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Master of Industrial Engineering


The Master of Industrial Engineering (MIE) provides graduate-level education in the theory and practice of industrial engineering. Industrial engineers are in the business of making things work better – and every industry can benefit from that. The field gives its practitioners an education in engineering and business, and the opportunity to work in a variety of fields such as manufacturing, health care, entertainment, shipping and logistics, public utilities, telecommunications and management consulting. The GRE is required for all applicants

This program is administered by Engineering Online at NC State. Contact Mr. Richard Shryock, 919-513-3815, associate director of EOL, for general information about engineering and computer science master's programs offered online.

Dr. Yahya Fathi,
Director of Graduate Programs
Phone: 919-515-6417
Delivery Method: Web-based/Online
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(What will I learn?)

To earn the Master of Industrial Engineering degree, the student must complete 33 credit hours (11 courses) of graduate work at the 500 or 700 level with an overall GPA of 3.0 and with 21 hours (seven courses) in industrial engineering.

The courses completed must include one course from four of the five industrial engineering breadth areas and one course from an approved list of statistics, mathematics and computer science courses. The remaining six courses should be taken in industrial engineering (preferably) or other graduate-level courses offered through Engineering Online.

No thesis is required.

Estimated Total Credit Hours Required: 33

Admissions requirements
(Is this the program for me? How do I apply?)

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering or related discipline with an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required for admission. The discipline does not have to be industrial engineering but it must a have strong engineering/mathematical
curriculum. Original transcripts of all college or university work must be sent to the Graduate School.

Three letters of recommendation from persons able to comment on the applicant's qualifications for graduate study are required.

The GRE is required for all applicants.

Graduate School application deadlines:

  • Fall semester: June 25 (US citizens); March 1 (Internationals)
  • Spring semester: November 25 (US citizens); July 15 (Internationals)
  • Summer I: March 25 (US citizens); December 15 (Internationals)
  • Summer II: May 10 (US citizens): December 15 (Internationals)

Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)

The program consists of 33 credit hours. A full-time graduate student may take 9 credit hours of course work per semester; part-time students typically take 3 or 6 credit hours of course work per semester. All requirements for the degree must be completed within six years of enrolling in the first course which appears on the NC State graduate transcript. All students must comply with Graduate School regulations for continuous registration or must request a leave of absence not to exceed one year.

Students who are employed full-time may enroll in only two courses per semester. It is highly recommended that new students enroll in just one course during their first semester. Students are assigned an academic advisor and work with this advisor to develop an individual Plan of Graduate Work. Some specialty areas have specific course requirements.

Registration information
(When can I start?)

To register for Engineering Online courses, visit the Engineering Online Registration website.

Estimated Tuition and Fees
(How much will it cost?)

Tuition Level: Graduate EOL (View more information about tuition)
Fees: Graduate ASG, Graduate COE Fee, Graduate Ed/Tech
Resident: $14,271.51
Non-resident: $30,276.51

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