M.Sc. On Campus

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Northern Illinois University

24 months
923 USD/credit 14768 USD/year
554 USD/credit 8864 USD/year
554 USD/credit 8864 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Northern Illinois University is designed to offer students the skills and tools they need to excel in the advanced techniques and concepts needed to analyze and improve manufacturing and service systems. 


The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Northern Illinois University offers an M.S. degree with a major in industrial and systems engineering. Students may choose to pursue the degree culminating in a thesis (to develop research abilities in industrial and systems engineering), or in a project (to prepare for advanced practice in industrial and systems engineering). Industrial and systems engineers are employed in a broad variety of organizations, including manufacturing industries, utilities, transportation, health care systems, financial institutions, and all levels of government agencies.

Program Outcomes

The department’s graduate program is designed to provide graduates with the ability to use math and scientific tools to design, describe, predict, improve, and optimize the performance of human-technology systems; the ability to independently research and learn new topics; and the ability to effectively communicate ideas/concepts and research findings through technical reports and professional presentations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting Concepts
  • Fundamentals of Financial Management 
  • Six Sigma Performance Excellence and Modern Problem Solving
  • Engineering Project Management 
  • Systems Engineering Management 
  • Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering

  • Economic Analysis of Industrial Projects 
  • Graduate Project 
  • Principles of Management 
  • Experimental Design for Engineering 
  • Introduction to Data Analytics for Engineers 
  •  Decision Analysis for Engineering 
  •  Advanced Experimental Design for Engineering 
  •  Data Analytics for Engineers 
  •  Advanced Decision Analysis for Engineering 
  •  Risk Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed a four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or one with equivalent recognition.
  • Achieved a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.00 scale, or the equivalent.
  • If you received a three-year degree awarded through the Bologna process in Europe or a three-year Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration awarded in India, you are eligible to apply (provided you are seeking admission to the MBA or OMIS program).
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Test scores (if required).
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (optional)
  • Additional materials required by your program.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 923 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 554 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 554 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for DeKalb

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Industrial and Systems Engineering
Northern Illinois University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!