UofL’s M.S. in Industrial Engineering is designed for students across a variety of backgrounds looking to expand their technical engineering skills, as well as business understanding, in order to lead a diverse team.

The MS degree program is suitable for individuals with an accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering or from any other discipline (e.g. mathematics, business, psychology, physics, and alike). Applicants without college math background should consult with the Program Director (Dr. Lihui Bai) on their readiness and necessary remedial work in order to succeed. The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award master’s degrees.

Advance your engineering career

Take a listen to what our current MSIE students have to say about why they chose UofL.

Program Highlights

Why Masters of Science in IE?

  • Acquire advanced knowledge and skills to improve and optimize operations and training in academia, industry and government
  • Students with diverse background (including those with non-engineering undergraduate degree) can join the program
  • Acquire a wide-range of industry career opportunities are possible with an IE degree (supply chain, manufacturing, defense, automotive, entertainment, healthcare, and many more)
  • IE is #1 fastest growing discipline as per Bureau of Labor Statistics

Why MSIE@UofL?

  • Faculty who care about your educational experience.
  • Market-trending focus areas
    • Data Analytics and Operations Research
    • Logistics and Supply Chain
    • Human Factors
    • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Flexible pathways
    • online vs. on-campus
    • course-only vs. project vs. thesis research
    • graduate within a year if so desired for the 30-hour curriculum
    • scholarships available!

Focus Areas


Our students are hired by:

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Lockheed Martin

Student Testimonials


The following frequently asked questions are here to assist those who are interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering degree on campus.