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.

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
  • Can help you even if your undergraduate is not in engineering
  • 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 BLS

Why MSIE@UofL?

  • Faculty who care about your educational experience. (picture here with Erin and Alex maybe)
  • Market-trending focus areas (BLS quote)
  • Flexible pathways
    • online vs. on-campus
    • course-only vs. project vs. thesis research
    • can graduate within a year if needed (30 hour required)
    • scholarships available!

Focus Areas

Engineering Management

  • Future jobs

Operations Research

  • Future jobs

Logistics/Supply Chain

  • Future jobs

Data Analytics/Machine Learning

  • Future jobs

Human Factors/User Experience

  • Future jobs

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Future jobs

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Potential Scholarship Opportunities

  1. UofL graduate school scholarships and assistantships
  2. IE department merit-based scholarships to help offset tuition
  3. For current students at Speed School, leverage your scholarships (e.g., Trustee’s, Porter)
  4. Outstanding student may be compensated by faculty research project

Student Organizations

  • UofL INFORMS student chapter
  • UofL IISE student chapter
  • UofL Human Factors Engineering Society
  • IE honor society Alpha Pi Mu