12 months
1007 USD/credit 30210 USD/year
1007 USD/credit 30210 USD/year
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The course work for this online Industrial Engineering master's degree program at Pennsylvania State University prepares you to optimize complex engineering systems and processes to improve efficiency, quality, and safety while reducing cost and waste.


Industrial engineering is rooted in the study of systems and processes and the effective management of people and teams. Highly trained industrial engineers — with their abilities to build, refine, and integrate systems in manufacturing, information technology, consumer products, and workplace dynamics — find themselves in higher demand than ever before. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects industrial engineering jobs to grow by 10% from 2016 to 2026 — significantly faster growth than the overall job market.

The Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, offered online through Penn State World Campus in partnership with the College of Engineering, is largely based in math and science, with opportunities to study business and psychology. You'll learn from the same faculty who teach on campus and are honored with top rankings in both research and education. The flexible course requirements for this degree allow you to customize your education to match your professional goals and personal interests.


This program offers a respected education in a broad and versatile discipline, helping to prepare you to excel in careers in virtually every sector of the economy. As a successful graduate of this program, you should possess an understanding of human factors and ergonomics, manufacturing, operations research, and supply chain and service engineering. The knowledge and skills you acquire through this program can qualify you to lead groups in a number of fields, including electronic and aerospace manufacturing, shipping logistics, supply chain management, and health care and human services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Engineering Economy
  • Retail Services Engineering
  • Human Centered Product Design and Innovation
  • Linear Programming
  • Experimental Design in Engineering
  • Applied Stochastic Processes
  • Additive Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Engineering of Human Work
  • Human-in-the-Loop Simulation
  • Engineering of Cognitive Work

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a bachelor of science degree in a suitable engineering field from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended, regardless of the number of credits or semesters completed
  • GPA and Test Scores
  • Official GRE or GMAT test scores will be considered if submitted, but are NOT required.
  • English Proficiency
  • References (3)
  • Personal Statement —  A one- to two-page statement of purpose outlining personal career goals and reasons for wanting to enroll in the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1007 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1007 USD per credit during 12 months.


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