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Professional Master’s Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering

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

Charlton College of Business

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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