Program Educational Objectives | NC State ISE

Program Educational Objectives

Alumni of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Program will achieve careers of technical excellence and demonstrate professional leadership in the workplace and society through:

  1. Applying the discipline’s body of knowledge to the design and management of systems, products and processes by optimizing performance with multiple constraints and conflicting objectives while evaluating the importance of time, cost, and quality.;
  2. Leading and collaborating on teams in the workplace, while assessing the economic, societal, and ethical impacts and communicating effectively with all stakeholders; and
  3. Adapting to changes in technology and our global society through continuous learning.

The Program Educational Objectives have been developed with close attention to their consistency with, and support of, the declared missions of the Department, College, and University. The relationship between the PEOs and these various missions is illustrated in the table below.

MIE Degree RequirementsMSIE Degree RequirementsPh.D. Degree Requirements
Minimum 33 creditsMinimum 30 creditsMinimum 72 credits
One course from four of the five Breadth Requirement Course Listing (12 credit hours):

A.   Economic Analysis and Decision Making
B.   Human Factors and Ergonomics
C.   Manufacturing Systems
D.   Production Systems
E.   Systems Analysis and Optimization
F. Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics in the Breadth Requirement Course Listing

* Advanced courses may be substituted with approval

** Another graduate level CSC, Math, or Statistics courses may be substituted with approval
One course from four of the five Breadth Requirement Course Listing (9 credit hours):

A.   Economic Analysis and Decision Making
B.   Human Factors and Ergonomics
C.   Manufacturing Systems
D.   Production Systems
E.   Systems Analysis and Optimization
F. Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics in the Breadth Requirement Course Listing

* Advanced courses may be substituted with approval

** Another graduate level CSC, Math, or Statistics courses may be substituted with approval
One course each from B, C, E and one from A or D of the following groups in the Breadth Requirement Course Listing (12 credit hours):

A.   Economic Analysis and Decision Making
B.   Human Factors and Ergonomics
C.   Manufacturing Systems
D.   Production Systems
E.   Systems Analysis and Optimization
F.   Depends on your Committee

* Advanced courses may be substituted with approval

** Another graduate level CSC, Math, or Statistics courses may be substituted with approval
No minor9 credits from minor (okay if cross listed with ISE)15 credits from minor
Option B master's degree programs can’t carry an
officially designated minor
At least 1 course from 700 or 800 level ISE courseAt least 1 course from 700 or 800 level ISE courseAt least 2 courses from 700 level ISE courses
Total ISE courses =>21 credits
27 credits from 33 have to be at 500 level or aboveAt least 24 credit hours of coursework
ISE 677 <= 6 credits (Optional)ISE 695 = 3 credits or <= 6 creditsISE 893 or ISE 895 => 6 credits
ISE 601, 688,689, 695 can't count on the plan of workISE 601, 699 can't count on the plan of workISE 801, 899 can't count on the plan of work
12 credits (Graduate School Courses) can be transferred12 credits (Graduate School Courses) can be transferred18 credits (Graduate School courses) can be
from PBS or other universitiesfrom PBS, or other universitiestransferred from other universities
36 credits can be transferred from NC State MS degree
(if no break)
ABM student (12 credits from under + 6 credit hours fromABM student (12 credits from under + 6 credit hours from
graduate courses not counted in the under degree)graduate courses not counted in the under degree)
400 level course <= 6 credits (not ISE courses)400 level courses <= 6 credits (not ISE courses)No 400 level courses in Ph.D. degree
400 level courses can only count for minor
PBS courses can transfer to Master degree <=12 credits
(see handbook 3.1 transfer PBS)
18 Credits hours must be letter-graded courses18 Credits hours must be letter-graded courses
Breadth Requirement Courses
A: ISE 510 ISE 711 ISE 712 ISE 731
B: ISE/PSY 540 ISE/PSY 744 ISE/PSY 745 ISE 541 ISE 544
C: ISE 515 ISE 519 ISE 714 ISE 716
D: ISE 552 ISE 723 ISE 748 ISE 754 ISE/OR 726
E: ISE/OR 501 ISE/OR 505 ISE/OR 560 ISE/OR 562 ISE/OR 709 ISE/OR 760 ISE/OR 761 ISE/OR 762
OR 504
F: CSC 513 CSC 520 CSC 570 CSC 742
MA 520 MA 580
St 516 ST 711
Note: Be sure PhD students do not put more than 36 credits on their NCSU ISE master plan of work
If there is no break during their academic year, the maximum credits they can transfer to PhD degree is 36 credits