachunok
  • Sara Shashaani
  • Zhuoting Yu

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Semra Sebnem Ahiska King
  • Fred Livingston
  • Brandon Mark McConnell
  • Nur Ozaltin
  • Kanton Tyrone Reynolds
  • Christopher Rock
  • Michael Spano
  • Harvey A. West II

Adjunct Professor

  • Amy Diane Wilson

Emeritus Faculty

  • Mahmoud A. Ayoub
  • Richard Harold Bernhard
  • Paul Cohen
  • Charles Thomas Culbreth Jr.
  • Thom Joel Hodgson
  • Henry Nuttle
  • Richard G. Pearson
  • Stephen Dean Roberts
  • Ezat Sanli
  • Clarence Smith Jr.
  • James Reed Wilson
  • Richard Wysk
  • Robert E. Young