Plan of Graduate Work (POGW)

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 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)

 

MSIE Degree

  • The major and minor coursework, as listed on the POGW, 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 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 POGW
  • 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 POGW courses on your Ph.D. POGW. This leads to two problems:

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

 

Ph.D. Degree

  • The major and minor coursework, as listed on the POGW, 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 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 POGW
  • 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: For your Ph.D. POGW, a copy of your masters plan or transcript must be attached for review by the Graduate School.
 
Got Questions? Please contact our Graduate Administrative Assistant, Cecilia Chen | cchen2@ncsu.edu | 919.515.6410.
 
For additional information on the Plan of Graduate Work see the Graduate School Handbook and review the Plan of Graduate Work Forms.