Industrial Engineering

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Opportunity

Overview of the Program

Are you a working professional who wishes to remain employed full time but desires the knowledge and opportunities that an advanced degree offers?

Have you looked at on-line MBA programs but they just didn't quite seem right for you?

Have you tried to take classes after work and are just too tired to really learn?

If so, this Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering (MEng in IE) might be exactly what you want.  It is:

  • Designed for working professionals and only working professionals are admitted.
  • A regular master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson – no caveats like "distance university" or "masters in supply chain."
  • An on-line master's programs with no residency requirements.
  • Delivered asynchronously via the web (streaming video or downloaded to a laptop or iPod) so you can view lectures 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

The curriculum is multidisciplinary and integrates fundamental tools from Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering/Project Management, and Management into the 10 courses required for graduation. This structure will provide both a knowledge base for improving processes today and a depth and breadth for addressing the problems of tomorrow. Students take one class at a time in our fall, spring, and summer semesters (three classes per year) so that you can build the time required to really learn the material into your regular life. A new cohort begins each May and this is the only time you can start the program.

The advanced classes have a concentration on the capital projects supply chain and students working in that industry will find the program particularly beneficial. The fact is Industrial Engineering fundamentals can be applied in nearly any domain so a large number of students are employed in other industries. They indicate that the knowledge they have gained is highly applicable to their businesses so if you don't work on capital projects - or even know what capital projects are - this program might be of benefit anyway.

The latest brochure on the program can be downloaded here.

The software that is used to deliver lectures has been used to capture presentations about the program so you can learn a bit more and get a first hand feel for what it would be like to be a student!


Costs and Benefits

Curriculum and Courses

Admission Requirements and Applying


Course Delivery

Courses are delivered completely via online instruction. Lectures and assignments are available via Clemson's online student information platform, Blackboard and are available 24/7. Video lectures may be downloaded to a desktop, iPod, or mobile device for later viewing. Assignments are completed in electronic format and are uploaded to Blackboard for instructor review.

This is a "real" graduate degree so you are expected to devote about 10 hours each week to the classes - time that you will spend listening to lectures, reading and studying course materials, participating on discussion boards and in chat rooms, and completing homework assignments that you will submit for grading. Since you are a working professional and we understand your job is important … and unpredictable … assignments are posted well in advance of the deadline so your window to submit them is normally several weeks. Faculty instructors understand "crunch time" on projects just like you do!


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