Master of Science in Industrial Engineering Program Options
As an Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) student at Oregon State, you will pursue one of the following program options:
Thesis option. The MSIE thesis option involves original industrial or manufacturing engineering research or the novel application of existing industrial or manufacturing engineering knowledge to a practical problem. Your research topic must be approved by your graduate committee, and your work will be supervised and graded by your major professor. You must register your thesis title with the Graduate School and submit your manuscript to the Graduate School for review and approval. In addition to completing and submitting your thesis, you will prepare an article that is based on your research and co-authored with your major professor and any other significant contributors to your work. This article must be suitable for publication in a refereed journal or conference proceedings.
Project (non-thesis) option. With the MSME project option, you will fulfill the Graduate School’s research-in-lieu-of-thesis requirement by completing a project in which you apply industrial or manufacturing engineering knowledge and methods to a practical problem. The project must be approved by your graduate committee and will be supervised and graded by your major professor. As with the thesis option, you will document your project with a final report, but the report will not be registered with or reviewed by the Graduate School.
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering Program Requirements and Milestones
The major milestones in completing your MS in industrial engineering at OSU are charted in the following table. Click on the links for details.
University-wide requirements for earning a masters of science degree at Oregon State are detailed on the OSU Graduate School Website.
- Master of Science students may switch to the Master of Engineering program with the approval of their major professor and the MIME Associate Head for Graduate Programs. The major professor must send an e-mail to the MIME Head Advisor for Graduate Programs confirming that they are in support of the change before the student submits a Change of Degree form.
- Master of Engineering students are not eligible to receive support in the form of graduate assistantships (GRAs or GTAs).