The Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering degree provides rigorous coverage of core industrial engineering and operations research methodology, with application to challenges within critical systems such as supply chains, healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, and energy. The degree is offered in four different specializations: Supply Chain Engineering, Statistics, Economic Decision Analysis, and Systems Informatics and Control.
The degree recognizes students with demonstrated proficiency and high achievement in research within the disciplines represented in the School faculty. Students earning the Ph.D. in IE focus on critical challenges in key systems, including supply chains, healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, and energy. After adequate preparation, the successful Ph.D. candidate must complete an authoritative investigation of a special area in their chosen field, culminating in a written dissertation describing the unique contributions created by that investigation.
The Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering degree offers a general track and four different specializations, and each student must select one prior to the Comprehensive Examination.