Advanced Master’s Engineer Students
The Engineer Degree provides the opportunity for students to pursue advanced studies beyond the M.S. or M.E. degree.
- Provide graduates advanced analytical skills in areas related to industrial and systems engineering beyond the Master’s Degree level;
- Prepare students for independent applied research and development in a chosen area of specialization;
- Provide graduates with full breadth of employment opportunities; and
- Acquaint students with international aspects of industrial and systems engineering problems and the profession.
The Engineer in Industrial and Systems Engineering degree requires 30 credits of coursework and thesis beyond the M.S. or M.E. degree. This minimum requirement must be earned through the University of Florida.
The student may register for 6 to 12 semester credits of thesis research (EIN 6972). The plan of study is developed on an individual basis for each student, building upon the prior academic work and industrial experience, to provide an overall program encompassing modern engineering, seasoned with the modern mathematical tools of engineering. The plan of study is to be approved a supervisory committee consisting of at least three members of the graduate faculty. Two members are selected from the major department and at least one from a supporting department. In addition, every effort should be made to have a representative from industry as an external adviser for the student’s program. The plan of study must be completed within five calendar years.
After the student has completed all work on the plan of study, the supervisory committee conducts a final comprehensive oral and/or written examination, which includes the defense of the thesis. The thesis should represent performance at a level above that ordinarily associated with the master’s degree. It should clearly be an original contribution and either may take the form of scientific research, a design project, or an industrial project, if approved by the supervisory committee. Work may be conducted in an industrial or governmental laboratory under conditions stipulated by the supervisory committee. The examination must be taken on the Gainesville campus with all participants present.