Master's Degree Programs

The Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) Department offers four master's degrees:

  • Master of Science in Systems Science (SS)
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in Industrial Engineering 
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in Systems Engineering

Proposed course of study forms specific to each option above can be found here. Different options are available to meet different backgrounds and needs. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the department if there are questions about differences between the options.

All Master's degree options above require the completion of 30 credits. Students will pursue the path best suited for them with help from their advisor. Program completion can be achieved through:

  • Completion of 10 advisor-approved graduate courses; for the Master of Science degrees, at least one of these courses must be at the 600-level
  • Completion of 9 advisor-approved graduate courses and a termination project
  • Completion of 8 advisor-approved graduate courses and a thesis

Students in the Master of Science in Systems Science program must complete the following core courses:

  • SSIE 500 Computational Tools
  • SSIE 501 Introduction to Systems Science
  • SSIE 505 Applied Probability & Statistics
  • SSIE 520 Modeling & Simulation OR SSIE 523 Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems

You read about the experiences of other students previously in the Systems Science program here.

Students in the Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering program must complete the following core courses:

  • SSIE 505 Applied Probability & Statistics
  • SSIE 510 Enterprise Systems Engineering
  • SSIE 520 Modeling & Simulation
  • SSIE 553 Operations Research OR SSIE 561 Quality Assurance for Engineers

A Health Systems Concentration is available for both Master's programs. It is designed for professional or leadership roles in healthcare, including hospital operations management, health systems engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, health information technology, consulting, and health policy. You can read testimonials from prior students of the health systems concentration programs here. The health systems concentration also exists as a one-year executive program in Manhattan.

In addition to the required courses of the respective Systems Science or Industrial and Systems Engineering programs, students in the Health Systems Concentration must also:

  • SSIE 537 Industrial & Systems Engineering in Healthcare
  • At least one other advisor-approved healthcare elective

Master of Engineering (MEng) in Industrial Engineering (MEngIE) or in Systems Engineering (MEngSE) degrees are also available. These degrees equip graduates with the skills needed to be effective in industry and provide a balance of theory and practical knowledge. Taking advantage of the industrial resources in the Binghamton area allows the programs to develop a realistic approach to integrating both engineering and non-engineering systems, such as those found in manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation, while using a wide variety of industrial and systems engineering tools, such as modeling and simulation, statistical process control, scheduling, human factors, and supply chain management, among others. The MEng degree is a practice-oriented degree that culminates in a sequence of two courses that focus on engineering projects. The MEng program is intended for individuals who are working full-time and attending graduate school part-time.

Last Updated: 10/19/16