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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
This Industrial Engineering (Data Fusion) degree at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is designed for professionals who seek to combine information from multiple sources and sensors in a wide variety of applications in order to achieve analysis and decision-supporting inferences that cannot be achieved with a single sensor or source.


This Industrial Engineering (Data Fusion) degree at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Engineering and Applied Sciences combines statistical, computational, and design-oriented courses across the school of engineering to provide the multidisciplinary background necessary for development of fusion systems. 

The program can be completed entirely online, making it suitable for individuals working in related industries or government laboratories. The program is administered in connection with UB's Center for Multisource Information Fusion, which has a long history of defense and industry research in this area.

Programme Structure

Students must take the following six courses:

IE 552 Multisensor Info Fusion

IE 553 High Level Info Fusion

IE 561 Information Systems

IE 563 Data Mining in Service Enterprises

MAE 674 Optimal Estimation Methods

PHI 598 Special Topics-Ontological Engineering

In addition, each student must select two elective courses totaling six credit hours, from any department within the engineering school. 

Engineering Project: To complete the 30 credit-hours requirement, the student conduct a project representing six hours of credit, document the results in a written technical report, and present the results. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications are accepted for Fall and Spring semesters. We recommend applying as early as possible, but applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Student has 8 semesters to complete a Masters program.
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Superior grades and exam scores are, of course, important for admission. However, cases exist where students not having the highest grades were admitted partly on the basis of strong letters of recommendation clearly indicating superior ability and dedication in undergraduate research.

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    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

  • Resume/Curricula Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE Scores (Institution Code 2925, Department Code 1603)
  • (For International Applicants) TOEFL Scores (Institution Code 2925, Department Code 69) [We also accept IELTS, PTE, CAE, and CPE scores]
  • Scanned copies of academic transcripts from undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) studies (English translations required)
  • $85 Application Fee

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5545 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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All applicants are reviewed for funding, a separate application is not required. Funding is limited but all applicants are considered. 

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