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Consideration for Admission

Prerequisites

The department prerequisites listed below are intended to ensure that every graduate student has a background in mathematics, computing, physics, and engineering adequate to the pursuit of graduate study in industrial engineering. Most entering students have a bachelor's degree in an engineering field. A degree in another discipline such as business, management, or engineering technology, is acceptable provided the following course material has been taken or is taken concurrently with graduate studies.

    • Two courses in engineering calculus
    • A course in linear algebra
    • One additional mathematics course that requires first-semester calculus as a prerequisite
    • One course in engineering mechanics or calculus-based physics
    • One course in calculus-based probability and statistics
    • One course in computer programming

Admissions Guidelines

Master’s Programs

  • GPA = 3.0 out of 4.0 required (3.25 preferred)
  • GRE-Verbal Score = 146 (30%) or higher required (or TOEFL score of 80; or IELTS score of 6.0)
  • GRE-Quantitative Score = 155 (60%) or higher recommended
  • GRE-Analytical Writing Score = 3.0 (15%) or higher recommended

Ph.D. Programs

  • GPA = 3.0 out of 4.0 required (3.5 preferred)
  • GRE-Verbal Score = 146 (30%) or higher required (or TOEFL score of 80; or IELTS score of 6.0)
  • GRE-Quantitative Score = 159 (75%) or higher recommended
  • GRE-Analytical Writing Score = 3.0 (15%) or higher recommended

Because of differences in grading systems, international applicants will be considered on an individual basis. GPAs are calculated by the Office of Admissions and are based on the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework or the last graduate degree (of at least 30 credit hours) obtained.


Course Transfer Policy

Up to four (4) courses in graduate standing, or 12 credit hours, may be transferred from other institutions, subject to the approval of the ISEN Graduate Program Director, provided that the student earned a B or better in each course and the courses were not applied toward another earned degree.