Master of Science with a Major in Operations Research

OPERATIONS RESEARCH 

Program Director: Sila Cetinkaya, Ph.D.

Master of Science with a Major in Operations Research (MSOR)

Introduction

Operations research is the study of technical and analytical tools for management decision making. The growth of the field is closely linked to developments in computing capabilities. The analyst must have a solid working knowledge of computers to manage and process enormous amounts of information vital to the daily activities of a modern complex organization. The program is designed to prepare graduates for industrial and governmental opportunities in management consulting, transportation, telecommunications, aerospace, defense, manufacturing, logistics and the service industries.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy the following additional requirements::

  • B.S. in engineering, mathematics, computer science, economics or a related technical field.
  • Previous coursework that includes satisfactory completion of at least six credit hours of calculus, three credit hours of linear algebra and three credit hours of computer programming in a high-level language. (Generally, a Bachelor of Business Administration does not provide sufficient background.)

Degree Requirements

In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering degree requirements for an M.S. degree, candidates are required to satisfy the following additional requirements:

1. Satisfactory completion of one of the following probability and statistics courses:

EMIS 7370 Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
EMIS 7377 (STAT 5377) Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments

and the following three core courses:

EMIS 7362 Production Systems Engineering
EMIS 8360 Operations Research Models
EMIS 8371 Linear Programming

2. Satisfactory completion of three of the following in-depth courses:

EMIS 7331 Data Mining
EMIS 7361 Computer Simulation Techniques
EMIS 7373 Supply Chain Operation and Control
EMIS 8331 Advanced Data Mining
EMIS 8361 Engineering Economics and Decision Analysis
EMIS 8370 Stochastic Models
EMIS 8372 (STAT 6372) Queuing Theory
EMIS 8373 Integer Programming
EMIS 8374 Network Flows
EMIS 8378 Optimization Models for Decision Support
EMIS 8380 Mathematics of Optimization
EMIS 8381 Nonlinear Programming
EMIS 8383 Advanced Logistics Networks                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

3. Satisfactory completion of a nine-credit-hour concentration. 

These concentration courses must be from the same area and must be approved by the adviser. Acceptable areas are optimization, systems engineering, engineering management, information engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, telecommunications or another engineering discipline. Sample concentration areas (with suggested courses) are:

Optimization
 
EMIS 8373 Integer Programming
EMIS 8374 Network Flows
EMIS 8378 Optimization Models for Decision Support
EMIS 8380 Mathematics for Optimization
EMIS 8381 Nonlinear Programing

Systems Engineering

EMIS 7300 Systems Analysis Methods
EMIS 7301 Systems Engineering Process
EMIS 7303 Integrated Risk Management
EMIS 7305 Systems Reliability and Availability Analysis
EMIS 7307 Systems Integration and Test 

Engineering Management

EMIS 7360 Management of Information Technologies
EMIS 8361 Engineering Economics and Decision Analysis
EMIS 8362 Engineering Accounting
EMIS 8363 Engineering Finance
EMIS 8364 Engineering Management

Information Engineering

EMIS 7351 Enterprise Fundamentals
EMIS 7352 Information System Architecture
EMIS 7353 Information System Design Strategies
EMIS 7357 Analytics for Decision Support
EMIS 7360 Management of Information Technologies

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