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Master of Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering


The Master of Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering provides graduate-level education and practical training opportunities in the theory and practice of integrated manufacturing systems engineering. This degree program offers students with traditional undergraduate disciplinary backgrounds in engineering and the physical sciences the opportunity to broaden their understanding using a multidisciplinary approach. Core areas of concentration include manufacturing systems, logistics, mechatronics, and biomanufacturing.

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. Steven Jackson,
Director of Graduate Programs
Phone: 919-515-3808
Delivery Method: Web-based/Online
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(What will I learn?)

To earn the Master of Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering degree, the student must complete 27 credit hours of graduate course work at the 500 or 700 level and a 6-credit-hour research project. A 3.0 GPA is required for successful completion of the program.

The general plan of study of the MIMSE degree consists of three components:

  • five common core courses
  • four concentration electives
  • a research project

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 physical sciences discipline with an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required for admission. Original transcripts of all college or university work must be sent to the Graduate School.

GRE scores are required but may be waived for online students.

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

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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