A joint program of the College of Engineering and Charlton College of Business
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.
- 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.
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.
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
Charlton College of Business Course Options
POM 651 - Advanced Operations Analysis
Relevant courses for desired expertise
Industrial and manufacturing operations
Quality and process improvement, Six Sigma
Traffic and transportation
Warehousing and distribution centers
Local and state government operations
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
MNE 539 - Engineering Optimization
MNE 530 - Simulation Modeling
College of Business
POM 677 - Logistics Strategy and Management
POM 651 - Advanced Operations Analysis
MNE 560 - Method of Experimental Research
MNE 563:Material Handling and Facilities Planning
|College of Business||POM 679 - Management of Health Care Operations||
MGT 677 - Leading, Motivating and Empowering Others