Students who wish to pursue a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching can apply to join the Department’s PhD program. This program emphasizes training in original thinking and independent research. Students can design their program of study to suit their interests and needs. The program should cover a specialized area in industrial engineering and at least one minor area, and must be approved by the thesis advisory committee.
The PhD program seeks to develop a student’s skills in identifying issues related to a practical application, formulating an original research project that addresses some of the significant issues, and independently creating an effective solution to the problem. A PhD candidate is supervised by a Department faculty member
Students who have a bachelor’s degree are required to take a minimum of 30 credits of approved coursework. Students entering with master's degrees from other universities may be granted credit transfer of up to 12 credits. Subject to the approval of the student’s thesis supervisor and the postgraduate committee, a maximum of six credits of undergraduate 4000-level coursework may be counted toward degree requirements.
PhD students are required to take five courses from the following list:
They must also: