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Online Program in Industrial Engineering

Our online Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona College of Engineering provides accessible education that's built to drive innovation and real-world results. Develop skills that are in demand at high-tech organizations so you can reach your goals in manufacturing and production leadership.

The Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) offers a technically rigorous curriculum focused on the practical challenges that face manufacturing facilities in today’s global marketplace. Earn your degree in a convenient, 100% online format from the department ranked #18 in the nation for Best Online Master’s in Industrial Engineering programs and #23 for Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report.

The online MS in Industrial Engineering can help you implement specialized strategies to optimize manufacturing operations and apply best practices in cutting-edge production processes. You’ll examine areas of production control that are essential to any advanced position in the field and apply your skills to achieve consistent excellence in projects of any scale. Each course is taught by a member of the University of Arizona's accomplished faculty, connecting you with top leaders in the field as you gain the skills you need to achieve your professional goals.

Customizable Curriculum Options

As an online master’s in industrial engineering student, you’ll choose electives that are relevant to your career objectives. Explore areas of interest like:

  • Automation
  • Traffic modeling and simulation
  • Supply chain management
  • Quality assurance
  • Cost estimation
  • Computer-integrated manufacturing
  • Financial modeling
  • Performance optimization

Our program offers a range of opportunities to prepare for success in a rapidly evolving manufacturing sector. You can customize an academic plan that fits your goals by choosing from the following options:

  • Project Option: Gain hands-on experience by developing a practical research project with guidance from a faculty advisor.
  • Thesis Option: Work directly with a faculty member to create an original thesis on a topic in advanced industrial engineering research.
  • Coursework Option: Complete the program requirements entirely through your choice of electives.

Complete the form above to download a free brochure and learn more about the online MS in Industrial Engineering curriculum, admission requirements, and tuition costs.





About The University of Arizona

Since its founding in 1885, the University of Arizona has stood as a national leader in practical education that helps students achieve incredible things. Our mission is to graduate students who are sought after by employers and prepared to embark on engaging, fulfilling careers.

Equipped with skills, knowledge, experience, and the entrepreneurial spirit they gain at the UA, our students become highly skilled members of society who lead with determination, innovate without limits and benefit our state, our nation, and the world in boundless ways.

Here are just some of the things we’ve accomplished so far as a community of innovators – students and faculty alike. With your help, we hope to keep reaching for new frontiers:

  • #63 Best Engineering Schools (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
    • #23 in Industrial / Manufacturing / Systems Engineering (2022)
    • #46 Electrical / Electronic / Communications Engineering
    • #42 in Computer Engineering
    • #49 in Materials Engineering
    • #50 in Mechanical Engineering
  • #38 Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
  • #22 Best Online Graduate Engineering Program for Veterans (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
  • #40 Top Public Schools (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • #63 Best Colleges for Veterans (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • Princeton Review lists the UA as one of “The Best 386 Colleges” (2021)
  • Princeton Review lists the UA as one of “Best Value Colleges” (2021)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks the UA 38th in research and development expenditures among public universities and colleges, and 38th among public and private universities and colleges (2017)
  • Princeton Review lists the UA as one of “The Best Western Colleges” (2021)
  • The UA ranks #48 nationally according to the Center for University World Rankings (2020-2021)
  • #97 National Universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • One of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars
  • Member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), one of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada and the only AAU member in Arizona