Industrial Engineering, M.S. | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Industrial Engineering, M.S.

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The M.S. in Industrial Engineering (IE) program is a top ranked program focused on preparing students to assume organizational leadership roles after they graduate. 

We provide a strong academic foundation and combine it with an emphasis on real-world application. Our courses are taught by professors with significant industry experience. Courses are project based and highly practical, focused on helping students apply principles learned in class to professional situations faced when helping organizations grow and improve. 

Program highlights include:

  • top ranked program that continues to climb
  • strong foundational academic core taught by highly experienced professors
  • emphasis on experiential learning which culminates with a Capstone program where students apply skills and concepts learned in the classroom on a company-sponsored project
  • program flexibility that offers elective choice from across the TMI Department, Tandon and University
  • robust networking and career support - Professionally affiliated student clubs with INFORMs and IISE, LinkedIn group, IE Alumni Advisory board, career development and certification workshops
  • great location, in the heart of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle and close to Manhattan we are close to many companies across diverse industries which creates outstanding opportunities for internships and job placement


The IE Program comprises 12 courses totaling 30 credits. Courses for the IE program are held at the Brooklyn campus of NYU Tandon.

Industrial engineers determine the most effective ways to design, manage and improve systems — people, machines, materials, information, and energy —t o make a product or provide a service. 

In this regard, the IE program’s curriculum provides participants with a deep understanding of the foundational elements of industrial engineering. 

Industrial Engineers play a key role in driving change. Skills developed in areas like change management, organizational transformation and systems optimization are increasingly valuable, making industrial engineers highly sought after throughout a wide range of industries.

Industrial engineers work in consulting firms, financial services, health care, government, transportation, construction, social services, operations, and supply chain management.

Elective courses, organized by concentration and offered both within the program and throughout the University, provide students with the flexibility to create an individualized curriculum.

Concentrations are suggested specializations and reflect the recent directional advances in the field. Students may also elect to create a unique curriculum plan that includes courses selected throughout the prescribed areas of concentration.

Areas of Concentration include:

  • Business Transformation and Continuous Improvement - for students interested in helping organizations understand where to focus, build and implement the capability to transform. This is of primary interest to students considering careers in consulting.
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management - for students interested in building agile, dynamic teams capable of partnering across the enterprise to continuously define and deliver customer-centric value. This is of primary interest to students considering careers in management.
  • Operations Research and Systems Analytics - for students interested in working with organizational leaders and cross-enterprise teams to frame the discussion on how to best use data to drive the conversation on where to focus improvement efforts. This is of primary interest to students considering data science and operations analysis.

These are suggested areas of concentration only. We work with students to select courses from across our department and the University to create opportunities that align with and provide support for students' career ambitions.

IE Electives (6 Credits)

  • IE-GY 6003 Engineering Economics
  • IE-GY 6063 Work Design and Measurement
  • IE-GY 7653 Human Factors in Engineering Design
  • IE-GY 7873 Lean Manufacturing
  • IE-GY 7923 Design for Manufacturing
  • IE-GY 7993 Supply Chain Engineering
  • MG-GY 6103 Management Science
  • MG-GY 6343 Human Capital Engineering & Analytics
  • MG-GY 8413 Business Analytics
  • MG-GY 8643 New Product Development
  • MG-GY 8653 Managing Technological Change & Innovation
  • MG-GY 9753 Selected Topics in Management

Free Electives (9 Credits)

Students can also elect to take an additional three courses/nine credits outside of the IE electives with approval from their academic advisor.


Admission Requirements

Industrial Engineering Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and an engineering degree is not required to join our program. 

The general requirements for the degree Master of Science are stated in this catalog under “Graduate Degrees”. Detailed requirements for this degree are shown below.

Admission to the Master of Science program requires a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline from an accredited institution. Applicants should have a superior undergraduate academic record. 

Students who do not meet these requirements are considered individually for admission and may be admitted subject to their completion of courses to remove deficiencies. 

Students are encouraged to seek waivers (and have approved substitutes designated) for all required courses in which they can demonstrate competence, thereby using their time effectively.