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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Engineering, MS


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Program Description


Industrial engineers design, develop and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy. In addition to these issues, graduates learn to address communications throughout the organization while completing their specialized education. Work at the doctoral level includes independent research, dissemination of findings and preparation for research and teaching careers.

Students with baccalaureate degrees in engineering, the physical sciences, mathematics, or related majors with a strong mathematical background may be admitted into the program. Entering graduate students are assumed to have competence in calculus, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, and computing. Students admitted without this background will be required to complete successfully additional courses, some of which may not carry graduate credit.

Master of Science students may select a thesis or non-thesis option. Students in the thesis option must complete a minimum of 30 hours of graduate coursework, including six credits of thesis research. Students in the non-thesis option must complete a minimum of 30 hours of graduate coursework.

Undergraduates Involved in Graduate Programs


Undergraduate students majoring in Industrial Engineering at Clemson may take courses for graduate credit in two ways:

  1. Seniors with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 may apply to take graduate courses while continuing to pursue their bachelor’s degrees. If successfully completed, these courses may be eligible to be counted towards a master’s degree. Students selecting this option will not be allowed to count these courses towards the bachelor’s degree. (See Graduate School form GS-6 for details.)
  2. Students with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.4 may apply to take up to 12 semester hours of courses and have them count toward both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering. To take advantage of this opportunity, students must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.4, must have completed the junior year and must have been admitted to the graduate program prior to enrolling in courses. Courses eligible for this program include IE 6520 , IE 6560 , IE 6600 , IE 6850 , IE 6870 , IE 6890 , IE 6910 , IE 8000 , IE 8020 , IE 8030 , IE 8040 , IE 8090 , IE 8110 , IE 8120 , IE 8600 , IE 8650 , IE 8800 , IE 8860 , IE 8880 , and IE 8930  . The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee has preapproved these classes as acceptable technical and free electives in a student’s BS program. Determination of whether the classes count towards the master’s degree will be made by the student’s advisory committee after he/she becomes a full-status graduate student. Students should notify the Graduate Coordinator in writing that they wish to be considered for this program. Enrollment guidelines and procedures can be found in the Undergraduate Announcements.

In both programs, the decision whether courses count towards the bachelor’s degree is determined by the undergraduate committee and whether they count towards the master’s degree is determined by the advisory committee that is formed after the student becomes a full-status graduate student.

Students should consult with their undergraduate advisor, the Graduate Coordinator and/or the Honors Coordinator before enrolling in graduate courses.

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