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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Program Overview

The M.S. degrees in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering include three options for graduate students, including the M.S. in Industrial Engineering (MSIE), M.S. in Operations Research (MSOR) and Master of Engineering Management (MEM). Courses, which are available through K-State Olathe, focus on problem solving, efficiency, and optimization methods and are combined with learning experiences geared at helping students gain skills needed to be successful in today’s work environment.

Why pursue a master's degree from the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering program?

The faculty at the Olathe and Manhattan campuses are committed to student success. Industrial engineering is a growing field with great starting salaries. An industrial engineering master’s degree enhances a student’s analytical skills and decision-making abilities. The degrees include industry-relevant courses that will equip students with the tools and techniques to analyze processes and optimize operations across industries in firms of all sizes. The skills gained in this course of study enable students to solve complex business problems, improve efficiencies, reduce costs and manage the global supply chain. 

The MSIE, MSOR and MEM degrees each have a slightly different focus. The MSIE degree provides students with in-depth industrial engineering tools and techniques. The MSOR degree enhances students' analytical capabilities and introduces them to numerous methods to solve complex problems. The MEM degree provides students with the tools and techniques to effectively manage technical operations.

What is the job market like for our master's degree graduates? 

Industrial engineers with each of these degrees are in high demand. Your graduate education prepares you to fill a variety of positions in the majority of industries. 

How flexible is the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering program at K-State Olathe and can I work full-time?

Students will be able to take a mix of online and on-ground courses while working full-time.

Whom do I contact to learn more?

To learn more about the admission requirements and application deadlines contact Admissions Representative at olatheapp@k-state.edu or 913-307-7313.


Admission Guide for M.S. in Industrial Engineering

Admission Guide for Master of Engineering Management

Admission Guide for M.S. in Operations Research

• Graduate School Application

• GRE test scores (no minimum score is required for admission)

• Official transcripts for all college-level course work

• Statement of objectives (narrative letter addressed to MPH director)

• Three letters of recommendation 

Professor Deandra Cassone
Associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering Deandra Cassone.
Learn more about the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering program.

Program brochure

Engineering brochure

Download the brochure for this academic program (pdf format). 

Brochures for additional engineering graduate programs can be downloaded here.

Admission Guides

See a two-page guide (PDF) of the admissions requirements for the following engineering programs.

M.S. in Industrial Engineering

Master of Engineering Management

M.S. in Operations Research