Master’s

Industrial and Systems Engineers make organized work and human effort more effective and efficient for industry, education and science. The ISE Graduate Program at UF trains engineers in advanced skills to structure and develop solutions to complex problems in real-world systems. We focus training on data analysis and modeling methods as well as design practice across other disciplines of ISE. Master’s and Ph.D. Students can expect to develop world-class capabilities in process, system and human performance measurement, optimization modeling, and methods design and implementation. Our graduate curriculum also provides students with exposure to different application areas including human systems, health systems, production systems, and transportation systems, among others.

Degree Options

The ISE Department offers a two master’s degrees:

Master of Science (M.S.): Can be completed with or without a thesis

Master of Engineering (M.E.): Requires an undergraduate engineering degree and can be completed with or without a thesis

Programs

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida has four master’s program options to accommodate all students:

  • The on-campus option includes a traditional 30-credit hour M.S. or M.E.
  • UF Electronic Delivery of Gator Engineering (EDGE) is a 31 credit hour online degree program that offers both M.S. and M.E. degrees. The program provides for flexibility terms of class schedule for off-campus students.
  • UF Research & Engineering Education Facility (REEF) is a 31-credit hour online program through UF EDGE that offers M.S. degrees only. This program is offered to students from the Eglin Air Force Base community, located in Shalimar, FL.
  • The Outreach Engineering Management (OEM) degree program is for working professionals who wish to receive an M.S. or M.E. degree in ISE with a concentration in Engineering Management.

Graduation Requirements

For a full list of graduate courses and descriptions, click HERE.

A minimum for 30 credits is required for the Master’s degree. For a Master’s degree with thesis, a sufficient number of thesis credits (3-6) must be taken (course number EIN 6971).

The following courses are required for thesis and non-thesis students:

  • ESI 6314 – Deterministic Methods in Operations Research (only offered in Fall)
  • ESI 6325 – Applied Probability Methods in Engineering (only offered in Fall)
  • EIN 6918 – Graduate Seminar
    • All students are required to register for 01 credit of this course in their first year
    • This 01 credit hour can be applied toward the minimum 30 credit requirement for completing the M.S. degree.

At least on half of the regular course work done (excluding EIN 6971 for thesis students) must be taken in the department, and at least one half must be at the 5000 level or above. A cumulative gpa of 3.0 must be maintained throughout the entire program.

Project Course

Every non-thesis Master’s student is required to complete at least one of the following, pre-approved project courses at most 6 months before graduation.

  • EIN 6510 – Principles of Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • ESI 6529 – Digital Simulation Techniques
  • ESI 6355 – Decision Support Systems for ISE’s
  • ESI 6552 – Systems Architecture
  • ESI 6553 – Systems Design
  • ESI 6555 – Systems Management
  • EIN 6905 – Web-based Decision Support Systems for ISE’s
  • EIN 6905 – Model Health Systems Engineering
  • EIN 6905 – Special Problems (independent study project with a faculty supervisor, and should only be used as the project course in special circumstances)

Failure to complete one of the above courses within six months of graduation will prevent the student from graduating.

Thesis Defense (thesis students only)

Thesis students must defend their thesis at an oral examination which may include questions of a general nature on topics of the program study. Students must be registered during the semester in which the oral examination is taken and also at the time of the degree is actually conferred.

 

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