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IME Bachelor's - Master's (BS-MS) Pathway

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The BS-MS Pathway in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) program is a combined undergraduate-graduate program designed for five years of full time study. It provides students with a unique opportunity to increase competitiveness of the students in the job market by combining advanced undergraduate and graduate studies in industrial engineering with practical, real-world experiences and at the same time increase graduate enrollment by attracting motivated and qualified undergraduate students.

Admission Criteria and Operating Procedures

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Well-qualified students, who are expected to have a GPA of 3.5 or better in the undergraduate studies, are eligible to apply for the combined BS-MS pathway during the spring semester of their third year in the College. Qualified undergraduate students interested in the program should meet with the undergraduate academic advisor and the department graduate program director in the spring semester of their third year to determine whether they are eligible to apply and to plan their study in the senior year. Application to the undergraduate portion of the program will be reviewed by the department graduate committee and admission will be decided by the graduate program director with recommendation from the graduate committee and undergraduate academic advisor. Once admitted, students can proceed with taking 3 graduate level industrial engineering courses in their senior year to replace 8 credit hours in the existing undergraduate program. Admitted student should carries a course load of no more than fifteen (15) semester hours, and need to receive the approval of the dean, the department chair, and the undergraduate advisor prior to registration. Students will register the course at the graduate level and be graded the same as graduate students. Student will have the option to graduate with BS degree with the 3 graduate level courses.

For admission to the graduate portion of the program the students must make a formal graduate application in their senior year. Students who are interested in enrolling in the graduate program should meet with the director of graduate studies in the senior year to determine admission requirements and whether they are eligible to apply. Application, evaluation, and admission will follow the stand IME department requirements for MS in Engineering Management.

Curriculum

The undergraduate portion of the program will be referred to as BS-MS with Specialization in Data Science. The graduate portion of the program is identical to our existing MSIE with Specialization in Engineering Management program.

All BS-MS students must take the following distribution of courses for a total of thirty (30) credit hours to receive the combined BS-MS degree. Nine (9) of the thirty (30) credit hours must be taken during the senior year of the student's BS degree program as the shared credits. The remaining twenty-one (21) credit hours are taken as part of the MS degree program. Students have the option to graduate with only the BS degree at the completion of the Nine (9) credit hours of the graduate courses. The undergraduate portion of the program of study requires the following courses be taken in the senior year:

Fall Semester

  • ESI 4234 - Quality Control (3)
  • EIN 4243 - Human Factors (3)
  • EIN 4621 - Mfg. Systems (3)
  • EIN 4890 - Senior Design I (3)
  • ESI 3628 - Computing Topics (3)

Spring Semester

  • ESI 4523 - Simulation (3)
  • EIN 4892 - Senior Design II (3)
  • IE Elective or Graduate Course (3)
  • Technical Elective or Graduate Course (3)
  • IME Practicum (2) or Graduate Course (3)

List of approved graduate courses to be taken in senior undergraduate year (all offered in the Spring Semester):

  • ESI 5408- Applied Optimization (3)
  • EIN 5353- Engineering Economics (3)
  • ESI 5247- Engineering Experiments (3)

Registering for Graduate Courses: To register for a graduate course students must complete a Request to Take Graduate Courses form available from the Registrar's Office. The form must be submitted to the university no later than the third day of classes.

Once the student is admitted to the graduate program, the student can begin undertaking the remaining graduate coursework which consists of 21 credit hours. This program is course-based (no thesis credits need to be taken) and follows the MS track in Industrial Engineering with Specialization in Engineering Management. The 21 credit hours will consist of 3 sets of courses: IE core, Management Core and Elective courses.

IE Core Courses (12 credit hours)

  • ESI 5417 Engineering Data Analysis
  • EIN 5322 Engineering Management
  • ESI 5451 Project Analysis and Design
  • EIN 5931 Leadership and Communications
  • EIN 5936 Graduate Seminar (0 credits)

    Management Core Courses (3 credit hours)

  • MAR 5465 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • MAN 5935 Entrepreneurial Management
  • MAR 5905 Business-to-Business Sales and Marketing
  • MAR 5125 Marketing Strategy
  • MAN 5245 Organizational Behavior
  • FIN 5840 Applied Econometrics in Finance

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

  • MAR 5625 Market Research and Analytics
  • MAR 5861 Customer Relationship Management
  • MAN5501 Production and Operations Management
  • FIN 5515 Investment Management and Analysis
  • FIN 5425 Problems in Financial Management
  • FIN 5317 Financial Institutions and Risk Management
  • FIN 5605 Multinational Financial Management
  • ISM 5021 Information and Technology Management
  • ISM 5046 Social and Organization Issues in MIS
  • ISM 5315 Project Management
  • BUL 5810 The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business
  • ESI 5525 Modeling and Analysis of Industrial Systems
  • EMA5182 Composite Material Engineering
  • EIN 5930 Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization
  • EIN 5930 Learning from Data – Planning, Inference & Prediction

It is possible to complete the graduate coursework in 2 semesters. The student pursue either of the following two combinations: a) takes 4 courses (12 credits) in the Fall and 3 courses (9 credits) in the Spring semester; or b) takes 3 courses (9 credits) in the Fall and 4 courses (12 credits) in the Spring semester, of the graduate year. If no more than 9 credits per semester are to be taken, then it is possible to complete the graduate coursework in 3 semesters. A possible course layout for this case is as follows:

Fall semester

  • EIN 5322 - Engineering Management (3)
  • ESI 5525 - Modeling and Analysis of Industrial Systems (3)
  • EIN5930-Learning From Data (3)
  • EIN5936 Graduate Seminar (0)

Spring semester

  • EIN 5931 - Leadership and Communications (3)
  • EIN 5930 - Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization (3)
  • MAN5245-Organizational Behavior (3)

Summer semester

  • MAR 5125 - Marketing strategy in the Global Environment (3)
  • MAN 5501-Operations Management (3)

Program Requirements

Students must earn a 'B' grade or better in each graduate level core course taken. GPA should not fall below 3.5 in the undergraduate study and GPA should not fall below 3.0 in the graduate study. Once the thirty-three credits of the graduate courses are completed successfully, the student is eligible to graduate with a MS degree in Industrial Engineering with Specialization in Engineering Management.


Please Contact IME (or email industrial@eng.famu.fsu.edu) for more information about BS-MS Pathway.