Clemson University’s online Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering (M.Eng.) was designed specifically for working professionals who want a high-quality, advanced degree in supply chain logistics and want to remain employed full-time. With the knowledge gained in pursuing this degree, students are able to improve and optimize the supply chain wherever they work – manufacturing, distribution, banking, healthcare, tourism … as well as in capital projects and construction. Since the program’s inception in 2008, it has quickly gained acclaim across a wide range of businesses and industries. The curriculum provides a diversified knowledge base of information and techniques for improving current supply chain processes, as well as durable tools and concepts that graduates will use to face the challenges of tomorrow.
To accommodate the demanding schedules of full-time professionals, all classes are offered asynchronously via web-based technologies. Lectures can be downloaded to personal computers, iPods/iPads, or other mobile devices for convenient viewing. There are no residency requirements, and since the courses are self-paced and accessible on the web, students can pursue the degree from anywhere in the world as long as a sufficient Internet connection is available.
More information can be found in this graduate handbook.
The curriculum consists of 10 multidisciplinary courses and integrates fundamentals and tools from Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering/Project Management, and Management. The format provides a knowledge base of information and techniques that prepare students to solve current problems and improve processes, as well as provides a depth and breadth that prepares students to address the problems of tomorrow.
The advanced classes concentrate on the capital projects supply chain, which students working in that industry find particularly beneficial. However, the industrial engineering fundamentals learned throughout course work and projects during the program can be applied to just about any domain. Even if you don’t currently work on capital projects - or even know what capital projects are, the concepts and knowledge gained are relevant and transferrable to diverse businesses and industries.
The minimum requirements for admissions to the program are:
The School or Program offers a number of graduate assistantships to students each year based on merit. These are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the School or Program.