Master of Science
Further your education in the design and implementation of integrated systems of people, materials, machines, energy and information to advance in industries such as health care, electronics, transportation and more.
The UA College of Engineering's Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) department, established in 1961 as the nation's first department of systems engineering, provides online learning opportunities for the Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.
Industrial engineering focuses on the design and implementation of integrated systems of people, materials, machines, energy and information. After specifying systems objectives, industrial engineers combine technical knowledge and skill from the physical, engineering and social sciences to design, evaluate and monitor system performance. The industrial engineer is charged with the responsibility of ensuring high quality while meeting cost and output goals. This is accomplished through the optimal allocation of resources throughout the system. Industrial engineers practice in administrative and production segments of manufacturing and service organizations, and they are commonly employed in heavy industry (such as steel), medium industry (such as plastics and computers), light industry (such as electronic assembly), health care delivery, electronics, telecommunication, transportation, service and government. In each work environment, industrial engineers are involved with a variety of systems, such as production and process design, planning, management information, facility layout, job/workplace design, material flow and distribution, and more.