May 18, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Engineering, M.S.I.E.

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The IE program in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering offers a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering (MSIE). Participants can also earn an interdepartmental MSIE  with a concentration in Information Technology Engineering (ITE). The master’s program in Industrial Engineering is offered with both thesis and non-thesis (project) options. For the thesis option, students must complete at least 24 hours of coursework and six hours of thesis research (IE 8000 ). For the project option, students must complete at least 33 hours of coursework and a three credit hour master’s project in independent study format (IE 7724 ). For some students, additional courses may be required as prerequisites or to demonstrate English proficiency. Credit hours counting toward program requirements must be in courses allowed for graduate credit as described in the LSU General Catalog. Both thesis and non-thesis degree programs in Industrial Engineering are available with the ability for a student to focus on: Ergonomics and Human Factors, Healthcare, Supply Chain Systems, and Information Technology Engineering.

The program-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.

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