Industrial engineering focuses on the design and implementation of integrated systems of people, materials, machines, energy and information. After specifying systems objectives, industrial engineers combine technical knowledge and skill from the physical, engineering and social sciences to design evaluate and monitor system performance. The industrial engineer is charged with the responsibility of ensuring high quality while simultaneously meeting cost and output goals. This is accomplished through the optimal allocation of resources throughout the system. Industrial engineers practice in both administrative and production segments of manufacturing and service organizations. Industrial engineers are commonly employed in heavy industry (such as steel), medium industry (such as plastics and computers), light industry (such as electronic assembly), health care delivery, electronics, telecommunication, transportation, service, government. In each of environments, industrial engineers are involved with a variety of systems such as marketing, production and process design, production planning, management information, facility layout, job/workplace design, material flow and distribution. This program is also offered online.
The Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) at the University of Arizona was established in 1961 as the nation's first department of systems engineering. Since then, the SIE Department has achieved international prestige for its contributions to the inter-disciplinary design of large-scale complex systems involving people, technology, and information. With the introduction of a modern industrial engineering curriculum in 1972 and a reliability and quality engineering degree in 1987, the department offers a truly diverse and successful graduate program. Career opportunities for graduates of the Systems and Industrial Engineering programs are outstanding. Over the years, graduates from these programs have found employment in the nation's leading corporations, research institutes, and universities.
College of Engineering
Arizona International Direct - Online
Global Microcampus - Lima - UPC
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Arizona Online - Online
A Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the University of Arizona. Students who do not have a degree equivalent to the University of Arizona Bachelor of Science degree in Systems & Industrial Engineering may be admitted into the graduate program, but may be required to complete some undergraduate deficiency courses prior to enrolling in graduate courses.
You must have a 3.0 or higher GPA in your undergraduate degree or your last 60 units of your undergraduate degree.
A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, Statement of purpose, 3 letters of recommendation and CV/Resume. English Proficiency is required for all international applicants.
Required test(s):GRE if requesting funding from the department or College of Engineering.
Required GRE Subject tests: Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical
International Applicants are required to provide English Proficiency Exams such as TOEFL or IELTS.
Minimum TOEFL: 79
Minimum IELTS: 7 (no subject less than 6)
The Systems & Industrial Engineering Department offers Graduate Assistantships (Teaching & Research) to eligible students on a competitive basis. If applying for funding , GRE Scores must be submitted for consideration.
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering requires 30 or 33 units credit hours. The following 9.00 units are required in the major:
Students are required to select one of the following degree options to earn their degree: The Master's Report Option (30 units), the Master’s Thesis Option (30 units) or the Coursework option (33 units)
The remaining SIE graduate elective credits will be selected with the approval of an SIE Faculty Advisor.
A list of approved SIE graduate electives can be found below and on the SIE website.
Students pursuing the Master's Report Option or the Master’s Thesis Option are required to work with their Master's Report/Thesis Committee to develop a Master's Report/Thesis and defend their report subject by degree completion.
The Master's Report /Thesis Committee must abide by the Graduate College's committee requirements. A minimum of two SIE eligible faculty members must serve on the committee. The third member may be a Special Member.
Master’s Thesis Option Students are also required to submit their Master’s Thesis to ETD ProQuest as a part of their degree requirements per the Graduate College’s requirements.
Students may transfer up to 6.00 units of graduate coursework (non University of Arizona courses) to be applied to their Master's Plan of Study subject to approval by department.
Students may take up to 6.00 untis of non-SIE University of Arizona Graduate Coursework to be applied to their Master's Plan of Study subject to approval by department.
All SIE graduate students are required to submit Annual Progress Reports to the Graduate Coordinator at end of each academic year to track satisfactory academic progress.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
|Application Acceptance Rate||64.71%|
|Avg. Time-to-degree (years)||1.77|
|Enrollment Percent Male||62.07%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||37.93%|
|Enrollment Percent International||13.79%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||13.79%|