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INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING Minimum Degree Requirements and Satisfactory Progress

To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School Minimum Degree Requirements and Satisfactory Progress in addition to the requirements of the program.

Master’s Degrees:

M.S., M.Eng.

Doctoral Degrees:

Ph.D.

Minimum Graduate Degree Credit Requirement

30 credits

Minimum Graduate Degree Credit Requirement

51 credits

Minimum Graduate Residence Credit Requirement

16 credits

Minimum Graduate Residence Credit Requirement

32 credits

Minimum Graduate Coursework (50%) Requirement

Half of degree coursework (15 credits out of 30 total credits) must be completed in ISyE courses numbered 500 or higher, which ISyE considers graduate level except ISyE 578, 559, 608, 556.

Minimum Graduate Coursework (50%) Requirement

Half of degree coursework (26 credits out of 51 total credits) must be completed in ISyE courses numbered 500 or higher, which ISyE considers graduate level except ISyE 578, 559, 608, 556.

Prior Coursework Requirements: Graduate Work from Other Institutions

Not allowed for graduate residence credit requirement but allowed for graduate degree credit requirement and graduate coursework (50%) requirement. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison Undergraduate

Not allowed for graduate residence credit requirement but allowed up to 6 credits numbered 300 level or above toward the graduate degree credit requirement but not toward the 50% graduate coursework except for 700 level or above courses. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison University Special

Allowed up to 15 credits numbered 300 or above if difference in tuition is paid toward graduate residence credit requirement and graduate degree credit requirement. If the courses were numbered 700 or above they may count toward the minimum graduate coursework (50%) requirement. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: Graduate Work from Other Institutions

Not allowed for graduate residence credit requirement but allowed for graduate degree credit requirement and graduate coursework (50%) requirement. Coursework earned ten or more years prior to admission to a doctoral degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison Undergraduate

Not allowed for graduate residence credit requirement but allowed up to 6 credits numbered 300 level or above toward the graduate degree credit requirement but not toward the 50% graduate coursework except for 700 level or above courses. Coursework earned ten or more years prior to admission to a doctoral degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison University Special

Allowed up to 15 credits numbered 300 or above if difference in tuition is paid toward graduate residence credit requirement and graduate degree credit requirement. If the courses were numbered 700 or above they may count toward the minimum graduate coursework (50%) requirement. Coursework earned ten or more years prior to admission to a doctoral degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Credits per Term Allowed

12 credits

Credits per Term Allowed

12 credits

Program-Specific Courses Required

Yes, consult with program for details.

Program-Specific Courses Required

No program-specific courses required.

Doctoral Minor/Breadth Requirements

All doctoral ISyE students are required to complete a minor.

In addition to requirement of minor, the Ph.D. program of ISyE has a requirement on breadth to make the Ph.D. student achieve minimum competence in multiple areas within industrial and systems engineering. It consists of taking at least two courses (six credits) from a list of ISyE courses and attaining a grade of B or above in both courses.

Overall Graduate GPA Requirement

3.0

Overall Graduate GPA Requirement

3.0

Other Grade Requirements

Grades of C and D received by a candidate in any graduate course will not be counted as credit toward the degree. These grades will be counted in the graduate GPA.

Other Grade Requirements

Grades of C and D received by a candidate in any graduate course will not be counted as credit toward the degree. These grades will be counted in the graduate GPA.

Probation Policy

The Graduate School regularly reviews the record of any student who earned grades of BC, C, D, F, or Incomplete in a graduate course (300 or above), or grade of U in research credits. This review could result in academic probation with a hold on future enrollment or in being suspended from the Graduate School.

Probation Policy

Students who are admitted with deficiencies but do not complete these courses within the first year are subject to probation.

Advisor / Committee

Every graduate student is required to have an advisor. To ensure that students are making satisfactory progress toward a degree, the Graduate School expects them to meet with their advisor on a regular basis.

An advisor generally serves as the thesis advisor. In many cases, an advisor is assigned to incoming students. Students can be suspended from the Graduate School if they do not have an advisor. An advisor is a faculty member, or sometimes a committee, from the major department responsible for providing advice regarding graduate studies.

A committee often accomplishes advising for the students in the early stages of their studies.

Advisor

Every graduate student is required to have an advisor. To ensure that students are making satisfactory progress toward a degree, the Graduate School expects them to meet with their advisor on a regular basis.

An advisor generally serves as the thesis advisor. In many cases, an advisor is assigned to incoming students. Students can be suspended from the Graduate School if they do not have an advisor. An advisor is a faculty member, or sometimes a committee, from the major department responsible for providing advice regarding graduate studies.

A committee often accomplishes advising for the students in the early stages of their studies.

In addition to the Graduate School policies, two faculty members must be from ISyE.

Assessments and Examinations

Examinations: No

Assessments and Examinations

Examinations: qualifying exam, preliminary exam, and final oral defense.

Doctoral students are required to take a comprehensive preliminary/oral examination after they have cleared their record of all Incomplete and Progress grades (other than research and thesis). Deposit of the doctoral dissertation in the Graduate School is required.

Time Constraints

Master’s degree students who have been absent for five or more consecutive years lose all credits that they have earned before their absence. Individual programs may count the coursework students completed prior to their absence for meeting program requirements; that coursework may not count toward Graduate School credit requirements.

Time Constraints

The qualifying examination requirement must be satisfied by the end of the seventh semester of enrollment after earning the M.S. in Industrial Engineering or its equivalent from any institution.

The preliminary exam must be taken within five years after the time of passing the qualifying exam.

The Ph.D. defense must be completed within five years after passing the preliminary examination.

Doctoral degree students who have been absent for ten or more consecutive years lose all credits that they have earned before their absence. Individual programs may count the coursework students completed prior to their absence for meeting program requirements; that coursework may not count toward Graduate School credit requirements.

Language Requirements

No language requirements.

Language Requirements

No language requirements.