Master of Science in Industrial Engineering Program Information
The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) degree is a research degree which requires students to complete required and elective coursework as well as a capstone thesis or non-thesis project.
Thesis. MSIE thesis students conduct original industrial or manufacturing engineering research or apply existing industrial or manufacturing engineering knowledge to a practical problem. The research topic must be approved by the student's graduate committee, and their work will be supervised and evaluated by their major professor. Eventually, the student will register their thesis title with the Graduate School and submit their thesis manuscript to the Graduate School for review and approval. In addition to completing and submitting a thesis, the student will prepare an article that is based on their research and co-authored with their major professor and any other significant contributors to their work. This article must be suitable for publication in a refereed journal or conference proceedings.
Project (non-thesis). With the MSIE project option, you MSIE thesis students will fulfill the Graduate School’s research-in-lieu-of-thesis requirement by completing a project in which they apply industrial or manufacturing engineering knowledge and methods to a practical problem. The project must be approved by the student's graduate committee, and their work will be supervised and evaluated by their major professor. As with the thesis option, the student will document their 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 a 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).