MS in Industrial Engineering

The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program (30 points) is intended to enable students with engineering undergraduate degrees to enhance their training in special fields including production planning, inventory control, scheduling, and industrial economics.

MSIE degree candidates are required to satisfy a core program of graduate courses:

SIEO W4150: Introduction to Probability and Statistics (taken first semester; can be waived if the student has the right background in probability and statistics)
IEOR E4004: Intro to OR: Deterministic Models (taken first semester)
IEOR E4000: Production Management
IEOR E4106: Intro to OR: Stochastic Models

All students must take at least 18 points of graduate work in the IEOR Department (denoted by courses with the IEOR, CSOR, ECIE, SIEO designation) and at least 30 points of graduate studies at Columbia. In addition to courses within the engineering school, students can also take electives from various schools within the university, such as Columbia Business School, the School of International and Public Affairs, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Law. Courses taken from the School of Continuing Education will not be counted towards the M.S. degree (i.e. courses with the following prefixes: ACTU, BUSI, COPR, IKNS, SUMA, FUND, and more). 

The Department requires that students in the Program achieve grades of B- or higher in each of the fundamental core courses (IEOR E4004 and IEOR E4106). Poor performance in these courses is indicative of inadequate preparation and is very likely to lead to serious problems in completing the Program. In addition, students must maintain a cumulative GPA equivalent to a B- during every term enrolled. Students failing to meet these criteria may be asked to withdraw from his/her Program.

To facilitate with academic programming, students should complete a program plan to be reviewed by their advisor.

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