• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


With the surge in big data and computer capability, the ability to effectively analyze and utilize data is quickly becoming a critical skill in engineering decision making. 

In the Systems Engineering and Analytics - Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison supplements your existing engineering knowledge with deep computational and analytic skills.

Be prepared to meet the strong market demand for engineers who have mastered analytical tools and can transform data into insights. At UW–Madison, you gain expertise in optimization models and methods, applied industrial analytics, simulation modeling, and analysis—and use these tools in a real-world engineering systems setting.

Learn how to identify and solve problems that arise at every step of the systems design process, from data collection to testing and design. Our accelerated, flexible curriculum allows you to tailor your master’s program to suit your personal career objectives and to graduate in just 12 months to 16 months

What You Learn

  • Incorporate essential engineering principles, such as mathematical analysis, scientific analysis, optimization, and modeling
  • Apply statistical and analytical processes to production systems, quality control, and industrial manufacturing to improve efficiency and quality of production
  • Utilize data-driven methodologies to formulate, analyze, and solve advanced systems engineering problems
  • Evaluate analytical tools and determine if they are relevant to specific engineering processes

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Introduction to Optimization
  • Simulation Modeling and Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Industrial Data Analytics
  • Introduction to Combinatorial Optimization
  • Inspection, Quality Control, and Reliability
  • Performance Analysis of Manufacturing Systems
  • Information Sensing and Analysis for Manufacturing Processes
  • Design and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems
  • Production Systems Control
  • Decision Making in Health Care
  • Engineering Economic Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: The deadline is 15th of December annually.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 graduate credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:


    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:


    Recommended Analytical Writing score:


    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering or related area or equivalent
  • Have successfully completed a mathematical statistics course (e.g., Stat 312)
  • Have successfully completed an introduction to programming course (e.g., CS 301)
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose with online application
  • Non-native English speakers must have a Test of English as a Foreign 
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31665 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31665 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    31665 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31665 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    15007 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15007 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Madison

  • 1015 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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