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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Concurrent B.S.I.E./M.S.I.E. (Industrial Engineering)


A student that successfully completes this program will receive both a B.S.I.E. and an M.S.I.E. degree from the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department (IMSE). This program has both a thesis and a coursework only format.

Admission Requirements


A student must petition K-State’s Graduate School to be admitted into this program. The following requirements must be met before an individual can be admitted into this program.

  • The student must be seeking a B.S.I.E. degree from IMSE.
  • The student must have completed at least 80 credit hours of his/her undergraduate degree.
  • The student’s cumulative undergraduate GPA must be at least 3.25.
  • The student must have a member of K-State’s Graduate Faculty in the IMSE department agree to be his/her major professor (this professor can be changed in accordance to K-State’s policies).
  • The student must apply for this program before receiving his/her B.S.I.E. degree.

Program Formats and Guidelines


Since there is some overlap between undergraduate and graduate study, some graduate courses will satisfy the degree requirements for the undergraduate degree. A maximum of 9 credit hours from the M.S.I.E. degree can be counted toward the B.S.I.E. degree. Some additional conditions are:

The student must complete all B.S.I.E. undergraduate requirements with the exception that up to 9 credit hours of IMSE 600 level classes taken for graduate credit can also count toward his/her undergraduate degree requirements.

  • The student must complete 30 graduate credit hours with a graduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • The student must complete all B.S.I.E. undergraduate requirements with the exception that up to 9 credit hours of IMSE 600 or 700 level classes taken for graduate credit can also count toward his/her undergraduate degree requirements
  • Up to 9 credit hours of IMSE 600 level classes taken for graduate credit can also count toward the undergraduate degree requirements (e.g. IMSE 641, IMSE 666, and IMSE 643).
  • At least 60% of the graduate credit hours on the Graduate Program of Study must be in classes at the 700 level or above. (Note: a student can take at most 4 graduate classes at the 600 level).
  • Once a student applies for this program, he/she must be continuously enrolled to complete this program. If a student is not enrolled for a fall or spring semester, this student loses the ability to count graduate credit hours toward his/her undergraduate degree.
  • All students must take core courses at the graduate level.
  • No more than one “C” will be allowed in any of the core classes. This may require repeating some classes.
  • At most 6 hours of graduate courses can be taken from a department other than IMSE.
  • A student pursuing a thesis format, must complete at least 6 credit hours of Masters Thesis (IMSE 899).

Once an individual is admitted to the concurrent B.S./M.S.I.E. degree program, the student should consult the graduate handbook for policies and procedures for graduate degrees, which include: supervisory committee, final examination, thesis defense, etc. The student’s supervisory committee must approve the program of study, which is that student’s graduation requirements.

Once a student has completed all of the graduation requirements, he/she will graduate with both a B.S.I.E. and an M.S.I.E. degree in the same semester. In the event that a student begins this program, but does not wish to finish it, he/she must change 9 credit hours of his/her graduate classes to undergraduate credit and then he/she will receive a B.S.I.E. degree. Once the student has completed 127 credit hours, IMSE Graduate Committee will evaluate whether or not the student will be allowed to continue the concurrent B.S./M.S.I.E. program based upon K-State Graduate School policies. If the committee doesn’t allow the student to continue with the program, then, upon completion of the B.S.I.E. requirements, the student will graduate with a B.S.I.E. degree. In either of these two cases, the student has lost the ability to count courses toward both his/her undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.

Additional Procedures: The student must complete at least two semester of IMSE 892- Graduate Seminar. Each semester a student in this program must enroll in either:
IMSE 892 - Graduate Seminar
or
IMSE 015 - Engineering Assembly

The formats for this program are as follows*


 

Courses Thesis credit hours Course Work Only credit hours
Core Courses 9-12 9-12**
Other IMSE Courses and Electives 12-15 18-21
Thesis 6 0
Total Graduate Credits 30 30


**Actual degree requirements will be summarized on an approved plan of study. Some general guidelines include:

  • The student must complete the following core requirements:
  • IMSE 641 - Quality Engineering Credits: 3 (for graduate credit)
  • IMSE 811 - Advanced Production and Inventory Control Credits: 3
  • Operations Research core requirement: IMSE 780 - Methods of Operations Research Credits: 3

       or two of the following courses:

  • IMSE 751 - Normative Theory of Decisions and Games Credits: 3
  • IMSE 760 - Stochastic Calculus Financial Engineering Credits: 3
  • IMSE 810 - Industrial Logistics Engineering Credits: 3
  • IMSE 830 - Applied Fuzzy Set Theory Credits: 3
  • IMSE 842 - Reliability Theory Credits: 3
  • IMSE 865 - Simulation of Industrial Management Systems Credits: 3
  • IMSE 866 - Applied Stochastic Processes and Theoretical Simulation Credits: 3
  • IMSE 881 - Linear Programming Credits: 3
  • IMSE 882 - Network Flows and Graph Theory Credits: 3
  • IMSE 884 - Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization Credits: 3
  • IMSE 971 - Industrial Queuing Processes Credits: 3
  • IMSE 976 - Scheduling Theory Credits: 3
  • IMSE 982 - Nonlinear Programming Credits: 3
  • IMSE 991 - Multiple Criteria Decision Making Credits: 3
  • IMSE 641 - Quality Engineering Credits: 3 (for graduate credit)
  • IMSE 780 - Methods of Operations Research Credits: 3
  • IMSE 811 - Advanced Production and Inventory Control Credits: 3
  • Or two of the following courses:

  • IMSE 751 - Normative Theory of Decisions and Games Credits: 3
  • IMSE 760 - Stochastic Calculus Financial Engineering Credits: 3
  • IMSE 810 - Industrial Logistics Engineering Credits: 3
  • IMSE 830 - Applied Fuzzy Set Theory Credits: 3
  • IMSE 842 - Reliability Theory Credits: 3
  • IMSE 865 - Simulation of Industrial Management Systems Credits: 3
  • IMSE 866 - Applied Stochastic Processes and Theoretical Simulation Credits: 3
  • IMSE 881 - Linear Programming Credits: 3
  • IMSE 882 - Network Flows and Graph Theory Credits: 3
  • IMSE 884 - Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization Credits: 3
  • IMSE 971 - Industrial Queuing Processes Credits: 3
  • IMSE 976 - Scheduling Theory Credits: 3
  • IMSE 982 - Nonlinear Programming Credits: 3
  • IMSE 991 - Multiple Criteria Decision Making Credits: 3