M.S. in Engineering, Industrial Engineering Concentration Online

The master’s degree in Industrial Engineering received No. 11 ranking from in 2020 and a ranking as the #11 “most affordable online master’s degree in industrial engineering by In addition, the Industrial Engineering program was ranked No. 31 in the “2020 Best Online Engineering Degree” category and labeled as a “Nationally Recognized” program. The Best Online Engineering Degree category includes all online engineering degrees offered in both graduate and undergraduate disciplines.

The master’s degree in Engineering, Industrial Engineering concentration also earned the number 10 ranking in the nation for the “Online Masters Best Industrial Engineering Degree Programs 2019” and the number 12 ranking in the nation for the “2018 Best Online Colleges for Value” from the SR Education Group.

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Course Schedule

Master of Science in Engineering (Industrial Engineering Concentration) One-Year Tentative Schedule by Quarter

Course Summer 2024 Fall 2024 Winter 2025 Spring 2025
EMGT 507: Engineering Administration **
EMGT 509: Economics and Decision Making * *
EMGT 518: Project Management ** **
ENGR 510: Introduction to Engineering & Science Research Methods * * *
ENGR 589A: Professional Development Seminar *
ENGR 592: Engineering Computational Methods *
INEN 502: Operations Research Methods *
INEN 504: Simulation **
INEN 505: Manufacturing and Operations Analysis *
INEN 511: Theory and Application of Lean Manufacturing and Management * *
INEN 514 Statistical Analysis for Six Sigma * *
INEN 515: Logistics Planning
INEN 520: Six Sigma Design Project ** **
INEN 566: Six Sigma and Quality Control * *
STAT 506: Regression Analysis **
STAT 507: Design and Analysis of Experiments **
STAT 509: Statistical Learning **
STAT 520: Theory of Probability **
STAT 521: Theory of Statistics **

* Core Courses ** Elective Courses

ETM-MBA-MSE Comparison Chart

Comparison between the Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Engineering

Expectation Engineering & Technology Management MBA MS in Engineering
Learning Opportunities Enhances technical and business management skills Enhanced managerial skills in all core Enhanced technical skills
Curriculum 33 hours, online and on campus, all coursework (no thesis). Engineering Management Curriculum 30 hours (no concentration) 36 hours (concentration), online and on campus, all coursework (no thesis).MBA 30 hours with thesis, 36 hours with no thesis, on campus. MS‐Engineering Curriculum
Undergraduate Education Engineering, engineering technology and science degrees preferred. Other majors accepted if the applicant has technical work experience. Acceptance based on GPA and GRE. Open to all majors, including engineering. Admission decision based on GMAT or GRE, and undergraduate GPA BS degree in engineering required. Acceptance by GRE, or combination of GRE and GPA.
Duration 1‐2 years 1‐2 years 2 years
Work Experience Designed for engineers desiring advancement or skill enhancement in technically oriented business or engineering fields at any time in career. Designed or individuals in all industries desiring managerial advancement, at any time in a career. Designed for engineers desiring advancement or skill enhancement in technical fields early in career.
Student Career Goals Technical management and executive focused Managerial/executive advancement Research, consulting, academic, PE
Value Competitive value in more technical environment, and competition with certificates, PEs, and vast experience Widely recognized as providing essential managerial preparation for career advancement, across industries. Field-specific, desirable abilities
Growth Potential Ability to lead manufacturing or service facilities, improve innovation, and secure future technology Ability to analyze business problems, develop solutions, and manage/grow successful businesses. Ability to manage large scale designs and projects
Leadership Diverse functional teams, action/reaction, accountability, project management, direct delegation Accountability, business ethics, team building/management, domestic and global perspectives. Focus teams, design approvals, direct delegation
Progression Ability to adapt to changing technological and business innovation associated with technological environments Ability to lead and adapt to innovation, applicable to multiple business environments Ability to adapt to changing technology and diverse teams
Faculty College of Engineering and Science College of Business College of Engineering and Science

Tuition and Fees

On-Campus Courses 3 hours 6 hours
Tuition $774.00 $1,602.00
Mandatory Fees $389.00 $961.00
Technology Fee $15.00 $30.00
Engineering/Science Fee $60.00 $60.00
E&S Lab Support Fee $70.00 $70.00
Total for on-campus students $1,308.00 $2,723.00


Online Courses 3 hours 6 hours
Flat Per Credit Fee of $475     $1,425.00 $2,850.00
Total for online students $1,425.00  $2,850.00

What Is the Quarter System?

Louisiana Tech is one of the few Universities that uses the quarter system. This means that instead of two semesters and a summer session, the year is broken up into 4 quarters: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters. The academic calendars for Louisiana Tech can be found here. It is important to note that the quarter system changes the typical course hour load for a full-time student. For example, a graduate student is considered a full-time student when enrolled in 6-course credit course hours.

What Are the Registration and Tuition Payment Deadlines?

Registration dates vary quarter to quarter and can be viewed here.

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What Is BOSS?

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