Doctorate in Industrial Engineering (PhD IE)
Programs are individually tailored to meet students’ objectives and to culminate in an original research dissertation. The PhD builds upon the MS programmatic areas. The three current focus areas are Operations Research and Statistics, Manufacturing/Production/Service Systems, and Human/Enterprise Systems. Other focus areas are in development. Fundamental IE knowledge in each is expected. The basic goals of the PhD program are to provide students with a solid understanding of the theoretical bases for the latest tools and techniques of systems analysis and design, an extensive experience in applying these analyses and design tools and techniques, and research experience in the development of new tools or applications of existing techniques to design or analyze problems.