Sep 15, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Concurrent B.S./M.S. in 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  (IMSE) department. 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.
  • The student must take IMSE 641 and IMSE 666 at the graduate level. (This satisfies two of the core course requirements of the M.S.I.E. degree)
  • 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 course IMSE 811 and also take IMSE 888 if pursuing a coursework only option.
  • No more than one “C” will be allowed in any of the core classes–IMSE 641, 666, 811 and 888 (for coursework only students). 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: For at least one year, the student must be enrolled in IMSE 892- Graduate Seminar. Each semester a student in this program must enroll in either:
IMSE 892 - Graduate Seminar
or
IMSE 015 - Engineering Assembly

For more information about Program Format and Minimum Requirements (effective Fall 2008).

The formats for this program are as follows*


 

Courses Thesis credit hours Course Work Only credit hours
Core Courses 9 12**
Other IMSE Courses and Electives 15 18
Thesis 6 0
IE Seminar 0 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 all of the 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 at least 30 graduate hours.
  • At least 60 percent of graduate courses must be above the 700 level.
  • No more than 6 graduate hours can be taken from an outside department without prior permission.
  • Graduate courses in the IMSE department must be above the 600 level.
  • Graduate courses outside the department must be above the 500 level.
  • Continuous enrollment required.