Professional Master’s Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Steven Briggs
sbriggs@umassd.edu 
508.999.8606

Program questions 
Farhad Azadivar, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
pmise@umassd.edu
508.999.8549

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A joint program of the College of Engineering and Charlton College of Business

Program Overview

The Professional Master’s in Industrial and Systems Engineering provides practicing engineers with the knowledge and skills needed by to advance their careers. This joint degree program, developed at UMassD by the College of Engineering and Charlton College of Business, is appropriate for engineers from a variety disciplines.

You learn the critical tools of optimization, modeling, and quality assurance, and refine your management skills, in order to support the business objectives of your organization.

You can choose to take one or two evening courses each semester, including the summer. The 30-credit program enables you to obtain a Master’s degree in under two years if you take two courses each semester, year round.

Career Opportunities

  • Industrial and manufacturing operations
  • Quality and process improvement
  • Service operations such as hospitals and banks
  • Traffic and transportation
  • Warehousing and distribution centers
  • Local and state government operations

Degree Completion Requirements


The total credit requirement is 30 credits. Students must complete the curriculum with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher to earn a Professional Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering–Industrial & Systems Engineering option.

  • Five graduate courses (15 credits) from related courses in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Three graduate courses (9 credits) from Charlton College of Business
  • A Professional Masters Project (6 credits) under the guidance of an academic advisor from Mechanical Engineering or College of Business.



Admission Requirements


Applicants to the program must satisfy the following:

  • Bachelor’s or an equivalent degree in engineering or a closely related field
  • Applicants with a non-engineering undergraduate degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be required to take some foundation courses.

Application Process

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Application form
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, including proof of a Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in engineering or a closely related field. Applicants with non-engineering undergraduate degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Three letters of recommendation from people who have observed the applicant in an academic or professional setting. The recommendations should address the applicant’s expertise, strength, ability to do graduate work, and potential to advance in engineering career.
  • Personal statement indicating study objectives, research interests/experience, and business or industry experience (300 word minimum).
  • International students: Official TOEFL scores required unless the applicant has earned a college or university degree in the U.S. or any English-speaking country, or will have completed an academic year of college or university study in the U.S. before beginning study at UMass Dartmouth.

Mechanical Engineering Course Options


MNE 510 - Manufacturing Systems Design
MNE 530 - Simulation Modeling 
MNE 535 - Advanced Statistical Quality Control
MNE 533 - Manufacturing Automation
MNE 538 - Manufacturing Planning and Control
MNE 539 - Engineering Optimization
MNE 560 - Method of Experimental Research
MNE 562 - Production Systems Planning and Control
MNE 563 - Material Handling and Facilities Planning 
MNE 564 - Continuous Process Improvement
MNE 565 - Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects

 

Charlton College of Business Course Options

POM 651 - Advanced Operations Analysis
POM 675 - International Supply Chain Management
POM 677 - Logistics Strategy and Management
POM 679 - Management of Health Care Operations
POM 681 - Business Analytics & Data Mining
MIS 672 - Digital Economy & Commerce
MGT 677 - Leading, Motivating and Empowering Others

Relevant courses for desired expertise

Industrial and manufacturing operations
MNE 562 - Production Systems Planning and Control
MNE 530 - Simulation Modeling
MNE 533 - Manufacturing Automation
MNE 565 - Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects
MNE 563 - Material Handling and Facilities Planning

Quality and process improvement, Six Sigma
MNE 535 - Advanced Statistical Quality Control
MNE 539 - Engineering Optimization
MNE 564 - Continuous Process Improvement
MNE 560 - Method of Experimental Research
POM 681 - Business Analytics & Data Mining

Service operations 
MNE 563 - Material Handling and Facilities Planning
MNE 530 - Simulation Modeling
MNE 539 - Engineering Optimization 
MNE 564 - Continuous Process Improvement
POM 679 - Management of Health Care Operations

Traffic and transportation
MNE 530 - Simulation Modeling
MNE 560 - Method of Experimental Research
MNE 563 - Material Handling and Facilities Planning
MNE 565 - Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects
POM 677 - Logistics Strategy and Management

Warehousing and distribution centers 
MNE 530 - Simulation Modeling 
MNE 562 - Production Systems Planning and Control
MNE 563 - Material Handling and Facilities Planning
POM 677 - Logistics Strategy and Management
POM 675 - International Supply Chain Management

Local and state government operations
MNE 564 - Continuous Process Improvement
MNE 530 - Simulation Modeling
MNE 563 - Material Handling and Facilities Planning
MNE 539 - Engineering Optimization
POM 677 - Logistics Strategy and Management

Faculty

College of Engineering

Dr. Sherif D. El Wakil, Professor, Ph.D.
Birmingham University; Advanced Solid Mechanics, Computer-aided manufacturing, Design for Manufacturing, Material Science and Engineering.

Dr. Farhad Azadivar, Professor, Ph.D.
Purdue University; Computer simulation, Deterministic and stochastic optimization, Modeling and optimization of manufacturing systems’, Economic Analysis of Engineering Systems.

Dr. Wenzhen Huang, Associate Professor, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin; Computer Aided Tolerance Analysis and Optimization, Diagnostics in Manufacturing, MEMS and NANOManufacturing, Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Manufacturing Systems, Quality Engineering and Applied Statistics, Computational Statistics, and Statistical GD&T Modeling.


Charlton College of Business

Dr. Laura Forker, Professor, Ph.D.
Arizona State University; Operations Analysis, Process Management, Service Operations in Healthcare, Management of Healthcare Operations, and Lean Operations in Healthcare.

Dr. Bharatendra Rai, Associate Professor; Ph.D.
Wayne State University; Statistical Process Control, Design Of Experiments, Quality Engineering, Problem Solving Tools, Six-Sigma, and Quality Management Systems.

Dr. Soheil Sibdari, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Virginia Tech
Applied Operations Research, Game Theory Applications in OR, Operations Management, Revenue Management, Transportation Economics.

 

 A Sample Course Offering

First Year

Mechanical Engineering

 

Fall Semester

MNE 539 - Engineering Optimization
MNE 535 - Advanced Statistical Quality Control

Spring Semester

MNE 530 - Simulation Modeling
MNE 564 – Continuous Process Improvement

College of Business

POM 677 - Logistics Strategy and Management
POM 675 - International Supply Chain Management

POM 651 - Advanced Operations Analysis
POM 681 - Business Analytics & Data Mining

Second Year

Mechanical Engineering

Fall Semester

MNE 560 - Method of Experimental Research
MNE 561: Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects

Spring Semester

MNE 563:Material Handling and Facilities Planning
MNE 562 - Production Systems Planning and Control

College of Business POM 679 - Management of Health Care Operations

MGT 677 - Leading, Motivating and Empowering Others
MIS 672 - Digital Economy & Commerce

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