Industrial Engineering, M.Sc. | University of Washington | Seattle, United States
24 months
35781 USD/year
35781 USD/year
20535 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program from University of Washington is a full-time, on-campus master's program with both thesis and course work only options.


Key facts

Students are expected to register for at least 10 credits applicable toward their degree in each quarter during the nine-month academic year. The Industrial Engineering program from University of Washington consists of a minimum of 41 credit hours. You have two options for earning your degree, a coursework only option and a thesis option. The thesis option is recommended for students who plan to pursue a doctorate.

Assistantships and fellowships

Limited financial assistance is available for full-time, regular-status students through teaching assistantships (TA), research assistantships (RA), and fellowships. Financial assistance is offered on a highly competitive basis to those applicants with the very best records.

ISE automatically considers all applicants for funding whose application materials are received by the January 2 deadline.

Financial offers for autumn quarter applicants are made in April. Typically, 90% of the financial aid available for new students is offered and accepted by late May. Students who wish to enter in the winter, spring, or summer quarters should note that the availability of aid for new students for these quarters is limited.

Students are encouraged to seek outside sources of support, including fellowships from the National Science Foundation, other federal agencies and laboratories, private foundations, and foreign governments.

Career Center @ Engineering

The Career Center @ Engineering (CC@E) is here to help you with every step of your job search. CC@E's services include career counseling, job seeking guidance, resume and portfolio building assistance, skill development, and networking opportunities. You can schedule an appointment or drop by during walk-in hours to get feedback on anything career or job-search related. CC@E is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with reduced summer hours.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Optimization
  • Linear Optimization Models in Engineering
  • Stochastic Processes in Engineering
  • Engineering Simulation
  • Quality Control in Manufacturing
  • Robust Design and Quality Engineering
  • Reliability in Product Design and Testing
  • Analytical Methods in Human Factors & Transportation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


41 alternative credits

quarter credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Graduate School Application and payment of application fee. (This includes resume, personal statement, and uploaded transcripts.)
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted electronically via request through the online application.
  • GRE scores submitted electronically to the UW (Institution Code 4854).
  • If you are admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • International students & non-native English speakers only: Submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or an equivalent exam approved by the Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35781 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35781 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35781 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35781 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    20535 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20535 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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