UofL’s M.S. in Industrial Engineering is designed for working professionals across a variety of industry backgrounds looking to expand their technical engineering skills, as well as business understanding, and prepare 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 with a baccalaureate degree other than Industrial Engineering should consult with the Director of Graduate Studies (Dr. Lihui Bai) in the Department of Industrial Engineering 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.


Two academic plans: traditional classroom format or entirely online.


Areas of Study: Engineering Management, Operations Research, Logistics/Supply Chain, Six Sigma and Lean, Data Analytics/Machine Learning, Human Factors/User Experience, and Advanced Manufacturing

Is UofL’s online MSIE program the right one for you?

"The MSIE offers a completely online, highly modularized (8-week terms) and flexible curriculum to advance your career in industrial engineering."
Dr. Lihui Bai, Program Director, MSIE

Program Highlights

  • Advance your engineering career in industries such as healthcare, supply chain, manufacturing, automotive, entertainment, banking, insurance and more.
  • Customize your degree to match your career goals: increase your depth of knowledge in one specialized area (by taking 3 or more focused courses) or your breadth of knowledge (taking 1-2 courses in various areas).
  • Enrich your practical experience with theoretical knowledge and state-of-the-art techniques.
  • Take advantage of 100% online classes, with access to coursework anytime, anywhere.
  • Complete the 10 required courses in as quickly as 1.5 – 2 years; all courses are 3 credit hours and taught over 8-week terms.
  • Choose your own pace and take advantage of 6 starting terms each year.
  • Work with the MSIE department to devise a Plan of Study (PoS) that fits your educational needs and meets your prescribed timeframe.
  • Pay the same affordable tuition as traditional in-state students no matter where you are around the globe.
  • Enhance opportunities to advance on the technical management ladder with this degree.

Credit Hours. Complete 10 courses, chosen from a list designed to prepare you to discover the power of material science.


Multi-disciplinary training from more than 11 faculty

Prayag Vatsraj, MSIE 2018

“The instructors are friendly, always willing to help, and are well connected in the industry, which makes the courses really engaging. There is a practical problem we get to solve as part of the projects."

Program Outcomes

An IE degree will allow you to contribute at all levels of product or service innovation, from design inception to delivery to the end user. The depth and breadth of knowledge embedded in this degree will provide a boost to your professional career at a pace convenient to you. You will gain the expertise and skills needed to undertake higher responsibilities in your current role, rise up in your company, and/or pursue a new role in a growing area. UofL MSIE graduates have landed jobs at leading companies such as Tesla, Boeing, Disney, Johnson & Johnson, UPS, and eBay in positions including:

  • Operations engineer/manager
  • Supply chain analyst/consultant
  • Procurement engineer/manager
  • Data scientist
  • Data analyst/manager
  • Revenue management analyst
  • Health systems engineer
  • Process improvement engineer
  • Project manager

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