Graduate Plan of Work (POW) | NC State ISE

Graduate Plan of Work (POW)

Plan of Work Guidelines Chart

MIE Degree

  • No minor is required; however, some “concentration” of coursework outside the department may be elected and is encouraged
  • 500 and 700-level courses on your POW must be taken for a letter grade, NOT Credit Only
  • POW may include 600 and 800 level courses which are S/U-graded (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)

MSIE Degree

  • The major and minor coursework, as listed on the POW, normally should constitute about two-thirds and one-third, respectively, of the total coursework hours for the degree
  • Your minor typically includes nine (9) hours (three courses)
  • In some cases, minor coursework (and examination) requirements have been established by other departments
  • Your thesis and project work (e.g. ISE 677 or ISE 695) and other courses are taken to meet department requirements (unless part of the minor)
  • The listing of ISE courses in the minor should be avoided; some exceptions may be permitted as in the case of cross-listed courses (e.g. ISE/OR 505, ISE/PSY 745, ISE/CSC 556)
  • Your minor should have a logical, coherent “theme” of study outside of, but complementary to, the major area of study
  • 400-level courses can be included as part of your minor on the POW
  • 500 and 700-level courses on your POGW must be taken for a letter grade, NOT Credit Only
  • POGW may include 600 and 800 level courses which are S/U-graded (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)

Note: If you plan to get a Ph.D., don’t list your MS POW courses on your Ph.D. POW. This leads to two problems:

  • It obscures what is really being taken and/or is required for the Ph.D.
  • The Graduate School, seeing that listed courses have been taken two or three years earlier, may question why your POW was not submitted earlier in accordance with their policy

Ph.D. Degree

  • The major and minor coursework, as listed on the POW, normally should constitute about two-thirds and one-third, respectively, of the total coursework hours for the degree
  • Your minor includes 15-18 hours (five to six courses)
  • In some cases, minor coursework (and examination) requirements have been established by other departments
  • Your thesis and project work (e.g. ISE 677 or ISE 695) and other courses are taken to meet department requirements (unless part of the minor)
  • The listing of ISE courses in the minor should be avoided; some exceptions may be permitted as in the case of cross-listed courses (e.g. ISE/OR 505, ISE/PSY 745, ISE/CSC 556)
  • Dual minors are acceptable (six (6) to nine (9) hours of coursework in each) and should be identified by their theme, Economics, Operations Research, etc
  • No 400-level courses may be included on the POW
  • 500 and 700-level courses on your POW must be taken for a letter grade, NOT Credit Only
  • POW may include 600 and 800 level courses which are S/U-graded (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)

Note: For your Ph.D. POW, a copy of your master’s plan or transcript must be attached for review by the Graduate School.
 
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For additional information on the Graduate Plan of Work see the Graduate School Plan of Work page and review the ABM Plan of Work Forms (PDF 40KB).

Plan of Work Guidelines

MIE Degree Requirements

Minimum 33 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


No minor

Option B master’s degree programs can not carry an officially designated minor

At least 1 course from 700 or 800 level ISE course

Total ISE courses =>21 credits

27 credits from 33 have to be at 500 level or above

ISE 677 <= 6 credits (Optional)

ISE 601, 688, 689, 695 can not count on the plan of work

12 credits (Graduate School Courses) can be transferred from PBS or other universities



ABM student (12 credits from under + 6 credit hours from graduate courses not counted in the under degree)

400 level course <= 6 credits (not ISE courses)







18 Credits hours must be letter-graded courses

MSIE Degree Requirements

Minimum 30 credits

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



9 credits from minor (okay if cross listed with ISE)




At least 1 course from 700 or 800 level ISE course

 

At least 24 credit hours of coursework

ISE 695 = 3 credits or <= 6 credits

ISE 601 or 699 can not count on the plan of work

12 credits (Graduate School Courses) can be transferred from PBS or other universities



ABM student (12 credits from under + 6 credit hours from graduate courses not counted in the under degree)

400 level course <= 6 credits (not ISE courses)

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 courses

Ph.D. Degree Requirements

Minimum 72 credits

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. 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

15 credits from minor




At least 2 courses from 700 level ISE courses

 



ISE 893 or ISE 895 => 6 credits

ISE 801 or 899 can not count on the plan of work

18 credits (Graduate School Courses) can be transferred from other universities

36 credits can be transferred from NC State MS degree (if no break)





No 400 level courses in Ph.D. degree








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