2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Industrial Engineering MS, Accelerated BS to MS Track

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Graduate Programs by College

College: Engineering and Computer Science Degree: MS
Department: Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Option: Thesis, Nonthesis
Program Websites: http://www.iems.ucf.edu/

Track Description

This track will not be accepting applications or enrolling new students effective Fall 2018.

The accelerated undergraduate/graduate program in Industrial Engineering allows highly qualified undergraduate majors in Industrial Engineering to begin taking graduate-level courses that will count toward their master’s degree while completing their baccalaureate program. Participation will enable completion of the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering in five instead of six years for students enrolled in full-time course work.

Industrial Engineering focuses on the design and improvement of systems, products, and processes. A total systems approach is used to optimize the various aspects of operations in both manufacturing and service industries. Industrial engineers use many analytical approaches to improve productivity, safety, and quality of working life while reducing operating costs.

The Industrial Engineering graduate programs are structured to support the emergence of Central Florida as a national center of high technology as well as supporting the diverse service industries in the region and throughout the nation.

Additional information can be found at www.iems.ucf.edu.


The BSIE is awarded after fulfilling all university requirements including completing 128 credit hours of course work and 71 credit hours of engineering courses. The MSIE is awarded upon completion of the master’s program. Courses designated in General Education Program and Common Program Prerequisites are usually completed in the first 60 hours (see engineering major requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog).

Total Credit Hours Required: 30 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Up to 12 credit hours of approved 5000-level courses with grades “B” (3.0) or better may be counted toward both the BS and MS degrees. Additional notes on the Accelerated Undergraduate and Graduate Program in Industrial Engineering are as follows:

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students must earn at least a “B” (3.0) in each undergraduate and graduate engineering course for them to be counted toward the major.

Undergraduate Requirements

Please see the current edition of the Undergraduate Catalog or the academics section of the College of Engineering and Computer Science website, link given above, for additional information about this program

Graduate Requirements

Please see Industrial Engineering MSIE graduate program for additional requirements.

Equipment Fee

Students in the Industrial Engineering MS program pay a $90 equipment fee each semester that they are enrolled. For part-time students, the equipment fee is $45 per semester.

Independent Learning

The Independent Learning Requirement is met by successful completion of a master’s thesis. Nonthesis students will complete a comprehensive exam, as specified in the Industrial Engineering MS program requirements.

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions  section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

The Accelerated BS to MS program in Industrial Engineering allows highly qualified University of Central Florida undergraduate majors in Industrial Engineering to begin taking graduate-level courses that will count toward their master’s degree while completing their baccalaureate degree program. Students apply for admission to the accelerated program in either their junior year or senior year. If the student has a degree in the discipline but were not previously part of this accelerated program, then they should apply to MSIE. Additional information about this track may be located at: http://www.cecs.ucf.edu/current-students/bs-ms-program.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirement , applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or other engineering ONLY.
  • Two letters of recommendation from two individual who are familiar with the applicant’s capabilities to enter and succeed into his/her graduate studies and to perform graduate research.
  • Curriculum Vitae/resume.
  • Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives. The statement should explain the applicant’s future career and educational goals, reasons behind seeking the degree, and why he/she believes that this degree best suits their interests.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

Faculty members may choose to conduct face-to-face or telephone interviews before accepting an applicant into their research program.

Application Deadlines

Accelerated BS to MS *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15 Jul 1 Dec 1  
International Applicants Jan 15 Jan 15 Jul 1  
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.


Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information  section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.


Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Mansooreh Mollaghasemi PhD
Associate Professor
Engineering 2, Room 312

Graduate Admissions

Ashley Rivera Mercado
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

Graduate Fellowships

Grad Fellowships
Telephone: 407-823-0127

Graduate Financial Aid

UCF Student Financial Assistance
Millican Hall 120
Telephone: 407-823-2827
Appointment Line: 407-823-5285
Fax: 407-823-5241

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Graduate Programs by College