Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE)
As competition from around the globe increases, so does the demand for improved productivity, output, and service quality from domestic companies. As a result, the need for industrial engineers has never been greater. In fact, according the U.S. Department of Labor, industrial engineering employment is expected to grow 14 percent over the next decade.
Industrial engineers are charged with developing more efficient processes, reducing costs, and increasing productivity within the manufacturing industry - essential functions that employers depend on to remain successful. In order to improve efficiency, industrial engineers use their knowledge of mathematics to study product requirements and then design the manufacturing and information systems needed to meet those requirements. They also design production planning and control systems, improve systems for the distribution of goods and services, develop wage and salary administration systems and job evaluation programs, and create management control systems to help with cost analysis and financial planning. Due to the nature of their work, many industrial engineers have management positions.
This program is also offered online
Health Care Systems - A Growing Trend
Just as industrial engineering itself is growing, so are certain disciplines within the field, most notably in health care. According to a recent report from the Partnership for Michigan's Health, health care is Michigan's largest private-sector employer, providing 515,700 direct jobs and more than 278,000 related jobs. In response to this growing trend, Lawrence Tech's MS in Industrial Engineering features a unique concentration in health care systems. In fact, Lawrence Tech is currently the only school in southeast Michigan offering this concentration, which focuses on designing and improving the safety, cost, efficiency, and quality of health care processes and systems. As an industrial engineer specializing in health care systems, you may be involved in improving scheduling and sequencing, operational control, and overall quality management.
Regardless of the path you choose, you will benefit from Lawrence Tech's state-of-the-art learning facilities, small class sizes, and faculty who are passionate about your future. In addition, you will be exposed to real-world, hands-on experiences, reflecting the University's commitment to theory and practice.
For more information about the program contact:
Dr. Ahad Ali
Program Director, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering