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Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Become a Leader in Systems Engineering

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Our respected faculty are committed to helping you develop the skills to succeed in engineering.

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Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Affordable Tuition

NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

Advance Your Career in Engineering

The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program at NMSU Global Campus teaches you how to problem-solve from a systems perspective. Our renowned faculty show you how to optimize operations and streamline workflows, which makes you a competitive candidate for every kind of engineering business.

With 100% online coursework, our flexible program equips you with the skills, techniques, and tools you need to thrive in any organizational setting.

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Career Pathways

NMSU Global Campus graduates in Industrial Engineering can pursue a variety of unique job opportunities for engineering professionals:

  • Adjunct Instructor or Professor
  • Industrial Designer
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Supply Chain Analyst
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“I come from a Hispanic family. I'm very proud of my heritage and very proud to be a female engineer out there trying to make a difference in the world.”

Jessica G., Class of 2024

In the MS in Industrial Engineering program, you’ll develop the quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills you need to evaluate engineering systems and propose improvements. Under the guidance of our distinguished, well-published faculty, you’ll explore the design, installation, resource allocation, and improvement of integrated systems, which are composed of information, equipment, energy, materials, software, information, processes, and people.

With thesis and project degree tracks available, along with various focuses in manufacturing, operations research, and engineering management, you’ll have the opportunity to individualize the program to meet your needs.

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 30 credits
Program Length: 1.5-2 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College of Engineering Technology Fee: $145 per student per semester
College: Engineering
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Whether you choose to write a thesis or complete a project, the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering degree consists of 30 credits of 16-week courses:

  • Thesis option: 24 credits of coursework plus 6 credits of I E 599: Master’s Thesis.
  • Project Option: 27 credits of coursework plus 3 credits of I E 598: Special Research Programs.

At least 50% of the coursework must be taken from the Approved IE Department Course List, but you may take up to five electives from engineering disciplines outside the department (or other areas of interest outside the college).

Sample Courses Credits
I E 515: Stochastic Processes Modeling 3
I E 533: Linear Programming 3
I E 460: Evaluation of Engineering Data 3
I E 571: Advanced Quality Control 3
I E 561: Advanced Safety Engineering 3
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Whether you write a thesis or complete a project, you will schedule a final examination during your last semester.

If you’re seeking regular admission to graduate study in Industrial Engineering, you must meet departmental admission requirements in addition to those of the Graduate School, which include an Engineering bachelor’s degree from an ABET-accredited school and a statement of intent describing your intended research.

The program offers rolling admissions with Fall, Spring, and Summer start dates available.

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.